While my room at the Fujita Hotel might have been on special, food and drink prices reflected the 4 Star rating. On this sort of trip, the thought of paying 10,000Y to eat was not retained long. Off to find an ‘izakaya’ Japanese style pub.
|Shine Road – in under the sign|
There are eateries everywhere you go. Choice is not difficult if you use two basic rules. 1. go where Japanese are eating. 2. be willing choose something off a menu you may not understand. Now whether Shine Road was an izakaya or not, it was cheap, pleasant, quick and good food, and had a number of locals coming and going. The menu comprised seemingly endless varieties of meat and vegetable, as long as you wanted it fried and put on a stick. Very nice, especially the sweet potato.
After the long bike ride, a good Japanese beer was needed, so I ordered a Kirin, not in a glass but in a bottle – assuming it to be 360ml or so. Aw no, a bloody big bottle. Had to be polite and knock it off quick time.
(Sunday 13th March, 2011)