I spent of my days in Japan out and about in Hachioji while my sister attended her last day of school. I arrived to the station and connected to it was a department store. The ground floor had all these yummy restaurants/food stalls and I decided to eat some breakfast at one of the small cafes.
Afterwards I decided to tour the entire department store. I lingered at the Basement Level of the Department store because there was a food court. So many yummy food for sale and I had already eaten breakfast. My favorite displays were for the cakes! Christmas cakes are a big deal and are advertised everywhere in Japan. Christmas is more of a date night and incomplete without some Christmas cake to share with your significant other.
After pulling myself away from the basement floor. I went up each floor in this department store. It felt like it took up most of my day but I enjoyed seeing all the items available for sale in this one location. This store is definitely a one stop shop since it had clothes, home decor, and a grocery store in one building right next to the train station.
Believe it or not, I ended up going to another department store a block away to see if there were any other interesting stores. I spotted the Krispy Kreme donuts and had to take a photo! The snowman donut looks too cute to eat. This department store seemed to have a lot more floors and included a craft store, a vintage boutique, children's play area, and at the top floor there was a kitchen classroom. I was peaking in and one of the instructors came out to give me a few recipe cards and information of the next class. I was a little surprised and my mind went blank as I tried to remember how to say I was just visiting briefly. I did say Thank You and that the cake in the recipe she gave me looked delicious.
It was raining outside so I enjoyed being able to spend most of my day inside the two department stores. I toured the streets and enjoyed some Takoyaki for lunch from a chain called Gindaco. So far, every time I've been to Japan I have enjoyed Takoyaki and I will continue upholding that tradition.
I headed out a little bit early since the rain wasn't letting up and to have dinner at the dorm. I went to bed early that night in preparation for the fun in store for Friday. My next post will feature the magic of Disney Sea, so see you next time!