Sunday, 8 November 2009

Sunday afternoon pottering

Today I went pottering on the Humber with my mate Brian and our destination was Roast Cafe which is located on the outskirts of Niigata City but when we arrived we found it closed with a sign saying they are not open on Sunday's which was a shame as most coffee shops & cafes in Japan are rather busy on the weekends. After that we cycled back into the city and stopped off at a huge shopping mall as Brian wanted to purchase some foreign cooking supplies from an import shop so while in the mall we had a bite to eat at a fantastic bakery and after a quick look around the mall we continued on our way back into the center of the city. Before we parted we stopped off at the old shrine which is located in Kanbara cho where I used to live when I first moved to Niigata city. The shrine is famous for it's festival which is held in August of every year and has over 600 stalls selling food and toys for kids. The weather is now getting cooler and the days are getting shorter so I hope to get in one more decent ride before winter arrives.

Pictured above is a photo of me taken on the way to the cafe with the Gozu mountain range in the background and the other photo is of Kanabara shrine

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