Market in Jimbocho

Last week, between a workshop on Friday at ELSI and a four-day symposium at NAOJ from Monday on, I visited Tokyo. I stayed in Jimbocho (神保町), a nice area where I'd been before on my first visit to Japan. The area is known for its many (antique) bookstores and small cafés. Altogether a nice area in busy Tokyo!

On Saturday, there was a market of sorts in the streets. Very nice, with different kinds of food, pottery, books and many other things on sale, people playing games (Go), music playing. I hope to figure out if this is a regular market, as I would recommend it for a visit.

Market in Jimbocho

Market in Jimbocho

Market in Jimbocho

Saturday evening, I had dinner at a nice restaurant that I also knew from a previous visit: Tokyo Achikoko (アチコーコー). Okinawa-style food, quite distinct from "standard" Japanese. Another place that I highly recommend. During dinner, we experienced a long-lasting earthquake. I'd felt one the night before, but this one lasted much longer. Fortunately, the epicentre was far away and very deep, as this was the strongest earthquake since 2011. Very strange to see things shake in ways that they shouldn't.

Restaurant in Jimbocho