Where we live really isn't very exciting. We have a small shopping centre with a supermarket, Daiso and a few other smaller shops and that is about it. We have rice paddies, new housing estates, a few factories and old farm houses.
What we do have are a couple of really nice cafes, so I thought I would take you to one today...
Cafe Neh is on a small road and it's not really that obvious it is a cafe at all. You park around the side and then have to follow a small winding path which brings you out at the cafe. The first time I went, I took my bike up this path then convinced myself I was at someones house and did a runner!
Inside they have a small gallery area where they often have handmade goods for sale, they also have a wood burning stove so it is nice and cozy in the winter too. The food is what my husband would describe as 'ladies lunches', not the type of place to go if you are looking to fill up your bloke with a hearty meal, delicious all the same.
On my latest visit, I discovered that they have a new path which takes you to a yurt where they exhibit goods as well, sadly it wasn't open, but do not fear, I will return.
And there is also the farmhouse, this has a couple of tatami rooms which they open to customers if the main part of the cafe is too busy and they often have art and crafts on show or for sale here too.
Sitting out in the autumn is lovely but the heat is just too much at the moment, give it another month or two! The cafe is a real gem and one of my favourite places just to hang out. When I lived in Jerusalem I had several favorite haunts but in Japan they seem to be few and far between. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of lovely cafes but few that have the right 'atmosphere'.