As I walked on for a bit more, I spotted a little light glowing in the dim area indicating there is a nice spot to drop by for a drink. So It was, a nice izakaya (Japanese casual bar) called “Haraya”.
i couldn’t see inside but there was a feeling that the place served good food and drinks so I decided to give it a try.
As I stepped in, I saw the walls filled with cards listed with various menus, which is another sign for a nice izakaya. Luckily one seat was still unoccupied at the counter space so I sat down listening to the other members joyfully having conversations with the lady master. I had chosen the right place.
There I met a charming couple (Katsumi, and Satomi) who runs a restaurant called “Nada” located nearby, saying that it was their regular day off and had come for an early evening drink. Katsumi says he also tours for events and markets all over the country to demonstrate his dynamic “tuna filleting“. One of the purpose of this trip was to meet great interesting people, and so I did.
As my hunger had been satisfied after having a few dishes, I was thinking about somewhere nice to go afterwards for another drink. Katsumi saying he knew a good place, he kindly suggested we go together.