There is a famous Nezu Shrine (根津神社) , which was allegedly made 1900 years ago in the area of Nezu, near my house. The history is rich indeed, many samurai shogun(将軍)s like Tsunayoshi (綱吉) contributed to build the building of the Shrine. This Shrine is recently famous in May as "Azaleas Festival" with many vivid Azaleas and outside food stalls. Every year we enjoys the Festival, sometimes with family and friends. Many people come to see the azaleas and this year we met a colleague of my hubby by coincident.
But unfortunately, the peak of azaleas was already passed (we should have come much earlier...). Even so, we could enjoy the atmosphere of the Festival with many people. Thanks to a lot of tourists, I found local shops did good business and I understood why they were not bankrupt. After having a short walk to Sendaki (千駄木), we had a lunch at a cafe restaurant named "Sendagi-Roji (千駄木 露地)" , which has long alleyway in the entrance as the name says so.
Waiters were kind and cheerful. Interior is chic that we can be relaxed. Dishes are Italian....but the quality of taste varies depending on each dish. Appetizer was good, soup was good, but pasta was not so good... For a light meal or casual date, this kind of care would be suitable. Actually we we took a rest here in the sunny afternoon.My rating is 2.5 out of 5.Gochiso-samadeshita!
Sendagi-Roji (千駄木 露地) http://www.sendagiroji.com/