A Depa-chika Take-out Dinner

After 2 buffets in one day, I was a bit tired and not too hungry for dinner, so we decided to stay in.

Many Japanese department stores and shopping buildings dedicate the basement level entirely to food. Known as depa-chika (depa for department and chika for the word basement), these bustling marketplaces offer gourmet groceries, an extensive selection of deli and takeout shops, bakeries, patisseries, and famous high end sweets and omiyage brands all crammed in side by side. We walked over to the depa-chika across the street from the hotel to pick out a few things to eat.

In random order: brown rice musubi with salmon and shiso(¥158), Natto roll (¥126), Okowa (seasoned sticky rice, ¥420), marinated mixed mushrooms (¥436), assorted yakitori skewers (¥430), salad (¥402), chicken karaage (¥215), ume shiso chicken katsu (¥189). Mixed vegetable juice (¥108) and strawberry milk (¥120).

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A relaxing dinner, a nice hot bath and a comfy bed. What more could I want?

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