I took the bus to Akebane station all by myself. I caught the bus down the block from the condo - bus #25. It was nice today - no crowds - I got a seat. I took the bus to the final stop. I'd been there before with Kevin and Tomoko. But, it looked a lot different to me today.
I remembered passing by a Walmart before so I walked until I reached it. I peeked inside the door and it didn't look at all like our Walmarts. I decided I would go in later. I went down a little street that was totally covered by an awning. I stopped at a hat store. The owner could not have been over 4 feet tall. She didn't seem to understand any English. But, somehow I found and purchased a cute little hat.
I passed a stationary store. In the window was one card for $12.00 so I didn't go in. Then I came upon Daiso store. It had a Christmas display with lots of pink trees - my kind of store.
I couldn't carry anymore so I did not go up to the next floor. I had to walk down the stairs (no down escalators) with all my stuff. When I got back to the first floor I saw there was a basement level also.
I will have to go back again. This time I will start on the highest floor and work down. I guess I should bring my rolling carry on bag. Everything in Japan is just so darned cute!
The bus to return home was in a different location. I found it easily and returned to the condo.