The Kagurazaka area not far from Iidabashi station is one of my new favorite spots to visit in Tokyo. With little stores filled with the most interesting histories, Kagurazaka-dori shopping street is peaceful yet bustling with positive energy as I went from store to store, talking to shopkeepers about the store's products. After eating a strawberry cream-filled Pecko-chan, anmitsu (dessert with jelly, red bean paste and fruits dating back to the Meiji era) and "ukigumo" (floating cloud, oven-baked meringue with bean paste - I had the matcha one and it was delightful), a trip down the stone-cobbled, narrow streets of Hyogo Yokocho and Kakurenbo Yokocho was a must. One can almost imagine geishas and weapons merchants strolling on a hot summer's afternoon, with the black fences further adding to the vibe. I also spent some time standing outside of Wakana (an inn that is unfortunately now closed) where famous novelists would stay at and produce their works. All in all, the Kagurazaka area gets two thumbs-ups from me.