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Ajimi (味魅) in Kofu

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Izakaya in Kofu (甲府)

After walking to the top of Shosenkyo (and back down) on the hottest day of the year, I took a bus to downtown Kofu where my long bike ride back to Kaminoyu (甲府温泉) awaited me. With the temperature well over 100 degrees and the humidity at extreme levels (some people died from the heat on this day), I decided to kill time until the sun went down before getting on a bike.

I ducked into Ajimi for some gyoza and a thirst quencher. The proprietor spoke Japanese well, but she had a bit of an accent so I asked where she was from. She is from China–super nice lady and a great cook. Haruna is her name.

Anyway, her customers were lots of fun to talk with. I didn’t intend to stay long, but the other patrons kept buying me food and drinks. Oddly, the guy I was sitting next to knew my boss from way back when I was a Japanese tour guide in San Francisco more than 20 years ago. Small world.

Check this place out if you ever find yourself in Kofu. Here is a map:

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