Audio and visual communication.
It’s always good to escape the concrete and crowds of the capital. Particularly so in summer when the heat is horrendous. Plus despite Tokyo’s size, you don’t have to drive for that long before it’s possible to enjoy quiet roads, the sight of tree covered mountains, and, erm, roadside whales.
A bar with plenty of character, but even more in the way of characters.
A bit of Tokyo shopping as it once was, and in a surprising number of instances, actually still is.