I live just off a street called Azuma, which is a one-way side street with not that much traffic, but a few shops and restaurants along the way. In the past 6 months we’ve started seeing a boom in the area, with new udon, ramen, and other shops opening in succession. This week will see the opening of a new “healthy” (no additives) bento shop, and then next month will see a Matsuya gyudon shop just beside it, both just 10-20 seconds from my place. Add to this my new regular haunt, King Ramen, as well as our local Velocce coffeeshop, and we’re pretty much in need of nothing when it comes to quick and cheap food. I still can’t believe how cheap our rent is.