Kodaira (小平市 Kodaira-shi) is a city in Tokyo Prefecture.
From downtown Tokyo, make your way to the Seibu-Shinjuku Line (JR's Yamanote Line intersects it among others.) From Takadanobaba Station (or Seibu-Shinjuku station), take an express train west towards Kodaira. Your trip will be significantly longer if you choose a local train. An express takes around 20 to 25 minutes from Takadanobaba station to Kodaira station.
Alternatively, you can take the Chūō Line from Shinjuku until Kokubunji Station, transfer to the Seibu-Tamako Line and ride this to Hagiyama Station. Then you can transfer to the Seibu-Haijima Line and travel one stop to Kodaira.
- 1 [formerly dead link] Café Laguras (カフェ ラグラス) (on the Tamako Bike Path next to Ajisai Park), ☏ . This cafe has cake and coffee. It also serves lunch. It's next to a park and along side a bike path, so in good weather, outdoor seating is particularly relaxing.
- Swagat Hanakoganei (スワガット), 1 Chome-27-10 Hanakoganeiminamicho, ☏ . 11AM–10PM (all Week). Solid Indian restaurant. Good deal for lunch, plus the naan is quite large.
- Ciao em Cafe, Hanakoganeiminamicho, 1 Chome−27−11 1F (beside Swagat), ☏ . Tu W F 11AM–2:30PM, 5PM–7:30PM; Sa Su 11AM-7:30PM; closed on Monday. Vietnamese cafe and restaurant with an amazing lunch set (the curry in particular). They also have a coffee pudding that is great.
- Taishi Coffee (黄金茶屋), 6 Chome-30-1 Hanakoganei (on the biking path; a tuk-tuk is parked outside, so it is hard to miss). 10AM–11PM; all week, but closed on Tu. Cafe with a great and friendly atmosphere. There is a space where different variety of foods are sold depending on the day. At night it also doubles as a bar and can be quite lively on the weekend.
|Routes through Kodaira|
|Hon-Kawagoe ← Tokorozawa ←||W E||→ Tanashi → Seibu-Shinjuku|
|Koshigaya ← Minami Urawa ← Higashi Tokorozawa ←||N S||→ Nishi Kokubunji → Fuchu Honmachi|