Adjacent, a narrow street with doors to all manner of internet comic cafés, sushi 寿司, karaoke カラオケ and more. Some, the frontage just a metre wide, shuttered, indeterminate, leading up or down to who knows what.
After weaving through to the bottom of the slope, from Inokashira Dōri 井の頭通り looking south over Center Gai センター街. All over, clutched shopping bags flashing brands from beneath umbrellas.
Same spot, people up and down the polygon steps past tiny shops and restaurants.
After a few wrong turns and some direction finding in broken Japanese, I found myself at the narrow stepped street known as Spain Slope スペイン坂.