Reminds me of something out of a Dickens novel for some reason.
I was thinking the same thing! Must be the overhang right above the windows - or something in the architectural design. Great picture.
It does look sort of Victorian. What a cute little coffee shop!
Funny! I didn't think about Dickens when I took the pic, but I can see it now! Actually Hokkaido was only settled by the Japanese a little over a hundred years ago so they don't have a lot of old traditional buildings that you see in the rest of Japan, and some of the architecture on those older buildings is definitely Western in style.
Beautiful architecture! I wish I had a coffeshop like this in my neighborhood - they would have to kick me out everyday! It looks so cozy...and ideal.
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