With its inspiring collection of housewares, stationery and assorted knickknacks from up-and-coming designers, Koncent is a fun shop to browse even if you don't need anything. One corner of the shop is devoted to their extensive line-up of Soil brand "drying objects" - natural dessicants for dampness control made from diatomaceous earth, fashioned into coasters, bathmats, food containers and other household objects.
There's a tiny branch of the locally famous Sol's cafe up front if you need a caffeine pick-me-up.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From our sister site Bento.com.