Kuramae: Retail
Koncent: Kuramae
Kuramae / Retail
Open 11am-7pm daily.
Free admission
Average visit time: 10-20 minutes

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. You'll find colorful tote bags, beautiful pastel crayons and stylish geometric-print umbrellas. There's a good assortment of stuff for kids, from tastefully crafted toys to cute animal-themed tableware.

One corner of the shop is devoted to their extensive line-up of Soil brand "drying objects" - natural desiccants for dampness control made from diatomaceous earth, fashioned into coasters, bathmats, food containers and other household objects. And if you like unusual gadgetry, Koncent carries a lineup from Paper Shoot Camera - super-thin digital cameras with swappable lenses and cool-looking cases.

Taito-ku, Komagata 2-6-10.
5 minutes from Kuramae Station (exit A7); 6 min from Asakusa Station (exit A2b)
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