In Japan, almost every city has its own unsung wonderland: It’s called Tokyu Hands. To call it a “store” would be an understatement: A typical incarnation will sell everything that isn’t edible, and then some.
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We’ve first been to Zen when we had an Airbnb in the area and didn’t want to hunt around for a lunch place. We’ve always had a soft spot for udon noodles: Compared to the better known, all-popular ramen they are thicker, more substantial and more “native Japanese”. They come in as many variations as ramen, though.
A bit too popular: House of Small Wonder has been a not-so-secret tip among hipsters and tourists for years. A spin-off from the New York place of the same name, it attracts quite a crowd from opening to late afternoon.