Worth the 20-minute trip west from Shinjuku on the Chuo line, this antique furniture and homeware boutique in Mitaka appears a little overstocked: what doesn’t fit on the shelves is usually displayed on the street outside. But there’s treasure to be found, and the perseverant can find everything from designer tableware, including some exquisite Hasami pottery, to towels, postcards and spices. Bargain hunters should stay outside: the open-air displays feature secondhand plates, cups and more, with prices starting as low as ¥50. Once the digging gets too much, step into the café and sit down for some Japanese-style curry, a sandwich or the daily lunch special. Wi-fi is free, and the antique clocks on the walls make for a bit of added entertainment.
CCC Gakusei Kaikan Bldg 1F, 3-32-15 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka-shi
|Opening hours:||12pm-9.30pm (l.o.9pm), closed on thursday|
|Transport:||Mitaka Station (Chuo, Sobu lines), south exit|