Unmissable shopping and fashion events
Pika Pika Soda
Apparently quite the trend over in Korea, the Pika Pika Soda – a fruity, glowing concoction served in a lightbulb-shaped cup – is finally making its way to Tokyo. Try it at this pop-up shop set up on the ground floor of Shibuya's Marui, and snap a sip-selfie sure to boost your Instagram cred. The sodas are available in six flavours including peach, yuzu and pomegranate, and cost a steepish ¥750 each.
Nogi Shrine Antique Flea Market
The popular crafts market at Nogizaka's Nogi Shrine was revived as the Antique Flea Market in 2014, with the relatively small-scale but always fun and interesting fair now taking place on the fourth Sunday of every month. Held on the shrine's sando road, the market features sellers of everything from secondhand clothing to furniture and cooking utensils, while tasty snacks are of course also available. Note that the event will be cancelled in case of rain.
Shoinjinja-dori Flea Market
Held on the first Sunday of every month at Setagaya's homely Shoinjinja-dori shopping arcade, this market may be small but always features a nice range of sellers, dealing in everything from clothes and books to quirky decorative items and antique knickknacks. The clientele is tilted heavily towards families with small children, who also frequent the little cafés and food stalls lining the street. When visiting, make sure to check out Shoin Shrine, found at the north end of the arcade. Note that the market will not be held in case of rain.