2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan
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Also known as ‘Artisan Street’, this unique retail space is set under the entire 2.54km stretch (hence its unusual moniker) of the JR railway tracks between Okachimachi and Akihabara stations. Here you’ll find 50-plus shops and cafés, all featuring made-in-Japan items or local craftsmen and artisans selling their wares.
Head to Blue Trick for premium Japanese denim from Okayama, go to Nakazawa Kaban for leather bags, or customise your umbrella from 77 colour options at Tokyo Noble. Better still, some of the stores here offer workshops so you can try a little DIY crafting. Tired of walking? Take a coffee break at Yanaka Coffeeten where you can nurse a cuppa while stocking up on freshly roasted coffee beans.