A yarn specialist on Kichijoji's Nakamichi-dori, Avril occupies a cutesy red-walled building on the north side of the station. Step inside and be greeted by the sound of winding machines – the staff are always hard at work here, organising the countless varieties of yarn that adorn the walls. In addition to regular varieties, you'll find natural fibers, ribbons, stainless steel string and even raw wool, while the sample hats, bags and accessories on display are sure to fuel your creativity and serve as inspiration. All materials are sold in units of 10g. And if you need more hands-on advice, ask the staff about the daily knitting and weaving classes held upstairs.