Billing itself the “Creative Life Store,” Tokyu Hands, part of the Tokyu chain, is a huge department store for the serious homeowner and hobbyist, with everything from travel accessories (like padded eye masks), noren (doorway curtains), beauty products (including wigs), chopsticks, suitcases, miniature Shinkansen models, pet accessories, and kitchen knives, to equipment and materials for do-it-yourselfers and hobbyists, like paper for repairing shoji. If there’s a practical Japanese product you’ve decided you can’t live without (lunchbox? bathroom slippers? hanging laundry rack?), this is a good place to look. Open daily 10am to 9pm. You’ll also find Tokyu Hands at 1–28–10 Higashi Ikebukuro beside the Sunshine City Building (tel. 03/3980-6111; station: Higashi Ikebukuro or Ikebukuro) and in the Takashimaya Shinjuku complex (tel. 03/5361-3111; station: Shinjuku).