Close to Jimbocho station in the middle of Tokyo, Akane-do is a third-floor treasure-house of vintage and collectors' items. It's jam packed with prints and postcards, toys, collector cards and labels, magazines and comics, tableware and ornaments, and there are also oddities like old dialed telephones and Japanese abacuses. It's a great place to go to pick up some interesting, original gifts and souvenirs.
I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.