Tokyo really needs more places like this. Taking advantage of a lull in the Aoyama construction cycle, the open-air 246 Common squeezes a bundle of delights into the space once occupied by the LaPlace complex, just off the main Omotesando crossing. The assembled food stalls, shacks and caravans sell an eclectic mix of drinks and vittles – from coffee and cocktails to artisanal bread, burgers, takoyaki and chiffon cake – which you can munch in the communal seating area. There’s also a small selection of shops housed in the more permanent-looking buildings tucked in the far corner of the site, offering shoes, spectacles and – of all the things – old-school tobacco pipes.
Open Daily 11am-10pm