Best Shop to Visit When Your Apartment Is Smelling Funky - 2002
It's as small as a walk-in closet, so it's easy to miss Asakichi, which sells incense in all shapes and scents. But don't be deceived by the store's modest size -- Asakichi is absolutely packed with an amazing selection. Incense holders come in surprising and charming shapes (sleeping cats, cartoon bunnies), as well as more standard designs made of gorgeous Japanese ceramic. Incense -- which can cost from a few dollars to about $13 for a small package -- includes white plum, cinnamon, lavender, and "White Cloud" (a combination of sandalwood, aloewood, and spices). Asakichi's scented treasures are available in sticks, cones, or coils, and they're ideal for aromatherapy, meditation, or simply to cover up that unidentifiable stink in your apartment.