100 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo, in 2018!

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  • Harajuku is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo, home to the famous Takeshita Street and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s style, and various subcultures like lolita and gothloli. If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo is a must-visit. Here are 100 things to do in Harajuku.

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
    Would you like to stay in Harajuku? Check out all the hotels in the area here!

    1. Visit the Kawaii Monster Cafe

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    The Kawaii Monster Cafe opened in 2015 by Sebastian Masuda, who also directed videos for the famous J-Pop star Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It represents the concept of “swallowing everything around the fashion mecca like a monster” and is an alternative way of dining. If you’re interested in visiting this unique cafe, reserve your seats to go!

    Booking details: Reservation for Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku, Tokyo

    2. Try Real Japanese Calligraphy

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    Japanese calligraphy, or “shodo” is a traditional art form that you can learn to do in Harajuku! This workshop will teach you a bit about calligraphy, and you will even learn how to write your name in Japanese. At the end of the class, you can take home what you made as a souvenir.

    Booking details: Japanese Calligraphy in Tokyo

    3. See the Shrine and Temple

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    If you’d like to have a real cultural experience in Harajuku, why not join this tour that teaches people about Japanese religion and “wa”, or spirit? Learn to appreciate the meaning behind these ancient buildings and pray for good luck at the temple.

    Booking details: Guided Tour of Shrines and Temples

    4. Get a Lolita Makeover

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    In a shop in Harajuku, there’s the chance for you to get a complete makeover in the Japanese lolita style! Baby, The Stars Shine Bright will make you up with clothes, hair, and makeup so you don’t need to take anything with you. Afterward, they will take your photo. If you’re crazy for Harajuku fashion, don’t miss this from your list!

    Booking details: Become a Lolita in Harajuku

    5. Visit the Owl Cafe

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    While you’re in Harajuku, definitely take up the chance to see adorable owls in a cafe! Tokyo has many cat and dog cafes, but an owl cafe is unusual and worth a visit if you like animals.

    Booking details: Reservation for Lovely Owl Cafe Harajuku, Tokyo

    6. Take the Ultimate “Kawaii” Tour

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    The concept of “kawaii” is huge in Japan, and what better way to experience it than in Harajuku? This tour offers all the best “kawaii” places in Harajuku, including the Kawaii Monster Cafe, off the beaten track streets, and a chance to be interviewed by the Japanese media!

    Booking details: Harajuku Kawaii Tour with a Colorful Guide!

    7. Learn to Draw Manga

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    Ever wanted to learn how to draw Japanese manga? This 2-hour class in Harajuku includes a lecture on how to draw manga, drawing practice and time for coloring your masterpiece! Please keep in mind this class is only available at weekends.

    Booking details: Learn to draw Manga like a pro in Harajuku!

    8. See Harajuku’s Best Spots with a Local

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    Although this tour is similar to one mentioned earlier, what makes this unique is that a local will pick you up at your accommodation and show you all their favorite places around Harajuku, including a meal at the Kawaii Monster Cafe and some places that tourists don’t usually visit.

    Booking details: Enjoy the amazing Kawaii Monster Cafe and a tour in Harajuku

    9. Wear a Yukata

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    If you’d like to get dressed up in a yukata, the light summer version of a kimono, here’s your chance! Professionals will help you into this traditional Japanese dress and take your photo. With the two-hour plan, you can stroll around Harajuku in your yukata and feel transported back to the Edo era at Meiji-Jingu shrine.

    Booking details: Wear a Yukata in Harajuku!

    10. Spend a Day Shopping and Taking “Purikura” Pictures

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    If you’d like an idea of what a typical young Japanese person does for fun in Harajuku, try this tour! you’ll take “Purikura” photo booth pictures with cute special effects, check out cheap shops to buy cute fashions, and take a break in a sweet cafe.

    Booking details: Get acquainted with the local youth culture in Harajuku!

    11. Get a Harajuku Hairstyle

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    Since you’re checking out the fashion district of Tokyo, why not blend in? A salon in Harajuku is offering to bring out your inner “cuteness” or “coolness”. The staff will meet you at Harajuku Station and have a special session with you to discuss what style would suit you best.

    Booking details: Experience hair salon with Harajuku Trends, Hayato Tokyo

    12. Shop for Unique Designer Brands at Ragtag

    Ragtag is a Japanese used clothes store which is famous for selling unique and well-known designer brands at competitive prices. The store in Harajuku is the flagship store and has been around since 1985.

    Featuring brands including Vivienne Westwood and Diesel, you can find some real gems here. You can also sell clothes that you don’t want any more, and the store also offers a cleaning and fixing service for your clothes. This place is a paradise for fashion lovers and bargain hunters alike!

    Ragtag Harajuku Website
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    13. Find some Bargains at Kinji Used Clothing Thrift Shop

    If what you’re looking for is a real bargain and plenty of choices, look no further than Kinji. Kinji is a massive used clothing store based in the heart of Harajuku. It has both men’s and women’s clothing in a range of sizes, brands, and styles. It also offers great prices, and you can find some quality clothes for 1000 yen or sometimes even less!

    If you like the sound of this, take some time to browse the rails in this shop and find some hidden gems to take home and fill up your wardrobe!

    Kinji Website *Japanese only
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    14. Visit a Traditional Gyoza Restaurant

    If you are walking around Harajuku and feel hungry, why not head to ‘Harajuku Gyoza-Ro’ dumpling restaurant, and pig out on some hand-made and delicious traditional gyoza?

    This popular and established joint is known for its cheap, juicy, and tasty dumplings! There is likely to be a queue, but it is definitely worth the wait! You will notice that the venue is simply decorated, and the menu is limited, but this means the quality is amazing and the chef is an expert at making dumplings! See below for opening times and access!

    Harajuku Gyoza-Ro Tabelog page
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    15. Have an Amazing Breakfast at Bills Cafe

    Bills Omotesando is a wonderful cafe which offers one of the most popular and well-loved breakfasts and brunches in Tokyo! It is run by an Australian chef called Bill Granger, and offers meals like pancakes, hotcakes, and the popular Full Aussie Breakfast with eggs, bacon, and other wonderful food!

    The venue is spacious, friendly, and relaxing, and a great energizing meal in preparation for a busy day! It is located a four-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station.

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    16. Indulge in a Crepe

    One of the first things you notice when you walk along Takeshita Street in Harajuku is the vast number of crepe shops stuffed into the place! Crepes have really taken off in Harajuku and it is a popular street indulgence for many shoppers and trendsetters, as well as tourists.

    You can get sweet or savory crepes which have great fillings such as cream, banana, chocolate, and cheese. A trip around Harajuku won’t be complete without trying one of these snacks!

    17. Go 100-yen Shopping at Daiso

    Daiso is a Japan establishment. You will find Daiso stores everywhere around Japan, but perhaps the most famous and popular one is a big one in Harajuku. Situated right on Takeshita Street, Daiso specializes in selling a wide range of products many of which are just 100 yen!

    You can find some amazing offers here on stationery, toiletries, snacks, gifts, toys, house items, and decorations! You could easily spend an afternoon here browsing the floors of this shop and buying some souvenirs to take home or snacks to enjoy!o

    Daiso Website
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    18. Relax at Tokyu Plaza

    If you want to relax for a while and get away from the bustling crowds, why not head up to the sixth floor of Tokyu Plaza which has a great rooftop area. You can grab a coffee or a beer here and sit down in a hammock, comfy chair, or on the wooden benches around the terrace.

    There are also many other things to enjoy in Tokyu Plaza including cafes and restaurants to sample, and some great boutique clothes stores to browse!

    Tokyu Plaza Harajuku Website
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    19. Buy and Sell Clothes at Thrift Stores

    “Recycle shop” are abundant in Harajuku and there are plenty of places where you can get great clothes for cheap and also make some money by selling your own unwanted items. 2nd Street buys high-end clothes, handbags, and shoes as well as having three floors of used designer brands. Brand Collect, as the name suggests, are buying and selling luxury brands. Flamingo buys old styles of clothing and sells vintage shoes, clothes, and accessories.

    20. Check Out the LINE Friends Store

    If you use the messaging app LINE, then you’ve probably come across the cute stickers featuring characters like Brown the Bear, Cony the Rabbit, and more. The LINE Friends store offers plushy toys and merchandise featuring these adorable characters. The stationery, mouse mats, phone cases, and adorable dolls make great souvenirs!

    LINE Friends Store website
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    21. Get Leather Goods at GANZO

    Are you a fan of leather? GANZO is for you! This store has a massive selection of leather goods such as bags, boots, wallets, belts, and accessories. If you’re in the mood for some luxury shopping, definitely check out this exciting store.

    GANZO website
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    22. Have a Fantastic Meal at RedRock Steakhouse

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    If you love beef dishes, RedRock Steakhouse is a great choice for a tasty and satisfying meal. Highly recommended is the roast beef on rice, featuring high quality Japanese beef from Kobe. Just a few minutes by foot from Harajuku’s Takeshita-dori street and open from lunchtime until late, this delicious place is reasonably priced and an absolute haven for meat lovers.

    Redrock Steakhouse website
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    23. Visit Harajuku’s Hedgehog Cafe

    Thought you’d seen it all when you learned about cat cafes? Hedgehog Cafe Harry is a place where you can enjoy a beverage and pet sweet little hedgehogs! Try something different; take a break from Harajuku’s crowds and sip a coffee with one of these cute animals. Hedgehog Cafe Harry is open from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and is just a one-minute walk from Harajuku Station.

    Hedgehog Cafe Harry website
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    24. Visit Meiji-Jingu Shrine

    This impressive shrine is free to see and gets hundreds of visitors per day! See the tombstones of Emperor Meiji and his wife, walk the beautiful grounds, and see one of the largest torii gates in Japan. Walking from Harajuku Station to this popular shrine takes a while, so be sure to leave at least an hour free to see it.

    Meiji-Jingu Shrine website
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    25. Shop at G2?

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    G2? is a favourite store of J-Pop singer and idol, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu. It’s a place where you can get all kinds of crazy and unique fashion items. There are used clothes here too that you can get at great discounts. If you’re enthusiastic about fashion, mix and match these unusual items and come up with your own Tokyo style!

    G2? website
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    26. See the Giant Sake Barrels

    On the way to Meiji Jingu Shrine, you’ll spot a collection of enormous barrels of sake. These neatly shelved containers are donated by breweries all over Japan and are used for ceremonies at the shrine. Keep an eye out for them; the decorated barrels are a sight to behold.

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    27. Visit Yoyogi Park

    A haven of nature in Harajuku is Yoyogi Park, the perfect place to rest, rent a bicycle, and relax with friends. This park is considered one of the nicest in Tokyo and you’re likely to see people practising sports, dances, and performances, as well as seasonal events and festivals. Yoyogi Park is a great place to be in spring when the cherry blossoms are blooming, and in autumn when the leaves turn red and orange.

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    28. Get Some Fashionable Glasses at Solakzade

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    Need some vintage glasses for yourself or as a souvenir? Solakzade sells high quality, vintage, and antique eyewear that is stylish and unique. Browse hundreds of collections of original glasses and see if you can find your next favourite pair!

    Solakzade website *Japanese only
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    29. Get a Sweet Treat at Anywhere Door

    Another place to grab cute and original sweets is Anywhere Door in the centre of Harajuku. You’ll find cakes, ice cream, and drinks designed in the classic Harajuku “kawaii” style that are delicious and reasonably priced. Grab a treat to enjoy while you’re exploring this exciting district.

    Anywhere Door website
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    30. Get Fresh Crisps at Calbee Plus

    While you’re trying unique snacks, give Calbee Plus near Yoyogi Park a try for fresh potato chip snacks. Calbee is one of the leading crisp manufacturers in Japan and their cute store offers fans limited edition flavours and crisps with toppings including cheese, chocolate, and sour cream.

    Calbee Plus website
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    31. Check Out the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Ukiyo-e is traditional woodblock prints, and you may recognise works such as the Great Wave Off Kanagawa. The museum was founded based on the collection of Seizo Ota V, who was the president of the Toho Insurance Company. For those interested in Japanese art, this museum is a great change of pace in Harajuku. Different exhibitions are always being introduced and planned.

    Ota Memorial Museum of Art website
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    32. Attend a Festival

    Because of its location, popularity, and close proximity to Yoyogi Park, the Harajuku area is home to many wonderful festivals and events. You can find festivals celebrating the cuisine and culture of various countries, the Harajuku Super Yosakoi takes place in August, and the area is home to great illuminations in the Christmas season.

    Meiji Jingu Shrine constantly has events taking place and is also a good place to be at New Year’s. See what’s on during your trip to Tokyo and join the fun!

    33. Buy Fresh Coffee Beans at Koffee Mameya

    Koffee Mameya was recently opened by the same man who ran the now closed down Omotesando Koffee, and is a bean specialist offering several kinds of coffee beans from five specific roasteries. Know someone who’s crazy for high-quality coffee or do you want to just try a take-out black regular or espresso? Head to this speciality shop.

    Koffee Mameya website
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    34. Go Wall Climbing at Bouldering Studio Peki Peki

    Shopping and eating isn’t all what Harajuku has to offer. For lovers of outdoor pursuits, an afternoon of wall climbing is also a great choice. Bouldering Studio Peki Peki has beginner-sized walls for a fun and safe climbing experience. There is also an option for children.

    Bouldering Studio Peki Peki website *Japanese only
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    35. Visit Togo Shrine

    This hidden gem might provide just the break you need from Harajuku’s crowded craziness. This tranquil area and shrine features some lovely Japanese architecture, a pond with koi carp and a pretty garden. Take a break here and absorb the “zen” atmosphere.

    Togo Shrine website *Japanese only
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    36. Check Out Korean Fashion

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    You can also shop like a Seoulite in Harajuku! Style Nanda is a shop dedicated to the latest styles and cosmetics from South Korea. They also have an online website. If you’re interested in what makeup Seoul has to offer, check out this store on Takeshita-dori Street!

    Style Nanda website
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    37. Try Peruvian Food

    Peruvian food was probably the last thing you expected to try during your trip to Tokyo, but why not give Bépocah restaurant a try? Known for its quiet atmosphere and great cocktails, this restaurant opens at 6:00pm and is a lovely place to enjoy an evening meal after a long day of shopping and sightseeing. Try some Peruvian delicacies and finish your day out in style!

    Bépocah website
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    38. Browse Records at Big Love

    Love music? Big Love has a huge collect of retro and modern music and merchandise from all over the world including CDs, bags, shirts, posters, and more. Meet a team who is totally crazy about music and pick up some special souvenirs!

    Big Love website
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    39. Browse a Selection of Unique Kimonos

    Oedo Kazuko is an elegant store featuring different kinds of Japanese kimonos. For those who are interested in this lovely traditional garment, a visit to this store to see the different patterns and colours wouldn’t go amiss.

    Oedo Kazuko website
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    40. Check Out Gallery Rocket

    This wacky gallery describes Harajuku perfectly! You can find “kawaii” fashion, amazingly beautiful food, and pretty jewellery at this gallery shop. Artists would adore this place!

    Gallery Rocket website
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    41. Shop For Modern Japanese Fashion at the Shel’tter Tokyo

    You can get clothes and books at this fashionable store very close to Meiji-Jingu Mae Station. This is a great choice if you’re looking to get some new clothes but would rather check out Japan’s latest smart fashion than the otherwise wacky styles typically found in this area.

    Shel’tter Tokyo website
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    42. Explore Cat Street

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    Takeshita-dori Street isn’t the only place to go shopping in Harajuku! Cat Street is a great place to explore and see what shops are on offer. Find funky and fashionable clothing, get souvenirs for teenagers, and check out the Armani Casa interior brand here.

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    43. Eat Delicious Chinese Food at Ryu No Ko

    Stomach rumbling for Chinese food? A recommended restaurant to get some tasty Chinese grub is Ryu No Ko, which is conveniently located near Takeshita-dori Street. You can get Chinese ramen, mabo tofu, and other delicious meals at this great eatery.

    Ryu No Ko website *Japanese only
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    44. Get Adorable and Unique Shoes at Tokyo Bopper

    Tokyo Bopper, which opened in 1994, is the place to be if you’re looking for unique shoes and boots! This shop sells ballerina shoes, boots, sandals, heels, sneakers, and men’s, too. You’re sure to find the perfect pair here. Tokyo Bopper also has an online store on their website for those who can’t make it in person.

    Tokyo Bopper website *Automatic translation available
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    45. Have Some Microbrews at Baird Taproom

    This izakaya has the traditinal Japanese pub theme and also has a selection of tasty microbrews to try! Check out their ales and see what’s in season when you visit. This is a great place to visit for a meal and a drink after a long day of shopping and sightseeing.

    Baird Taproom Harajuku website
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    46. Visit Cute Cube

    Right next to Meiji-Jingumae Station is Cute Cube, a building hosting several adorable shops. Here you’ll find three floors of shops including Etude House, Osewaya, Harajuku Chicago, and the Pom Pom Cafe where you can catch a breather and have some coffee. This is a really cute mini shopping centre that’s worth a visit.

    Cute Cube website
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    47. Have an All-Day Breakfast

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    Have a delicius Hawaiin-style breakfast at Harajuku’s Eggs’ n Things! This restaurant is open from 8:00am until 10:30pm (last order 9:30pm). They have some seriously good breakfast selections available all day such as pancakes, eggs Benedict, meat and eggs, and omelettes to satisfy your cravings for a western breakfast!

    This bright cafe also sells crepes and Hawaiin delights such as papaya and pitaya. Visit here for a satisfying meal in the heart of Harajuku.

    Eggs ‘n Things website
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    48. Party at Bar Bonobo

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    Near Jingu Stadium is Bar Bonobo, a two-storey building with a DJ booth and a lounge hosting gigs and music events. This is a great place to go if you plan to spend an evening in the quirky Harajuku and maybe want to catch a local band play.

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    49. Sample Great Coffee

    Famous for its beautiful “free pour” lattes, Streamer Coffee is amust-visit for cafe lovers. They aim to redefine coffee through art and really work to make their beverages unforgettable. Take a break from the crowds of Harajuku and treat yourself to a hot drink here.

    Streamer Coffee website
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    50. Sing Karaoke

    Karaoke is a popular pastime of the Japanese people and is a great way to relieve stress and have fun! Rent a private room for just you and your group and belt out your favourite songs in Japanese, English, and in some places, other languages as well. Popular karaoke spots in Harajuku include Karaoke Kan south of the train station and Karaoke Kan 2 north of the train station.

    51. Shop at SoLaDo

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    This is another cute mini mall that is home to PINK-Latte, JENNI, and others. Browse cute clothes and shoes or grab a pretty cake at this building in the heart of Takeshita-dori. It is the definition of “kawaii” style.

    SoLaDo website *Japanese only
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    52. Admire the Beautiful St. Grace Cathedral

    This cathedral hosts a lot of weddings and is a gorgeous western-style architectural structure. It’s actually in Omotesando, but you can reach it easily on foot from Harajuku’s bustling streets. At night, its lit up and almost looks like a princess’ castle! You may even catch a wedding at the beautiful building grounds.

    St. Grace Cathedral website
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    53. Have One of the Best Burgers in Tokyo

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    If you’re craving a fantastic burger, look no further than Harajuku’s THE GREAT BURGER restaurant. This Southern California-style eatery is loved for its juicy burgers and crispy french fries. Move aside, MOS Burger!

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    54. Check Out Colourful and Trendy Items at ASOKO

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    ASOKO is a chain store selling bright and colourful accessories, bas, household items, and more. It is perfect if you like a splash of uniqueness to your every day items! ASOKO is located near Harajuku Station and is a large store that you’re sure to love.

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    55. Get Clothes and Accessories for Your Dog

    Got a furry friend waiting at home? Pet Paradise is a fantastic shop for dog lovers. You can get kimonos and even raincoats for your dog where the staff will helpfully assist you find the correct size. You can also get chew toys, treats, beds, and vitamins, and if you brought your dog along with you, you can get cute bags to keep them in if they’re tired. This shop is a must-visit for dog owners or even people who just adore cats and dogs!

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    56. Have Fantastic Pancakes at Uzna Omom

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    This restaurant combines art and food! The pancakes here are works of art themselves and there are also other dishes on offer such as sandwiches, cake, and deli platters. There are party plans and even a gallery.

    Uzna Omom website *Japanese only
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    57. Shop at Zara

    Zara is a popular brand from Spain that you can find all over Tokyo. Harajuku’s store sells trendy and seasonal clothing, shoes, and accessories. If you’re a fan of this brand, be sure to give Harajuku’s branch a visit.

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    58. Check Out Children’s Toys at Kiddie Land

    Kiddie Land is one of the most popular shops in Tokyo for children’s toys! You’ll want to stay here for hours browsing games and collectible items from Disney, Marvel, Universal Studios, and more. There is also free wifi on all of the floors.

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    59. Get Household Goods at Awesome Store

    The trendy shops sells a variety of household goods such as furniture, pillows, clothes, bags, accessories and more. this shop is perfect for you if you’re looking for items that are a little quirky and different to the usual high street brands.

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    60. Get Unusual Contraception at Condomania

    A trip to Harajuku (for adults) isn’t complete without a visit to the famous condom shop, Condomania! Get gag gifts, condoms, and fun items for the bedroom at this store. Their website also serves as an online store if you can’t make the branches in Japan.

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    61. Get T-Shirts and Hats at Takeshita-Dori Street

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    Right as you enter Takeshita-dori Street, take an immediate right and you’ll see an open stall shop. This is fun to browse as it has some great jewellery, t-shirts, hats, and accessories of popular bands and singers. The items there are affordable too, so you can get a shirt of your favourite musician or a new hat without dipping too much into your budget.

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    62. Buy a Wig at PRiSiLA

    PriSiLA is the place to get hair accessories! Wigs are a great way to quickly change your look. Here you can get long wigs, curly wigs, extensions, and wigs with cute flowers or accessories on them. Transform your look with this shop’s exciting collection.

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    63. Shop at Laforet

    Laforet is a shopping mall chock full of brands from Japan and beyond. Here, you can get affordable and exciting clothing, makeup, and accessories in many different styles. The shopping mall is perfect for a rainy day and some of the shops are tax free. Find your perfect new look here!

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    64. Get Baked Treats at Dominique Ansel Bakery

    A short walk away from Harajuku is this delicious bakery, which sells all kinds of pastries and cakes, many of them unique. These include the Frozen S’more, the Cookie Shot, and the Cotton Soft Cheesecake. Discover a tasty and original treat here!

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    65. Browse Vintage Clothing at NOVO

    Near Takeshita-dori Street is a shop called NOVO selling vintage clothing. This gem in Harajuku is a great place to get retro styles and unique treasures. It’s a fairly small shop, but it’s packed with great items.

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    66. Visit a Cat Cafe

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    No trip to Tokyo is complete without a trip to a cat cafe! This cute establishments offer the usual beverages as well as some time with their friendly felines, whom you can pet and cuddle while you enjoy a coffee. Cat Cafe MoCHA is considered by many as one of the best in Tokyo, so be sure to give it a visit if you love cats.

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    67. See the Cenotaph for the Submariners

    This hidden gem is near Togo Shrine. This cenotaph, or memorial, is a relatively unknown historical landmark and is a peaceful place to stop off. It is much less crowded than Meiji Shrine, which is popular and well-known.

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    68. Shop at Chrome Hearts

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    This cool shop has a variety of fashion items that are a good blend of gothic, punk, and posh. It is another great store to visit if you’re looking for clothes, shoes, and accessories that are a little different from what you usually get in high street stores.

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    69. Visit the Seriously Cool Deus Ex Machina Cafe

    Just a stone’s throw away from Chrome Hearts is the fashionable Deus Ex Machina Cafe. It screams “upscale city life” with its posters and decor, and it serves great coffee and tasty western-style meals. Come here if you’re craving American cuisine in a laid-back and stylish environment!

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    70. Visit the Watarium Museum

    This small art gallery was designed by Mario Botta. As well as checking out the current exhibition, you can grab a drink at the cafe or browse the bookshop; both of these are on the basement floor and are a great place to chill out and absorb the artistic atmosphere.

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    71. Grab Some Takoyaki

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    Right across from Harajuku Station is Gindaco Takoyaki, a food stand where you can grab fresh and delicious takoyaki, a street food snack from Osaka. Takoyaki is bite-sized edible spheres with octopus inside usually smothered in sauce. Give them a try!

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    72. Buy Surfing and Skating Style Menswear

    Volcom has clothes that are inspired by surfing, snowboarding, and skating-related fashion and are a great place to get some cool new items for a special guy in your life or for yourself. This store is a short walk from Harajuku Station, so be sure to pop inside and see if there’s anything you like.

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    73. Browse Dolls and Toys at Angel of Window

    Are you a lover of the cute and sweet? This doll shop may be for you! Angel of Window has some gorgeous creations on display, mixing western and Japanese styles to create original and very pretty dolls and other toys.

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    74. Grab a Frozen Treat at Manhattan Roll Ice Cream

    This brand new store sells cups of cold and sweet treats! Grab an ice cream with sauce, real fruit, and cookies in a variety of exciting and delicious flavours. This American-style eatery doesn’t hold back on creative and yummy combinations, so be sure to stop by if you fancy an ice cream.

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    75. Get Vape Gear at IQOS Store Harajuku

    IQOS, which stands for “I Quit Ordinary Smoking,” has a store right by Harajuku Station. It sells everything to do with vaping, such as different designs of e-cigarettes and chargers. It’d make a great gift for someone who’s trying to quit ordinary cigarettes, or for if you vape, yourself.

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    76. Take a Break at The Roastery

    The Roastery by Nozy Coffee serves muffins and pastries, original coffee, homemade ice cream made from milk and espresso, and an unusual bottled cold drink called coffee porter! Try this unusual coffee-based drink and more at this stylish establishment, where you can also buy coffee beans.

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    77. Get Some Gorgeous Porcelain

    Yumiko Iihoshi sells and displays beautiful pieces of poercelain including dishes, plates, and cups. These simplistic yet charming pieces would make a lovely gift or a nice addition to your kitchen. The establishment also hosts events from time to time.

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    78. Have Delicious Italian Food

    Craving yummy Italian food? Italian Tomato Cafe in Harajuku offers pizzas, salads, pastas, hotdogs, and sandwiches, as well as a great selection of drinks such as different types of coffees, soft drinks, teas, and alcoholic drinks. They also have a wide range of cakes and other sweets, so it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a place to enjoy affordable Italian cuisine and a slice of cake!

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    79. Browse Trendy Clothes at Bape Store

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    The Bape Store, or the Bathing Ape Store, in Harajuku is a place to get cool clothes, especially for men. You can find some unusual items here, so be sure to go and browse the Dragonball-themed shirts and hoosies and keep an eyeout for their cute mascot! There is also a Bape Kids store in Harajuku.

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    80. Catch Some Live Music at Harajuku Strobe Cafe

    Harajuku is also a place where you an see some live local music! Strobe Cafe on Takeshita-dori Street is easy to access and a great place to relax with a drink while you discover some up-and-coming Tokyo talent. Check their website (Japanese only) to see who’ll be in town the same time as you!

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    81. Get Souvenirs at Thank You Mart

    Thank You Mart is a great place to grab some souvenirs. There are fashion accessories, socks, bags, stationery, and more featuring anime, TV shows, and even YouTube videos. You’ll be tempted to fill your basket with all the fun goodies you’ll find here.

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    82. Get Sportswear at Patagonia

    Due Shibuya and about ten minutes on foot from Harajuku Station is Patagonia, where you can get your hands on some great sportswear. This store has equipment not only for soccer and running, but outdoor pursuits such as hiking. it’s a great place to go if you’re into sports and need some footwear, jackets, or other gear.

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    83. Get Gothic Jewellery and Clothes at Ruo Accessories

    This is the place to go if you love Gothic style. Ruo Accessories has jackets, jeans, necklaces, earrings, and more. You can find some cool original designs here for men and women. This shop’s style is reminiscent of Visual Kei.

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    84. See an Art Exhibition at PerryHouse Gallery

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    PerryHouse Gallery is an exhibition space and small art gallery where various exhibitions take place thoughout the year. It’s a nice chance to get to see some little-known artists and their work. Check out PerryHouse’s website (Japanese only) to see what work is on display while you’re in Harajuku.

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    85. Try Cafe & Pancake Gram

    Another great place in Harajuku to get your hands on some seriously good pancakes is this cafe near Takeshita-dori Street. Their pancakes are piled with delicious goodies such as fruit, cream, ice cream, and choclate. The cafe also serves banana splits and a choice of savoury dishes as well as a variety of coffees.

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    86. Browse Books at Aoyama Book Center

    【本店2016年間ランキング】 本店ではメインフェアにて2016年の年間ランキングを開催中です。 総合ランキングから、当店おすすめの12ジャンルの年間ベストを大集結! 1月いっぱい開催予定です。 総合ランキングをご紹介します。 第1位 『「売る」から「売れる」へ。』水野学 (誠文堂新光社) 第2位『永い言い訳』西川美和(文春文庫) 第3位『STUDIO VOICE vol.409』(INFASパブリケーションズ) 第4位『MEKURU vol.7 小泉今日子特集』(ギャンビット) 第5位『物欲なき世界』菅付雅信(平凡社) 第6位『圏外編集者』都築響一(朝日出版社) 第7位『祖父江慎+コズフィッシュ』祖父江慎(パイインターナショナル) 第8位『すごいメモ。』小西利行(かんき出版) 第9位『何者』朝井リョウ(新潮文庫) 第10位『映画を撮りながら考えたこと』是枝裕和(ミシマ社) 読んだ本はありましたか? ジャンル別のベストも絶対おすすめのランキングです。 お時間のある方はぜひ店頭でご覧ください。 #青山ブックセンター #ランキング#年間ランキング

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    Who doesn’t love a good book? This large bookstore holds a variety of genres including Japanese manga comic books and textbooks for learning Japanese (among other languages). If you’re studying Japanese, a novel or short story is great reading practice. Aoyama Book center is also a great place to get a souvenir for a Japanese friend.

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    87. Get Beauty Products at SABON

    A sort of “princess” version of Lush, SABON is a great place to get high quality beauty products from creams and lotions to perfumes and soaps. This adorable shop has anything you could want to make you look, feel, and smell good. They also have an online store on their website.

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    88. Browse Socks and Stockings

    In Japan, it’s a custom to take off your shoes when you enter somebody’s house. This rule may also apply when you go to certain hotels or public buildings, including restaurants. Clean and nice socks, then, are essential. Tutu Anna on Harajuku’s Takeshita Street is a great place to get socks of different patterns and lengths, coloured, patterned, and tattoo stockings, and everything to keep your feet happy and warm. One can never have too many socks, so be sure to check out this cute shop. It’s also a great place to get souvenirs.

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    Harajuku Tours for Those Who Also Want to Go to Other Areas

    Harajuku is a fantastic spot, but would you like to combine your day with other areas to get the most of your time in Japan? If that sounds like you, check out the things you can do that ensures you get to see Harajuku and more!

    89. Appreciate Japanese Architecture in Harajuku and Omotesando

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    Aside from the shopping and “kawaii” culture, Harajuku is home to some impressive architecture. In this tour, a guide will show you some old buildings in Harajuku and Omotesando, a nearby shopping district. If you’re interested in architecture, definitely consider taking this tour.

    Booking details: Join a Harajuku and Omotesando Architecture Tour

    90. Take a Shore Excursion to Tokyo from Yokohama Port

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    If you’re taking the cruise ship to Yokohama Port and would like to see Harajuku on a day trip, there’s a fantastic excursion to go around Tokyo by car, visiting must-see places including various locations in Harajuku, Ginza, and Tokyo Tower.

    Booking details: Shore excursion from Yokohama Port to Tokyo

    91. See Harajuku and Shibuya with Local People

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    If you’d like to see two of Tokyo’s coolest districts in one day, there is a tour that helps you do just that. See the best places in these two districts, including shopping, Cat Street, and the famous Shibuya Scramble.

    Booking details: Tour the local areas of Harajuku and Shibuya

    92. Explore Music Shops and Live Shows

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    If you’re into Japanese and Korean music, definitely don’t miss out on all the amazing music shops Harajuku has to offer! This tour offers a tour of all the best places across Harajuku and Shin-Okubo, as well as any live events you’re interested in attending.

    Booking details: Music Experience around Tokyo

    93. Tour Used Clothes Shops with a Fashion Expert

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    If you’re passionate about fashion and would like a tour with someone who knows the best shops and suit your tastes, consider taking an old-clothes tour. You can get cheap deals on gorgeous clothes and even discover some new fashions!

    Booking details: Tour many fashionable old-clothes stores in Tokyo

    94. See Harajuku and More With a Special 1-Day Tour

    If you’d like the opportunity to see Harajuku as well as a number of “must-see” spots in Tokyo, consider taking a day tour. Tour spots include Tsukiji Fish Market, Omotesando, and Asakusa. You can see the highlights of Tokyo all in one day.

    Booking details: Visit many highlights of Tokyo in 1 day

    95. Take a Tour of Tokyo’s Best Shopping Streets

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    If you’d like to shop beyond Harajuku, you might like to take a tour that shows you all the best shopping areas in Tokyo including Takeshita Street and Asakusa’s Nakamise Street! Shop until you drop and explore the city with locals who know the best places to get a bargain!

    Booking details: Visit three of Tokyo’s most famous shopping streets!

    96. Take a Walking Tour of Tokyo’s West Side

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    You can mix up Shibuya with historical sites on a special walking tour that takes you to various popular locations on the west side of Tokyo. You can also adjust the schedule to fit your needs and interests, so it’s completely up to you what you decide to do and see!

    Booking details: One Day Walking Tour of West Side of Tokyo!

    97. Take a 5-Day All-Inclusive Package Tour with a Day Trip to Hakone

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    If you’d like to be able to relax and let a guide take care of your entire trip, this package deal is for you. With this deal, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel (as long as you’re staying in Tokyo), and take you on tours on each day of your trip. These include all the must-see spots in Tokyo such as Tsukiji, Asakusa, the Imperial Palace, Shinjuku, Shibuya, and Harajuku. On the 4th day, you will also get to visit Hakone for a special day trip. Check out this 5-day tour!

    Booking details: Tokyo Guided Tour – 5 day Affordable Package

    98. Book a Tokyo 5-day Package Tour with a Day Trip to Mt. Fuji

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    This similar trip also offers airport transfer, Tokyo’s best sightseeing spots and a trip to Hakone, but also includes a trip to Mt. Fuji and a ride on the Komagatake Ropeway! If you’d like to see Fuji up close and take a cruise on Lake Ashi, consider this tour!

    Booking details: Avail a Tokyo 5-day Package Tour with a day trip to Hakone

    99. Take an All-Included Tour with a trip to Fuji Q Highland Theme Park

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    This 5-day tour includes a trip to Fuji Q Highland Theme Park, and a trip to locations such as Harajuku, Odaiba, and Asakusa. An airport transfer is also included.

    Booking details: Discover Tokyo in an affordable 5-day package tour!

    100. Get a Hotel and Tour Package Deal in Tokyo

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    This tour includes a transfer from Haneda Airport or Narita Airport, a 3-night accommodation with breakfast, and a half-day walking tour with an English-speaking guide. The other two days are free, so there is some flexibility with this tour. With this package deal, you don’t have to worry about traveling to and from the airport, or about finding a good hotel!

    Booking details: Enjoy Tokyo in a free & easy package

    Harajuku is almost always recommended as a top spot to see in Tokyo. With these 50 activities, you won’t run short of exciting shops, unusual restaurants, and unforgettable activities that will really make your trip special. Have a great time in Harajuku, and soak up as many experiences as you can!

    For more things to do in other areas, check this list out!
    Would you like to stay in Harajuku? Check out all the hotels in the area here!