Hi there! My name is Ellie, and I work at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX, the official Harajuku Tourist Information Center
I get the feeling it’s colder here in Japan than last year… But never fear! Today, I’m here to show you 6 events happening in Harajuku and Shibuya this February that will make you want to go outside.
“Night Safari Restaurant” – Banks, Shibuya
“Banks cafe & dining” are holding a very unique projection mapping event titled “Night Safari Restaurant” that started on January 30th and will run for two weeks. It’s the world’s first ever night safari restaurant, where projecting mapping will be used to make it seem as if you’re really in the jungle, to the point where you can almost touch the animals. Experience this nighttime safari using VR see the living, breathing jungle for yourself where you will get up close with lions, squirrel monkeys, zebra and other animals roaming around the restaurant.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/87346
Hello Kitty Greeting Event – Shibuya Mark City
Shibuya Mark City is teaming up with Hello Kitty to host the “Shibuya Mark City Valentine’s Campaign” which will run from January 16th to February 14th.
The campaign will celebrate the season of love with original Hello Kitty creations, ‘Gotochi Kitty’ panel exhibitions, a Hello Kitty greeting event (February 12th), a lottery to win Hello Kitty merchandise, and leaflets will be handed out for ‘Gotochi Kitty × Gotochi Menu.’
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/85578
Harajuku Fashion Walk
The Harajuku Fashion Walk is an inclusive monthly event held by Harajuku lovers of all nationalities and ages where they get together to stroll the streets of Japan’s fashion hub. To join, all you need to do is check what date the next event falls on via the event’s Twitter page (@hsrajuku_fw) and show up! It’s completely free to participate and you don’t have to sign up to anything. The event is very welcoming to foreigners, so if you’re a fashion lover, then head along. And if you’re looking to meet a real Harajuku Girl, then this is the perfect chance.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/45910
Dragon Ball Café
Renowned anime and manga series Dragon Ball, a franchise loved all over the world, has gotten its own character themed café. “Dragon Ball Café & Diner Tokyo” just opened at Natural Kitchen in Omotesando, Tokyo on January 15th. Natural Kitchen are very particular in their selection of ingredients for their meals, only picking the best. The talented chefs there have conceived a unique and original fun-packed menu completely themed around Dragon Ball. We recommend the “Four-Star Dragon Ball Omurice With Rich Demi-Glace Sauce,” a dish themed on the Four-Star Dragon Ball, the most recognisable of all the Dragon Balls.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/86377
“Gintama CAFÉ Host Club Takamagahara”
A café themed around the anime series “Gintama” will open its doors on February 15th. They have a range of unique items on the menu, such as “Takamagahara no Hostalker ga Omochisuru Tokusei Napolitan” and “Takamagahara’s Champaign Tower.” Reservations must be made before visiting, and those that do make a reservation will receive one limited edition A3 size poster randomly selected from a possible four. You can also receive your very own Gintama themed business card randomly selected from a possible seven.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/87388
“aibo room” – SHIBUYA MODI
Sony has opened the “aibo” room inside “Sony Square Shibuya,” on the first floor of SHIBUYA MODI, where visitors can play with “aibo,” an autonomous robot dog. Running until mid-March, the project will give you the exciting chance to meet the hugely popular aibo to pet him and receive his little robot paw. aibo will respond to you with his big round eyes, unique voice, ears and tail.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/83059
Did you enjoy this list? Wrap up warm and head on out to one of these fun events, and if you’re unsure of how to find any of these places then please stop by the MOSHI MOSHI BOX in Harajuku – we’d be happy to help!
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