7 Filling Burger Joints in Harajuku for Lunch & Dinner

19.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Hi, everyone! I’m Ellie, and I work over at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

 

Have you ever had it when you’re hungry and the only thing you want to pig out on is hamburgers? Did you know, there’s actually a bunch of hamburger shops in Harajuku that not many people know about yet? The burger there are really filling, so they’re great for either lunch or dinner.

 

Let’s take a look at some of these Harajuku hamburger shops.

 

 

Cafe Hohokam

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This hamburger shop is located just behind the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. They have open half-terrace seats where the sun shines in, and the stylish, relaxed interior is a characteristic feature. The buns are specially made using natural yeast. Their flavour is so rich you could even eat them without any ingredients. The chewy meat patty that sits between the fluffy bun is simply irresistible.

 

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Cafe Hohokam

Address: 2F, 3-22-14, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:30-23:00 (last orders 22:30) / Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30-16:00

No fixed holidays.

TEL: 03-5775-5708

Website: http://www.cafe-hohokam.com/

 

 

 

THE GREAT BURGER

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  It goes without saying that this is a famous hamburger shop. Even in the big city, it stands out as one of the best, bustling with customers every single day. They are praised for the perfect compatibility between the seriously juicy patty and the buns, which are specially made from natural yeast. They are recognised for their stylishly arranged American-style store, and of course the flavour of their burgers.  

 

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THE GREAT BURGER

Address: 1F, 6-12-5, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:30-23:00 (last orders 22:30) No fixed holidays.
TEL: 03-3406-1215
Website: http://www.the-great-burger.com/

 

 

 

E・A・T

 

CNN, the biggest television channel in the US, chose E・A・T as one of the best new restaurants in Tokyo in 2010. It offers authentic Californian dining, made possible by French chef Michi, who was selected as one of the top 10 chefs in Los Angeles twice between 1997-2008. The burgers at plump and fat but don’t sit heavy on your stomach, so you’ll make short work of them in no time at all.

 

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E・A・T

Address: 2-27-18 Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo

Opening Hours: Lunch – 11:30-17:00 / Dinner – 18:00-23:00 (last orders 22:00)

No fixed holidays.

TEL: 03-6459-2432

Webpage: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130603/13094589/

 

 

 

ZipZap

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ZipZap is one for adults, designed around the concept of ‘resort & relax’. You can expect to enjoy a relaxing time here, allow you to break away from the tumult of the busy city. You won’t tire of the flavour of their New York style hamburgers, no matter how many times you go to eat them. And if you go during dinner time, you can stuff your cheeks with a burger in one hand and alcohol in the other.  

 

■Information
ZipZap
Address: Sakai Bldg. 1F, 6-9-11 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:30-23:00 
TEL: 03-3499-1150
Website: http://www.zip-zap.jp/

 

 

 

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers – Omotesando Branch

 

Countless TV programs have covered this hugely popular burger chain. It has been voted Hawaii’s best burger since 2001. The owner is particular about every ingredient on the menu, and you’ll be able to tell once you sink your teeth into a burger there. The restaurant is spacious, giving a sense of liberation, and the interior decor is styled in a Hawaiian fashion. When you enter, you’ll think you’ve just stepped into Hawaii.

 

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Teddy’s Bigger Burgers (Omotesando branch)

Address: Miyazaki Bldg. 2F, 6-28-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (last orders 22:00) All Week

No fixed holidays.

TEL: 03-5774-2288

Website: http://tbbjapan.co.jp/

 

 

 

GOLDEN BROWN

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  GOLDEN BROWN classic-style burgers that can be enjoyed in a vintage environment. The outside is reminiscent of 1950s America, and the soft orange lights, together with the relaxing wooden decor, offers a comfortable atmosphere. The burgers are loved for having that authentic New York taste.  

 

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GOLDEN BROWN
Address: Omotesando Hills 3F, 4-12-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:00-23:00 / Sunday 11:00-22:00 No fixed holidays.
TEL: 03-6438-9297
Webpage: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130602/13100291/

 

 

 

San Francisco Peaks

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San Francisco Peaks is famous as being like Ura-Harajuku’s west coast. It’s a modern shop that serves mainly pancakes and hamburgers, complete with retro furniture and chic walls that present a calm ambiance. I recommend this one for people that want to enjoy a hamburger in peace at lunchtime on their day off. Their buns are made from specially made natural yeast and are cooked brown. They’re to die for!

 

■Information

San Francisco Peaks

Address: 3-28-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours:

[Monday to Friday] Breakfast 8:00-11:15 / Lunch 11:30-16:00 / Dinner 16:00-23:00 (last orders 22:30)

[Sunday & Holidays] Breakfast 9:00-11:15 / Lunch & Dinner 11:30-23:00 (last orders 22:30)

Closed: New Year’s Holidays

TEL: 03-5775-5707

Webpage: http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13144629/

 

Are you feeling hungry now from this reading list? Make use of it and master all the burger shops in Harajuku!

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  • Seven Japanese restaurants which offer fabulous lunches (below 1,500 yen) recommended by the “master” of Harajuku!

    31.October.2017 | FOOD / SPOT

    Hello, everyone. My name is Shiota. I am the curator of MOSHI MOSHI BOX’s Harajuku Information Center and I visit Harajuku about six days a week.

    In this article, I will introduce to you some restaurants where you can enjoy Japanese lunches popular among people from both home and abroad.

     

     

    “bio ojiyan café” where Japanese dishes can be enjoyed in a stylish space

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    The standard menu of this café is ojiya (rice stew) made of various healthy ingredients. You can custom-make your own ojiya by choosing the broth and toppings at will.

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    They also sell set menus such as donburis.

     

    詳しくはこちら:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/67336

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    bio ojiyan café(ビオ オジヤンカフェ)
    住所:東京都渋谷区神宮前4-26-28 矢内ビル1F
    営業時間:12:00〜21:00
    定休日:なし
    TEL:03-3746-5990
    食べログURL:https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13003318/
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    和風・イタリアンまでバラエティ豊かな「うどん伊呂波」

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    少し変わったものを提供し、お客様に楽しんで頂きたい思いから、和風×イタリアンを融合した創作うどんを考案しているお店。もちろん、しっかり和風のメニューもそ揃っています。麺にしっかりと弾力があってとても美味しいですよ。

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/67375

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    bio ojiyan café

    Address: 1F, Yanai Building, 4-26-28, JIngumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 12:00 to 21:00

    Holiday: no holiday

    TEL:03-3746-5990

    URL:https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13118779/
    ※English menu is available.

     

     

     

    “Udon Iroha” which sells a variety of udons from Italian udon noodles to Japanese udon noodles.

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    This restaurant offers original udon noodle menus which are a mixture of an Italian taste and Japanese taste. Of course, they sell many Japanese dishes as well. The noodles they offer are chewy and very delicious.

     

    Detailed information:http://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/71295

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    Trusukamero

    Address: 4-27-2, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    TEL:03-5413-3947

    Business hours: 【weekday】12:00 – 16:00(L.O.15:30) 17:30 – 23:00(L.O.22:00)

    【Saturday/Sunday/holiday】12:00 – 23:00 (L.O.22:00)

    Access: 5 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line “Meiji Jingu Mae” / 7 minutes on foot from Harajuku Station

    URL:http://www.kiwa-group.co.jp/restaurant/441/

     

     

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  • Hi everyone, Shiota here. I’m the Director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX, the official Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

    Recently, the number of people looking to eat healthily has increased immensely. A common question we’ve been getting a lot more at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX is where to find vegetarian restaurants. So I have compiled a list of 5 recommended vegetarian restaurants around the Harajuku and Omotesando area for you to try.

     

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    Yasai ga Oshii Cafe LONGINGHOUSE
    As the name suggests, this place serves up some seriously scrumptious veggies, all collected by the chef themselves, who is a vegetable connoisseur. They also have a vegan menu. The chef is an expert in vegan cuisine and provides meals for veggie lovers, as well as options for those who aren’t veggie fans. Charge your energy at these delicious vegetable cafe.

     

    ◼︎Information
    Yasai ga Oishii Cafe LONGINGHOUSE (Harajuku, Jingumae Branch)
    Address: 4-22-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00 (last orders 18:30)
    Closed: Mondays
    Access:
    6-minutes’ by foot from Exit 4 of Meiji-Jingumae Station
    8-minutes’ by foot from Exit A2 of Omotesando Station
    8-minutes’ by foot from Omotesando Exit of Harajuku Station
    Contact: 050-5571-7846
    Homepage: https://www.longinghouse.com/no.2/jingu/

     


    MOMINOKI HOUSE
    “You are what you eat.” That’s the motto of this natural food restaurant, opened by chef Eiichiro Yamada in 1976. All the meals on the menu use organic ingredients and electronically ionized water to serve customers food that is clean and healthy on the inside. The vegetables are all organically farmed, none of which contain pesticides or fertilizers.

     

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    MOMINOKI HOUSE
    Address: Ooami Bldg. 1F, 2-18-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours:
    Lunch – 11:00-15:00 (last orders 14:30
    Dinner – 17:00-23:00 (last orders 22:00)
    Closing Time – 23:00 (+ closed between 15:00-17:00)
    No fixed holidays.定休日:なし
    Access: 10-minutes’ by foot from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 7-minutes’ by foot from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    Contact: 03-3405-9144
    Website: http://www.mominoki-house.net/

     

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    Re:Nature

    This vegetarian-friendly organic restaurant directly stocks pesticide-free fruit and veg, all with distinct shapes and flavours. Everything on the menu is organic – evening the seasoning. They serve plates with plenty of fresh seasonal vegetables as well as juice including cold-pressed juice and smoothies.

     

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    Re:Nature
    Address: 3F & 4F, 3-23-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: Weekends & National Holidays – 11:00-18:00 (last orders 17:00)
    Closed: Monday to Friday
    Access: 5-minutes’ by foot from Harajuku Station via JR / 4-minutes’ by foot from Meiji-Jingumae Station via Tokyo Metro / 8-minutes’ by foot from Omotesando Station via Tokyo Metro
    Contact: 03-3404-0831
    Website: http://re-nature.jp/

     

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    BROWN RICE
    This restaurants offers whole foods, such as vegetables with the peel and seeds in tact, so you can enjoy their original delicious flavour and nutrition in its entirety. The restaurant takes the utmost care to select seasonal and organic ingredients that have thrived growing in nature so customers can feel their healthy taste in their body and mind. The vessels that the seasoning comes in, such as and miso and tare, are also all hand-made.

     

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    BROWN RICE
    Address: 1F, 5-1-8  Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:30-18:00 (food last orders 17:00 / drinks last orders 17:30)
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 1-minute by foot from Exit A1 of Omotesando Station / 6-minutes’ by foot from Exit 6 of Meiji-Jingumae Station
    Contact: 03-5778-5416
    Website: http://www.nealsyard.co.jp/brownrice/

     

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    Organic Restaurant HIROBA
    The concept of HIROBA is to create a place for people who want to eat lots of organic seasonal vegetables. This vegetarian-friendly restaurant was certified by the Japan Organic & Natural Foods Association (JONA), using more than 95% organic ingredients.

     

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    Organic Restaurant HIROBA (Tokyo Branch)
    Address: Crayonhouse Tokyo B1F, 3-8-15 Kita-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo
    Opening Hours:
    Weekdays – Lunch Time 11:00-14:00 / Tea Time 15:00-17:00 / Dinner Time 17:00-23:00
    Weekends – Lunch Time 10:30-14:00 / Tea Time 15:00-17:00 / Dinner Time 17:00-23:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 4-minutes’ by foot from Omotesando Station / 7-minutes’ by foot from Exit 6 of Meiji-Jingumae Station
    Contact: 03-3406-6409
    Website: http://www.crayonhouse.co.jp/shop/pages/restaurant.aspx

     

    Was this list helpful? These restaurants are perfect not just for vegetarians, but for people who are looking for something healthy to eat at lunch.

     

    If you’re lost or need help finding any of these places, then be sure to pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX in Harajuku and ask. We’d be happy to help!

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

    Writer: Nao Shiota (MOSHI MOSHI BOX)

     

  • The Korean shaved ice shop,“SULBING HARAJUKU” –a report by MOSHI MOSHI BOX, staff person, Midori

    16.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hello, everyone. My name is Midori Blackmore and I am a staff person of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

     

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    Do you like strawberries? I love strawberries so, I feel happy during this spring season because many desserts using strawberries are released every year.

    This time, I visited the very popular shaved ice specialized shop, “SULBING HARAJUKU” from Korea.

    The shop is always crowded in summer, but you don’t have to wait to get into the shop during the winter season.

    It might sound weird to eat ice cream during winter, but I think it is nice to eat something cold inside a warm room, for some reason.

    Eating a shaved ice inside a warm shop is the same!

     

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    The shop is located on the 2nd floor of the building where the sports store, SKECHERS is located, near the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku Station (make a right turn after getting out of the exit). The sign of the shop is small so be careful not to miss it.

    The inside of the shop is spacious and warm. Many of the customers are women but I saw some groups of men as well. A wide generation of people visit the shop.

     

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    Secure a table first before making an order at the counter. The product I ordered was a winter-limited, “Nama Ichigo SULBIN”(fresh strawberry shaved ice)!

    After ordering, take a buzzer and wait at your seat.

    When the buzzer rings, go to the counter and receive your shaved ice.

     

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    “Nama Ichigo SULBIN”(fresh strawberry shaved ice) 1,400 yen (tax included)

     

    Boom!

    The product was bigger than I thought. Look at the size of it!

    You will realize that it is not a normal shaved ice as soon as you put it into your mouth.

    The ice is very fine and has a soft texture. Even when it is cold out, the ice will not result in a “rush to the head”and you will be able enjoy the fresh ice texture.

    Also, the shaved ice of this shop has the flavor of milk! The combination of the milk-flavored shaved ice and lots of strawberries goes very well.

     

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    Red bean jam paste is inside the shaved ice so you will never get tired of eating this sweets item.

    SULBIN HARAJUKU sells many kinds of menu items.

     

     

    @chikatetsu0727がシェアした投稿

    One popular menu item is“Mango Cheese SULBIN” 1,500 yen (tax included)

     


    A popular item that is not a sweets is  (food menu)“Mozzarella Toppogi Toast” 1,100 (tax included)

    For those of you who do not have “a sweet tooth,”I recommend that you share an ice shaving dish with your friends or with your boyfriend.

     

    ソルビン原宿 生いちごソルビン
    “Nama Ichigo SULBIN” will be sold until February for sure but it might not be sold in March. Let’s go to the shop as soon as possible!!

     

    ◼︎Information

    SULBING HARAJUKU

    Address: 2F, Green Oak Harajuku, 1-14-34, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 – 20:00(LAST ORDER 19:30)

    Fixed holiday: undecided

    Access: 58m from the Takeshita exit of JR Yamanote Line – Harajuku Station

    1 minute on foot from the 2nd exit of Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line – Meiji Jingu Station
    TEL:03-6721-0404

    URL:http://www.sulbing.jp/

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

  • 6 Cafés Open Early in Harajuku—Begin Your Day Luxuriously with Breakfast

    13.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD

    Hi, everyone. I’m Ellie, and I work at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

     

    Relaxing in a café with a cup of coffee in the early morning – days off like these are true happiness, aren’t they? The truth is, shops in Harajuku open a little late, so there aren’t many places that open in the early hours.

     

    I’m going to recommend to you several cafés in Harajuku that open in the morning and serve breakfast. Be sure to stop by any of them before you begin your day’s shopping.

     

    BURN SIDE ST CAFÉ

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    This café is a 6-minute walk from Harajuku Station and is filled with an American-style atmosphere. They don’t have a morning menu, but they’re open at 9:30 on weekdays and 8:30 on weekends and holidays, so you can still enjoy your morning with their regular menu. A popular item on the menu are their soufflé pancakes. They’re fluffy and just melt in your mouth. There’s a range of different types you can choose from, from pancakes with seasonal fruits to a tiramisu-style pancake. Why not try finding your favourite?

     

    Information

    BURN SIDE ST CAFE

    Address: 4-29-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Weekdays 9:30-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 8:30-21:00

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3403-0660

    Website: http://b-s-s-cafe.com

     

     

    Réfectoire

    yucaさん(@cayu)がシェアした投稿

    This Harajuku bakery & café is open from 8:30. They have Free Wi-Fi and electrical outlets, making it a great spot for getting some work done in the morning. The bakery serves lots of take-out food, and the breakfast menu has an assortment of toast, French toast and bread. You can get any of these as a set with a drink and salad. With its bright, Southern France style interior, this is a nice place to enjoy your morning.

     

    Information

    Réfectoire

    Address: Takeokikuchi Bldg. 3F, 6-25-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Toyko

    Access: 8-minutes on foot from Harajuku Station

    Opening Hours: 8:30-19:30 (Bakery open until 20:00)

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3797-3722

    Website: http://lepetitmec.com/location/refectoire/

     

     

    Bills – Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

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    Bills serve the world’s most famous breakfast. This branch can be found about 5-minutes’ walk from Harajuku Station on the seventh floor of Tokyo Plaza. Tokyo Plaza is closed in the morning times, but the elevator up to bills is functional. They have a big selection on their breakfast menu. I recommend the ricotta cheese pancake. The honeycomb butter smells sweet on the fluffy and moist pancake. Their specially-made scrambled egg is also exquisite and just melts on your tongue. The world’s best is right here, so be sure to experience it.

     

    Information

    Bills Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

    Address: Tokyo Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:30-23:00

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-5772-1133

    Website: http://omohara.tokyu-plaza.com/shopguide/detail_138.html

     

     

    Bread, Espresso &

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    “Bread, Espresso &” is a café and bakery 5-minutes’ walk from Omotesando Station and 15-minutes’ walk from Harajuku Station. This place has immense popularity and has people lining up outside in the morning before it opens. Their popular menu item is the French toast they serve, which is only available on weekdays in the morning and at teatime. The French toast is thick, the outside is crunchy, and the inside is soft. It’s known to even sell out very quickly, so you’d best be up early if you want a bite.

     

    Information

    Bread, Espresso &

    Address: 3-4-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: 8:00-20:00

    Closed: Every 2nd Monday of the month (If this falls on a holiday, the shop will close the following day)

    TEL: 03-5410-2040

    Website: http://www.bread-espresso.jp

     

     

    Eco Farm Cafe 632

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    This café and bakery has earned a reputation for its menu which uses vegetables grown at the company’s own plantation. Seating 150 people, this place is spacious, and offers a calm and quiet environment that will have you forgetting the tumult of Harajuku. Their breakfast menu includes croissants, toast and pancakes, all of which you can have with fruit and salad, and depending on what you order, you can also get bacon, sausages and other things too. You can also choose a drink to make a set at ¥630, such as their own blend of coffee. Their breakfast menu is great because you get at a cheap price.

     

    Information

    Eco Farm Cafe 632

    Address: 6-32-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9:00-23:00 / Sunday & Holidays 9:00-21:30

    No Fixed Holidays.

    TEL: 03-3498-0632

    Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13010652/

     

     

    Revive Kitchen Three Aoyama

    misa🐰さん(@s__nmisa)がシェアした投稿

    Enjoy healthy cold pressed juice made with carefully selected organic ingredients and nutrient-rich meals made with original recipes at this place. They also have things like gluten-free pancakes, so this one’s recommended for people looking to be healthy.

     

    Information

    Revive Kitchen Three Aoyama

    Address: 3-12-13 Kita-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo

    Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 7:00-21:00 / Weekends & Holidays 10:00-20:00

    Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month / New Year’s Holidays

    TEL: 0120 898 003

    Website: http://aoyama.threecosmetics.com/dining-menu/

     

     

    I hope you enjoyed this list. Start your wonderful day with a nice breakfast.

  • Harajuku Lunch Guide: Cafés & Restaurants Recommended by MOSHI MOSHI BOX Staff (Part 1)

    12.February.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

    Hi, everyone. I’m Shiota, and I’m the Director at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center. Are you ever stuck on where to eat lunch in Harajuku because everywhere’s too busy? I’m always unsure.

     

    So today, the knowledgeable staff at the MOSHI MOSHI BOX will recommend some great locations for lunch they have been to where you can enjoy a bite to eat.

     

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    Natural Stance
    Head down the road located between Murasaki Sports and New Balance along Meiji-dori. You’ll find a clothes store called WOMB on the left. Head up the stairs next to it to find Natural Stance. It has a welcoming atmosphere and is very relaxing. You can go there just for a drink or you can fill your belly with a meal. The desserts are delicious too!

     

    ◼︎Information
    Natural Stance
    Address: Field One Bldg. B1F, 3-21-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-24:00
    Closed: New Year’s Day
    Access: 5-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-3402-1855
    Website: https://cafeandbarnaturalstance.on.omisenomikata.jp/

     

     

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    cafe STUDIO
    cafe STUDIO can be found in the same building as the Adidas shop along Meiji-dori. Kick your feet up and relax on one of the sofas inside, or if you’re in a rush, you can order for takeout. Best of all, they even have Free Wi-Fi!

     

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    cafe STUDIO
    Address: YM Square Harajuku 1F, 4-31-10 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (Food Last Orders 22:00 / Drinks Last Orders 22:30)
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line
    TEL: 050-5570-7944
    Website: http://www.cafe-studio.jp

     

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    Kunsei Maruho
    Kunseu Maruho is an izakaya that can be found along “Tonchan-dori” behind the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. This hidden gem offers a hearty traditional Japanese lunch at a reasonable price.

     

    ◼︎Information
    Kunseu Maruho
    Address: Tobita Bldg. B1F, 3-21-21 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30-14:00 (until 15:00 on Weekends) / Izakaya Service 17:30-24:00 (last order 23:30)
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 7-minutes walk from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-6459-2674
    Website: http://www3.ocn.ne.jp/~maruho/

     

     

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    bills – Omotesando Harajuku
    “bills” needs no introduction – they serve the world’s best breakfast. The lines to get in get particularly busy in the afternoon, but you won’t have to wait long if you go in the morning. You can find it on the seventh floor of Tokkyu Plaza at Harajuku crossing. Their famous pancakes are definitely delicious, but they have a hefty selection to choose from on the food menu. And the terrace seats feel great when it’s sunny!

     

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    bills Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
    Address: Tokkyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 7F, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening hours: 8:30-23:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-5772-1133
    Website: http://billsjapan.com/jp

     

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    Bio Ojiyan Cafe
    Walk down the street between Murasaki Sports and New Balance near the MOSHI MOSHI BOX and make a right at the Family Mart convenience store. There, you’ll find Bio Ojiyan Cafe on your right. All the items shown the signboard look amazing, but even with the standard, set items on the menu, you’ll be spoiled for choice since there’s so much to choose from.

     

    Check out Shiota and Ellie’s trip to this cafe for more details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/67375

     

    ■Information
    Bio Ojiyan Cafe
    Address: 1F, 4-26-28, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 12:00-21:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 8-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-3746-5990
    Webpage: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1306/A130601/13003318/

    Did you enjoy this list? If you’re planning a trip to Harajuku, keep it with you so you can find great a place to eat lunch.

     

    And if you’re unsure of how to get to any of these places, just pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. We’d be glad to help!

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center

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    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. The staff there are experts on the Harajuku area. You can get the most up-to-date news of Harajuku from the site.

     

    Services:

    Service list

    ・free wi-fi

    ・free water

    ・free PC & charge

    ・baggage room

    ・gift shop

    ・currency exchange

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays

    Contact: 03-2225-6447

    Twitter・Instagram @mmb_harajuku

     

    Writer: Nao Shiota (MOSHI MOSHI BOX)

     

  • 5 Cafés & Spots in Harajuku With Free Wi-Fi & Electrical Outlets

    08.February.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi, everyone. I’m Shiota, the Director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

    I’m sure we’ve all experienced it where we want to look something up but our mobile phone is about to run out of battery. So today, I’m going to introduce you to some Free Wi-Fi spots and cafés and spots with electrical outlets around Harajuku for when you need to run and look something up, when you need to work or if there’s an emergency.

     

     

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    Nescafe Harajuku
    This café has a real sense of liberation about it with the high ceiling, and it’s extremely clean. It’s also great location for spending a long period of time and relaxing. And if you order the “1 Day Free Mug” over in the merchandise corner, you can get all-you-can-drink coffees from their ‘variety’ selection!

     

    ◼︎Information
    Nescafe Harajuku
    Address: 1-22-8 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 3-minutes by foot from Harajuku Station’s Takeshita Exit
    TEL: 03-5772-2038
    Website: https://nestle.jp/entertain/cafe/harajuku/#concept

     

     

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    LATTEST
    At LATTEST, you can look forward to enjoying a live atmosphere as baristas extract espressos and create latte art. The stylish interior is pleasant and will calm your mind. The drinks menu features strong-ish espresso coffees.

     

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    LATTEST
    Address: 3-5-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:00~19:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 5-minutes by foot from Meiji Jingumae
    TEL: 03-6447-2607
    Website: http://lattest.jp/index.html

     

     

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    Design Festa Cafe & Bar
    This café is situated in the courtyard at Design Festa, an art gallery. You can enjoy a healthy and organic bite to eat while surrounded by plentiful nature and unique artwork. It’s a hidden gem only known to those in the know.

     

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    Design Festa Cafe & Bar
    Address: 3-20-18 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 11:00~23:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 5-minutes by foot from Exit 4 of Meiji Jingumae Staion via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 8-minutes by foot from Takeshita Exit at Harjauku Station via the JR Yamanote Line
    Website: http://www.df-cafe.com/

     

     

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    Tully’s Coffee Omotesando Hills
    Tully’s Coffee is a popular coffee chain in Japan. This one can be found on the bottom floor of the Omotesando Hills shopping complex, so it’s easily accessible if you’re out shopping. They have electrical outlets at the counter, so you can have a relaxing time.

     

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    Tully’s Coffee Omotesando Hills
    Address: Omotesando Hills West Building B1F, 4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 8:00-22:00
    No fixed holidays.
    Access: 4-minutes by foot from Exit 5 of Meiji Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line / 7-minutes by foot from the Omotesando Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes by foot from Exit A2 of Omotesando Station
    TEL: 03-6804-6310
    Website: http://www.tullys.co.jp.2-t.jp/bMLE

     

     

    MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center
    MOSHI MOSHI BOX is a tourist information center run by MOSHI MOSHI NIPPON located at the cross road of Takeshita Street, Meiji Street, and Harajuku Street. We offer lots of different services. As well as Wi-Fi and electrical outlets, we also offer tourist information, currency exchange, and baggage storage. We can help you out!

     

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    Address: 3-23-5 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00
    Closed: New Year’s Holidays
    Access: 6-minutes by foot from Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes by foot from Meiji Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line
    TEL: 03-2225-6447

     

    Was this list useful? Be sure to use it as reference when you’re in Harajuku in case you’re in need of Wi-Fi or device charging.

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    Services:
    ・Free Wi-Fi       ・Free water
    ・Free PC charging  ・Luggage storage
    ・Souvenirs       ・Money exchange

    Hours: 10:00-18:00
    Closed: New Year’s Holiday
    Telephone: 03-2225-6447
    Twitter・Instagram: @mmb_harajuku

     

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    28.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    “HARAJUKU AR BOX -table projection mapping cafe-,” a cafe in Harajuku whose name speaks for itself, has announced its second collaboration with Rilakkuma to bring the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe which will open for a limited time from April 3, 2020 to June 28, 2020.

     

    The cafe’s first collaboration with Rilakkuma was in December last year. It was called “Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror” and earned itself many fans for its cute food and decor, but especially for its interactive tables which used projection mapping technology to have Rilakkuma and friends running around people’s tables.

     

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    Fruit is the theme of the new Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, which follows that Chairoikoguma and the other characters have gathered lots of nutritious fruit to fill up the belly of hungry Rilakkuma.

     

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    Rilakkuma’s Fruit Salad – ¥1,590

    Get your fill of refreshing fruit from this fruit salad plate which has Rilakkuma poking his cute face out from behind it all. When you order this dish, you’ll need to touch the fruits that appear on the table to give them to Rilakkuma.

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    Chairoikoguma’s Orange Burger – ¥1,690

    The bun of this hearty burger is branded with Chairokoguma’s cute bear face. But what happens when you squeeze Rilakkuma’s orange? (*Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

     

    Desserts

    Rilakkuma’s Maku Maku Fruit Tree Parfait – ¥1,590

    Korilakkuma’s Maku Maku Strawberry Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving April 3, 2020 – May 17, 2020 only)

    Kiiroitori’s Maku Maku Peach Tree Parfait – ¥1,590 (Serving May 20, 2020 – June 28, 2020 only)

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    Drinks

    Rilakkuma & Friends Maku Maku Drinks – ¥790 / With Glass – ¥1,990

    Warm & Fluffy With Everyone Cafe Latte – ¥890

    Pick between one of the cold beverages, or if it’s a cold day, warm up with a hot drink. Feel warm and fluffy like Rilakkuma and his friends with a warm beverage after your parfait.

     

    Exclusive Merchandise & Bonus Items

    Pin Badges (9 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥400

    Acrylic Key Rings (8 Designs/Chosen Randomly) – ¥500

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    Stickers (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Coasters (4 Designs/Chosen Randomly)

    Book a table online in advance and receive one of four possible stickers. Order a drink at the cafe and get one of the four coasters!

     

    You’re sure to get your five-a-day when you dine at the Rilakkuma Fruits Cafe, opening for spring on April 3, 2020 in Harajuku.

     

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  • Pompompurin Celebrates 24th Anniversary With Birthday Menu at the Pompompurin Cafe

    27.March.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Sanrio’s popular character Pompompurin is celebrating his 24th anniversary at three branches of the Pompompurin Cafe in Harajuku, Yokohama, and Umeda with a special birthday menu that will be served for the whole month of April.

     

    A special celebratory menu for the floppy-eared golden retriever

    The official date for Pompompurin’s birthday is April 16. The birthday menu line-up includes two food items, a drink made in collaboration with popular Japanese picture book author Yukako Ohde, and some novelty gifts.

     

    Birthday Menu

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    This cute bisque soup has Pompompurin and Muffin holding a colourful boquet made from broccoli and mashed potatoes made to look like roses. It has a rich but mild flavour, and is both adorable and filling.

    Happy Birthday Strawberry Mousse – ¥790 (Before Tax)

    The strawberry mousse has a fluffy texture and refreshing, sweet taste. It can be eaten as it is or drizzled with the accompanying raspberry sauce.

    Yukako Ohde x Pompompurin Lemonade – ¥550 (Before Tax)

    Take a sip from this delicious lemonade from a straw adorned with a cute, warm illustration of Pompompurin by Yukako Ohde.

     

    Exclusive Anniversary Novelty Gifts

    Lunch Mat Design

    Customers who dine at any of the three cafes during the anniversary celebration will receive a free lunch mat.

    Coaster Designs

    And those who order the lemonade will receive a coaster with designs illustrated by Yukako Ohde. The designs are different at each branch of the Pompompurin Cafe. You can also receive another special coaster if you spend over ¥1,000 each (tax included) at Pompompurin Cafe Umeda and KIDDY LAND Osaka Umeda. Simply show your receipts at the cafe.

     

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  • MUUN SEOUL: Harajuku’s Korean Cafe Serving Instagrammable ‘Fatcaron’ Macarons

    19.March.2020 | FEATURES / FOOD

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    Photo by Nagisa Kobayashi @popo_318

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  • Harajuku’s KAWAII MONSTER CAFE Begins Spring Fair ‘KAWAII×Sakura×Easter 2020’

    16.March.2020 | FOOD

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    This year, the cafeーwhich is based on the idea of customers being inside the stomach of a giant monster that’s eaten Harajuku wholeーis holding a spring fair entitled “KAWAII×Sakura×Easter 2020” which is running from March 13 to April 26. The menu line-up incorporates elements of Japanese spring with a colourful Harajuku twist, from Easter to cherry blossoms.

     

    *Menu item names have been translated from Japanese

    Colourful Pop Burger Cock-A-Doodle-Doo Monster – ¥1,680

    This new chicken monster burger is stuffed full of delicious goodness, including sukiyaki.

    Cherry Blossom Bloom Rice – ¥1,300

    The year is 2020, and spring has arrived in Japan. This Earth-inspired blue rice has cherry blossom coloured cheese fondue dolloped on top of it which is sat on a bed of black curry. The spicy curry has delicious burnt caramel inside it.

    Tropical Bibimbap – ¥1,200

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    UFO Doughnut Pancakes – ¥1,200

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    Sakura Mousse Piyo Piyo Cake – ¥980

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    Pastel Easter Sakura Rabbit Parfait – ¥2,400

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    15.March.2020 | FOOD

    Shiseido Parlour, a pioneer of Japanese-style Western cuisine, has announced that it is opening its new restaurant and lounge Shiseido Parlour The Harajuku on the 8th floor of WITH HARAJUKU, a shopping centre located in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo, on April 25, 2020.

    Goshu no Sosai With Seasonal Ingredients

    Main Dish

    Shiseido Parlour The Harajuku breathes new life into the Japanese-style Western cuisine that has been cultivated in Ginza for 100 years, serving up a new prix fixe-style fixed price menu that elevates the taste, smell, and appearance of the seasonal ingredients used, from a Japanese way of thinking. This food can be enjoyed with a glass of one of the main wines selected by the restaurant’s sommeliers, high-quality tea, and more.

     

    Meals are enjoyed even more by the view offered at the restaurant, where you can see shrine groves of Meiji Jingu Shrine.

    Main Dining

    Forest Dinner (Chef’s Recommendation) – ¥12,000 (Tax Included)

    The design concept for the restaurant interior is forests. The restaurant promises a relaxing atmosphere like that of being wrapped amongst the mighty trees of the woods, the cool air blowing, and the rays of the sun spilling through the trees.

     

    The interior design was created by Kazuya Ura, a Japanese architect who was involved with the building plan for the Kyoto State Guest House. The restaurant lounge features glass art on the wall which captures the image of sunlight filtering through the trees. This was created by Japanese glass designer Ikko Itabashi.

    Lounge

    The chic red lounge offers a view of the garden terrace and faces the direction of Akasaka. Tuck into appetisers and desserts and enjoy sipping on a drink. This is a great place to sit after your meal or for meeting up with someone.

     

    If you’re visiting Harajuku during your trip to Japan, why not pop into the new Shiseido Parlour The Harajuku?

  • MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS Opens Sentō Bathhouse and Sumō-Themed Fusion Accommodation Called ‘DOSUKOI’

    09.March.2020 | SPOT

    MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS is located in the heart of Harajuku’s tourism welcomes travellers from all over the world to immerse in Japanese culture in a way they’ve never experienced before. The cherry blossom-themed accommodation SAKURA is a blooming success throughout the year and ORIGAMI’s mesmerizing and clever designs never fail to make tourists crease their necks in amusement. 

     

    The third Japanese culture accommodation has stomped into MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS as a fusion of sumō wrestling and sentō bathhouse culture called ‘DOSUKOI’. The word dosukoi is phrase that sumo wrestlers shout out to get hyped up – perfectly summing up your excitement as you explore this spectacular fusion world from corner to corner. From a giant sumō hand to a historical sentō bathtub with a magnificent mural artwork scenery, the entrance, living room and sentō-style bathing area is overflowing with originality.

     

    Living Room

    The entrance to the living room is themed around a sentō bath. The tiled roof and traditional entranceway noren fabric dividers will be the first thing to welcome tired travellers. 

    A giant sumō hand overshadows the light on the ceiling, representing the tsuppari striking technique used by sumō wrestlers. The furniture, including the soft sofa, rug and chairs, is white and beige to represent the colour of the sumō ring. 

    The relaxing room is punctuated with powerful illustrations of sumō wrestlers that cover the wallpaper. 

     

    Bathroom

    The round bathtub is made from Japanese cypress wood and is large enough to fit 3-4 people – perfect to soak off your tiredness with friends and family. A large wall painting (mural)  of a grand ocean view dominated by Mount. Fuji stretches across the wall. A purple curtain is suspended above the circular bath, representing the mizuhikimaku curtain which hangs above a sumō ring. 

    The dressing area is equipped with a fridge and chair like a traditional bathhouse. DOSUKOI guests will also find complimentary bath salts which are a gift.

    The grand mural is an original piece by Kiyoto Maruyama – one of Japan’s three remaining sentō mural artists. This graceful painting was created using a large and smaller brush. As you admire the bold colours and fine details of this rare art, which is fading away as society progresses, you will be sent on a journey back through time. 

     

    Bedroom

    The spacious sleeping area consists of two levels, each of which has enough room for two people to sleep. The room also has another bed in storage, meaning that up to five guests can stay. 

     

    Sink and Toilet

    The separate sink area is equipped with a hair dryer. There is also a Japanese Washlet toilet with multiple functions. 

     

    Amenities and Extras

    The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking utensils, a microwave, refrigerator and all the daily essentials. 

    After a long, relaxing hot soak, put on a light yokozuna yukata robe and you’ll feel just like a sumō champion. There are also many amenities and items that fit with the DOSUKOI theme. 

    MOSHI MOSHI ROOMS isn’t just a hotel but is also the perfect party space for you and your friends to get together. As the cold days are still with us, how about warming up in a toasty sentō-style bathtub with your friends?

  • J-Pop Group Perfume to Open Fashion Pop-Up Shop ‘Perfume Closet’ at Laforet Harajuku

    16.February.2020 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Worldwide famous Japanese pop group Perfume are taking their fashion project “Perfume Closet” to Laforet Harajuku where it will run in a pop-up shop from February 20-26 this year.

     

    Perfume Closet is a fashion project helmed by Perfume which aims to connect with fans through Perfume’s music by making outfits. This is the fourth time Perfume Closet has opened, and will feature a line-up entitled “Perfume Closet 2020SS” which is part of what Perfume are calling “Phase 2,” which started in January this year and centres on clothing. It follows on from “Phase 1” which featured a line-up of miscellaneous items.

    SATIN COMBI TRENCH COAT – ¥49,500 (Tax Included) / FLOWER PLEATS DRESS – ¥44,000 (Tax Included)

    SHEER COMBI KNIT ¥17,600 (Tax Included) / 2 WAY PLEATS SKIRT ¥35,200 (Tax Included)

    RELAX WEAR (LADIES) – ¥16,500 (Tax Included) / PLEATS SLEEVE TEE (WHITE) – ¥9,900 (Tax Included) / SHEER COMBI RELAX PANTS – ¥22,000 (Tax Included)

    The pop-up shop will stock a plethora of items made by the Perfume members, who worked on the designs, chose the materials, and crafted the silhouettes. It includes everything from coats to one pieces, blouses, bottoms, as well as unisex items men can wear too like pants, shirts, and more.

     

    Fans of Perfume and fans of Japanese fashion aren’t going to want to miss out on the new Perfume Closet, open for one week only starting next Thursday!

  • IKEA Harajuku to Open in April 2020 as IKEA Japan’s First Central Tokyo Branch

    15.February.2020 | SPOT

    IKEA Japan has announced the opening of its first central Tokyo branch. Located inside WITH HARAJUKU, and just a 1-minute walk from Harajuku Station, the store will officially open its doors on April 25, 2020.

     

    Harajuku is the hub of Japanese youth fashion culture, and is known the world over as one of the main tourist spots for those travelling to Tokyo. IKEA is taking its Swedish roots and planting them in the ground of central Tokyo with its spacious new storeーwhich will also have its own cafe.

     

    If you’re travelling to Tokyo, make sure to pay IKEA Harajuku a visit during your inevitable Harajuku shopping spree.

  • 6 Stylish Cafés in Ginza You Have To Visit

    09.February.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    Ginza is a district in Tokyo that lures in all the young people. From its high-brand fashion trends to its stylish top-tier cafés and restaurants, the minute the weekend arrives, Ginza is a tourism hotspot flourishing with young people looking for a good time.

     

    When planning a day out shopping with friends in Ginza, for many of us the day’s events revolve around where to go for lunch. Luckily, Instagram expert omao, whose city café and restaurant expertise is on a whole new level, has stepped in to help by sharing six stylish cafés in Ginza with us.

     

    bills, Ginza

    Ricotta Pancakes: ¥2,000 (Before Tax)

    Bills is famous for their pancakes. Check out this luxurious stack of three thick ricotta cheese pancakes. Indulge in the flavour of ricotta cheese and the slightly salty butter, which softens the sweetness. Pour on the maple syrup to unlock a whole new level of deliciousness. It may be crowded on the weekends, but weekday mornings are a good time to go to ensure you get a spot. 

     

    ▼bills Ginza

    Opening Hours: 8:30-23:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: Okura House 12F, 2-6-12, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Website: https://billsjapan.com/jp/銀座

     

    THE CITY BAKERY

    Cinnamon Roll: ¥320 (Before Tax) , Other Items Unknown

    city bakery is a café and bakery with its main branch located in New York. It is so popular that in Tokyo alone you can find a city bakery in Nakameguro, Shinagawa, Kichijōji and three more locations. As the name suggests, their specialty is bread but they also make amazing hamburgers, soups, salads and alcoholic drinks. The best part is that you can sit in the café and enjoy freshly baked bread still hot from the oven. 

     

    ▼THE CITY BAKERY

    Opening Hours: 7:30-22:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: B2F, Tokyu Plaza, 5-2-1, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official Website: https://thecitybakery.jp

     

    Ginza Ginger

    Ginza Ginger’s main store is located in Ginza but there is also a branch at Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi. Having said that, the calm and exquisite atmosphere at the Ginza branch definitely makes it the winner of the two. Although shaved ice is usually only seen around Japan in summer, Ginza Ginger serves it throughout the year. They sell seasonal shaved ice flavours too which is highly recommended. If you’re looking for a souvenir, don’t forget to pick up their souvenir sweets which are made from ginger.

     

    ▼Ginza Ginger (Ginza main store)

    Opening Hours:11:00-20:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: Quartier Blanc GINZA, 1F2F, 1,4,3, Ginza, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13143693/

     

    Ginza West

    Ginza West has been around for a long time and is dedicated to delivering the best flavours by using natural ingredients and avoiding artificial colours and flavours. Pure white tablecloths are spread over the tables and chairs, creating a bright mood perfect for enjoying a dessert to yourself. Their popular “leaf pie” biscuits are the perfect souvenir for that friend who couldn’t come.

     

    ▼Ginza West

    Opening Hours:

    Weekdays: 9:00-22:00 (Shop Closes: 23:00)

    Weekends and National Holidays: 11:00-20:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: 7-3-6, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official Website: https://www.ginza-west.co.jp

     

    Cafe Paulista, Ginza Main Branch

    Cafe Paulista is said to be the place of origin for the slang word “Ginbura” which is a combination of the words “Ginza” and “Brazilian coffee” and literally means “to hang out” (have a coffee) with friends in Ginza. Although this café enjoys a classic and quiet atmosphere, it is the perfect place to make yourself at home and settle down with a warming cup of coffee. Come enjoy your weekend caffeine dose with a small slice of cake and you won’t be disappointed.

     

    ▼Cafe Paulista, Ginza Main Branch

    Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday:8:30-21:30

    Sundays and National Holidays: 11:30-20:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: Nagasaki Center Bldg.1F, 8-9-16, Ginza, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

    Official Website: http://www.paulista.co.jp

     

    centre the bakery

    Tasting Set: ¥1,700

    This café sells a shokupan set (sliced loaf set) which you can taste and compare. You can choose to eat in, however it is best to reserve in advance as it gets crowded quite quickly. This place is so popular that the queue for take out orders can stretch for an hour. Having said that, it is really worth the wait. You’re guaranteed to leave fully satisfied. 

     

    ▼centre the bakery

    Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00
    No Fixed Holidays
    Address: 1-2-1,Chuo Ward, Tokto

    Website: https://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A130101/13157424/

     

    So, how about it?

    If you’re stuck on where to go for food in the city, you can count on omao‘s Instagram to be there to help. However, you won’t be able to stop yourself from drooling – you have been warned. 

     

    Photos and Original Text by: omao

  • Visiting @cosme TOKYO in HarajukuーThe Place That Satisfies All Of Your Makeup & Cosmetic Needs

    04.February.2020 | Uncategorized

    @cosme TOKYO is a new flagship store that opened in front of Harajuku Station in Tokyo on January 10, 2020.

     

    @cosme is a web portal centred on makeup and cosmetics. Offering a wealth of beauty information from a number of perspective, the website lets you see the latest trending items in the makeup world from the word on the streetーby letting people comment on and rank itemsーoffers solutions to skincare and makeup-related problems, and more.

    @cosme TOKYO is the first-ever physical store by @cosme. Its floor space spans over 1,300 square meters where it houses an enormous selection of cosmetics and makeup products, from inexpensive and affordable quality items to luxury brands. Since opening, it has become the talk of the town in Harajuku.

     

    It’s comprised of three floors, each with their own highlights. Let’s go and check it out.

     

    1st Floor: A Hall of Fame for the latest most popular cosmetics

    When you walk into the first floor area, the first thing that’s sure to catch your eye is the incredible “Best Cosmetic Award Tower,” a collection of items that have have won past cosmetic awards for being the best. All the cosmetics are stacked up high in their own little display case.

    As you proceed further across the shop floor, there is the “@cosme Weekly Ranking” corner which ranks the most popular items on the website for that week, so customers can always know what products are the best to incorporate into their makeup and beauty routine.

    But perhaps the centrepiece of @cosme TOKYO is the “Tester Bar,” where customers are free to try out products using the puffs and cotton pads provided. There’s also a tap and sink for rinsing. You can’t deny how great this service is; without worrying about others, you can try out all the cosmetics to your heart’s desire and then buy them if they’re to your liking.

     

    There are also smart lockers so you can lock your things away, allowing for your hands to be free while you test makeup and shop. But it doesn’t stop there, as there’s even a foreign currency exchange machine which caters for 85 currencies in 120 countries.

     

    2nd Floor: Men’s cosmetics, beauty equipment, and more

    Up on the second floor, you’ll find another area that ranks products, this time the ones with the most sales at @cosme TOKYO. Everything is displayed in such a way that it’s easy to find products as they are separated by base makeup, mascara, lipsticks, and so on. You’ll find pop artwork hand drawn by the staff to highlight products, so enjoy comparing and considering all the different items.

    Recently in Japan, men’s products have been garnering attention, and so @cosme have created an entire section dedicated to male and unisex makeup items. Picking out makeup with your partner is goals, and now it’s finally becoming a reality.

    Another area that’s popularーwith both Japanese people and foreignersーis one that stocks cosmetics made with naturally-derived ingredients from Japan, as well as products with Japanese-style packaging. It’s perfect if you’re looking for Japanese-specific items or for gifts and souvenirs.

    Also on the second floor are beauty mirrors so you can check yourself out as well as two Tester Bars, so you can try out products here too.

    If you have kids, you can drop them off in the kid’s area while you shop. There’s also bread-feeding rooms and places for changing diapers. They have it all!

     

    3rd Floor: A place to relax exclusive to @cosme app users

    The third floor is home to a lounge that can only be used by those who have the @cosme app installed on their phone. It can be used for relaxing or for hanging out with friends. It’s hard to find a such a quiet and relaxing place like this so close to Harajuku Station.

    If you want to retouch your makeup, there’s a powder space you can do that for free, as well as oxygen boxes. This floor is packed full of different great services.

     

    @cosme also has its own points system. One point equals one yen, and you get five for just visiting the store.

     

    Anyone and everyone can enjoy a fun and easy shopping experience

     

    Each product in the store has a JAN code on it which when scanned at one of the tablets in store will give you information about that product in multiple languages, including English, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, and Korean. This goes for the map of each floor too, so you can find out what each floor offers without getting lost.

    @cosme TOKYO also has free Wi-Fi, and can also ship products around Japan. It offers a comprehensive shopping experience that caters to both Japanese and foreign customers.

    You’re sure to find many items you like when visiting @cosme TOKYO, so you can’t miss out on visiting if you’re travelling to Harajuku or Tokyo. Enjoy shopping!

  • Experience a Cherry Blossom Burger in Kyoto’s Famous Cherry Blossom Tourist Spot Arashiyama

    30.January.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    This March, a restaurant in Arashiyama, Kyoto, that goes by the name CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee, has announced it will release its new “Sakura Burger” (Cherry Blossom Burger) for the spring season.

    CROSS Burger&Beer/Coffee is a restaurant known for its burgers made with pitch black buns – a result from combining the mixture with bamboo charcoal – which are served on afternoon tea stands. All of their patties are made with 100% domestic wagyu, specifically hiragyu from the town of Tanba in Kyoto. To ensure the meat maintains its high quality texture, it is minced together with shoulder and shank, which also creates great flavour.

     

    The new cherry blossom burger uses a pink bun like that of the springtime flower. It has a chewy texture, and the surface is charred so that the outside is crispy and the inside soft. It also means that the meat juice permeates the bun better, and without making it go soggy. The patty is uses the same hiragyu meat, which is breaded and deep-fried to create what is known as menchi-katsu in Japanese. By doing this, it locks in the characteristic and unique flavour of the meat, as well its juice.

     

    Drizzled over the patty is a homemade tartar sauce with Kyoto-style chopped vegetables pickled in salt as the base. The restaurant chops up the vegetables randomly to leave texture in the sauce, which has a refreshing taste thanks to them, creating a flavour you’ll enjoy until the last bite. The burger is also stuffed with a sunny-side up egg and purple cabbage, the latter of which has a slightly bitter bite to it, resulting in an amalgamation of mouth-watering flavours.

    Order together with a cocktail or soda float to create an Instagrammable photo.

     

    If you’re heading to Japan to visit Kyoto this cherry blossom season, head to Arashiyama to enjoy the sights and a delicious Sakura Burger.

  • Japan’s First CBD Shop ‘HealthyTOKYO’ to Open in Harajuku in February

    29.January.2020 | FOOD / SPOT

    HealthyTOKYO is set to open as the first shop in Japan specialising in the selling of CBD oil, and it’s doing so in Harajukuーone of Tokyo’s most famous towns that’s at the forefront of trends and pop culture. It is both a shop and a cafe.

     

    CBD oil has seen a spike in sales over the past year. Made from hemp, research shows that there are many health benefits to using CBD. The main gains are from helping reduce stress, relieving pain, improving sleep, and helping prevent skin inflammation.

     

    CBD is used by mixing it with food or drink. It’s also been recognised as having an effect as an ingredient in cosmetics and creams. While CBD oil is legal in Japan, the country’s law is strict when it comes to traces of THC, and so only allows oils with 0%.


    As well as the oil itself, HealthyTOKYO will also stock a variety of vegan sweets and drinks containing CBD. The food line-up includes vegan-friendly cheesecake, mont blanc, and gateau chocolate, as well as gluten-free lasagne, amongst many other things. For drinks, there’s a variety of organic matcha, coffee, and more. A lot of these foods and drinks can be ordered with CBD oil too.

     

    HealthyTOKYO brand CBD products all use naturally derived CBD oil, and the shop offers degrees of strength and different flavours too. They sell cosmetics, creams, and other products too.

     

    If you’ve been looking for CBD while in Japan, or even vegan-friendly or gluten-free foods, then make sure you pay a visit to the country’s first CBD shop and cafe in Harajuku.

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