5 recommended shops in Harajuku to buy trendy items!

15.February.2018 | FASHION / FEATURES / SPOT

 

Hello. My name is Shiota and I am the director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center .

In this article, I will introduce to you some shops in Harajuku run by famous people such as models, Instagrammers and entertainers.

Why not get your very own Harajuku trendy items!

 

 


BATTY GARAGE BY AYMMYS

This is an apparel brand directed/designed by Ayumi Seto, a model.

It is a select shop created under the concept of ,“a select shop which was started by the concept characters of “Aymmy in the batty girls.”The characters are “Aymmy,” “Veronica” and “Cassarine”in the garage of Ammy’s house.

Many items bought by these three characters and clothes brought from their closets are sold.

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BATTY GARAGE BY AYMMYS

4F, Laforet Harajuku, 1-11-6, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 21:00

Access: 3 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line, Harajuku Station / 1 minute on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingu Mae Station
TEL:03-6804-2134
URL:http://aymmy.com/

 

 

 

jouetie

This is a brand directed by a twin unit called AMIYA consisting of twin sisters who work as a models, singers and DJs.

Many fun, street-style clothes are sold and thus the brand is gathering much attention as a brand where you can buy unique items.

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Address: 6F, Laforet Harajuku, 1-11-6, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 21:00

Access: 3 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station / 1 minute on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingu Mae Station
TEL:03-5410-2131
URL:http://jouetie.com/

 

 

 

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BUBBLES HARAJUKU
This is a brand created under the concept of “Good Girl or Bad Girl?” You might feel like you are looking inside a Western girl’s wardrobe since they sell unique items, simple items and used items.

Many staff working in this shop are also working as a model or Instagrammer so it might be a good idea to use their styles as a reference.

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BUBBLES HARAJUKU

Address: 1F, 4-32-12, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: weekdays 12:00 to 20:00 / Saturday, Sunday and holidays 11:00 to 20:00

Access: 8 minutes from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku / 3 minutes from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingu Mae Station
TEL:03-5772-7126
URL:http://www.sparklingmall.jp/

 

 

 

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This is a brand directed/designed by Manami Hanashiro who has experience of working in “NADIA’s” (Harajuku) staff and designing “BUBBLES.” Her photos uploaded onto her Instagram is gathering much attention these days.

The shop which is gaining popularity nowadays sells vintage items for women that has a dark atmosphere.

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Address: 201, 4-31-16, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 12:00 to 20:00

Access: 6 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line, 3 minutes on foot from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingu Mae Station.
URL:http://faithtokyo.net/

 

 

 

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PECOCLUB
This is a brand produced by the very popular model, Testuko Okuhira. Many girls are imitating her style and such girls are called a“Peco Girl.”

Make sure to check out information about this brand via her website and her SNS since the store is opened for a limited time offer and fixed holidays are undecided.

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PECOCLUB

Address: HARAJUKU 80, 4-31-16, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Business hours: 10:00 to 20:00

Access: 7 minutes on foot from JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station / 3 minutes on foot from Tokyo metro Chiyoda Lien Meiji Jingu Mae Station
URL:http://www.sparklingmall.jp/fs/sparklingmall/c/pecoclub

 

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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)

 

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  • 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.

     

    ◼︎Information
    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

     

     

    Design Festaさん(@designfesta)がシェアした投稿


    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.

     

    ◼︎Information
    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.

     

    ◼︎Information
    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!

     

    ◼︎Information
    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

     

  • Taiwanese Model Kimi Visits Harajuku’s Tourist Spots in a Kimono

    25.January.2018 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Hi there, Shiota here. I’m the director of the MOSHI MOSHI BOX, the official Harajuku Tourist Information Center.

     

    A routine activity done often when travelling to places like Kyoto and Asakusa is to dress up in a kimono and walk the streets. In fact, quite recently the number of kimono rental stores in Harajuku has been on the increase.

     

    Today, immensely popular Taiwanese model kimi (紀ト心) is going to take us to see some great kimono spots around Tokyo.

     

    If we’re talking kimono rental in Harajuku, then look no further than the MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon!

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    This spot is located inside the MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center and offers a diverse range of kimono, from vintage wears to the kind of colourful garbs you’d expect to see in Harajuku. Whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it here.

     

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    The kimono that kimi chose has small dots against red cloth. Since she’s a huge cat lover, the obi she picked was love at first sight.

     

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    She left her hairstyle to the hair and make-up staff in the shop. A simple change of hairstyle made for a more glamorous feel.

    With her style complete, kimi’s cuteness took on a slightly more adult, mature look.

     

    Well, without further ado, let’s head on out to the streets of Harajuku!

     

    ◼︎Information

    MOSHI MOSHI Kimono Salon Produced by 夢乃屋-YUMENOYA-

    Address: MOSHI MOSHI BOX Harajuku Tourist Information Center 1F

    Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00

    No fixed holidays.

    Enquiries:yumenoya.harajuku@gmail.com
    URL:https://www.tokyo-samurai.com/blank

     

     

     

    Ura-Harajuku photo spot as seen on social media and TV

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    The first place kimi visited was the famous wall art that is popular right now. To find it, head down the street between Murasaki Sports and New Balance located along Meiji-Dori and walk to the end.

     

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    kimi was a little hungry, so while on her way to see the wall art she stopped off at the ice cream shop Doubutsuen on the left-hand side of the street. She bought an electric bulb soda along with some sweets that are all the rage right now in Harajuku.

     

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    We couldn’t fit every kawaii photo of kimi into the article as there are just too many, but you can find them over on her Instagram page so be sure to check them out as you read on.

     

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    Doubutsuen

    Address: 3-20-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0001

    Contact: 03-6434-5074

    Opening Hours: 11:00-19:00

    URL:https://twitter.com/__doubutsuenn

     

     

     

     

    Taking a chill stroll along Yoyogi Park avenue

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    The next place she headed to was Yoyogi Park located next to Meiji Shrine. The park is famous for its very beautiful scenery; in spring the cherry blossoms flourish and in autumn the ginkgo trees shine.

     

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    When we shot these photos, it was period when the leaves on the ginkgo trees fall. The sheet of yellow that stretches to a horizon was out of the world. There’s benches dotted all around the park, so you can relax if you need a break from walking in your kimono.

     

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    Yoyogi Park

    Address: 2-1 Kamizono-cho, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo

    Access: 3-minutes’ by foot from the Omotesando Exit of Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 3-minutes’ by foot from Exit 1 of Meiji-Jingumae Station (Harajuku) via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line

    Contact: 03-3469-6081

    URL:http://www.vvdcreative.com/sakuhin/17-3yoyogipark/

     

     

     

    Tōgō Shrine is right next to the tourist hotspot that is Takeshita Street

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    You wouldn’t believe that Tōgō Shrine is situated in the middle of Harajuku. Despite being around the hustle and busy of the busy town, time flows quietly and calmly here. It’s also diagonally opposite to the MOSHI MOSHI BOX.

     

    It’s beautiful in the daytime, but its sacredness elevates when you see it lit up at night. Weddings are held here, so if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a bride in traditional Japanese wedding attire.

     

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    Tōgō Shrine

    Address: 1-5-3 Shibuya, Tokyo

    Access: 3-minutes’ by foot from the Takeshita Street Exit at Harajuku Station via the JR Yamanote Line / 5-minutes’ by foot from Exit 5 of Meiji-Jingumae Station via the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line

    Contact: 03-3403-3591

    URL:https://harajukutogo.wixsite.com/togojinja

     

     

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    Did you enjoy your trip with kimi? If you’re thinking of renting a kimono in Harajuku, then be sure to use this article as reference. And if you’re lost or can’t find your way, then pop into the MOSHI MOSHI BOX. We’d be happy to help you!

     

    model:紀卜心(kimi) @eatzzz7

    photo:Fumiko Nakazima @o_f_u_m_i

     

     

     

    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)

    Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga

  • 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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    Ruki’s Recommendations – Spanish Staff

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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!

     

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    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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    Midori’s Recommendations – Miss ID Semifinalist

     

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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.

     

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    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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    Shiota’s Recommendations – Director of MOSHI MOSHI BOX

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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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    Ellie’s Recommendations – English-Speaking Staff

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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)

     

  • 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

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    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

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    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.

  • Enjoy Japanese art works such as “ukiyoe” (Japanese woodblock prints) and Taro Okamoto’s works! Seven art museums and galleries in Shibuya/Harajuku.

    05.November.2017 | FEATURES / SPOT

    Art is something that enriches your daily life. In this article, I will introduce to you some art museums and galleries in the Shibuya/Harajuku area.
    Please check out the websites of the art museums/galleries noted below since some of them hold rotating exhibits.

    Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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    An ukiyoe-specialized art museum in Tokyo. Not just Japanese ukiyoe-lovers but foreigners who are interested in Japanese culture visit this museum. The museum holds different exhibitions every month, therefore you can enjoy the world of ukiyoe from many aspects.

    ◼︎Information

    太田記念美術館

    Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Address: 〒150-0001, 1-10-10, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 10:30 to 17:30 (last entrance – 17:00)

    Fixed holiday: Monday, year-end and new-year
    TEL:03-3403-0880

    URL:http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/


    Nezu Museum

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    A quiet museum with an adjacent Japanese garden located in the center of Tokyo. They exhibit carvings, paintings and tea tools and hold special exhibition every season. You can enjoy a quiet time since there is also a café.

    ◼︎Information

    Nezu Museum

    Address: 6-5-1, Minami Aoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo
    Business hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (last entrance – 16:30)
    Fixed holiday: Monday, period when preparing for the next exhibition, year’s end and new-year
    Tuesday will become holiday if Monday is holiday
    TEL:03-3400-2536

    URL:http://www.nezu-muse.or.jp/

    DESIGN FESTA GALLERY

    A gallery where anybody can exhibit their own works. The venue (there are 71 spaces in total) is filled with new expressions and talents. Feel free to visit the gallery since the entrance fee is free.

    ◼︎Information

    DESIGN FESTA GALLERY

    Address: 〒150-0001, 3-20-18, Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

    Business hours: 11:00 to 20:00

    Fixed holiday: no holiday

    TEL:03-3479-1442

    URL:http://www.designfestagallery.com/


    Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum

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    The museum was originally Taro Okamoto’s house/atelier. After he passed away in 11996, at the age of 84 it was turned into a museum. You can feel the energy of Taro Okamoto who drew lots paintings, created documentations by dictation, wrestled against carvings, met with many people and created huge monuments like “Tower of the Sun”in Osaka and wall paintings.

    ◼︎Information

    Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
    Address: 〒107-0062, 6-1-19, Minami Aoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo
    Business hours: 10:00 to 18:00
    Fixed holiday: Tuesday
    TEL:03-3406-0801

    URL:http://www.taro-okamoto.or.jp/

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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

    ■Information
    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/
    ※英字メニューあり

     

     

     

    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

    ■Information

    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

    ■Information
    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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    Harajuku’s Korilakkuma Cafe: another me in the mirror | Food Review: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/284456

     

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    Drinks

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

    16.March.2020 | FOOD

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    *Menu item names have been translated from Japanese

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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.

  • Gorgeous Bridge Ready To Embrace A New Shopping Complex Under Its 100-Year-Old Arches This Year

    10.February.2020 | SPOT

    JR East Urban Development Corporation’s new project for a new shopping complex to be built under an old bridge is underway. The old viaduct bridge, which stretches around 300m from Yūrakuchō station to Shimbashi station, has a history of 100 years. Its beautiful old brick arches will soon be home to HIBIYA OKUROJI, which is set to be completed by the end of June this year. 

     

    The project will utilise the spaces under the arches of the bridge that have supported the railway tracks for the Tōkaidō Main Line and Tōkaidō Shinkansen high-speed railway for many years. Located in the depths of Hibiya, the bridge will soon be home to a new neighbourhood full of culture. Once complete, HIBIYA OKUROJI is sure to attract even more people to nearby neighbourhoods such as Ginza, Yūrakuchō and Shimbashi. 

     

    Aiming to create a little “town” with its own culture, the shops to reside at HIBIYA OKUROJI will be full of originality, creating a wonderfully interactive environment. There will be 16 shops and 28 restaurants. Some restaurants to look out for include Nagoya’s eel restaurant Unafuji, which is known for its long queues, and COOK BARN TOKYO, which makes dishes with ingredients sourced from Ibaraki. The shopping complex will also be home to a number of Japanese fashion brands including the handmade necktie shop KUSKA & THE TANGO from Tango, Kyoto, ivy league fashion brand VAN SHOP, trainers brand Panther, and outdoor wear brand finetrack.

     The name HIBIYA OKUROJI comes from the words “oku” (inside), which refers to its location away from the centre of Hibiya and Ginza, and “roji” which means “alley”, which signifies its hidden location under the bridge’s arches. The two words combined form the word “OKUROJI” to entice adventure-seekers to come discover the unique secrets hidden in the new area. The name surely has a ring of excitement to it and of course, the 100-year history of the characteristic bridge is even more of a mood-setter. 

     

    If you’re looking for an exciting and unique adventure of discovery to satisfy the curious traveller in you, the new HIBIYA OKUROJI shopping complex is a sure way to provide a fully satisfying day trip. 

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