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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 8 Most Popular Spots in Harajuku (November 2019 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 8 Most Popular Spots in Harajuku (November 2019 Ranking)

Date published: 14 December 2019

Here are the most popular spots in Harajuku, according to leading travel website Live Japan! Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in the past month. Be sure to add them to your Japan travel plan when you visit Harajuku!

Table of Contents
  1. 1. AWESOME STORE Harajuku Omotesando
  2. 2.Yoyogi Park
  3. 3.FITNESS SHOP HARAJUKU
  4. 4.TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU
  5. 5.ASSORT TOKYO
  6. 6.SOZO HAIR&MAKE
  7. 7.CONOMi Harajuku store
  8. 8.Blue Note Tokyo

1. AWESOME STORE Harajuku Omotesando

1. AWESOME STORE Harajuku Omotesando

”AWESOME STORE” is becoming more and more popular abroad because of their "awesome" prices and huge selection of items.

Their shop stands in the center of Harajuku-Omotesando - a huge trend and fashion hub. They based their store on the idea of a New York atmosphere.

One of their recommendations is their cup noodle, ”Harajuku-Ramen” 148JPY (+tax). This soy-sauce flavored ramen has no chemical seasonings, colors, or preservatives.

As well as their awesome snacks and cool vibe, they've got a whole host of Japanese-style decorations and goods. You've got to check them out if you're in the area!

2.Yoyogi Park

2.Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park is the fifth largest among the Tokyo municipal parks within the 23 wards of central Tokyo, and many families and couples, regardless of age, visit the place during the weekends. The trees that were still young when the park opened have grown fully today, and a third of the park grounds is now covered with a dense green forest.

The central field is wide open and covered with green grass. The three large and small fountains provide a wonderful water attraction too. A bird sanctuary (a natural reserve for wild birds) where visitors can watch various wild birds, as well as an observation deck, are also situated within the park. At the cycling center, bicycles are available for rent, and visitors can go around the cycling course in the park. The bicycles are not just for adults and children as there are tandem bicycles for two people, such as couples and families. The park is a three-minute walk from the JR Harajuku station.

3.FITNESS SHOP HARAJUKU

3.FITNESS SHOP HARAJUKU

Fitness Shop Harajuku connects directly to Tokyo Metro's Meiji-jingumae Station Exit 6, and is only a 3-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station's Omotesando Exit. It is ideally located on Basement Floor 1 of Japan's fitness Mecca, Gold's Gym.

Fitness Shop was founded in 1986 in the Swiss city of Zurich as a specialty shop to meet various fitness needs. Then more than 30 years ago, due to various circumstances and a chance meeting with a late great kickboxer, Japan's first Fitness Shop opened in 1988 in Kinshicho Tokyo. Using a concept adopted from the original shop in Zurich, we offer a comprehensive list of authentic training and fitness products, from training machines, supplements, and sportswear to small accessories and reading materials.
Fitness Shop Harajuku boasts the largest fitness equipment showroom in all of Japan, where customers can try out fitness machines for home use before deciding to make a purchase. We also have English-speaking staff members, so please stop by when you can.

4.TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU

4.TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku located in the center of the Omotesando/Harajuku area. Elegant shops line beyond our distinctive mirrored entrance, known as the ”kaleidoscope.” The basement to second floors contain flagship stores which boast the best line-up of products from high-powered brand names. On the third to fifth floors, you can enjoy a rich variety of stores, particularly ones offering apparel, cosmetics, and other miscellaneous goods. The sixth and seventh floors house popular cafés and restaurants. Also Omohara Forest, a rooftop garden on the sixth floor, offers a rest space overflowing with greenery secluded from the bustle of the city, where you can relax while enjoying the pleasant breeze.

One minute's walk from Exit 5 of Meiji-jingumae Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines
Seven minutes' walk from Exit A2 of Omotesando Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda, Hanzomon, and Ginza lines

5.ASSORT TOKYO

5.ASSORT TOKYO

Our hair salon s in Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong and Holland are clients’ first choice. Japanese techniques we are proud of and our global inspiration tell you why!  Our motto is  to respect the diverse characteristics of stylists, assistants and clients. Our stylists of diverse skills allow us to have a variety of clients from children to the elderly, international clients, designers, celebrities, models, and others, regardless of age and profession. You are always welcome at our salons with a great hospitality.

Our current bland CORRER will become rebranded to ASSORT HARAJUKU starting January 2019.We will be moving some of our English speaking hair stylists,YUKI HAGA and SEIRA TAKAOKA,from our Tokyo branch to our “NEW HARAJUKU BRANCH”.

6.SOZO HAIR&MAKE

6.SOZO HAIR&MAKE

SOZO Hair and Make is a salon that was founded in 2010 by Keizo and Taa, who both hold the same values, after having investigated haircuts in London, New York, and Tokyo for many years and their talents being recognized.

The staff have come together under these two hairdressers who know the world possess high technical skills, language ability, and a global perspective. As a result, SOZO are highly valued by well-known Japanese people, foreigners, and foreign models.

SOZO's customers are comprised of not only people living in Japan, but even customers who come back years later after visiting SOZO during their travels.

7.CONOMi Harajuku store

7.CONOMi Harajuku store

Do you know about uniform fashion?
The uniforms Japanese students wear for school are catching on around the globe as they look so insanely cute!

CONOMi, a hit uniform fashion brand in Tokyo's Harajuku district, attracts customers from around the world on top of Japanese customers!

You can create your own uniform style with our wide variety of colors and different types of accessories: Try out sailor style, blazer style, knit style and more for all kinds of uniform outfits!

Our experienced staff can help coordinate your uniform.
Men's uniforms are also available. So, why not try Japan's unique uniforms worn in TV dramas and films by Japanese idols and by highschoolers?

8.Blue Note Tokyo

8.Blue Note Tokyo

Blue Note Tokyo came to life from its tie-up with the famous jazz club in New York. It was opened on November 28, 1988, along the Minami-Aoyama Antique Street.

Tony Bennett, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, B.B. King, and Natalie Cole…You can have a taste of first-class performances by artists from around the world. Blue Note Tokyo has become the prime jazz spot in Japan, attracting massive crowds of jazz fans, while also reaching out to a wider clientele.

On its 10th anniversary in November 1998, Blue Note Tokyo relocated to a new location near the Antique Street. The new venue now has a seating capacity of 280 people. Since then, many top caliber artists, who perform only in concert halls abroad, have performed on the stage.

In the relaxing environment of Blue Note Tokyo, with a classic interior and modern décor, you can spend a luxurious evening, enjoying the finest music and food. Blue Note Tokyo will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in November 2018.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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