SHOPPING IN HARAJUKU

Harajuku is known around the world for its unique and innovative fashion. If 'kawaii' culture and cosplay are what you're after, this Harajuku can't possibly be beat. There is a lot more than first meets the eye, however. From the upscale designers shops on Omotesando street to traditional Japanese souvenir shops and even a world-famous synthesizer outlet, Harajuku has a little bit of something for everyone.

6% Dokidoki

This colorful store is synonymous with the “kawaii” universe of Harajuku fashion. Here you'll find the bright fashion and design that first comes to many people's minds when they hear the word 'Harajuku.'

Address
4-28-16 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
渋谷区神宮前4-28-16 TX101ビル2F

Hours
12:00 – 20:00 everyday

Telephone
03-3479-6116

URL
dokidoki6.com/

6% Doki Doki Harajuku

DAISO

ダイソー原宿店

One of Tokyo's biggest 100 yen shops right in the middle of the bustling Takeshita street.  If you're looking for cheap souvenirs, you can find snacks, stationary, chopsticks and other cute trinkets. This place always seems to be packed, though, so expect to wait in line.

Address
1-19-24 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
神宮前1-19-24ビレッジ107

Hours
Everyday from 10:00 – 21:00

Telephone
03-5775-9641

URL
daiso-sangyo.co.jp/

FIVE G

ファイブジー・ミュージック・テクノロジー

This world famous synth shop is a must visit for anybody with even a mild interest in synthesizers or analog drum machines. The selection ranges from vintage to modern, with some very rare  synths on display for you to put your hands on. The prices here are more expensive than most other music shops in Tokyo, but with the added cost comes a lifetime of free repairs and maintenance. Coming out the Takeshita Exit of Harajuku station, look for the Le Ponte Building just to the right of the entrance to Takeshita Street.

Address
Le Ponte Bldg. 4F, 1-14-2 Jingumae
渋谷区神宮前1-14-2 ル・ポンテビル4F

Hours
12:00 – 20:00 except Tuesdays

Telephone
03-3746-0861

URL
fiveg.net/

Five G Synthesizer

KINJI USED CLOTHING

KINJI原宿店

One of Harajuku's biggest and well-known second-hand clothing shops. Near the intersection between Meiji and Omotesando streets, this huge store has reasonably priced clothes for both men and women. Visit as long as you don't mind wearing what locals consider “last year's” fashion.

Address
YM Square Building B1, 4-31-10 Jingumae
神宮前4-31-10 YMスクエア原宿B1F

Hours
11:00 – 20:00 everyday

Telephone
03-6406-0505

URL
kinji.jp/

Used Clothing Harajuku

MoMA DESIGN STORE

This is a New York's Museum of Modern Art's first shop outside the US and is located on the 3rd floor of Omotesando street's Gyre building. A fun, colorful variety of clocks, lamps, toys and other fun gift items designed by both Japanese and international artists can be found here, but certainly not for cheap. The store noticeably lacks any of the art and design books found in abundance at the real thing
in New York.

Address
3F Gyre, 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
渋谷区神宮前5-10-1 GYRE 3F

Hours
1:00 – 20:00 everyday

Telephone
03-5468-5801

URL
momastore.jp/

LAFORET

ラフォーレ

Right on the corner of Omotesando and Meijji streets, Laforet is Harajuku's equivalent of Shibuya's 109. The entire building is almost entirely dedicated to fashion, with a majority of stores aimed towards teenagers and young adults. The top floor also features a museum.

Address
1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
東京都渋谷区神宮前1-11-6

Hours
11:00 – 21:00 everyday

Telephone
03-3475-0411

URL
laforet.ne.jp/en/

ORIENTAL BAZAAR

オリエンタルバザー

This massive souvenir shop is popular with foreign tourist and sells everything from rare antiques and kimonos to kitschy souvenirs you would find at the airport. Located in a big traditional style building on Omotesando street, it's hard to miss and fun to look around if you're not buying anything. A lot of higher-end items here can be found for cheaper in other parts of the city.

Address
5-9 13-chome Jingumae Shibuya-ku
渋谷区神宮前5-9-13喜多重ビル

Hours
10:00 – 19:00 exc. Thursdays

Telephone
03-3400-3933

URL
orientalbazaar.co.jp/en/

Oriental Bazaar Harajuku

RAINBOW SPECTRUM

レインボースペクトラム

A colorful two-storied shop selling all sorts of toys, household items, souvenirs and gag gifts. Many of the items seem to be imported from abroad, but nevertheless the atmosphere is very Harajuku. This is a fun shop that's worth stopping in if you happen to walk by.

Address
5-29 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
渋谷区神宮前5-29-1 1F/2F

Hours
10:00 – 19:00 exc. Thursdays

Telephone
03-3400-3933

URL
rainbowspectrum.com

TAKENOKO

ブティック竹の子

A Harajuku and Takeshita Street staple since the '70's, the store was popular with Tokyo's burgeoning disco and dance scene. Even if you're just window shopping, it's worth  stopping by to check out all the colorful and outlandish costumes you would expect to find in a place like Harajuku.

Address
1-6-15, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
東京都渋谷区神宮前1-6-15

Hours
11:00 – 20:00 everyday

Telephone
03-3402-0329

URL         
plala.or.jp/fusenneko/

Takenoko Takeshita Street

TOKYU PLAZA

東急プラザ 表参道原宿

The is a departments store just across from Laforet which features a nice variety of souvenir and clothing shops. You can take an elevator to the top where you'll find some coffee shops and restaurants with a great view of the city.

Address
4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
東京都渋谷区神宮前4-30-3

Hours
8:30-23:00 everyday

Telephone
03-3497-0418

URL
omohara.tokyu-plaza.com/

Tokyu Plaza Harajuku