Your Neighborhood Guide to Harajuku, Tokyo

When you think about shopping in Tokyo, Harajuku is definitely one of the spots that first come to mind. It’s an ever-evolving haven for the youth fashion scene. Takeshita Street is famous for the “Kawaii” Harajuku girls, Cosplay and Gothic Lolita culture. And Cat Street is known for its contemporary and luxury streetwear fashion.

There’re so many iconic brands and shops concentrated in one area, it’s almost impossible to name them all. So we’d like to pinpoint some (plus, a few places to rewind while you shop) in Harajuku in this latest Neighborhood Guide.  

Supreme 
Address: 4-32-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to (2F)
Hours: 11:00-20:00
Tel: +81 3 5771 0090
https://www.supremenewyork.com/stores/japan

Eleven Supreme stores are open in Japan. And six of those are in Japan (Shibuya, Harajuku, Daikanyama, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka). Prices are a bit higher compared to stores outside of Japan, but it’s well worth the visit as you’ll see carefully selected premium pieces lined up. Supreme Harajuku is located in the famous Cat Street, where you can see Tokyo’s thriving street fashion culture.  Walk up the stairs to the second floor and pop by to see what’s in store.  

Supreme in Harajuku, Tokyo
Supreme in Harajuku, Tokyo

Neighborhood
Address: 4-32-7 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to (1F)
Hours: 12:00-20:00
Tel: +81-3-3401-1201
https://www.neighborhood.jp/?lang=EN

Right downstairs of Supreme is Shinsuke Takazawa’s Neighborhood Harajuku flagship shop. You’ll see “The Filth and the Fury” on their window so you’ll spot it right away. Take a look at their newest season collection of denims, leather jackets and accessories. You’ll not only enjoy shopping their collection but also enjoy the store’s simplistically elegant interior design, decoration and fragrance.

Supreme and Neighborhood in Harajuku, Tokyo (Cat Street)
Supreme and Neighborhood in Harajuku, Tokyo

Aape
Address: 4-28-22 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to
Hours: 11:00-20:00
Tel: +81 3 5772 2511
https://aape.jp/index/

Aape, the more casual daily wear collection of A Bathing Ape, is also right across from Supreme and Neighborhood. So if you’re out to shop for street fashion, this area is where you might want to start. There’re also many other iconic streetwear brands scattered around in this area including Stussy and Billionaire Boys Club so make sure you keep a look out!

The entrance of Aape by A Bathing Ape in Harajuku, Tokyo
The entrance of Aape by A Bathing Ape in Harajuku, Tokyo
The entrance of Aape by A Bathing Ape in Harajuku, Tokyo
The entrance of Aape by A Bathing Ape in Harajuku, Tokyo

Teisyokuya
Address: 6-14-12 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to
Hours: Monday & Wednesday – Saturday Lunch: 11:30 – 16:00 Monday & Wednesday – Saturday Dinner: 18:00 – 21:30 Sunday 11:30 – 21:00 (L.O.20:00)
Tel: +81-3-3409-2018

Grab a bite to eat at Teisyoku Shop for lunch. “Teisyoku” is a classic traditional Japanese meal served as a set with a bowl of warm miso soup, rice and side dishes.  Some delicious teisyoku you might want to try while you’re in Japan are Karaage (deep fried chicken),  sashimi and tonkatsu teishyoku, which have those featured menus as the main dish.  Here, we recommend Friend Shrimp Teisyoku ー delicious, crunchy shrimp fried to perfection. As for the atmosphere, this restaurant has a mixture of modern and traditional Japanese taste to its interior decoration, so you’ll love the fusion touch.  It’ll be a great place to cozy up and enjoy your taste buds.

The entrance of Teisyoku Shop (Harajuku, Tokyo)
The entrance of Teisyoku Shop (Harajuku, Tokyo)
Fried Shrimp Teisyoku with Miso Soup and Rice (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Fried Shrimp Teisyoku with Miso Soup and Rice (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
The interior is a touch of stylish modern mixed with traditional Japanese (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
The interior is a touch of stylish modern mixed with traditional Japanese (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
The specialty menu in Japanese and a lucky cat to greet you at the entrance (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
The specialty menu in Japanese and a lucky cat to greet you at the entrance (Teisyoku Shop in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Teisyoku Shop provides an English Menu so you can order precisely what you want
Teisyoku Shop also provides an English Menu so you can order precisely what you want!

Luke’s Lobster
Address: 6-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo-to (1F)
Hours: 11:00-20:30
Tel: +81-3-5778-3747
https://www.lukeslobster.com

If you’ve had too much Japanese food while your trip here, snag a Western lunch at Luke’s Lobsters. Their lobster rolls are 980yen for a Japanese sized roll with three lobster claw and knuckle meat or 1580yen for a US sized roll with five. Add some kettle chips (and some beer) and you’re all set for a tasty, on-the-go power lunch. The lobsters and buns are imported from Maine so you’ll be able to savor the same sweet, tender quality of the meat as in the States.

Luke's Lobster Rolls in Harajuku, Japan (Cat Street)
Luke’s delicious Lobster Rolls from Maine, CA served in the streets of Harajuku, Japan (Cat Street)
Luke's delicious Lobster Rolls from Maine, CA served in the streets of Harajuku
Mmm… Look at that!
Luke's Lobster in Harajuku can get quite busy. There's usually a line so try to avoid peak hours
Luke’s Lobster in Harajuku can get quite busy. There’s usually a line so try to avoid peak hours!!

Opening Ceremony
Address: 6-7-1-B Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: 12:00-21:00
Tel: +81-3-5466-6350
https://www.openingceremonyjapan.com

Opening Ceremony’s flagship store is also situated along Cat Street. The trendy, high-fashion select shop first opened in Shibuya, Japan in 2009, and then moved to Harajuku in 2013. The store’s selections and original pieces are displayed over four themed floors with each floor offering a unique independent shopping experience. Some of the many stylish brands you can find here are Alexander Wang, Undercover, Kenzo, Vestments and Toga.

Opening Ceremony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Japan)
Opening Ceremony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Tokyo)
Opening Cermony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Japan)
Opening Cermony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Tokyo)
Inside Opening Ceremony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Japan)
Inside Opening Ceremony in Cat Street (Harajuku, Japan)

The Roastery by Nozy Coffee
Address: 5−17−13 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10:00~22:00, Sun & Holiday: 10:00~21:00
Tel: +81-3-6450-5755
https://www.tysons.jp/roastery/en/

A step inside and you’ll be greeted with the pleasant smell of roasted coffee. The Roastery serves single origin coffee from around the globe, roasted right at the back of the coffee shop. It’s a lovely place to recharge after walking around. Take a seat and enjoy a shot of dark espresso or a hot cup of latte. If you’re looking for something sweet, they also serve delicious pastries and espresso, latte and milk flavored ice cream.

See this sign, and you're right in front of the coffee shop. (The Roastery, Harajuku)
See this sign, and you’re right in front of the coffee shop. (The Roastery, Harajuku)
The entrance of The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo
The entrance of The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo
Moody, natural atmosphere to have a relaxing coffee break (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Moody, natural atmosphere to have a relaxing coffee break (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Have some pastries to go with your coffee! (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Pick up some pastries with your coffee! (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
English friendly menu! (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
English friendly menu!
The barista making a latte at The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo
A barista making a latte at The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo
Took my latte to-go (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)
Took my latte to-go (The Roastery in Harajuku, Tokyo)

Laforet Harajuku 
Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo
Hours: 11:00-21:00
※Open to 6:00pm on 12/7/2018 and 12/31/2018
※Open from 9:00am to 7:00pm on 1/1/2019
※Closed on 2/18/2019~2/19/2019
Tel: +81-3-3475-0411
https://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/

Laforest Harajuku is definitely a place you’d want to check out if you’re in Tokyo to shop. This trendy shopping complex has a number of stores ranging from high-fashion to streetwear to gothic lolita ー It’s everything you’d expect in the Tokyo fashion scene. The seasonal pop-up stores are also something to keep an eye out for. On the top floor, there’s a small museum. From the end of November to the beginning of December, the museum will showcase the Wizarding World Collection with items from Harry Potter and the Fantastic Beasts.

Laforet Harajuku
Laforet Harajuku
The entrance of Laforet Harajuku with Wizarding World Collection Banner
The entrance of Laforet Harajuku with Wizarding World Collection Banner

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