Harajuku & Omotesando

I think Harajuku and Omotesando has to be one of my favourite places in Tokyo for shopping .

Not only do you have the famous Takeshita Dori full of inexpensive shops but it’s a great place to people watch. I was lucky enough to come across a Harajuku Fashion walk one of the days I was there.

No visit to Takeshita Dori is complete without visiting the Daiso, I have picked up some lovely pottery from there over the years all made in Japan.

Starting at Harajuku station you come to the start of Takeshita Dori the sign there is for ever changing and is definitely a spot for a tourist photo.

The famous crepe shops of Takeshita Dori (sadly not vegan)

But the latest craze seemed to be these giant Candy Floss

Walking down to the bottom and crossing the road you come to my favourite area, small walkable roads going up and down linking to the main Omotesando street . This is a place full of small individual boutiques and some of my favourite shops!

On the corner crossroads here you can see a large department store called La Foret full of many floors of individual shops inside.

 Behind you Tokyo Plaza with its famous glass escalator. (featured in will.i.am music video)

A quick recommendation is to go to the lift at the side of here, it takes you up to a rooftop Starbucks, a wonderful place to relax from all that shopping and good views below.

Standing in this area is neither Harajuku or a Omotesando and is known as Omohara.

walking round the corner on to the main tree lined avenue of  Omotesando street, this is full of expensive designer shops from Chanel to Prada

On the left side leading up is the famous Kiddy Land a wonderful place full of toys and more! Also a place called Tokyo Oriental Bazaar well worth a visit for gifts!