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1 Minute Guide to Harajuku,Tokyo

Also known as Omotesando, this is Tokyo’s hippest little ‘hood. Words by Julie Hamilton

Eat

Harajuku Gyōza Rō
Gyoza, gyoza and more gyoza; a tucked away gem and a great place to experience these delicious little parcels of joy.
6-4-2 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku

Golden Brown
Located in the Omotesando Hills shopping centre, the burgers here are big and juicy and well priced.
3F, 4-12-10 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku

Drink

R/O 426
Grab a beer from this fantastic old Airstream trailer and settle in at the outdoor tables to people watch.
4-26-18 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku, down a small street beside Ralph Lauren

Shop

Marimekko
The Tokyo outlet of the Finnish textiles company is a riot of colour and pattern and the Japanese obviously love it, if the crowds browsing and buying are an indication.
4-25-18 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku

Bape
Home of the Japanese street wear label A Bathing Ape, this place is seriously cool but not in a smug way.
4-21-5 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku

Stay

Nowhere is far from anything in Tokyo, thanks to the train system, but if you have the budget to splurge you have to stay at the Mandarin Oriental, 30 floors above the city.
2-1-1 Nihonbasgi Muromachi, Chuo-ku

 

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