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Tokyo Harajuku Neighbourhood Guide

Harajuku is shopping paradise. From well known international brands to small Japanese boutqiues, wandering down from the crazy busy Takeshita Street, and then to quieter Cat street, will offer up enough shopping, food and drinks to fill an afternoon.

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Best Restaurants in Harajuku

Harajuku Gyoza


Reviewed by: EataCity -

Harajuku Gyoza (原宿餃子樓). Forget everything else on the menu and order either steamed or fried gyoza (Japanese potstickers). Harajuku Gyoza is super popular, especially in the weekends, so pop in for a small bite between meals whilst shopping in Harajuku. Read more


€ €DesignJapanese

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Kanetanaka (茶洒 金田中) is a peaceful oasis just steps from the hustle of Harajuku. Customers are seated along two long wooden beaches and face the zen like garden whilst eating beautifully prepared food. The menu ... Read more



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Sakuratei (さくら亭) serve okonomiyaki, which is a type of savoury pancake made with shredded cabbage. We say 'serve', but really you serve yourself. They give you a table with a giant hot plate and then ... Read more


€ €FormalSoba

Reviewed by: EataCity - Miss Never Full -

Tamawarai (玉笑) takes soba seriously. They get buckwheat from a select number of farms and only make about 5kg per day. Hand kneaded, rolled and cut. At ¥700 a plate it has to be the ... Read more

Afuri Harajuku


Reviewed by: Daniel Food Diary - EataCity - Food File - Food Sake Tokyo -

Afuri Harajuku (原宿). Outside of Japan, ramen is typically known for its pork-based milky broth, but in fact there are countless types of ramen with independent outlets creating their own styles or variations of styles. ... Read more


€ € € €IzakayaSeafood

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Maru (楽食酒 圓) is a super popular seafood based izakaya. We did't get a chance to eat at Maru when in town as they were closed for New Year holidays. But check out Tablog ... Read more

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Best Cafes in Harajuku


Great Coffee

Reviewed by: EataCity -

In a city starved of good coffee, The Roastery is our pick of places to get an espresso or flat white. As you walk in you smell the fresh coffee beans being roasted at the ... Read more

Pablo Harajuku


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Locals go crazy for these sweet cheesy tarts. So much so that a side industry of making fraudulent copies have sprung up. They're a little like a Portugese tart, but with different options for the ... Read more

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What to See and Do in Harajuku

Meiji Jingu

Meiji Jingu

Beautiful Japanese Shrine