Top 15 Where and What to Buy in Harajuku

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Harajuku is Japan’s fashion center. Many teenagers gather here to shop for unusual outfits our show off their style. The area is also full of stores selling cute items or other interesting products. It might be hard to choose between so many shops so we made this list of top 15 items to buy from Harajuku, and where to buy them from!

1. Buy cute items from Kiddyland

Kiddyland is a toy’s paradise. Here you can find thousands of items featuring popular characters like Hello Kitty, Rillakkuma, Totoro, Monchichi and much more! The merchandise includes stationery, plushies, dolls, bento boxes, electronic accessories, bags, keychains, badges, pouches, socks, etc.

Information

  • Address:  6-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 21:00
  • Website: https://www.kiddyland.co.jp/en

2. Buy cheap stuff from Daiso

Daiso is the most famous 100 yen store in Japan. The branch in Harajuku has four stories filled with interesting items. You can find almost anything you can think of: souvenirs, accessories, socks, underwear, kitchenware, stationery, food, makeup, glasses, bags, pouches, and even small electronics!

Information

  • Address: 1 Chome-19-24 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 21:00
  • Website: http://www.daiso-sangyo.co.jp/

3. Buy socks from Mighty Soxer

Mighty Soxer is a store dedicated exclusively to socks – and not just any kind of socks – but cute socks! You can find the most adorable items you can possible think of, such as socks representing famous characters or socks with cute patterns like dots and ribbons.

Information

  • Address: Takeshita Dori
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00

4. Buy idol goods from TRIO

TRIO is a store specializing in selling second-hand idol goods. If you are a fan of J-pop music, this is the place for you! The shop is filled with AKB48, Arashi, KATTUN and other idol bands’ merchandise such as Tshirts, bags, pictures, posters, penlights and uchiwas. All the items are official and in very good condition most of the time!

Information

  • Address: Takeshita Dori
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://www.trio-broadway.com/

5. Buy tamagotchi from Tama Depa

Who hasn’t owned a tamagotchi in their childhood? If these small games make you nostalgic, then you must visit Tama Depa in Harajuku! The store is filled with everything related to tamagotchi! From the actual games to cute plushies and keychains, everything you’ll see will make you melt!

Information

  • Address: Takeshita Dori
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 19:00
  • Website: http://tamagotch.channel.or.jp/tamadepa/

6. Buy event tickets from Gorakudoh

Gorakudoh is a store that sells tickets for different kinds of events, mostly idol’s concerts. This is the place where you can get tickets if you are not in the idol’s fan club. But prepare your wallet, because some tickets are very hard to get, they can get really expensive! The second story is dedicated to idol goods.

Information

  • Address: Takeshita Dori
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://www.gorakudoh.co.jp/

7. Buy cute goods from The World Connection

The World Connection has on sale every trinket you can think of: cell phone charms, keychains, Coca-Cola goods, plushies, accessories, socks, wacky Tshirts and much more! You can spend hours looking at everything they have inside. Prepare your wallet, because you won’t be coming out buying something!

Information

  • Address: : Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−68, 1F・B1F
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://the-world-connection.com/blog/

8. Buy clothes from LaForet

LaForet is a big shopping complex that mainly caters to young females. The building consists of seven stories packed with fashion stores. The complex is a woman’s heaven. There are thousands of shops selling clothes, accessories, shoes and jewelry, all following the latest trends!

Information

  • Address: 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 21:00
  • Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/

9. Buy souvenirs from Oriental Bazaar

Oriental Bazaar is among of the most popular gift shops in Tokyo. The store has been in operating for many years, being opened in 1916. Prices are affordable, and you can find many interesting souvenirs like books about Japan, kimonos, yukata robes, dolls, china, antiques, ornaments, stationery, Tshirts and much more.

Information

  • Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 5−9−13
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 19:00
  • Website: http://www.orientalbazaar.co.jp/en/

10. Buy fairy fashion from Milklim Harajuku

Milklim Harajuku is a store that specializes in fairy fashion. The shop is a pink paradise. No matter where you look inside the store, you will see something pink. Shoes with pink bear faces, T-shirts with pink cupcakes, dresses with pink dots – a must visit if you are into this kind of fashion!

Information

  • Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Jinguma8-24
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00

11. Buy shoes from Tokyo Bopper

Tokyo Bopper is a store which sells unique shoes. Because of their design and quality the prices can get really high, but even so the store is insanely popular. The shoes usually have high platforms and combine different kinds of colors, styles and patterns. Even if you can’t afford a pair – take a look! It’s very fun going around the store!

Information

  • Address: 4 Chome-25-7 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
  • Opening hour: 12:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://tokyobopper.com/

12. Buy idol pictures from Johnny’s Shop

Johnny’s Shop is the official store of Johnny’s Entertainment, the agency which is famous for so many male boy bands like Kattun, Arashi, SMAP, Tokio, Hey Say Jump, etc. The shop in Harajuku has on sale the latest pictures featuring each male group. One picture is priced at around 100 yen. There are other general goods as well, such as ticket holders, clearfiles and penlights.

Information

  • Address: Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−14−21
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 19:00
  • Website: http://www.johnnys-net.jp/

13. Buy accessories from Paris Kids

Paris Kids is a shop that focuses on stylish and cheap accessories and jewelry. Every wall in the store is full of earrings, bracelets, necklaces, hair bands, hair pins and hair ties. The selection is so big it will amaze you. The brand is always up to date with the latest trends, so make sure to check their products!

Information

  • Address:  Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 1 Chome−19−8
  • Opening hour: 10:00
  • Closing hour: 19:30
  • Website: https://www.pariskids.jp/

14. Buy lolita fashion from Milk

Milk is considered one of the most original brands in the Harajuku area. The store offers a variety of products related to Lolita fashion, such as clothes, umbrellas, bags, hair accessories and much more. You can find many products, for both men and women. There is also a shop by the same brand dedicated to pets, just beside the main one.

Information

  • Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae, 6 Chome−29−3,
  • Opening hour: 12:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://www.milk-web.net/

15. Buy vintage clothing from Chicago

Chicago is a store that focuses on vintage clothing. Its neon façade made it some kind of landmark in Harajuku. Even though the brand has stores all over Tokyo, the branch in Harajuku has the widest selection of products. The items range from casual clothes to kimimons and wedding dresses.

Information

  • Address:  6-31-21 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001
  • Opening hour: 11:00
  • Closing hour: 20:00
  • Website: http://www.chicago.co.jp/

Enjoy shopping in Harajuku!

Have a good trip and travel!

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Asia, Harajuku, Japan, Kanto Region, Tokyo Prefecture