Introduction of Video, Walking From Harajuku to Omotesando in Tokyo
“Tokyo Harajuku Omotesando walk - 4K（Tokyo Harajuku Omotesando walk 原宿 表参道散歩 - 4K）” was created by “NIPPON WANDERING TV” and it is a 4K video that actually films walking from Harajuku to Omotesando.
Omotesando is the historic approach to the Meiji Shrine (明治神宮,Meiji-Jingu) and it is a 1.1km long main street stretching from the Jingubashi intersection to the Omotesando intersection.
It is equivalent to the section from Aoyama Street to the Meiji Shrine intersection (in front of Harajuku Station) on prefectural road 413.
There are nice shops, such as luxury brands, fashion brands, cafés, pastry shops and beauty salons along the street.
Photo：Illuminations of Omotesando
During the Christmas season, the street is decorated with lights and a lot of couples visit for a date.
The video starts from Tokyu Plaza, which is located at the metro station in front of Harajuku station (Jingumae, Shibuya-ward, Tokyo), and goes to Omotesando station.
At 8:12, it arrives at Omotesando station and walks across the street towards Harajuku station.
It finishes by showing the view from the pedestrian bridge at 13:17.
The video is 15minutes long, so it feels like you are actually window shopping.
Recommended Shops Around Harajuku Station
Harajuku is known as the city of young people. There are a lot of pastry shops like crepes and pancakes and fashionable clothing shops.
The most popular sightseeing spot is Takeshita Street, which is in front of JR Yamanote “Harajuku station.”
At Takeshita Street, there are the malls “Harajuku ALTA”, and “MOOOSH SQUISHY Harajuku” which is popular among elementary school students, that sell goods with a unique feel.
Also, there are boutiques and hair salons such as, “Harajuku Quest” with a hall, “Laforet Harajuku” and “Owl’s Garden”, which is an owl café that has become popular recently.
You can find popular ramen restaurants, burger restaurants and bakeries as well.
If you turn from Omotesando towards Shibuya, there are areas called Uraharajuku and Cat Street.
The areas are popular because people can enjoy shopping while taking a walk to Shibuya.
These areas are close from Harajuku station and can be accessed easily.
Recommended Shops Around Omotesando
Omotesando: The City of Adults
There are many calm, luxury brands and galleries in Omotesando, and the large-scale commercial facility “Omotesando Hills” is shown from 2:51 in the video.
Next to the modern building, there is a rental gallery that was modeled after Old-Dojunkai apartments. You can enjoy art such as “Gallery Dojunkai” and “Omotesando Rocket.”
There is a modern art gallery, the “Watari Museum of Contemporary Art”, if you go towards Gaienmae, and the surrounding area is a quiet residential street.
The video shows the beautiful walk from Harajuku to Omotesando in the early morning when there were few people.
If you want to know what Omotesando is like, be sure to watch the video.
You can use multiple stations such as JR and Tokyo metro to Harajuku and Omotesando.
If you're going by car, be sure to use a toll parking lot.
Other than shopping and going to cafes, there are many places where you can enjoy lunch and dinner, so you can have fun throughout the whole day.
Cherry blossoms can be enjoyed at Aoyama Cemetery, Yoyogi Park and Meiji Shrine as well.
In this article, we introduced commercial facilities and popular shops around Harajuku and Omotesando.
If you're planning on going to Harajuku or Omotesando, don't forget to use this article as a guide!