A mix of tree lined avenues, street-side cafes, fashionable shops and youthful energy - this area is one of the best for a stroll, window shopping, or just people watching. Yoyogi Park, the largest park in Tokyo, is only a step away from JR Harajuku Station, and is a popular foreigners spot for lying in the sun, roller blading, and hanging-out with family and friends. Meiji-Jingu shrine, just outside the station, is one of the best Shinto shrines in all Japan. Directly in front of the station is Takeshita-dori, a narrow, trendy pedestrian shopping street with all types of shops, and the cruising area for young people. On most weekends, near the entrance to the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, you'll find the counter-culture gothic youth of Japan displaying their afffinity to outlandish costumes, clothing styles and make-up.


Las Chicas - Cafe Dining & Bar. Huge outdoor terrace surrounded by greenery. Open 11:30-23:30 Daily. 5-47-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo tel: 3407-6865 Aoyama Map H-7

Ghungroo - Authentic North Indian cuisine. Lunch buffet on Sat, Sun & Hol. Open Mon-Fri 11:30-22:30, Sat 12:00-22:30, Sun & Hol 12:00-9:30. 5-6-19 Minami-Aoyama, 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo tel: 3406-0464 Aoyama map D-1

Cinagro - Organic Kitchen with healthy dishes - Curries, Salads, Soups, etc. Open 11:00-23:00. 5-10-1 Jingumae, B1F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Tel: 3400-4796. Harajuku map F-1

Fonda de la Madrugada - Mexican restaurant in cool setting. Open 17:30-late. 2-33-12 Jingu-mae, B1, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo tel: 5410-6288 map: meiji-dori ave toward shinjuku

Hiroba - Smorgasboard style wholesome food restaurant. Open 11am-10pm daily. 3-8-15 Kita-Aoyama (Crayon House), Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. tel: 3406-6509 Aoyama map D-6

Shakey’s - Popular chain pizza restaurant with viking lunch specials. Open 11:30-23:00. 6-1-10 Harajuku, 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo tel: 3409-2405 Harajuku map F-1


The Hub Pub - British pub with relaxed atmosphere and great drinks, food, and friends. Open 17:00-24:00, Fri and B4 Hol to 2am. From 2pm on weekends. 1-1-8 Jingumae,Shibuya-ku, Tokyo tel: 5770-4882 Harajuku map C-4.

Harajuku Map in English (PDF)

Aoyama Map in English (PDF)