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Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Omotesandō / Harajuku Area

Yoyogi Park Rockers

This page indexes, contains corrections and has additions to the Omotesandō / Harajuku Area chapter of Tokyo Stroll.

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Akiba Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 315

Aoyama St. Grace Cathedral: Tokyo Stroll page 315

Balenciaga: Tokyo Stroll page 309

Barbershop 8
[Just east of the area in the Omotesandō/Harajuku Detail 6 map]

Opened in 1971, before the famous Yoyogi Park Rollers came on the scene, and originally on Takeshita Street this small barbershop is now located on a side street north-east of Harajuku and east of Togo Jinja and the Harajuku Police Station. This is a great place for men and boys to get their hair styled like a rockabilly star. Once you have your pompadour you will need some pomade, a good place to get that is at Jumpin' Jack's which you will find listed further down on this page.
You will probably have to hunt a little to find Barbershop 8 as the narrow street the shop is on starts a block east of Meiji Dōri where it intersects Harajuku Street. Also don't confuse it with the salon EIGHT harajuku which is south of Togo Jinja.

Cat Street: Tokyo Stroll page 317

Coach: Tokyo Stroll page 315

Comme des Garçons: Tokyo Stroll page 309

From 1st Building: Tokyo Stroll page 309

Gyre: Tokyo Stroll page 318

Harajuku: Tokyo Stroll page 324

Harajuku Station / Harajuku Eki: Tokyo Stroll page 325

The Iceberg (アイスバーグ)
[On Meiji Dōri south of the area in the Omotesandō/Harajuku Detail 6 map]

Designed by Creative Designers International and opened in 2006 it is easy to see how this building got the nickname "The Iceberg" from its angular and asymmetrical structure of blue glass. The structure has quite the contrast with its neighbors which are slightly shorter flat boxy buildings. Formerly called the Audi Forum it is longer used by Audi. Originally this was not only an auto dealership but also an exhibit hall for the history of Audi, the company's Japanese HQ, a restaurant and an events hall known for its concerts. Today the building is operated by the U.S company WeWork which rents shared office space.

Jingū Bashi: Tokyo Stroll page 324

Jumpin' Jack's (aka Harajuku Jack's)
[Just east of the area in the Omotesandō/Harajuku Detail 5 map]

Do you love Rockabilly? This is a store for you to check out. Founded in 1994 the selection ranges from bags to watches and everything in between. New and vintage clothing for men or women, accessories, pomade in various scents, recorded music (CD and vinyl) many of contemporary Japanese performers, jewelry, etc. If reading is more your style pick up some issues of Grease Up Magazine. When you are near the shop look up as it is on the second story of the building.
In May 2023 I took a friend there who is very knowledgeable about the price of vintage clothing. He said Jack's was very reasonable.
The owner, Elovis Sato, speaks English.
The store shows up in the James Partridge’s documentary video Tokyo Rockabilly.
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Kering: Tokyo Stroll page 317

Kiddy Land Harajuku: Tokyo Stroll page 319

Meiji Jingū: Tokyo Stroll page 326

Nezu Museum / Nezu Bijutsukan: Tokyo Stroll page 312

Omotesandō: Tokyo Stroll page 317

Omotesandō Keyaki Building 317

Onden: Tokyo Stroll page 319

Oriental Bazaar: Tokyo Stroll page 319

Ōta Memorial Museum of Art / Ōta Kinen Bijutsukan: Tokyo Stroll page 324

Prada Boutique Aoyama: Tokyo Stroll page 309

Stone Lanterns on Omotesandō at Aoyama Dōri: Tokyo Stroll page 313

SunnyHills (サニーヒルズ)
[North of the area in the Omotesandō/Harajuku Detail 1 map]

Designed by noted architect Kuma Kengo for the noted Taiwanese bakery and opened in 2013. This is a three-story building encased in a mesh of wooden beams constructed with traditional joinery, no nails. The structure alone may make you want to check it out. However if you have an urge for cake, especially an urge for delicious pineapple cake you have an extra reason to visit this location. What makes it especially interesting is that if you go in they will seat you in their tasting area. You will then be served complementary pineapple cake and tea without asking. Their cake is shaped like a brick with a pineapple filling. This is of course to encourage you to buy a box of cake to take with you. Now think, you could easily get a package and enjoy it yourself, or perhaps share it with the staff of where you are staying. But don't stop there, check out the rest of the building, even the restrooms are interesting.

Tarō Okamoto Memorial Museum / Okamoto Tarō Kinenkan: Tokyo Stroll page 313

Tōgō Jinja: Tokyo Stroll page 327

Tōkyū Plaza Omotesandō Harajuku: Tokyo Stroll page 319

Wing Club: Tokyo Stroll page 313
CHANGE: Wing Club (pg 313) is no more, on November 9th 2022 they went into bankruptcy. They shall be missed, their museum grade models were incredible creations.

Zenkōji: Tokyo Stroll page 315

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