My love affair with Omotesando 表参道 started  5 years ago when I first visited Tokyo from Osaka for a 4 day long vacation. Since then I made it a point to go there even for a couple of hours, whenever I was in Tokyo. I love Omotesandō for its zelkova tree-lined avenue, artistic, fancy cafes serving gourmet food. It is sometimes referred to as Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées or Tokyo’s Fifth Avenue. This area features many international brand boutiques, ranging from high end stores such as Louis Vuitton, Burberry and Gucci to high street retailers such as Forever 21, H&M and Zara. Ometosando also has Laforet, a shopping center targeted towards young women, and the Oriental Bazaar which is a souvenir store popular with international tourists and residents like me equally.

Omotesando is a great place to do some window-shopping, and enjoy a chic ambiance with immaculately dressed people complete with poodles in strollers. Every famous international architect has left a masterpiece here, resulting in an avenue where every building is a an architectural masterpiece. The wide walkways and beautiful store displays are a sight to see, the streets and alleys are filled with small boutiques with cute coffee shops for those much needed coffee breaks in between.

Even if high-end shopping doesn’t excite you much, this area is a serene and beautiful path leading you to Harajuku or Meiji Shrine.
Omotesando is a great place to relax after a hectic day exploring Harajuku’s busy Takeshita Dori. Breath-taking architecture, great shopping, funky cafes and beautiful tree-lined boulevards are enough to keep any traveler happy. Or at least me!

Things to do in Tokyo: Omotesando 表参道, Harajuku 原宿

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Dress – Zara, $40 on sale, 2015, also worn here;
Cardigan – Zara, $40, 2014;
Shoes – Stradivarius, $50, 2015, also worn here;
Sunglasses – Forever 21 フォーエバー21, $ 10, 2015, also worn here;
Bag – Shein, $18 on sale, 2016, buy it here;
Choker – Forever 21, $8, 2016;

Things to do in Tokyo: Omotesando 表参道, Harajuku 原宿

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