【Tokyo 1-Day Trip】Kawaii-Filled Tour of Harajuku and Omotesando
If you want to fully enjoy Tokyo, a place that is filled with things to see and do, in a single day, then it would be best to build a plan and check the transportation before you go! In this series, 10 courses for a fun-filled day out in Tokyo will be showcased, ranging from the simple, standard courses, up to express courses. Below is a model course for exploring Harajuku and Omotesando.【Total time: Approximately 5 hours, 30 minutes】
- ＜1＞Get a Numbered Ticket at Alice on Wednesday Tokyo
- ＜2＞Buy Kawaii Fashion From 6%DOKIDOKI
- ＜3＞Experience KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU, the Home of Kawaii
- ＜4＞Buy Cotton Candy From TOTTI CANDY FACTORY Harajuku Shop and Stroll Through Harajuku
- ＜5＞Grab Accessories at Alice on Wednesday Tokyo as Souvenirs
＜1＞Get a Numbered Ticket at Alice on Wednesday Tokyo
Alice on Wednesday Tokyo is the only shop of Alice on Wednesday in the Kanto region. Inspired by the world of Alice in Wonderland, this shop offers miscellaneous goods, sweets, and accessories. Note, though, that this shop is pretty popular, so you have to secure a numbered ticket as soon as they distribute the tickets at 10:00 AM.
■ Alice on Wednesday Tokyo
Hours: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
【↓4-minute walk to the next spot】
＜2＞Buy Kawaii Fashion From 6%DOKIDOKI
6%DOKIDOKI is a shop that drives the so-called “kawaii” (cute) culture in the city. Its wide array of original and select goods leave a huge impact on buyers, such as the Drapey Panier Skirt (with Ribbon Clip and Brooch) (15,120 JPY) and iPhone 6 cases with shoulder straps (4,104 JPY).
Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
【↓1-minute walk to the next spot】
＜3＞Experience KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU, the Home of Kawaii
Produced by Sebastian Masuda, KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU is a restaurant designed with next-generation “kawaii” as the theme. Inside, this cafe is divided into four unique areas, treating guests to various colorful and psychedelic worlds. Enter and you will see its symbol, the SWEETS GO ROUND. Guests are welcomed by monster girls, such as CANDY (left in the photo) and BABY (right).
■ KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU
Hours: 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
(Sundays, National Holidays) 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
※Last order is 30 minutes before closing
Seating capacity: 193 seats
Smoking: There is a smoking room
Entrance fee: 500 JPY
※Average budget: Around 3,000 JPY – 4,000 JPY
【↓6-minute walk to the next spot】
＜4＞Buy Cotton Candy From TOTTI CANDY FACTORY Harajuku Shop and Stroll Through Harajuku
The approximately 45cm Harajuku Rainbow Wata-Ame (Harajuku Rainbow Cotton Candy) (900 JPY) from TOTTI CANDY FACTORY Harajuku Shop is a really cute treat! The TOTTI 3-shu Wata-Ame (3-Color Cotton Candy) (prices start at 600 JPY) is also popular here. Try the all-you-can-stuffed candy plan (prices start at 400 JPY) and get some for souvenirs, too!
■ TOTTI CANDY FACTORY Harajuku Shop
Hours: 10:30 AM – 8:00 PM (last order)
(Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays) 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Closed: Closed on irregular days
Seating capacity: No seats available
【↓10-minute walk to the next spot】
＜5＞Grab Accessories at Alice on Wednesday Tokyo as Souvenirs
Get a numbered ticket, and then head back to Alice on Wednesday Tokyo! There are rows upon rows of Alice in Wonderland-themed goods that will surely capture the hearts of women. It is also a great idea to buy accessories together with your friends so you can collect them all! There is no doubt that you’ll feel your mood brighten when you get inside this shop that is enveloped in the colors of Alice in Wonderland. There are also many fun challenges and gimmicks inside!
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 09.07.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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