Must See Shopping Boutiques in Harajuku and Shibuya

Madeleine Ray

Along the looping Yamanote line lies the center of Japanese pop culture and fashion, the infamous Shibuya and Harajuku stations. Just 2 minutes apart by train and 15 by walking, no trip to Tokyo is complete without exploring this winding and bustling metropolitan shopping haven. You can find anything you need here from stationary to plush animals. I created a list of the must-see stops for your day in Shibuya and Harajuku for the most unique shopping experience in Tokyo.

SHIBUYA 109, MoMA Design Store, LINE FRIENDS FLAGSHIP STORE HARAJUKU, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, Loft, 6% Doki Doki, Kiddy Land, Oriental Bazaar, Laforet Harajuku

  • SHIBUYA 109 in Tokyo, Japan

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      Shibuya 109 is the core of all Japanese pop culture and fashion. An iconic part of the landscape in Shibuya, this 10-floor shopping complex has all of the most trendy fashion, makeup, and accessories from Japan. Featuring any subculture you can imagine, from gothic lolita to streetwear, this famous building presents a truly unique shopping experience for any fashion lover or pop culture enthusiast visiting Tokyo.

  • MoMA Design Store in Tokyo, Japan

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      I included this small shop at the top of the GYRE department store because the MOMA store in Tokyo is one of the most fun places to visit in Harajuku. This shop has a design collection from the world-famous MOMA art museum based in New York City, as well as Tokyo exclusive products. Come to this shop to expand your mind and discover new artists and design concepts.


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      If you are in Japan for any amount of time you have probably heard of Line. The popular app is used as the main form of communication amongst people in Japan, and of course, the app is equipped with an expansive ticker collection featuring the Line characters. Line itself has shops all over the world, even in Times Square in NYC. Stop by and learn about the characters, each with their own distinctive personality.

  • Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan

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      The entrance of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando alone is a must-see maze of mirrors reflecting in all directions, but once you travel through the tunnel of mirrors you enter a department store equipped with the latest fashion trends, high-end skincare, and makeup, as well as luxury accessories. There are seasonal pop-up restaurants year-round, and the Starbucks at the top is famous for its outdoor garden with an exceptional view of Tokyo.

  • Loft in Tokyo, Japan

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      The giant Loft in Shibuya is a department store that is stocked full of makeup, jewelry, stationery, and everything in between. This is the place to go for your souvenirs, Loft offers a wide range of high-quality products at an affordable price.

  • 6% Doki Doki in Tokyo, Japan

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      The shop concept of 6%Doki Doki is "Exceedingly Kawaii" and this is the place to see in Harajuku for anyone interested in Tokyo Fashion. Harajuku was always famous as a place to see unusual and fashion-forward designs and concepts, creating various subcultures that ran in fashion magazines on a global level. While much of the fashion in Harajuku has calmed down to streetwear, 6%Doki Doki, founded in 1995 still carries the heart of early 2000s Harajuku Fashion.

  • Kiddy Land in Tokyo, Japan

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      You might get overwhelmed with just the amount of Kawaii, Japanese cuteness, that Kiddyland has 6 floors stuffed full of. With entire floors dedicated to Sanrio and Studio Ghibli, along with snacks, stuffed animals, and keychains, Kiddyland is a must-see for the epitome of Japanese Kawaii and character pop culture.

  • Oriental Bazaar in Tokyo, Japan

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      Oriental Bazaar is your one-stop-shop for authentic and affordable Japanese souvenirs. Along with a huge collection of pottery, art, and traditional clothes. The shop itself is also exquisitely designed, with a huge entryway emulating historical Japanese architecture.

  • Laforet Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan

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      LaForet is a department store and museum complex located in Harajuku. LaForet is famous for its trendy boutiques equipped with all manner of Japanese subculture fashion. There are lolita fashion boutiques, Korean makeup, streetwear, and even luxury foreign makeup and fashion such as MAC. LaForet is the center of any fashionable Tokyo-ite's shopping stops in Harajuku. There is also an entire floor for delicious treats, including chocolate pizza and artisanal onigiri.