Thursday, March 26, 2009

The hidden treasures in Omotesando and Aoyama

2007©janneserojas "Opatoca"

Omotesando and Aoyama are very high class area just around Harajuku, with high end fashion shops, and restaurants. With names like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, just to name a few you'll find gaggles of young shoppers with beaucoup bucks to spend. But with the the larger designer stores you'll find gems like Usagi Pour Toi, H.P. France, with exquisite pieces of jewelry, handbags, knits and just some really unique pieces which is what a lot of foreigners are expecting to find in Tokyo.

Location:(it's listed as the Harajuku location)
150-0001 1F, GB., 5-17-24 Jingumae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
TEL: 03-5766-3011 / OPEN: 12:00-20:00 Open everyday, except for beginning and end of year.

A sweet little place for a snack is Opatoca which is a bakery chain, but none the less homie. Their website says they are closed as of August 31, 2008 but I was there in October and November of 2008 and they were opened. This is a japanese blog with info on it style-arena to get the more info on them.

4-26-28 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03(3478)5890 TEL: 03 (3478) 5890

In the evening we stumbled upon this delicious izakaya, Samukawa, which you would have no idea that it even was a restaurant, there's no sign it's on one of the tiny streets off of Omotesando dori. We were the only foreigners in the whole place, but they did have a menu in english. The food was delish! But the place was super smokey, I guess you have to expect that from an izakaya, I will find out the exact location and post it later.

Address 4-28-21 1F 4-28-21 Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Building 1F Harajuku Harmony
TEL TEL 03-3470-3901 03-3470-3901
FAX FAX 03-5414-7671 03-5414-7671
Hours 17:00~24:00 (Mon-Fri)
16:00~24:00 (closed on Saturdays)
Getting there:JR Walk from JR Harajuku Station 5 Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae station walk 3 minutes

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