Yoyogi National Stadium
This early masterpiece by architect Tange Kenzō was built for the 1964 Olympics. The stadium, which looks vaguely like a samurai helmet,...
Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
This small, peaceful museum houses the excellent ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) collection of Ōta Seizo, the former head of the Toho Life...
Laforet Museum Harajuku
This museum, on the 6th floor of the teenybopper fashionista Mecca that is Laforet department store, is gallery or performance space...
Tokyo Apartment Café
This subterranean room with a view doubles as a cool daytime coffee house and eatery. At night the atmosphere goes a shade hipper and...
Come to this popular shop to sample the elegantly thin noodles, silky chāshū (roast pork) and righteous karashi takana (hot pickled...
If you’re hunting to take photos of Harajuku’s legendary cos-players (costume players), this is your best bet. Though the scene appears to be fading, on sunny weekends (especially Sundays) you might catch eccentrically dressed teens assembling here.