Omotesandō is the most sophisticated shopping street in Tokyo. Both sides of the street are lined with cutting edge stores from overseas.
Omotesando was improved as a road to Meiji Shinto Shrine in 1919. 200 Japanese Zelkova trees were planted later. After WWⅡ, the shops for American were opened and then started to become fashionable street.
I walked Omtesando from Aoyama Street crossing to Jingu crossing today.
Dōjunkai Aoyama Apartment was built to revive the street from Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923. Omotesando Hills opens this era and the part of the apartment still remains.
Flagship stores stand side by side.
RALPH LAUREN, etc...
A lot of foreigners enjoy Japanese souvenior shopping (Kimono, folding fans (Sensu), pottery and porcelain, etc.) at Oriental Bazaar.
So many Japanese young female are in line the stores below.
1. Ben and Jerry’s from U.S.
2. Max Brenner Chocolate Bar from Israel.
3. Fotrbidden Fruit Café from Japan.
4. ICE MONSTER from Taipei.
Tulips are blooming along the way!
Jingu crossing is the center of Omotesandō and Harajuku. So many Fast Fashion clothing stores are competing in the area (H&M, American Eagle Outfitters, and Forever21, etc.).
Jingu Crossing (the Meiji Shrine side).
Jingu Crossing (the Aoyama Street crossing side).
East Japan Railway Co. will reform the exsiting Harajuku station to ease traffic congestion. The new station will be on the bridge that is across the trainline.
Finally we reach Meiji Shrine. You are able to enjoy Omotesandō walking throgh my tour,
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