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Omotesando, Tokyo Overview

A popular zelkova tree-lined avenue, Omotesando is situated in Shibuya and Minato. It sprawls from the Meiji Shrine’s entrance and towards the Aoyama-dori and precisely where Omotesando Station is located. Omotesando was contrived in Taisho era.


Some Highlights

  • Omotesando in Tokyo is colloquially referred as an 'architectural showcase' street. During ones visit, one can explore many fashion stores. Some of these are Louis Vuitton store (Jun Aoki, 2002) Prada building (Herzog & de Meuron, 2003), Gyre (MVRDV, 2007), Tod's (Toyo Ito, 2004), Omotesand? Hills (Tadao Ando, 2005) and Dior (SANAA, 2004).
  • Omotesando is reckoned as a main pedestrian road that leads to shopping district called Harajuku. The area has bevy of international brand boutiques. Some of these are Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Gucci. There are also fast fashion retailers such as Zara, Gap, and H&M here.
  • Omotesando houses a Kiddyland toy store too.
  • The Oriental Bazaar, a general merchandise store is also a must visit. It is also called "Tokyo's Champs-Elysees".
  • Omotesando Hills has also been opened in 2006.
  • The side streets in Omotesando are called Ura-Harajuku. There are many eateries and bars here. One can also make visit to the boutique stores and shop for handbags, vintage glass bottles, post cards etc.

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