October 9, 2017
Top 15 Tourist Attractions & Best Things to Do in Omotesando, Tokyo
Omotesando is where all the youngsters and jetsetters go, and you can find many restaurants, shops, and cafe there. Located nearby Harajuku and Meiji Jingu Shrine, Omotesando is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Japan, as it can be easily accessed with JR Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line. Omotesando is also perfect for window shopping as well, and today we’ve listed several places worth to go at Omotesando!
1. Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Located within 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station, and the museum displays many gorgeous Japanese paintings Ukiyo-e collections.
You can find many creations of Japanese famous painters; from Hokusai Katsushika to Hiroshige Utagawa, you can find many famous paintings in this museum. This museum has around 14,000 artwork, and it displays 80-100 artwork every month.
You can also participate in Japanese painting seminar as well, but you have to make reservation beforehand to do so!
Name: Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Address: 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:30-17:30
Map: Map to Ota Memorial Museum of Art
2. Nezu Museum
Located within 10-minute walk from Omotesando Station, Nezu Museum has around 7,420 collections of vintage artwork; including but limited to: national treasures (7 pieces), important cultural asset (87 pieces), and important artwork (94 pieces).
You can see both Oriental and Western artwork at Nezu Museum, and don’t forget to explore the garden for its gorgeous view and romantic atmosphere as well!
Name: Nezu Museum
Address: 6-5-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 10:00-17:00
Map: Map to Nezu Museum
3. Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum is one of the most famous museums in Japan, and is located within 10-minute walk from Omotesando Station. The museum uses the building that was used by Taro Okamoto as his atelier, and you can see many of his artwork there.
You can also enjoy seeing the seasonal exhibitions as well, which always have different exhibition theme all the time!
Name: Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
Address: 1-19 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, tokyo
Business Hours: 10:00-18:00
Closed on Tuesdays
Map: Map to Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum
4. Aoyama Zenkoji Temple
Aoyama Zenkoji Temple is located within 5-minute walk from Omotesando Station, and this temple also has a very long history since Edo period.
Even though Omotesando is famous as fashion and shopping districts, you should stop by this temple to enjoy its great mystical atmosphere, which might bring luck to your life!
Name: Aoyama Zenkoji Temple
Address: 3-5-17 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Aoyama Zenkoji Temple
5. Akiba Shrine
Located very close from Omotesando Station, Akiba Shrine is a small shrine built in 1824. This shrine is a famous meeting spot in Omotesando, because people can find the shrine easily from Omotesando Station.
This shrine is not too crowded as well, so you can explore the shrine easily, and take a lot of pictures without bothering other visitors there.
Name: Akiba Shrine
Address: 3-5-26 Kitaaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Akiba Shrine
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6. BURN SIDE ST CAFE
BURN SIDE ST CAFE is located within 5-minute walk from Harajuku Station, and is famous for its fluffy thick pancake.
Decorated with casual furniture, BURN SIDE ST CAFE serves delicious pancake with various toppings like maple syrup, blueberry, and other seasonal fruits.
In addition to the pancake, you can also enjoy having a plate of french toast, sandwich, or hamburger as well. This cafe also serves great coffee and cold pressed juice as well!
Name: BURN SIDE ST CAFE
Address: 4-29-9 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to BURN SIDE ST CAFE
7. CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY
CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY is famous for its savory dishes. Originally from New York City, this cafe serves various types of dishes like salad, soup, chips, steak, and pancake.
This cafe serves one of the best omelettes in Japan, which uses a lot of vegetables as its fillings. This cafe also serves one of the best pancakes ever, which uses and mixes the blueberry into the pancake dough, creating a well-balanced flavor.
Name: CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY
Address: 5-17-1 Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to CLINTON ST. BAKING COMPANY
You should definitely visit bills if you’re looking for the best breakfast in the world. bills is an Australian restaurant that is famous for its great breakfast menu and delicious ricotta pancake. Located on the 7th floor of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando, you can find this cafe easily.
The cafe offers fluffy ricotta pancake, homemade granola, and superb fruits bowl. Perfect for breakfast or brunch, why don’t you stop by bills when visiting Omotesando?
Name: bills Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Branch
Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando 7F, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to bills Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Branch
9. bills Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Branch
Located within 5-minute walk from Omotesando Station, Shiawase no Pancake offers fluffy pancakes made with natural ingredients only.
Famous among children and adults, the pancakes sold at Shiawase no Pancake has very fluffy textures, which melt right away in your mouth. You can try many different types of pancakes at this cafe, but we strongly suggest you to try its signature “Shiawase no Pancake” and the Strawberry cheese fondue pancake as well!
Name: Shiawase no Pancake
Address: Kiyohara Building B1F, 4-9-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
MapMap to Shiawase no Pancake
CafeKaila is located on the basement of GYRE, and it is famous for its delicious Hawaiian style pancakes!
The pancakes are made with natural ingredients directly imported from Hawaii, and our favorite flavor is the “Kaila Original Pancake”, which uses plenty of fruits as the toppings!
Name: CafeKaila Omotesando Branch
Address: 5-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to CafeKaila Omotesando Branch
11. Omotesando Hills
If you love shopping, you should definitely stop by Omotesando Hills to explore this superb shopping arcade! Located within 2-minute walk from Omotesando Station, Omotesando Hills accommodates many luxurious shops, superb restaurants, and unique confectioneries.
You can find Seattle’s famous popcorn shop “KuKuRuZa Popcorn” and Japan’s first branch of American famous ice cream shop “BEN&JERRY’s” only at Omotesando Hills!
Name: Omotesando Hills
Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Omotesando Hills
ASOKO is Osaka’s famous variety store offering reasonable interior decorations and household stuff. You can find many interesting stuff like cute coasters, chest, drawers, and colorful furniture at ASOKO.
You can find a lot of stuff to buy as souvenirs for your family back home, so don’t forget to stop by ASOKO when visiting Omotesando!
Address: 6-27-8 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to ASOKO
13. FLYING TIGER COPENHAGEN
Located within 2-minute walk from Omotesando Station, FLYING TIGER COPENHAGEN is a variety store originally from Denmark offering many interior decoration and household goods at reasonable price.
You can find many cute and funny stuff at this store; all colorful, making this store a perfect destination for you to buy souvenirs for your friends and family back home!
Name: FLYING TIGER COPENHAGEN
Address: 4-3-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to FLYING TIGER COPENHAGEN
14. Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s Market offers you natural and organic vegetables from all over Japan every Saturday.
More than 70 shops from all over Japan participating in this event, and at this market, you can purchase natural and organic vegetables for cheaper price as well!
Name: Farmer’s Market
Address: 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Farmer’s Market
15. Urasando GARDEN
Urasando GARDEN is a small Japanese traditional tea house in Omotesando, offering Japanese sweets, green tea, and Japanese sake to its guests. Decorated with vintage ornaments and furniture, Urasando GARDEN is very famous among the locals and the tourists as well.
Urasando GARDEN is a perfect destination for you if you’re looking for something retro in Omotesando!
Name: Urasando GARDEN
Address: 4-15-2 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Map: Map to Urasando GARDEN
Let’s walk around Omotesando!
Omotesando is a famous hanging out spot for Tokyo’s youngsters and jetsetters, and you can find many luxurious shops and delicious gourmet in that area. Many people visit Omotesando to shop around and to enjoy great meals, but actually the area has something more than that. Today we’ve listed up several things that you could enjoy when visiting Omotesando, and don’t forget to visit at least one of these spots when you are in Tokyo!