HARAJUKU ON A SUNDAY
Harajuku was next. Last I was here, it came across as a place that has heaps of cutest cosplayish stuff. Not my type.
But I had a huge shopping haul from this trip! Especially from Minki (above) and La Foret (below).
Starting from Takeshita street, I walked all over Harajuku shopping area and my largest shopping haul was actually from La Foret! Surprise surprise. I walked every level of it. Lots of gems to be found. Fashion pieces that you don’t see in Singapore can be found here. I’m a size 10-12, and I managed to find clothes that fit me. :)
Try BOTH the famous Harajuku crepes from Angel Hearts and Marion Crepes. I personally love the flavour with cream and strawberries! Both shops are famous and equally as nice!
A STROLL TO OMOTESANDA FOR DINNER
We decided dinner was going to be at the Maisen, rumoured to be the best tonkatsu in Tokyo because they use very good cuts of pork.
It wasn’t hard to find Maisen. Just walk along the lovely tree lined streets along Omotesanda, pass by Omotesanda Hills on your left and then turn left into the small lane just before the big Apple store. When you turn in, you will see Flying Tiger on your left.
GO IN! It’s a lifestyle store selling all kinds of great knick knacks (at very reasonable prices) which make for great office Christmas presents or souvenirs! Unfortunately we only had like 15mins in the store before it closed.
We continued on our way to Maisen, まい泉 青山本店.
Address: Japan, 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, 神宮前4−8−5 (Map)
Look at what we ate at Maisen.
The crumbs were well fried to a great crisp. The pork fillet was melt in your mouth soft goodness. I personally preferred the pork loin which was really soft too but more firm than the fillet. I like!
We ordered one ebi to try and it was very good too. Bite into the ebi and you taste not just the crumbs but the fine taste of the tiger prawn. So fresh! Cabbage is free flow here! I’d totally come back again! :)
Other places worth visiting if you have time:
♥ Eggs and Things is supposedly another all-day breakfast place that’s worth visiting. I didn’t have time to wait in line. The q was insane! :)
♥ Ice Monster (nearby Kiddy Land) originated from Taiwan and we tried it there before. It was good but not worth the long long queue that was there for Ice Monster at Omotesando!
♥ Bill’s is a cafe specialising in pancakes. The guidebook recommended this but I’m personally not a fan of pancakes so I gave this a miss.
It was late and we headed home to pack. It was some creative packing required and I love it! I can’t wait to see Daniel!
To read my day by day 4D3N Tokyo trip travelogue/itinerary, click on the links below:
Day 1: Shibuya
Day 2: Tokyo Station / Ueno / Shinjuku
Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando – Part 1
Day 3: Tsujiki / Akihabara / Harajuku / Omotesando – Part 2
Day 4: Last Day in Tokyo (Harajuku / Omotesando/ Ikebukuro / Tokyo Station)