Omotesando Harajuku

Occupying a prime slab of Harajuku real estate, this ambitious development houses fashion shops like American Eagle Outfitters and The Shel’tter Tokyo in a complex crowned with a verdant public park – and a spectacular wall-of-mirrors entrance.

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku – A Fusion of Trees and Architecture Floating above the Avenue [ENG] Omotesando an avenue lined with the flagship stores of international fashion brands is one of Japan’s foremost fashion streets. As the frontal (“Omote”) approach to the wooded compound of Meiji Shrine the avenue is lined on both sides with zelkova trees. The branches of the trees form a canopy over the avenue and provide an experience of shopping under sunlight filtering through trees. An environment that blends architectural spaces with spaces under trees—such is the special character of Omotesando we felt and we therefore proposed a style of environment giving emphasis to this special character.