The new landmark of Harajuku was born in April. Tokyu Plaza Omotesandou Harajuku might be one of the places where you should visit in Tokyo.
Tokyu Plaza Omotesandou Harajuku is a fashion complex, which is located on the corner of Meiji street and Omotesando street. Young people might not know but there used to be an apartment called Central Apartment on this site. The place, which had both residential and commercial facilities is a legend.
A lot of photographers, illustrators, writers, editors and fashion-stylists had their offices in Central Apartment and most of them started their career in this building. As a result, their creative activities and gossiping contributed to transition Harajuku into a center of pop culture in 70’s and 80’s.
With inheriting the geographical DNA of the Harajuku culture, the new landmark is expected to be more than just a fashion theme park. What blew my mind most in here is that it has beautiful greenery on the rooftop rest area called Omohara no Mori, or Omohara Wood. It’s a very nice garden, which makes me totally forget about the fact it’s on the building.
When I went there on Sunday, many people were enjoying their holiday over a cup of coffee around keyaki trees that have been a symbol of Omotesando street for many years. Sitting in a deck area or swinging on a hammock, you can chat, talk, and also have a meeting for creating something new.
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