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Meiji Shrine

Pay your respects

This Shinto shrine is dedicated to the deified souls of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Arriving is a journey in itself: the route to the shrine passes through towering gates and a 100-year-old forest.

1-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku
03-3379-5511
meijijingu.or.jp
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Snow Peak Land Station Harajuku

Made in Japan

Snow Peak’s concept shop and café is deeply rooted in the land, highlighting lesser-known places, outdoor wares and products and flavours from around Japan.

With Harajuku, 1-14 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
03-5843-1794
snowpeak.co.jp/landstation/harajuku
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Yoyogi National Gymnasium

Design vision
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The Kenzo Tange-designed gymnasium has been a prominent feature of the Yoyogi Park area since 1964. With its signature suspension roof, its influence on architecture can be seen around the world.

2-1-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku
03-3468-1171
jpnsport.go.jp/yoyogi

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Afuri Ramen

Yuzu does it

Just a short stroll from Harajuku Station, Afuri is renowned for its yuzu shio ramen. The tiny yellow citrus plays a starring role here, adding a refreshing touch to the signature dish.

3-63-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
03-6438-1910
afuri.com
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5.

Think of Things

Pen pals

Stationery, notebooks and office supplies take centre-stage here. Stationery-maker Kokuyo curates some much-loved classics and also develops new releases for the shop. Browse with a coffee from the in-store café.

3-62-1 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku
03-6447-1113
think-of-things.com
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