{  Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku  }

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

We shouldn’t have, but we did. We went to check out the brand new Tokyu Plaza that opened in Omotesando/Harajuku during the busiest possible time – Golden week. Since it just opened about 2 weeks ago, it was such a mad house that there was even a line just to get inside. This plaza has a few cafes like Bills and Starbucks and plenty of stylish shops! I particularly liked the miniature Tokyu Hands store called “Hands Be” located on the 5th floor which only carries the coolest items from the larger stores. Since it was a special week, there was also performers singing on their outdoor roof patio area which was lovely.

Maybe not the best idea to go here this week but I hope you get to appreciate this craziness through my photos! Hope you are all enjoying your GW holiday :)

Address // 4-30-3, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Website // http://omohara.tokyu-plaza.com/

{  Calbee+  }

Calbee+ Potato Chips Store
Calbee+ Potato Chips Store

Freshly baked potato-chips shop? Yes Please!!

Only in Japan will you see a store dedicated just to potato chips. This store sells two types of freshly baked chips — Regular and Cringled. As a potato-chip lover, I tried the cringled version with the salted butter topping. It was such a fun experience since I’ve never had potato chips that were JUST made in front of my eyes. The chips were still warm and soft but crispy. They have all sorts of toppings so it’s worth coming back to try other flavors. The Medium size (which is shown in the picture above) was 220 yen and the Large is 280yen. The price for the toppings varies depending on which ones you select.

They also sell all sorts of packaged potato chip flavors that are not seen at regular supermarkets. What’s nice is that even though the store is quite small, they have seats on the 2nd floor if you want to sit down and enjoy your chips. It was crowded since it just opened on December 7, 2011 + it’s located on the most crowded street, Takeshita-doori, in Harajyuku. Stop by for a snack if you are around the area!






Address // 1-16-8, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan (map)
Phone Number // 03-6434-0439
Website // www.calbee.co.jp/antennashop