Tokyo in Pics


A photography blog about Tokyo, run by Australian photographer Rohan Gillett

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku - one great shot for Instagram

Harajuku has an amazing reputation.  It is the home of Tokyo’s shopping, fashion, pop culture and crepe stores.  The area pulls tourists from all around the world who want to see what it has to offer.  While many are there, they also stop by Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku to get one single picture.

The mirrors of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajku

Tokyu Plaza, for many people, might just be another shopping center, but it has one of the most instagrammable shots in Tokyo.  The buildings front entrance has mirrors all over its walls and ceiling, a veritable tunnel of them. It is pretty amazing and looks very cool.

There is always someone there to take pictures, so just join the line

I can’t say anything about the place, because I know very little about shopping, but I can say taking the photo is extremely easy.  Just have a lens that is very wide, to get as much in the frame as possible. One more thing to keep in mind is that there will probably be people there lining up to take their shot too, so just join the line.  Get your shot as quickly as possible and move out so the next person can get theirs.

From the bottom this is what it looks like

Once your finished in at Tokyu Plaza there is more to see and photograph in Harajuku.  Plus there are other nearby areas still have a lot to keep you occupied. Shibuya, Meiji Shrine, Takeshita-dori, Yoyogi Park and Aoyama Cemetery are all within walking distance and they could keep your interest for several days I think.

Tokyu Plaza seen from across the road. Luckily the Mario Karts were going through Harajuku that day

If you have any questions or comments, please leave them down below.  If you want the Plaza’s website click here; if you need a map of the place, here it is:

Gear used for these photographs:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T2

Lens - Fufjilm XF 10-24 mm f 4 R OIS