On Mar 27, Tokyu Land Corporation opened its latest landmark dubbed “Q Plaza Harajuku.” The facility operates under the concept, “the place where I become a new me.”
The building is located along Meiji Dori and is the largest facility in the Jingumae intersection area. Elements of urban life and greenery decorate the new landmark, which was designed by Japan-based Klein Dytham Architecture, known for their work in building Tsutaya Books Daikanyama. Vivid colors used for the facade accentuate the entire building.
Sixteen shops are housed inside Q Plaza Harajuku, with a block dedicated for wedding ceremonies hosted by Harmonie Soluna. Events and parties can also be planned here.
The main block consisting of twelve floors, houses beauty and relaxation salons on the first basement floor. Warren Tricomi New York by Joel Warren and Edward Tricomi, the man who inspired Tim Burton to create Edward Scissorhands, opened its first salon in Japan on this floor. The salon interior and BGM are supervised by Tricomi himself, and collaboration items with Danish furniture brand BoConcept decorate the store. “Each of our salons are created under a unique concept- it’s kind of like how each child has their own personality. We want each of our salons to be one-of-a-kind,” explained Tricomi during his visit to Q Plaza Harajuku.
The first and second floors of the building are occupied by Sense of Place, the fast fashion brand from the Urban Research group. The group opened the largest flagship for Sense of Place at Q Plaza Harajuku, where a florist and a cafe are also set up. The cafe Tiny Garden Kitchen serves delicious sandwiches and lines up a selection of fine groceries.
The third to eleventh floors house cafes and restaurants including Good Morning Cafe & Grill Garden and Sunshine, international dining bar Smith, entertainment cafe Area-Q, and Sixmars Steak & Bar.
Other places to check out include Aloha Table Hawaiian Sweets & Tapas, Delices Tarte & Cafe and the pizzeria Cantera. For Shutters, famous for its tasty pork spareribs and scrumptious apple pies a la mode, it is its first restaurant in the Omotesando area. Both menus use ingredients grown in Japan. The Original Pancake House from Portland, Oregon opens its second restaurant in Japan, following the one in Kichijoji. Along with its famous Dutch Baby Pancakes served with butter, lemon and powdered sugar, crepes and French toast, it offers limited dinner menus, which can only be enjoyed in Harajuku.
Most of the dining places have terraces and large windows with a great view of the city. Q Plaza Harajuku is definitely one of the places to go when you’re looking to have an enjoyable meal in the area.