Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Mirrors - Instagram fun

The Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku mirrors are famous. Some people call them the kaleidoscope. They’d rather come here for photos than enjoy the shopping, fashion, pop culture, and crepe stores. This department store is perfect for Instagram.

The building’s front ceiling entrance has dozens of triangular mirrors. As you ride the escalator, reflections and light bounce off the ceiling and walls. It is something to enjoy as you go up! You might think you are in a tunnel of them. They are very cool. You’ll soon know why so many people want this picture.

Tip for photographing the Omotesando Mirrors

  • The department store is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm.  If you arrive early in the morning, you can photograph the mirrors from ground level. But the shutters will be across the entrance at the top. And the lights will be off.
  • From the top of the stairs look around for different angles. One idea might be to squat down and angle your camera up slightly. That will (or should) increase the number of mirrors in your frame.
  • Be careful of your highlights. The mirrors will be darker than the area at the bottom of the stairs. That might tempt you to use a high ISO. Do that and the outside the entrance below will get blown out. Try handheld bracketing if you have a camera capable of doing it.
  • If you go with a smartphone, turn it sideways into landscape orientation. That will also help you get a wider field of view.
  • I can’t say anything about the shopping at Tokyu Plaza because I know very little about that subject. But I do know photography. Taking this photo is easy. The key is a wide-angle lens to get as much in the frame as possible. 
  • Another thing to keep in mind is that many people will probably be there doing the same thing.  So, you jump on the end of any lines if need be.  Get your pictures and move out so the next person can get theirs.

Where are the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Mirrors?

It is on Omotesando in the Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku department store. And that is across the road from the famous Laforet Harajuku. See it on Google Maps with all the information.

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Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku
The Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku building.

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Wrapping up

The Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Mirrors are fun. It’s a great Tokyo photo to share with people. Takeshita Street, Yoyogi Park, and Shibuya are nearby too. You could spend your whole day in the area grabbing awesome photos.

One last thing! After you finish with these mirrors head to the roof. If the weather is fine, you’ll be able to see Mount Fuji! Leave your questions and comments below.

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