Laforet Harajuku's second-floor food court got a noteworthy new addition in September 2016, when the Japan Onigiri Society (yes!) opened this gourmet rice ball stand inside one of teenage Tokyo's most hallowed sites. Besides standard onigiri topped with salmon or ume, you'll get to choose from healthy varieties made with brown rice instead of the usual white, and offbeat mixtures like coriander or matcha onigiri. The menu also includes artistic mini-onigiri, a daily miso soup and pickles made with the finest domestic veg. The Onigiri Society is reportedly aiming to 'spread the excellence of onigiri' to the masses and make it a globally recognised treat by the time the 2020 Olympics roll around, and this opening sure looks like a step, albeit small, in the right direction.
|Venue name:||Onigiri Stand Gyu!|
Laforet Harajuku 2F, 1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-9pm daily|
|Transport:||Harajuku Station (Yamanote line); Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines); Omotesando Station (Ginza, Chiyoda, Hanzomon lines)|