Shopping Harajuku

Ditch the e-reader for a day and head out to Utrecht for some good old-fashioned book buying. This select bookshop, owned by bibliophile and radio star Hiroshi Eguchi, is well stocked with volumes both new and old, and also offers an extensive range of weird and wonderful one-of-a-kind books by domestic and overseas artists and authors. Having moved from Omotesando closer to Harajuku in October 2014, it still boasts one of the largest collections of independently published ’zines inside Japan. Keep an eye on the shop’s flyers for in-store events and exhibitions.


Venue name: Utrecht
Address: 5-36-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

Opening hours: 12noon-8pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)
Transport: Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines); Omotesando Station (Ginza, Chiyoda, Hanzomon lines)
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