You Can Find the World’s First Swedish Convenience Store in the Newly-Opened IKEA Harajuku
You can find about 9,500 different items
WITH HARAJUKU Building, 1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya District, Tokyo
Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on regular business days but for the time being, they’re open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
How to get there: It is a minute walk from JR Harajuku Station or Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line’s Meiji Jingumae Station.
IKEA has recently opened its first branch located in the city center of Harajuku, Tokyo. There are about 9,500 items to check and browse through in this two-storey building conveniently located right in front of the JR Harajuku Station.
IKEA’s first branch in the city.
The products you can find at IKEA’s Harajuku branch are focused on four aspects: sleeping, relaxing, cooking, and arranging. This branch especially features items that are perfect for single-use apartments, rooms with lower rent due to less facilities, and those with limited living spaces.
You can buy lots of colorful and cute furniture and interior goods.
On the first floor of the building, you can find the world’s first Swedish convenience store and purchase items such as shopping bags which are highly in demand these days because of the government’s new guidelines wherein plastic bags are no longer free. Some food items are also available on the first floor like Plant Ramen, a plant-based healthy cup of ramen, and ice desserts that originated from America like soft ice cream and sundaes that are available to go.
Take out menu delights!
A Sweden cafe that serves Harajuku-limited menu items can be found on the second floor. TUNNBROD is a new introduction to IKEA’s menu that uses various ingredients wrapped in Swedish flatbread. It will surely become a new specialty of Harajuku where similar-looking crepes are also known.
TUNNBROD fits Harajuku where the street food trend usually starts.
To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the shop is currently implementing a ticketed entry where shoppers will have to secure a ticket to enter the store.
Please go out while keeping in mind the prevention of COVID-19 infection. Wear a mask, avoid the Three Cs, practice social distancing, and adhere to cough etiquette.