Harajuku’s Togo Shrine to redevelop vintage function hall

Togo Shrine will be redeveloping their 43-year old wedding and event building within the Shrine grounds next year.

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Design for new Harajuku retail building released

The exterior and rooftop design for the newest retail complex at the crossing above Meiji-Jingumae Station in Harajuku has been released.

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Harajuku has best apartment resale value in 2019

According to an annual report released by Tokyo Kantei on July 2nd, apartments around Harajuku Station had the highest resale value over a 10-year span. The report ranks 515 stations in the greater Tokyo area by the average difference in the resale value of a 10-year old apartment compared to its price when brand new.

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Historic Harajuku Station building to be demolished

On November 19, JR-East announced that they will be demolishing the historic Harajuku Station building after the 2020 Summer Olympics. Built in 1924, this is the oldest surviving wooden station building in Tokyo.

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Jingumae 6 Chome redevelopment gets city approval

On February 15 the Tokyo Metropolitan Government approved construction plans for the Jingumae 6 Chome district redevelopment. The site is located in a prime retail position at the corner of Omotesando Avenue and Meiji Dori Street and above the Meiji-jingumae subway station. 

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Harajuku Station Front Project to include retail and residential

NTT Urban Development Corporation will start work on the Harajuku Station Front Project later this year. The 5,000 sqm site is located in a prime position directly across the street from Harajuku Station and the greenery of Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park. This is likely become a retail and residential landmark building.Read more

JR to revamp Harajuku Station

Harajuku Station 2

On June 8, the East Japan Railway Company announced that they will be rebuilding the historic Harajuku Station in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place nearby. The new station will be designed to alleviate some of the current passenger congestion problems. A new exit will be added on the Meiji Shrine side.Read more

New retail project for Omotesando/Harajuku intersection

Coop Olympia Annex 1

The Jingumae 6 Chome District Redevelopment Committee is moving forward with plans to redevelop a prime 3,000 sqm retail site fronting both Omotesando and Meiji Dori Avenues.

The redevelopment committee was established in August 2015 and includes Tokyu Land (who acquired Coop Olympia Annex in 2013), Colombin Co. (a biscuit and cake company that have their headquarters next-door to Coop Olympic Annex), part of Tokyo Metro’s subway facilities (the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Lines are both located nearby), and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (owner of the Jingumae Onden Resident Hall).Read more

Harajuku Danchi Reconstruction Plans

Nippon Steel City Produce and Mitsui are redeveloping the Harajuku Danchi apartments alongside Gaien Nishidori in Shibuya-ku's Jingumae 3 Chome neighborhood.

The original 6 buildings were completed in 1957. The buildings were considered modern for their time and were a landmark for the area. Due to aging and deterioration, reconstruction plans were made and the apartments were vacated in 2010.Read more

The Omotesando Project


Located at the Harajuku crossing and between the JR Railway lines and Co-Op Olympia, this 2,860sqm site has been sitting vacant for a few years now.

In August,2005, Raysum purchased the site and former building from Seibu Holdings and had plans for redevelopment. The total cost of the planned project was 40 billion JPY (an estimate from 2006 report).  Construction was initially scheduled to start in April, 2007 and be completed by March, 2009.Read more