Down a side street in swanky Omotesando is Harajuku’s Design Festa Gallery Space—a colorful hub of Japan’s young art students. Explore dozens of rooms spread across the space’s several buildings, taking in art that varies wildly in quality. The creators themselves are frequently present in the hopes of selling some of their work, making for a great opportunity to find out more about the Tokyo art scene.
Tip: Sakuratei, the okonomiyaki/monjayaki restaurant run by the gallery management, is a good place for a cheap early dinner.
If you’re into all things design and cutting-edge is what you live for, consider checking out the massive Design Festa event too. It’s held two to three times a year.
- 361 m from Meijijingū-mae Station
- 0.5 km from Harajuku Station
- 0.7 km from Omotesandō Station