3 Newest Foods in Takeshita Street, Harajuku

Harajuku is a trend-leading district in Japan – This means that the streets are always renewing. The iconic food of Takeshita Street is crepe, but I find some new foods that are popular among Harajuku lovers.

This time, I’d like to show you the super attractive foods in Takeshita Street!

1: HUGE, 3-Flavored Cotton Candy

The most outstanding food in Harajuku now is definitely this!

The HUGE, 3-Colored Cotton Candy!
The HUGE, 3-Colored Cotton Candy!

When something is huge, it is eye-catching. In front of Totti Candy Factory, many people are having this huge, multi-flavored cotton candy! Many people see them and say, “Hey, what’s that?” They will be the next customers!

When you order it, you can also learn how to make a HUGE, 3-COLORED cotton candy.

How to make a cotton candy 1
How to make a cotton candy 1

4 types of flavored sugar are stored in the boxes. The cotton candy is not so big at first, but when the shop crew adds the sugar…

How to make a cotton candy 2
How to make a cotton candy 2 – Adding the blue sugar

Look! It’s becoming bigger and bigger!

How to make a cotton candy 3
How to make a cotton candy 3

It was just amazing to me – It looks like some magic, doesn’t it?

Not just the colors, but each has a different FLAVOR. Concretely, mine has grape, soda and mango flavors.

You will want to eat many things in Takeshita Street. Honestly, I am the one who regrets having only one stomach. But how about a cotton candy? It won’t make you full!

Totti Candy Factory

600 yen for 3-Flavored Cotton Candy (with tax)

650 yen for a Heart Cotton Candy, 800 yen for 4-Flavored Cotton Candy

Opening Hours: 10:30 – 20:00 on weekdays, 9:30 – 20:00 on weekends and holiday seasons. Closes at 19:00 in November, December and January

(The store is in the 2nd Floor. The ground floor is Family Mart, a convenience store.)



2: Zaku Zaku Ice Cream Cone

Zaku Zaku opened in Takeshita Street last year and became popular soon. What’s more, it is keeping its popularity.

Zaku Zaku Ice Cream Cone
Zaku Zaku Ice Cream Cone

When it newly opened, I thought that people buy the ice cream cone because it is the last food to be risky. But I promise you. It really tastes delicious!

Zaku Zaku Harajuku

450 yen for an ice cream cone (with tax)

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00

3: Zaku Zaku Croquant Chou

The other popular food is these cream puffs.

zaku-zaku-baked

The puffs (chou) are baked IN the store and served soon. You see, they are so FRESH! We can enjoy its “crispy” sounds in our mouth better than ice cream cone. Moreover, it’s cheap and easy to eat in the street!

Zaku Zaku
Zaku Zaku (in Halloween season)
Custard Cream is inside!
Custard Cream is inside!

Personally, I love this the best of these 3 new foods in Takeshita Street!!!

Zaku Zaku Harajuku

250 yen for a croquant chou (with tax)

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 20:00

Travel Tip: Rental Lockers & Currency Exchange

I feel that Harajuku is becoming more and more convenient for travelers. One of the features of Tokyo Direct Guide is that it’s very practical – I think this will be helpful for you when you really visit Takeshita Street.

First, there are some rental lockers for travelers carrying baggage.

Rental Lockers for travelers in Takeshita Street
Rental Lockers for travelers in Takeshita Street

Don’t worry. There are the instructions of how to use the lockers in English and Chinese.

How to Use the Locker - English instructions with pictures
How to Use the Locker – English instructions with pictures

So you can leave your baggage in the locker, but I advise you to leave it in your hotel if possible.

Second, there are currency exchange machines and offices that are newly opened. Travel money cannot be missed when we REALLY travel. See it? Harajuku is getting more and more friendly to travelers!

Currency Exchange in Takeshita Street
Currency Exchange in Takeshita Street

Have a nice trip in Harajuku!

P.S. The huge cotton candy is NOT the only thing that Totti Candy Factory sells.

candy-harajuku
Kawaii Candies & Weird Candies (4.5 yen for 1g + tax)
pop-cake-harajuku
Cake Pops (400 yen for 1)

They are part of kawaii culture – Just have a look in the store!

Harajuku Helpful Links

Harajuku Travel Guide – Things to do and see, descriptions, how to get there, maps, event calendar and hotel booking.

Takeshita Street Official Map (in Japanese)

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