Omotesando is an attractive, well-groomed, tree-lined street between Shibuya and Minato in Tokyo. Designed as an entranceway to Meiji Shrine, the street pays homage to the deified spirits of Emperor Maiji and his wife, Empress Shoken.
In modern years, Omotesando has earned a reputation as one of the most fashion-forward neighborhoods in the world, with high-end shops all within close range of one another. Some of the brands featured in this area include Louis Vuitton, Prada and Dior. Due to its chic style, Omotesando is also a prime location for people-watching. Many of Tokyo's elite can be found shopping and dining here.
Omotesando encompasses the area between Omotesando Station and the entrance to the Meiji Shrine. It is located near Harajuki, just south of Takeshita Dori, a street well-loved by Tokyo's teenagers. Omeotesano, however, is mainly frequented by those in their 30s and 40s. Expect to pay a premium at any store, cafe or restaurant.