Updated: September 05, 2018
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6 MUST TRY DESSERTS On Takeshita Street, Harajuku

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Takeshita street (Takeshita dori) in Harajuku, Tokyo is famous for its cute (kawaii) fashion and many visitors enjoy shopping there. When you come to Takeshita street, don't forget to try their delicious food too. Here are 5 recommended places to have desserts and snacks while taking a break.

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SANTA MONICA Crepes

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If you walk through Takeshita street, you would find this pink, food truck-like crepe shop. It sometimes has a line, but don't worry, service is quick!
They have A LOT of options so you might have trouble choosing. They are ranging around 400-600 yen each.
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A safe bet is anything with caramel, cheesecake or strawberries, or all three because why not! It's really nice to do some people watching on Takeshita street while enjoying your tasty treat.
If you still don't know what to get, you can also try "creme brulee crepe"! You can choose between strawberry, banana, and matcha green tea for your creme brulee crepe filled with lots of custard and whipped cream. The top is caramelized like a creme brulee.

Zaku Zaku (ザクザク)

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This is also on Takeshita street and you can find it easily while walking on Takeshita street.
"Zaku zaku" means crunchy in Japanese. This dessert is a cream puff stick, which looks like churros but is very crunchy on the outside and filled with rich custard cream. And they are only 250 yen!
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They are freshly baked in the shop.

Cookie time Cookie bar

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Cookie time is from New Zealand and offers freshly baked big cookies and milkshakes. It's only one block away from the Takeshita street and just one minute walk from Harajuku station. You can't miss it because this red monster is waiting for you in front of the shop.
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Can you believe it's finally in Japan? You can try New Zealand's famous warm and sweet cookies (300 yen) and a variety of milkshakes topped with lots of whipped cream, brownies, s'mores, or even with their cookies (500-800 yen). Nom nom nom! Talk about a rich treat!

Calbee +

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Calbee is a Japanese snack company, which is especially famous for the chips. Here, on Takeshita street, you can get their freshly fried snacks. They also sell some snacks for souvenirs too.
Fries with cheese sauce is a highly recommended dish. You also have several options for your sauce such as maple & cream cheese and chocolate. They are all 220 yen.
The most controversial one might be the fries with ice cream if you want to try. A lot of people say it's actually really good!

Totti Candy Factory

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Located on the 2nd floor of a building on Takeshita street.
This giant and rainbow cotton candy is super Insta-worthy! It is huge and only 800 yen, so maybe you can share it with your friends, or have it all on your own.
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The interior is also cute. You can experience Harajuku "kawaii" culture.

Coisof

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If you are looking for a delicious ice cream on Takeshita street, try coisof. It is a cute ice cream shop specialized in super rich soft-served ice cream.
They have white and black sesame flavors decorated with a Japanese colorful snack called "oiri" (600 yen). They also have some seasonal ice creams and drinks worth trying.
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Lastly...

Harajuku is full of "kawaii" and unique stuff, such as exceptional desserts! Try one or more of these places to have a delicious and fun experience.

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