Moshi Moshi Box Harajuku

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For anyone visiting Tokyo for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by the massive Japanese metropolis and where to start first. Well, for most travelers, popular places like Shibuya, Harajuku, Roppongi, Shinjuku and Asakusa will be the first choice of places to visit.

However, you should know that each of the places mentioned above are really huge, and to walk around each of these places, you will spend hours doing this. Shibuya for example, houses multiple shopping malls, shops, restaurants and cafes, where half a day is not enough to see even a quarter of these places.

Some travelers prefer to visit certain places or shops, for example – if you are looking for Japanese style shoes or bags, where do you find them? Or if you are looking for pop culture clothing, or even a special Japanese snack shop. So, what is the best way to find these unique places?

For first timers to Tokyo, you may have already done some research about Tokyo before your trip. But is the research sufficient enough? Or is the research up to date?

If you are visiting Shibuya and Harajuku, there is one place that can help solve your questions, which is the Moshi Moshi Box in Harajuku. With such a cute name of Moshi Moshi, it translates from Japanese as Hello, and Moshi Moshi Box serves as a modern concept tourist information center. Well actually, it is a little more than a normal tourist information center here in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.

Where is Moshi Moshi Box?

Located along Meiji Dori street, Moshi Moshi Box is hard to miss as a gigantic pink clock is very obvious as the side of the shop. A number of other colourful world clocks surround this Japanese pop-culture masterpiece which was created by a local pop artist from Tokyo.

The place is run by Asobisystem, a Japanese company that wants to cater to the younger generation tourist. Inside, you will be impressed with the many things offered, including a foreign currency exchange machine, interesting Japanese souvenirs, a courier service counter and free Wi-Fi.

You can also talk to the service counter staff to find out which is the most suitable pocket Wi-Fi service for Tokyo and where to rent them. Nowadays, it’s unheard of for travelers without a SIM card or pocket Wi-Fi, especially when you visit Japan.

If you love Japanese pop culture, you will find quite a number of popular Japanese souvenirs called ‘Omiyage’ for sale here. This caters to those who love cute Japanese things, like custom erasers, sushi themed key chains and socks and small Japanese themed bags.

Popular Japanese Manga characters printed on t-shirts, caps and mugs are also sold here. To make things more interesting, there is also a small snack counter selling special themed Japanese crepes and even hot Oden, a local Japanese delicacy.

For the digital savvy travelers, you can get Andriod and IOS App information from the counter. However, you should check to see if they have it in English. Sometimes, applications does make a huge difference, when you travel in a foreign land.

For the conventional traveler, a wide range of maps and booklets are available. They cover popular tourist areas in Tokyo, namely Shibuya and Harajuku. There are maps showing unique spots for Japanese food, tourist attractions and specialist shops.

Most travelers to Tokyo will take the Tokyo Metro or other Japanese subway trains to move around, and you require a map for this. And when you reach a destination, you will be doing a lot of walking hence a map is very important for tourist.

One of the very popular things to do when you visit Tokyo is the Japanese experience of dressing in a Kimono. This is no doubt on almost everyone’s must-do thing in Tokyo. At Moshi Moshi Box, there have information on where you can do this in the Harajuku area.

You should also know that Harajuku is a very huge area, and not just the popular Takeshita Street where everyone wants to visit. When you walk out of the main area, you will encounter and see much more of Harajuku.

Specialty shops are found in the smaller lanes while there are many other unique shops, malls, eateries, cafes and places of interest all over Harajuku. Kawaii or cute shops are also spread well around Harajuku.

If you need special information for this, you will need to ask locals, which language could be a barrier. Therefore, a visit to Moshi Moshi Box will easily solve this problem as the staff there speak English.

So, when you visit Harajuku in Tokyo, and need additional information about this part of the city, just head here to get all the information you need. Another plus point of visiting this place is that you can get a good photograph or selfie of the large colorful clock outside as many visitors and even locals will be seen taking photos there.

Alternatively, you can also purchase the Omotenashi Travel Guide before visiting Japan as these guide books provide inside and local information of the various areas in Japan. The Omotenashi travel guide is also created by the Japanese people and provides detailed information of everything a visitor to Japan needs.

Moshi Moshi Box Harajuku Address

3-23-5 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku Tokyo


Phone: +81 3-6447-2225

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00

David Hogan Jr
David Hogan Jr
A multiple award-winning travel writer, blogger and social media enthusiast. He has been traveling to Japan since 1990 and all over the world for his work. His work has been featured on CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Lonely Planet and many other publications. David writes at: and is on social media platforms as @MalaysiaAsia

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