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The 5 Most Instagrammable Desserts in Harajuku, Tokyo

Harajuku is the land of cute things, the favourite haunt of fashionable teenage girls and home to many aesthetically pleasing desserts. Whatever theme you’re going for with your Instagram there’s a kawaii dessert to suit you. All these cafes and shops are in the Harajuku and Omotesando area and are in easy walking distance from Harajuku and Meiji-jingumae train stations.

Most Instagrammable Desserts in Harajuku, Tokyo

Harajuku Apple

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Instagram Aesthetic - Magical Fairytale

If you enjoy the fantasy aspects of Japanese fashion this is the one to show off on your social media. These perfectly formed desserts give off Disney princess vibes but luckily, they’re not poisonous, just delicious. If you cut into the bright outer layer you can reveal the dessert’s secret cream interior. The apple may not be an apple at all, but at its core is a tasty apple filling. Appleception.

AnyWhere Door Cafe Information

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 3-27-15 FLAG 1A

Website: AnyWhere Door

The Crepe

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Instagram Aesthetic - Classic Harajuku Girl

The ultimate fashion accessory for any Harajuku girl has got to be a crepe. The French dessert has been appropriated as the go-to snack for the sweet toothed patrons of Takeshita Street. Crepe stands can be found every few metres along the strip but if you turn into one of the side streets you can find the rarest of treats, the crème brulee crepe complete with caramelized top. Although it’s not as colourful as the usual Harajuku crepe piled high with cream, fruits and cake pieces, it's certainly more original.

Com Crepe Stand Information

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 1-8-25

Website: Com Crepe

Big Fluffy Pancake

Instagram Aesthetic - Food Terrorism

If you love nothing more than eliciting jealousy from your friends, this is the one for you. The term ‘food terrorism’ is used in Japan to describe people who post photos of impossibly delicious looking food online just to show off. These pancakes are so thick and fluffy you will surely get the desired response. Be sure to take a video of the pancake’s jiggle for the full food porn effect.

A Happy Pancake Cafe Information

Address: Tokyo, Shibuya, Meiji-Jingumae 4-9-3 Kiyohara Building B1F

Website: A Happy Pancake

Bigger-than-your-face Rainbow Cotton Candy

Instagram Aesthetic - Kawaii

If your Instagram aesthetic is pure pastel cuteness this treat will fit in perfectly. In recent years these giant mounds of candy floss have become an icon of Takeshita Street and you can even customize the colours so it fits your style perfectly. Bonus, it makes your face look smaller when you hold it next to your head!

Totti Candy Factory Shop Information

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 1-16-5

Website: Totti Candy Factory

Eton Mess Pavlova

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Instagram Aesthetic - Mature and Stylish

Maybe you’re a career woman and you want to show just how ballin’ you are with a 1890 yen treat (about $17). The towering cup dessert contains expensive (in Japan) components such as meringue and fresh strawberries. The presentation is ostentatious but also classy, you’re sure to see those likes rolling in.

Franz & Evans London Cafe Information

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 4-9-4

Website: Franz & Evans London

By - Jess.