First Ever IKEA Convenience Store Opens In Harajuku In Tokyo, Japan

First Ever IKEA Convenience Store Opens In Harajuku In Tokyo, Japan

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By Karmen on 10 Jun 2020
Digital Editor

IKEA is not simply a furniture store, it's an experience! But as much as we all love lounging in the showroom and chowing down on Swedish meatballs, a visit to IKEA usually needs a good few hours dedicated just for it due to its ulu location and maze-like store layout.

But now, an IKEA outing can be as casual and quick as going to a convenience store thanks to the new IKEA Harujuku store in Tokyo, Japan that just opened on 8 June 2020!

Keep reading to check it out!

A 2,500 square-metre IKEA store has just opened in the heart of Tokyo and in one of the most popular tourist spots - Harajuku! A one-minute walk from Harajuku Station will take you to the store.

IKEA Harajuku convenience store in Tokyo Japan
Photo from IKEA Japan

The 1st floor has been dubbed the 'convenience store' because of how easy it is to buy something quickly and go! You can speedily shop for affordable and sustainable products such as palm-sized eco bags, freezer bags made of plant-based materials and plant-based ramen.

IKEA Harajuku convenience store in Tokyo Japan
Photo from IKEA Japan

soft serve ice cream and drinks in IKEA Harajuku convenience store in Tokyo Japan
Photo from IKEA Japan

There's also a coffee stand where you can get takeaways for coffee, cinnamon rolls and plant-based soft serve ice cream. If you're vegetarian and struggling to find food options in Tokyo, you could add this to your itinerary! Here are some of the food highlights from the convenience store:

IKEA latte with oat milk (¥320, ~S$4.12)

IKEA latte with oat milk at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

Plant-based strawberry sundae (¥350, ~S$4.51)

Plant-based strawberry sundae at IKEA Harajuku
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Plant-based soft strawberry ice cream (¥250, ~S$3.22)

Plant-based strawberry sundae at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

Plant Ramen Curry (¥250, ~S$3.22)

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Plant Ramen Curry at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

Besides the convenience store, there's also a 152-seater Swedish cafe on the 2nd floor where you can enjoy a light meal. The menu is plant-based and includes Tunnbröd, a traditional Swedish dishes made with flatbread and this Harajuku store is the only IKEA outlet where you can find it!

TUNNBRÖD Veggie cheese sausage (¥250, ~S$3.22)

TUNNBRÖD Veggie cheese sausage at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

Chocolate banana TUNNBRÖD dessert (¥290, ~S$3.74)

Chocolate banana TUNNBRÖD dessert at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

Swedish draft beer (¥400, ~S$5.16)

Swedish draft beer at IKEA Harajuku
Photo from IKEA Japan

The second floor is also where you can browse around the familiar IKEA showroom!

living room showroom in IKEA Harajuku convenience store in Tokyo Japan
Photo from IKEA Japan

living room showroom in IKEA Harajuku convenience store in Tokyo Japan
Photo from IKEA Japan

The layouts and designs at the showroom cater to the local Tokyo apartments that have limited space as well as those living alone and on a budget. This is where you can get space-saving ideas and inspiration for your home - very handy for small Singaporean HDB flats too!

IKEA Harajuku
📍1-14-30 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
⏰ 10am - 9pm
🌐 ikea.com/jp/harajuku

Check out more cafes, restaurants, hotels and places of interest to visit in Tokyo, Japan!

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