Oriental Bazaar is just that, BIZARRE! If you ever take a Japanese friend here, they will find a lot of goods to be less than authentic. However, people receiving the gifts probably won't notice the difference.
They have dishes, hankerchiefs, yukatas, kimonos, make-up cases, and furniture plus a whole lot more. Most of the shoppers are non-Japanese searching for that perfect souvenir.
A great place to find all the latest in kid's toys. It is noisy and overcrowded, you will be elbow to elbow with other customers. They offer gift wrapping which is a nice touch. It is convienently located next to Oriental Bazaar in Harajuku.
High luxury goods and esthetically pleasing to the eye but....it seems to lack energy..at least the times that we have been there. With the exception of visiting one of the many restaurants on the top floor in the evening, it is usually quite empty. The dim lighting doesn't help either.
A beautiful place to go to get a breath of fresh air in Tokyo. It is very peaceful, you will forget that you live in a hectic city. Make sure to visit during 'coming-of-age-day' in Japan when all of the 20 year olds get dolled up in their traditional finery.
Most of the interior goods such as furniture, curtains, and large accessories such as mirrors require the customer to wait up until six months. This is because they do not keep enough stock at their warehouse.
Forget being able to communicate in anything but Japanese even though it is a British chain. Even if they say they are able to speak English, they cannot perform more than basic greetings.
IDC furniture store has much more to offer an more importantly, you do not have to wait 6 months to receive your items.