Harajuku is where the Japanese youth gather. Be sure to check out Omotoesando and Takeshita dori.
How to Get There
1. From Tokyo Station, take the JR Yamanote Line (outer track) 11 stops to Harajuku station.
About 26 minutes from Tokyo station to Harajuku station (apx. 200 yen)
A Beginner's Guide to Harajuku
For a look into the unique world of Japanese youth culture and #fashion, make #Harajuku no. 1 on your list of places to visit in Tokyo. The (ever-crowded) #Takeshita Street is where you want to start for fashion boutiques, themed cafes, iconic crepes, and full immersion into Japanese pop culture.
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Things to do around Harajuku
What to do in Harajuku
Check out Omotesando
What to check out
Omotoesando is a famous area of Harajuku. It is a luxurious area with many brand name shops. It`s considered one of the leading fashion areas behind Ginza.
Walk through Takeshita Street
WHERE TO SHOP
One of the most hectic places to walk through. It`s great if you`re looking for some spice in your life. Check out the clothing stores and small food stands. Enjoy eating the crepes and drinking some bubble tea!
Have a coffee at Starbucks
WHAT TO DO
One of the busiest Starbucks in the world. It overlooks the scramble crossing. A great place to sit back, have a coffee, and take some pictures.
Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu)
THINGS TO SEE
A shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. Located in a large forest area, it`s a great place to see a historical site in Japan.
WHERE TO RELAX
A great place to relax and get away from the streets of Shibuya.
Where to go
A great place for teenagers looking for new fashion! Although mainly youth oriented, there are also many lxurious brands and big chain stores.