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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

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Address: Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Unusual but fun fashions

Looking for a unique shopping experience and plenty of people watching (gawking), this is the place. Great fun and probably better when it is not raining! Close to Meiji... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Looking for a unique shopping experience and plenty of people watching (gawking), this is the place. Great fun and probably better when it is not raining! Close to Meiji Shrine which is mandatory, rain or not.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for fun souvenir shopping, then Takeshita is a great place to go in Tokyo. Just a short cab ride from large Shibuya Station, or directly out of the Harajuku Station. It is a narrow street with hundreds of small shops perfect for take-home gifts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to walk through if you're a people watcher like me. Very cool place and lots to see. Fashion is cheaper but mainly for the young hip crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

On a very warm summer day, we visited this area upon a recommendation from some friends. Given that we had two teens traveling with us, it was an excellent choice. Although exceptionally crowded, it was great fun. Plenty to see in terms of people-watching, plenty of food and drink (we enjoyed bubble tea at one shop and octopus at Koi... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you want to experience being surrounded by thousands of teenage girls, this is the place to do it. We happened to be in the area on Sunday afternoon and it was just packed! There are tons of cheap stores on this street with all kinds of "fashionable" items for teens. There are several fast-food type restaurants on the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

So much to see and do. Try the crepes and stop by one of the Purikura booths. Check out the Daiso for souvenirs.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We went on a hot summer day. What a mistake! Not sure if it was that time of year but you couldn't even move! it was too crowded and shops are nothing special.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited during summer and I suspect there were more people visiting accordingly, but it was very busy. Lots to do, it's an experience in itself just to go people watching. Some shops seem very overpriced but according to the Japanese it's one of the happening places so it might be worth it. Some interesting food avaible, in particular the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Japan is an interesting and varied place and a trip to the fashion street is just one of the many examples you will only find in Japan. It's definitely not my cup of tea but I haven't seen a street with fashion just for tweens! And the things they're wearing is quite something.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Takeshita-dori is the place to find quirky Japanese fashion. It's very busy on the weekends but I guess that adds to the buzz of the place. Some shop owners are a bit complacent and will not allow photos to be taken of their merchandise, but the majority are fairly relaxed. There are several eateries along the stretch and there's also... More 

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Address: Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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