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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0001, Japan
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Ranked #7 of 61 attractions in Shibuya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Many interesting fashion shops targeting at young teens in this area. U can find 100 yen Daiso shop n calbee potatoes chips 1 of my favourite.

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This street has fantastic food, but is very crowded. Most foot traffic travels in one direction down the walkway from the train station. We stopped a while to eat and watched all the others passing. A big mix of locals and foreigners all enjoying the area. The locals are mostly younger generations and the shops cater to this for sure.... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
56 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

If you are in Tokyo then a visit to the world famous Harajuku area is really a must in my book. There are many bars and cafes in the area . The people are very nice and the shops are "bonkers" when compared to the English . Well worth a visit even in rain , as it was when I... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We heard about this shopping street and had to see it in person to believe what we heard. It was absolutely true and more! We had a valid reason to go there because Daiso has a big store in that location. We spent most of our time shopping in Daiso for bargains to bring home as gifts and for household... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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51 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

At least for an adult. It's a place for teen cos-players and hello kitty-lovers. We spent 2 hours in harajuku and only saw 8 cos-players, which was a bit disappointing considering the reputation it has.

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Tachikawa, Japan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My friends and I did some shopping here not too long ago, and we were not disappointed in the least! Was disappointed to find that some stores were too high-priced but managed to get a good deal at a store called "Luceo". A 3 minute walk from Takeshita Dori (turn right on Meiji street, it's on the way to La... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Takeshita-dori is very easy to find from Harajuku Station: just follow the crowds. It does get a little bit too crowded, but if you keep going, you can find some quieter streets where the shops are more unusual and interesting. On the way way, you will lots of young Tokyo kids displaying their outfits. I think the further you go... More

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Mohegan Lake, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a nice shopping street right across from Harajuku Station but it's not spectacular. If you have teens it's more their cup of tea, but adults can give it a hit or miss depending on if you REALLY like shopping or not.

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Spring Hill, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This was one of the places that was suggested by almost everyone when I found out I was visiting Japan. And it is definitely touristy and crowded!! Tons and tons of shopping but it seems more geared to the younger Tokyo crowd. Lots of shirts with cartoon characters or obscene American sayings. We did find some fun food carts and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Standed facing Harajuku station, we followed all of the youngsters by turning right and walked a hundred meters down the slope. There, the madness begins. Not the first minute or two but then OMG. There must be a profession called shouter in this area...and yes, I am over 40 :) My daughter was a bit hesitant at first - too... More

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