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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture 150-0001, Japan
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I travelled Japan for just over a month and harajuku was my favourite place we went, there is an awesome cafe named masumiya that is on one of the side roads. It's a manic area and if you get claustrophobic I wouldn't reccomend it! But it is an experience with loads of vintage shops plus a poundland... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This short street is a great place to visit if you are in the Harajuku/Shibuya area. There are quite a lot of clothes shops but the street is more famous for the numerous creperies selling Japanese-style crepes. Marion crepes is the famous place and is a good place to try the local delicacy. There is also a Daiso (for your... More

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The only reason we went here was for the crepes and the relatively inexpensive clothing for my teen daughter. We were able to find some decent outfits for her, at decent prices ($20-30 apiece), but the whole experience is either amusing or annoying, depending on your mood. If you're looking to dress like a clown, or just a fool there... More

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