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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

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Address: Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 3-3408-0050
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for young and young at hearts

colorful and fascinating place to see. most of the shops cater for younger person and of course for those young at heart. and anime/costplay haven. a must see and worthy of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

colorful and fascinating place to see. most of the shops cater for younger person and of course for those young at heart. and anime/costplay haven. a must see and worthy of visiting. try to visit this after visiting meiji shrine as it is a 5 mins walk from the entrance of the shrine. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place to visit at Harajuku. Have loads of interesting stuff being sold which teenagers will like.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a fun walk through Harajuku and had a nice yum lunch in an Udon shop in a lower level building. Tried one of the famous crepes which was a-ok a lot of cream and not much crepe. Walking distance to kiddy land toy mega shop.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely packed on weekends and very touristy. Not all that fun or entertaining and definitely overly publicized.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Harajuku is a place to shop and eat. There are full of shop on the side of the street. There are many fashion shops and gift shops. If you need to save your budget. You may buy some fashion clothes and gift on there. Harajuku is not like Shibuya, there are not very expensive thing in Harajuku, there is selling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday and loved watching the crowd. Get some cotton candy - there's a whole store just for that: huge, multi-colored cotton candy! Pretty much sums up the street

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The street for teenagers! It was a busy street, with lots of shoppers, lookers and tourists. Really showed us what the teenage life is like in Japan. Very entertaining.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy but interesting tourist street. Lots of trendy, funky type shops. Go early to walk the street and to avoid large crowd. Good crepe stands along the street offering a huge variety of crepes. Lots of tourist shops also along the street as well as cafes. Close to Meiji Shrine, so it can be included as an interesting option.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must visit especially with teens, make sure they have some money to spend & you are happy to meet them at the other end of the street...this vibrant, interesting street & people are an inspiration. Pop into Daiso for some cheap Japanese trinkets like sushi keyrings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy when we visited on a Sunday- popular suburb full of people shopping/mingling. We were hoping to catch examples of young fashion, teenagers dressed in cosplay, punk and lolita styles but unfortunately didn't see a lot of this. From Meiji shrine we were drawn down the main boulevard, stopped for lunch,then ventured off to side streets perusing many interesting... More 

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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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