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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

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Address: Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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Crazy crowds, neon, noise, tons of teens. I loved it. There are so many sides of Tokyo: modern skyscrapers, quiet villages, 17 different times squares and Japanese consumerism of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were here on a very rainy day. Even though we are seniors it was fun walking down this street. We stopped into McDonalds for lunch just to get some reprieve from the weather. I bought a kids Japanese Outfit for my grandson plus some Disney socks. We saw a few of the dressed up teens but it was a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday and whilst we knew it was going to be busy I was not prepared for the crowds. It made it almost impossible to browse the shops and really experience the atmosphere.

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Thank Vicki J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

That is busy city, busy streets! Even on an off day at an off time, this street is crowded. The shops and cafes offer a taste of Japan, with lots of local snacks as well to join you on your walk.

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Thank varcar387
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This street is the heart of Harajuku and there's always something to see. There are plenty of shops selling fashions, souvenirs and things you didn't even know existed. Check out the Daiso ¥100 shop which is one of its biggest stores, the ¥390 shop is also great and has some cool vintage clothes. There are lots of places to try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Talk about busy! Even on an off day at an off time, this street is packed. The shops and cafes offer a taste of Japan, with lots of local snacks as well to join you on your walk. If you're not into getting squished, then it's probably best to avoid this attraction!

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Thank Connor G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to see creative street fashion, this is the neighborhood to visit. From elaborate shoes, tutus, asymmetrical hair and hems, you'll get a glimpse of where fashion is going next. Hundreds of boutiques and small restaurants, you can easily spend 4 hours. And at the top of Omotesando you find the Gloria Meiji Shrine.

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Thank Nisa M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited Harajuku a number of times, on the weekend , mid week, diring the day & in the late afternoon & evening. For crazy sights go on the weekends. People really dress to entertain onlookers & it is crowded & fun. Midweek during the day there are many tourists & some locals shopping for edgey fashion peices. Early evening... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So much craziness! Was very busy but lovely to see some of Japanese wonder fashion ideas. Great place to shop and get little trinkets to take home.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crazy crowds, neon, noise, tons of teens. I loved it. There are so many sides of Tokyo: modern skyscrapers, quiet villages, 17 different times squares and Japanese consumerism of Harajuku. To really experience the contradictory sides of Tokyo, go the Harajuku then head to the other side of the train tracks to see the Meiji Jingu shrine in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This street is just full of many unique stuffs. It can start from small accessories for girl, manga related stuffs, Hello Kitty stuffs, rock music stuffs, etc. For first visitor, definitely it is enjoyable just to walk around and to see what is being sold there. It is definitely a good place to find gifts as well. It is located... 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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