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"Weird" could be good thing, but the other 2 issues (crowded and the same stores, items, fashion etc.) makes this weird just blah. It's a staple tourist spot though, so just walk through it and that is plenty. I've been here a few times recently, in June 2016 and September…
Great fun. It is the Tokyo equivalent of 60s Carnaby street. Lots of energy and people up and down the street. Interesting sightseeing the shops, people and cafes
It was raining so it was not very crowded, supposedly. It still looked crowded to us! Lots of young people and foreigners.
Yes, it's super crowded, seemingly always. That being said, it's so worth a visit. Even if you don't buy anything or have no intentions of buying anything, it's fun just to walk down the street and see it all. There are people dressed in costumes, animal cafes, all sorts of…
Came here in Nov 2019, it was so crowded. Be prepared to jostle your way through. There are many interesting shops selling quirky clothing and accessories. It will be an eye-opener for first timer here. There are also many teens in Cosplay and nice anime clothing which you can…