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This popular street in Harajuku is known for wacky, youth-driven shops selling colorful and crazy clothes and accessories. It's also a paradise for sweets-lovers-don't miss the fluffy, sugary crepes.
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  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“bakso”(197 reviews)
“cotton candy”(65 reviews)
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1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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+81 3-3403-2525
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The street is lined up with lots of shops of different types. Most of them sell souvenirs and clothes. The style of clothes there are more for youngsters, not really much our type. But we managed to get some Calbee snacks, which were great with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank namhung
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my family and they had very wide eyes looking around at all the people, crepe shops, cat and owl cafes. It is definitely worth a visit for those who havent been.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FamilyTravelJunkkie
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Colorful and exciting. As someone who adores “alternative” fashion, this was the dream. Shop after shop filled with funky clothes and accessories and knick-knacks. Purikura and crepes galore. For a tourist trap, the prices weren’t that bad. It’s the “it” place to wander through to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank therosywanderer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very crowded street, popular with the younger generation; trendy styles. The are some shopping and dining options for everyone. With the narrow street and crowd you are instantly and effortlessly amidst the pedestrian flow. Changing direction can be difficult. Visit early in the day or...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From meiji shire we just walk directly to Takeshita street. Quite happening this area. Shopping & street food 👍🏼

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jasl80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can find Japan’s most extreme fashion cultures and styles here. Side streets are lined with many tendy shops, fashion boutiques, crepe stands, cafes and fast food outlets. Weekends can be super crowded. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SoniNavneetRai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This street is not for everyone. Crowded and noisy with lots of stores and food places catering to tourists. Many people line up for the expensive cotton candy. But lots of Japanese teens and tourists go here so if you want to see teenagers dressed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 103JonS
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to walk through to see the harajuku side of Japan. Trendy stores selling clothes and shoes. Lots of places to stop to get something to eat as well.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 79aimeer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Takeshita street is EXTREMELY crowded during the weekends. If possible, go the on the 'business' day. The shops, cafes and purikura (these funny photo booths which make you look cute and adorable) are really cool! Make sure to bring a lot of money, because you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marunonikki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best place known for teenagers shoping district where you can find clothes shops, local food and many unique things to buy. Its location is in harajuku just front of the harajuku station about 2-3 minutes. Its a long street with different shops and restaurants.

Date of experience: November 2018
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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.
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Jweiss95
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Response from carolyns486 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry delay in responding 8 pm bit so many other areas are open later
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EadieFinn
May 6, 2018|
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Response from norlelaahmad85 | Reviewed this property |
Around 1030am. I went to meiji jingu first at 830am. After that head to Harajuku.
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