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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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“bakso”(187 reviews)
“takeshita dori”(227 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 2 days ago

We went a few times to Harajuku and this street was never other than heaving with people at all times of the day and night. Lots of fun with crazy little young fashion shops. Worth a visit what-ever your age. The only place in the...More

Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed 2 days ago

I strongly recommend to go there if you want to see Japanese Kawaii culture. You can feel the Japanese high school atmosphere!

Thank Miyu H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe not as interesting as it used to be. Still a couple cool stores and good people watching. But there are better places to buy gifts, etc.

Thank BigTA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Harajuku is the birthplace of Lolita culture. I've been to many stores and noticed they were packed with school girls in high school to early college age.

Thank Max F
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was far better places to see in Tokyo, try Shinjuku for instance. This neighborhood was FULL of tourists and all the attendant tourist stuff.

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It can get extremely busy here, but I still did enjoy visiting this exciting area of Tokyo. I definitely felt too old and boring to hang around here though - haha!

1  Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Harajuku Takeshita Dori is indeed one of the iconic streets, perfect for fashion lovers or fashion enthusiasts, especially those enjoying Harajuku style. I went there from Ueno and I took the subway. It's very easy to go here and you just need to follow the...More

Thank IndahNS
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There wasn't much to do or see other than junk shops and crowds. It was extremely crowded at noon on a Friday, and I can't imagine what it's like on a weekend day. I thought I'd see teens wearing Lolita or goth fashion, but everyone...More

Thank pagingdoctork
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded on a Thursday afternoon, can't imagine what it must be like on a weekend. Typical tourist area, cute stuff but not a whole lot we hadn't seen already while out shopping. Recommend only if you have teenage daughters that would enjoy the experience.

1  Thank 543terryr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many store, speciality shops and tourists on this street that it can make you dizzy trying to decide what to buy or what to look at. a lot of the items for sale are very touristy, but it's interesting to look.

Thank Frugalista2012
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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.
...More
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Jweiss95
9 July 2018|
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Response from Carolyn S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry delay in responding 8 pm bit so many other areas are open later
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EadieFinn
6 May 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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