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- 98%Local Culture
- 72%Family Travelers
- 71%Adventure Travelers
- 65%Nightlife Lovers
- 65%Budget Travelers
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- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 01, 2014
Hahaha! Pretty cool. I snapped some shots of the young people all dressed up. The main drag is very lively on Sundays. I spent some time shopping for shoes there but they did not have anything for as I put it "big American feet". Tip for the ladies, it you are an 8/9 or above in American sizes (38/40 European) you might want to make sure you have you shoe needs taken care for before you arrive. The same goes for larger sized clothing.Recommended for:
- HarajukuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersJan 09, 2014
The nexus of Tokyo's buzzing youth culture, Harajuku is an excellent place to shop, nosh, or - best of all - just people-watch. Fashionable and dolled-up teens are everywhere, including the numerous cosplay kids, a wonderfully Japanese phenomenon. Combines with a visit to the nearby Meiji Jingu Shrine.Recommended for:
- HarajukuAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 09, 2013
Cosplay!!! Harajuku is famous for people watching, as people come dressed in their favorite anime outfits... cosplay to the extreme! The outfits are amazing, as your favorite anime characters come to life, making Harajuku one of the most "colorful" areas ever!Recommended for:
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 06, 2013
Great if you have teenagers in the group or just for fun people watching - the teenagers can seem a bit like anime and the shops and boutiques in this area are jammed with current fashions and lighthearted fun.Recommended for:
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 2Aug 02, 2012
There is only one real reason to come to Harajuku - that's the people watching. The cries of "kawai desu yo" as the blonde Harajuku girls compliment one another. Also fun to watch the goths near the entrance to Meiji Jingu (another must visit).
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackersNightlife LoversJul 05, 2012
Some describe it as a subculture of Japan, while I think it represents more the mainstream, but either way this is where you can go to view the uniqueness of the modern Japanese style and mindset. All sorts of characters in all sorts of dress make for a fun and unique visit. A must-see area of Tokyo.
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Sep 12, 2013
Lots of eye candy is to be had in Harajuku! It's fun to just stroll through and check out everyone's funky style. Lots of trendsetting fashionistas that you won't find in other parts of Tokyo hang out here.
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Jul 04, 2012
A must-see for any first time visitor to Japan. Harajuku is a mecca for shopping among younger Tokyo-ites. It is also the starting point for a stroll down the much more sophisticated Omotesando.
Visit on a Sunday to see local goth kids in full "goth peep" attire. You'll find them near the entrance to Meiji Shrine. Also, keep an eye out for the dancing Elvis troop at the entrance to Yoyogi park.
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 03, 2014
Harajuku is a really fun neighborhood to visit while in Tokyo. It’s where all the young people dressed in bright colors and fun styles gather and hang out. The main street is where you can find all the shops to buy the clothes and accessories to fit in at Harajuku. Make sure to grab a delicious crepe at one of the shops on that street too. Out of the main street, there is a lot of shopping too, with American brand name shops like Birkenstock and Starbucks, but also Japanese brand name shops and little boutique shops too.
- HarajukuMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersFoodiesJan 09, 2014
If you want to see what the other side of Tokyo that doesn't wear dark blue suits, then Harajuku on a Sunday afternoon is for you. This the moment to observe Cosplay, when the individualists of Tokyo dress to impress. Whether its Goths, Anime Characters or Victorian petticoats with a twist, you will probably find it here. With the nearby temples and frequent traditional weddings in the same area, you can be sure of a wide variety of photo opportunities.
- HarajukuMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackersDec 17, 2012
This a great place to go and experience the culture especially the younger generation of Tokyo. Lots of shops and restaurants. Walk down Takeshita Dori which is usually jam packed and immerse yourself in what it feels like to be in the busy Tokyo we all hear about.