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Harajuku

Area around Harajuku Station, Tokyo, 13 150-0001 Japan
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  • HarajukuPro 2014
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    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.

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    Harajuku has an abundance of eye-catching shops and interesting food options. I found it unlike any other part of Tokyo.

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  • HarajukuPro 2014
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    Just come here and people watch. The Harajuku kids hang out at the bridge which leads to the Meiji shrine. Lots of kitsch shops.

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    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.

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    Harajuku is a very fun and youthful area to visit. It is full of young people on the weekends. The JR train station is adorable and absolutely tiny for the hordes of people who flow through it each day.

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    I spent most of my time at the Daiso store, almost everything for 100 yen!!! A little more than a dollar! I didnt see any Harajuku girl , but I enjoyed spending time there!

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    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!

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    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.

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    one of the best places in Tokyo, this area is famous for takeshita dori, and for fashion. Here expecially on sunday u can see some lolitas, 60's rockers, and all kind of other dresses

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    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).

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    interesting. but full of people.

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    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.

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Taking its name from nearby Harajuku Station, but known for its shopping rather than trains, Harajuku is a mix of unique boutiques and major stores. Another interesting feature are the "Harajuku Girls," young people in clothes approaching fancy dress, who call the area their main hangout.

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4.5 out of 5
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