The Omotesando Boulevard is lined up with boutiques from the famous brands. If you are a shopperholic for branded goods, you must pay a pilgrimage to this street. Famous brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Loewe, Channel, Celine, United Colors of Benetton can be found along this busy street, The Omotesando Hills has some nice café and restaurant where you could chill out. Do no miss the Prada Building which is a highly photographed architecture.
If you are on a budget, have no fear as the 4 storey 100 yen Daiso is just around the corner located at Takeshita Dori and is just opposite the Harajuku Station.
Takeshita Dori is a street where you can find stall on both side of the lane selling teenagers clothing and accessories. The highlight for me will be the 100 yen shop which has four storey selling things from household and gardening equipment, cosmetics, food stuff, stationery, kitchen and dinning utensils.
You will have to check out the stalls when you are here. You will also be able to see some teenagers dressed in their costplay costumes
Harjuku is accessible by Harajuku (Chiyoda Line) Station, JR Shibuya Station and Omotesando Station (Chiyoda Line).
Harajuku is the place in Tokyo to watch people - Japanese teens and youths dressed in the latest punk Japanese fashion. There is lots of eye candy here - both the boys and the girls. Stroll down Takeshita Street and you will be able to pick up the latest Japanese punk fashion - that is if your vital statistics are petite enough to fit into Japanese sizes and if you have a reasonably deep wallet.
I only saw these types of food stands in Takeshita Street of Harajuku.
They were very small shops with a picture glass stand of the types of crepes to choose from....it was such a hard decision! The stands would be full of young people standing around eating the rather large crepes!
My crepe was banana, chocolate syrup and cream! The cream was to die for!
Harajuku is all about the young culture and the crepe shops certainly reflected that!
For a truly surreal experience go to Harajuku on a Sunday. The girls and some men are dressed up in the most outrageous clothes. You have to appreciate the effort they take to dress up. You should be able to ask them to pose for a photo.
Just before the entrance to Yoyogi Park, you can see people dressed in outrageous clothing and hairstyles. There were performances by wannabe pop star, 1950s dancing and even a transvetite all dressed up like a doll.
After walking the streets of crazy and funky Shinjuku...you will find yourself at Omotesando Hills. It is considered as the Champs Elysees of Japan... Unfortunately, I did not get to take pictures of some of the buildings.... they were absolutely fabulous... Prada, Dior, Tods, Audi... of cos' the stuff inside these buildings were great too! ;)
This shopping street, Takeshita street is fill with a lot of people from around the world. And near the Harajuku station, on the Sunday afternoon, the cosplay-teenagers will gather here. You can ask them for take a photo.
it's the modern, in fact ultra modern face of tokyo where the teenagers sport anime costumes, high fashion labels such as LV and trendy restaurants are.
best to be here and shop if you have enough cash.
This is a cool place for young teenagers and young at heart individuals to shop, dine and entertain.
You can see extreme teen cultures and fashion statements.
Wander around Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) and its side streets. Wild and young again.
If you are looking for a cozy place to shop, this is the one. It locates at omotensado dori. After scrolling Takeshita Street, you can walk to here. There are lots of renowed apparel shops neary this building.
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