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Harajuku Takeshita-dori

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: Jingumae 1 chome, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
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No longer that charismatic

I loved Harajuku as a teen and made many visits since then. However, recently, I felt that it is no longer that charming anymore. There's too many touristy shops popping up and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lived up to its reputation and more!! What a beautiful area full of all kinds of high end and eclectic shops. Everyone walking he area is serious about their fashion. Total inspiration for new looks. Couldn't get enough!

Thank Rick F
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you're interested in walking down a street with crazy and sometimes silly shops that all look the same, go for it! The huge bundles of candy floss and outrageous crepes (a crepe with ice cream AND a piece of cheesecake inside? Wow.) were fun to see as well as super kitschy t-shirts. I found the cheapest Kitkats in all... More 

Thank hkteach
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This street was so busy it was impossible to browse in any of the shops. I also think unless you are a teenager you wouldn't appreciate the merchandise as it seemed to be a load of tat

Thank BernieB68
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mum and I visited and found it both underwhelming and overwhelming. Overwhelming in that it was so busy we couldn't think straight- and I'm not talking regular Tokyo busy, I mean so busy you can't move. This would be okay if the shops were improved. They were expensive and nothing you can't find anywhere else in Tokyo.

Thank Tahlia W
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved coming to this street when we were staying in an apartment just across it. Shops mainly catered to teenage and young ladies with a smattering of touristy shops selling I Love Tokyo t shirts. There's also a donki-esque shop called jeans mate with very similar apparel brands as Don Quixote. Try to go near closing time 8pm for a... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved Harajuku as a teen and made many visits since then. However, recently, I felt that it is no longer that charming anymore. There's too many touristy shops popping up and sales person trying to sell something along the way. Quite intimidating. Nevertheless, nice place to hang out for crepes and some kawaii shopping.

Thank NatsukiLove
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are travelling with teenagers, this is a must visit spot. If you go on a weekday, it's less crowded but you'll see less of the Tokyo teenagers. If you go on a weekend, especially on a Sunday, you'll get the full experience - just be prepared for MASSIVE crowds.

Thank SwedishChick66
Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ive heard different opinions on this one, Some say it's overrated and others say its great. What do I think? I loved it. Fashion is great, different, colorful, great prices, great shopping, you can also grab a bite. It is Crowded, but you can still walk looking around. Lots of youtubers and people interviewing people along the streets.

Thank travellistics
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is opposite Harajuku stations, lovely street with lots of shopping the cheap and mid-range shopping .Daiso - 100 Yen shops there and many cosmetics stores. it is enjoyable place to spend Sundays.

Cheshire UK
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Full of youngsters in all types of high fashion outfits. Great fun, we went twice & it was absolutely packed on both occasions

Thank lovetheunexpected

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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. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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