Saturday, April 23, 2011

Harajuku & Takeshita Dori

"Harajuku, Harajuku", we just love the sweet annoucer from the train commuter once we reached Harajuku Station. This is our second spot on our second day in Tokyo after visiting Tsukiji Fish Market (click here).

Harajuku is Japan famous shopping district, renowned for its unique street fashion. If you are fans of Gwen Stefani, the lead vocalist for the rock band, No Doubt or you ever watch her music video, there is no doubt that she is Harajuku lovers where she performs and makes public appearances with four back-up dancers which known as the Harajuku Girls dancers.

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Takeshita Dori

The focus point of Harajuku is Takeshita Dori (Takashita Street), which it's just opposite of the Harajuku station. Takeshita Dori is a narrow pedestrian, roughly 400 meter long street lined by many fashion boutiques, trendy shops, crepe stands and fast food outlets targeting the Tokyo's young and fashionable teenagers.

According to the research, Takeshita Dori is the symbol of Harajuku and birthplace of today many Japan's fashion trend and culture. Definitely, this is one of the well worth visiting spot for a tourist like us. Indeed, Nicole and I went for second times on the next day. razz

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Hey wait! I spot my own shop in Japan! Never thought I owned fashion boutique in Japan. Not bad ooo..


Besides the trendy shops and fashion boutique, you can find lots of crepe stands along the narrow street.

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Crepe with chocolate ice-cream and banana. Cost 350 yen


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Nicole and the shop staff. They are so nice and friendly.


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Spot the differences of the first pic and this one?

Shops along Takeshita Dori tend to be open daily from 11:00 up to 20:00.

How to get there:

JR Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line.

4 comments:

  1. Your blog is such an inspiration... I wanna travel a lot like you too! ;D

    btw, the difference that I spot between the two said pictures is day and night ;)

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  2. Oh, I LOVE Gwen Stefani and the Harajuku girls! This looks like such a fun place - but very different from downunder in Australia!!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  3. OMG! I never been to Japan before and I want to go there one day... I want to witness the cherry blossoms or sakuras :) It's sad to see Japan is attacked by tsunami and earthquakes.

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  4. Hai!
    Your blog really informative.I will be visit Japan May-June 2012.
    Thanks again for your effort in making me understand more about places to visit there..:D

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