Harajuku is the area around Harajuku Station in Tokyo, and is known as a street fashion capital of the world. Every Sunday, colourfully dressed youths come together and socialize around Jingu Bridge. They are dressed in a variety of different styles such as gothic and cosplay.
Also in the area is the Buddhist Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park, which is a gathering spot for musicians on Sunday. Definitely an area good for shopping and people-watching.
First To Review: Caroline M.
Aug 12, 2008
The most amazing place to spend a Sunday, in fact every Sunday. Full of crazy, sexy, cool girls and guys in costumes you can't even imagine until you see them.
A beautiful park that is full of people enjoying themselves - playing drums, yoga, dancing, walking the dog, frisbee, eating, chatting, drinking wine, whatever!
The rocker boys and girls are magnetic. They have such amazing energy in very hot weather, that could be fueled by lots of Sake. The bands along the paths are also incredible, with energy to burn. They really know how to entertain. I am already planning to go back and see it again.
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Oct 25, 2008
The place that has everything and sells everything- the perfect place for people watching, too. Tokyo is known for being one of the foremost fashion centers in the world, and there's no better place to watch them strut their stuff than Harajuku. Gwen Stefani got it right in her song, "Harajuku Girls."
But there are other, more cultural things to do in the area, too. For example, the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu), built by the Emperor Meiji, is just a few minutes walk from the station. It has an authentic Buddhist shrine, gorgeous grounds, and frequent cultural events. A plus- most of the signs have English, so you can actually understand what you're seeing.
If people-watching is your thing, then you should make time to check out Yoyogi Park on a Sunday afternoon. That's when the freaks come out to play (no offense intended). There's just no describing who will be there- you've gotta see for yourself.
Oct 26, 2008
It's a centre of mixed fashion. From the most casual to the most extreme outfits worn by all sorts of people, it's advisable to visit on a Sunday when many youngsters don't have school and often go to Harajuku to dress up as anime or game characters. Omotesando dori, a large avenue, has some of the biggest brand name stores in Tokyo. Takeshita dori, a very narrow 400 meter shopping street has stores specifically aimed at the younger generation, and is a real magnet for the fashionable Japanese teenager.
Jan 20, 2009
Harajuku is known as the fashion capital in its area of the world. It has a bit of everything. Clothes, shopping, and some delicious dining places. I definately reccomend the crepes. Walking down the streets is an activity in itself simply because of everything around you. You are more than likely to view people in Lolita clothing, and if you look, you can even find a store that sells it.
Jan 9, 2012
Definitely a MUST SEE For Japanese fashion, anime and visual-kei fans.
If you want to shop in Takeshita Dori - go there on weekday in the morning.
If you want to see many crazy Japanese kids hanging around wearing super crazy clothes on Harajuku square - go on Saturday or on National holiday ;]
A lot of fun and great photos guaranteed.