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Harajuku

Dive into the center of Tokyo's pop culture

About Harajuku
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Things to do in Harajuku

Upcoming Harajuku Events

Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi

Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi

Aug 27th - Aug 28th

For the time of a weekend, thousands of dancers in over a hundrer of dance squad from all around the country gather in Harajuku..

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Japan-Indonesia Friendship Festival

Japan-Indonesia Friendship Festival

Mid - Late Oct

The Japan-Indonesia Friendship Festival is an annual event in Tokyo's Yoyogi Park. It features Indonesian food, music, dance,..

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Meiji-Jingu Yabusame in Harajuku

Meiji-Jingu Yabusame in Harajuku

Early Nov

A demonstration of the traditional martial art of yabusame mounted-horse archery will be held on 3rd November at Meiji-Jingu Shrine..

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Where to eat in Harajuku

Eataly

Eataly

Sherilyn Siy

With a name that fuses the words EAT and ITALY, you can expect only the best of Italy's food culture offered at this haven of..

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Places to stay in Harajuku

Latest Harajuku Reports

Rapunzel in the Tower Cafe

Rapunzel in the Tower Cafe

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The animated Disney movie "Tangled" was released in 2011, and to celebrate its 10th anniversary there will be three pop-up cafe..

Eiswelt Gelato

Eiswelt Gelato

Kim

Harajuku in Tokyo is known for having some cuter-than-cute eats to enjoy, and one place that offers adorable ice cream creations..

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About Harajuku

Step into the world of youth subculture and quirky fashion in Harajuku, where you will be greeted by groups of teenagers in the wildest outfits. This is one of Tokyo's vibrant towns — a combination of an urban facade and traditional attractions.

There is much to do in Harajuku, starting from its vintage looking station and Takeshita Dori just in front. The bustling street gets cramped by swarms of tourists on the weekends that adds to the charm. From clothing to eateries that define Harajuku's essence, the narrow street is not to be missed.

Behind the station are Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park, both vast grounds that are perfect for strolls and offer many photo opportunities. Meiji Shrine brings you deep into the Shinto religion with huge torii gates welcoming you in and leaving you with a sense of serenity while visiting the inner grounds. Yoyogi Park, in contrast, is full of vigor and is an ideal location for lazing in the sun.

Farther up from Takeshita Dori is Omotesando, where many malls and boutiques line the sidewalk. In the alleys of Omotesando are where the street cultures await. With streetwear brands hogging the back ends of Harajuku, there are always people to be found in every nook and cranny.

A plethora of cuisines to suit any palate is abundant in Harajuku — from Japanese and Italian, to American and Mexican, there is something for everyone.

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