Explore Tokyo: Harajuku and Omotesando Shopping Areas

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): Explore Tokyo: Harajuku and Omotesando Shopping Areas

Harajuku is colourful and crazy. It’s Takeshita-dori and its side streets is the epitome of Japanese teenage culture and lined with trendy shops and restaurants just waiting to be discovered. Omotesando caters for more adult clientele with luxury brand shops sitting along the broad tree-lined street. I did a (shopping) walk from Harajuku to Omotesando to Shibuya and this was one of my favourite excursions in Tokyo. There are so many side streets and small boutique shops to discover.

I started off the morning early visiting the Meiji Shrine just behind Harajuku station. Harajuku and Omotesando is sandwiched between Shinjuku and Shibuya stations and can easily be explored on foot or you can move around using the Tokyo Metro.

My recommendation is to stroll down Takeshita-dori, crepe in hand and spend all your money at one of the biggest 100 Yen stores in Tokyo, Daiso. Afterwards you can have a drink at the Kawaii Monster Café or continue shopping at the LaForet Harajuku department store. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Explore Tokyo: Harajuku and Omotesando Shopping Areas
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lia Nell
Read it on author's website: https://thenomadicpanda.com/2016/06/08/harajuku-omotesando-guide/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Meiji Shrine
  • Kawaii Monster Café
  • Gyoza Lou
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