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Facts & Figures

The Harajuku district is one of Japan's fashion hotspots for teenagers. The Harajuku area is also including the famous Meiji Shrine, the Yoyogi Park, Omotesando (Tokyo's Champs-Elysees) and Takeshita Dori (narrow street with fashion labels for young people).

History

In 1906 the Harajuku Station opened its doors.

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The Harajuku district is located within Shibuya-ku (ward) in Tokyo.

How to get to Harajuku?

  • Harajuku Station is served by JR Yamanote Line
  • Meijijingu-mae Subway Station is connected by Fukutoshin Subway Line and
  • Chiyoda Subway Line
  • Omotesando Station is connected by Hanzomon Subway L., Chiyoda Subway L. and
  • Ginza Subway Line

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Ota Memorial Museum of Art - opened for the public in 1980, the museum is housing the collection (more than 12000 items) of Ota Seizo, mainly Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints)

Harajuku Bridge - on Sunday's Harajuku girls wear crazy customs (cosplay) there

Nezu Museum - personal collection of Nezu Kaichiro (1860 - 1940), more than 7400 objects (paintings, sculptures etc..) are on display

Omotesando - Omotesando is one of Tokyo's most famous shopping districts

Omotesando Hills - shopping paradise combined with great architecture from Tadao Ando

Yoyogi Park - The Yoyogi Park is one of my favourite places in Tokyo. Enjoy this huge park in the center of the capital.

Yoyogi Stadium - built for the Olympic Games in 1964

Takeshita Street / Dori - hotspot for trendy teenager fashion

Togo Shrine (Togo-jinja) - dedicated to Togo Heihachiro (Fleet Admiral, 1848 - 1934), constructed in 1940

Kiddy Land - one of the best toy stores in Tokyo with a great selection of products

Oriental Bazaar - biggest art and antiques store in Tokyo

MoMA Design Store - Museum of Modern Art's first retail store located outside of the US

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

March

Saint Patrick's Day Festival (17th)
The largest Saint Patrick's Day parade in Asia is held in Omotesando. Enjoy a Guinness beer and watch Irish bands, cheerleaders and great historical costumes.

August

Harajuku Omotesando Genki Matsuri Super Yosakoi (end of August)
This is the largest yosakoi dance festival in Tokyo. Enjoy 2 days of music and watch the performances of 99 teams and 6000 dancers.

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