Harajuku in Tokyo
Tokyo Harajuku Graffiti
Tokyo Harajuku Street Scene
Tokyo Harajuku Crazy Fashion
Tokyo Harajuku Shops
Tokyo Harajuku Street Sign
Tokyo Harajuku Fashion Shop
Tokyo Harajuku Great Bikes
Tokyo Harajuku Nice Boots
Tokyo Harajuku Takeshita Dori Night Scene
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Facts & Figures
The Harajuku district is one of Japan's fashion hotspots for teenagers.
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Ryokans are the perfect way to discover old Japanese culture and traditions. 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).
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In 1906 the Harajuku Station opened its doors.
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
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)
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.
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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