Harajuku Guide

Harajuku is a major cheapo destination in Tokyo. There are plenty of ‘vintage’ clothing places like Kinji and Mirror and the general fashion is aimed at the young and eclectic, so prices are a lot more reasonable than neighbouring Omotesando.
For entertainment, you just have to walk around – Takeshita Dori has some of the most interesting little shops and fashion that you are likely to see anywhere. Cat Street also (that cuts across Omotesando running parallel to Meiji Dori) is another interesting street filled with quirky shops and one of the most popular takoyaki places around.

List of places in Harajuku

Articles about Harajuku

  • June 12th, 2014

    10 Free Things to do in Harajuku

    When I first moved to Tokyo, I was living on 1 000 yen a day while renting half a room in the cheapest of cheap share houses. I didn’t care though – this is one of those special few cosmopolitan cities […]

  • November 29th, 2013

    Takeshita Dori, Harajuku – Podcast #18

    This week your favourite cheapos take a stroll down Takeshita Dori Harajuku. Squeezing through the school girls, socks, crepes and rabbit bags, Chris, Greg and his daughter give you a running commentary on what the cheapo can find amongst the […]

  • May 21st, 2012

    Kinji Used Clothing, Harajuku

    Harajuku is famous for its street fashion.  Pop stars Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and Kimbra all state the influence of Japanese fashion and visit the area when they are in town. A recent trip to the famous Takeshita Dori by […]

Events in Harajuku

  • Tokyo Vegefood Festa 2015

    If you’re one of the brave souls who has decided to eschew a diet of dead animal or perhaps if you’re even a little veggie-curious, you should head down to the Tokyo Veggie Food Festa in Yoyogi Park.  Held in front of […]

  • Indonesia Japan Friendship Festival 2015

    On both Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of October from 10am until 7pm at the Yoyogi Park Events Square, you’ll find the officially named Japanese-Indonesian Indonesian Friendship Festival 2015. As is usual for these festivals there’ll be a market […]

  • Omotesando Halloween Pumpkin Parade

    The “Omotesando/Harajuku Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade” is the “cute” alternative to the Kawasaki Halloween Parade targeted at kids. If you’ve got kids under 12, you can apply for them to be part of the parade. In addition to costumed kids […]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

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