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
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    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
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    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
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    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

  • The Okinawa Festival

    The Okinawa Festival showcases the food, culture, music and crafts of Japan’s southernmost prefecture.  Enjoy an Orion beer while watching performances from Okinawan artists and comedians. There will also be performances of Eisa – Okinawa’s unique style of traditional [...]

  • Thai Festival 2015

    Tokyo’s Thai Festival is one of the largest and most anticipated ethnic festivals to be held in Yoyogi Park each Spring. This year’s event is expected to feature up to 100 booths selling Thai delicacies, fruit smoothies and alcoholic beverages. [...]

  • Tokyo Art Fair

    Tokyo Art Fair is an event where you can buy art. Whether or not you can afford art, as a Tokyo Cheapo, is another matter. Anyway it’s free so you can certainly go and look, even if you can’t afford [...]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

Entertainment in Harajuku

Shopping in Harajuku

Living in Harajuku

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