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

  • Ocean Peoples Tokyo

    Ocean Peoples is ‘an ocean festival for people who love the sea’ – ironically held at a landlocked park in the middle of the concrete [...]

  • Brazilian Day Japan 2015

    The Festival Brazil returns to the Event Square of Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park on the 18th and 19th of July. Brazillians make up the third biggest immigrant population in Japan, so this festival is huge for the community as well as [...]

  • Super Yosakoi 2015

    The Harajuku/Omotesando area sees a huge team performance dance contest on Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of August with the Harajuku Omotesando Super Yosakoi festival taking over the area.  The traditional dance festival is on a massive scale and sees [...]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

Entertainment in Harajuku

Shopping in Harajuku

Living in Harajuku

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