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.


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

  • Thai Music Grammy Award Festival

    BMI, the music company, is the host of many of the events held in Yoyogi park and it does this presumably to promote its extensive interests in Asian pop music. Part of the reason it hosts so many Thai festivals [...]

  • Earth Day Tokyo 2015

    Words like “day” and “weekend” seem to be meaningless in Japan – consequently, Earth Day Tokyo spreads itself over two days – neither of which is actually Earth Day (it’s on the 22nd).  100,000 people are expected to show at [...]

  • 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 [...]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

Entertainment in Harajuku

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Living in Harajuku

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