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

  • One Love Jamaica Festival

    The One Love Jamaica Festival has been a fixture on the Tokyo summer festival calendar since 2004. The festival will feature various entertainment including the Japan selection for the World Reggae Dance Championships. You’ll also no doubt be able to [...]

  • Eco Life Fair 2015

    To promote World Environment Day (which actually falls on June 5th) and World Environment Month, the Eco Life Fair will return to the event square at Yoyogi park for two days. Some of the connections to the environment are a [...]

  • World Gourmet & Music Festival

    Another event in Yoyogi park, organised by the music company BMI, that uses the tried and tested formula of world food, world music and a flea market. A park, food, music and drink; what’s not to [...]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

Entertainment in Harajuku

Shopping in Harajuku

Living in Harajuku

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