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

  • ASEAN Festival in Yoyogi Park

    If you love Southeast Asian food, definitely check out the ASEAN festival happening in Yoyogi Park. There will be food booths from each ASEAN country, including Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and more. Entertainment includes a belly dance, a “Miss Thailand” show, [...]

  • Fashion’s Night Out 2015

    Vogue magazine is holding their annual event ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ in the Omotesando/Aoyama/Harajuku area on Saturday, the 12th of September. Festivities kick-off with an opening ceremony at Omotesando Hills at 4pm. Entrance is free (although they may block entrance if [...]

  • Namaste India 2015

    The Namaste India Festival returns to the event square at Yoyogi Park on September 26 and 27. With the links between India and Japan getting stronger, this festival gets bigger and bigger each year.  There will be 32 different food [...]

Eating & Drinking in Harajuku

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