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Harajuku is located close to the centre of Tokyo, just 2 train stations away from Shinjuku or 1 stop from Shibuya. Harajuku is very popular with tourists and locals and can get very busy on weekends.

 

Highlights of Harakuku

Yoyogi Park (代々木公園 Yoyogi-kōen)

Meiji Jingū Shrine (明治神宮) is one of the most sacred Shinto shines in Tokyo and all of Japan. Meiji Jingu Shrine is located with Yoyogi Park just a short walk from Harajuku train station. On New Years day many people in Tokyo visit Meiji Jingu Shrine.

Meiji Jingū Shrine Yoyogi Park Harajuku Tokyo

For more details and photos of Meiji Jingū Shrine click here.

Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku - Takeshita Street is a popular shopping street for young people with lots of different fashion stores lining the street. Takeshita Street is located directly across the road from Harajuku Subway station. Takeshita-Dori can get very busy on weekends but still worth a visit.

Takeshita Street Harajuku Tokyo

 

The crowds at Takeshita Street Harajuku Tokyo

Jingū-Bashi (Jingū Bridge)

Togo Jinja Shrine(東郷神社)

 

Highlights of the food in Harajuku

You cannot go past a Japanese crepe in  Takeshita-dori (Takeshita Street) in Harajuku. For 400 Yen you can get a tasty crepe with a selection of sweet or savory fillings.

Shopping in Harajuku

  • Along Takeshita-dori is lined with shops selling fashion, plenty tshirts, baseball caps, jewelry, gifts and for those into Cosplay some fancy dress ups for your favourite Manga character.
  • Omotesando Hills (4-12-10 Jingumae) A super-chic shopping mall.
  • Oriental Bazaar (5-9-13 Jingumae) instantly recognizable building with a faux-Chinese temple roof. Open until 7 pm and closed on Thursdays. The branch at Narita airport opens at 07:30 for last-chance purchases
  • Kiddy Land (6-1-9 Jingumae) A huge toy store located on Omotesando, near the entrance to Cat Street.
  • There are a number of brand name stores throughout Harajuku including a large Gap store, Nike Store, Puma store, Laura Ashley, Topshop and Tommy Hilfiger.

T-shirts for sale on Takeshita Street Harajuku

Last updated 12th May 2013

Harajuku Tokyo Travel Guide

Yoyogi Park - Harajuku Tokyo

Yoyogi Park (代々木公園 Yoyogi-kōen), found at Harajuku and is one of the largest public parks in Tokyo. The park is located right next to Harajuku Train Station.

On Sundays Yoyogi Park is a hang out area for Tokyo's youth including many who enjoy Cosplay (Costume Play) dressing up as their favourite Manga, Anime or comic book character.

Cosplay costumes in Harajuku Tokyo

Festivals held in Yoyogi Park - The India Festival 2013

Thailand Festival 2013 - The Thailand Festival is held every year in Yoyogi Park close to Harajuku. Running on Saturday and Sunday in May. The last festival was Saturday 11th May 2013 and Sunday 12th May 2013.

Free WiFi Internet in Harajuku

There is a free WiFi Internet hotspot 'Omo-free' Ometosando free which is accessible around the shopping district across the Harajuku train station.

Getting to Harajuku

 

You can catch a train to Harajuku. You can get a JR Train on the Yamanote Line to Harajuku from Shinjuku Train Station, Shibuya, Tokyo, Ikebukuro or Ueno. Harajuku JR Train station picture below.

JR Train Harajuku Train Station

 

You can also catch a train to Meiji-jingu-Mae Subway station, which is located just down from the JR station on the same side of the road. There are 2 different subway train lines that stop at Meijjingu-Mae - Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line.

Subway train station at Harajuku

 

You could also walk from Shibuya to Harajuku which takes around 15 - 20 minutes. It is a pleasant walk with many shops lining the road between Shibuya to Harajuku.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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