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This popular street in Harajuku is known for wacky, youth-driven shops selling colorful and crazy clothes and accessories. It's also a paradise for sweets-lovers-don't miss the fluffy, sugary crepes.
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  • Average21%
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1, Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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+81 3-3403-2525
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manage to get all kind of affordable stuff for soveniors. very intersting pedestrian crossing. well planned and organised.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Q2197NRchan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If your in the area. This iconic street is packed. Visit some shops, grab a crepe, and watch all the young kids galavant. The daiso here is amazing and if you forgot a umbrella grab one here for 200 yen, value is unbeatable compared to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank drchasev
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very crowded street but lots of cute stuff to see and buy. Long lines everywhere. Multiple crepes and desserts shops all over the place. Very fun and interesting place to visit. Hold on to your kids so they don’t get lost! Also, watch out for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Sltieu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was super fun to finally visit this place after seeing so many people talk about it. There were tons of people everywhere and lots of shops, so the experience can be a little overwhelming. I didn't necessarily see anything I wanted to purchase, but...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank brittneytabron
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A crowded street full of tourists mainly - a street for young shoppers with cutie stores. Not worth to squeeze in unless you are nearby and have time to kill. The side streets of harajuku are much better.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TracyTT_2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is crazy crowded and a lot of fun Really good deals to find on t shirts souvenirs and the lot. Great places to eat and you should wear football equipment with all the people running into you. Be careful of pick pockets as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Gizmo4ever
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super tourist area where they sell cheap fashion related items and sweet desserts. I'd recommend checking the backstreets of Harajuku like Cat Street.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank b3mach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not the type of experience that you make a lot of effort to seek out. This is definitely something fun to do if you're already in the area, or if you're planning to be in the area. The good thing is that it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mikalako
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't shoot me but on my second trip to Takeshita Street, it's still super crowded but basically full of uninteresting tourists looking for Harajuku fashion. We've never found it. Walking up on a wet Saturday amongst a sea of umbrellas is an exercise in madness!

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Boyos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What this street provides is an intense strip of Japanese glitz and consumer culture. Don’t go there expecting a bargain or goods anything other than touristy disposable items. Do go there to absorb the crowds, the fun, the kitschy goods, the monstrous fairy floss or...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank C8389OWstuartm
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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Sallyweesl
12 March 2019|
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Response from Alshamsi89 | Reviewed this property |
Walk down Takeshita dori, find Alta Harajuku almost at the end of the road and go to the basement. There next to all the Prikua machines, there's a shop that'll make a 3D figure that looks just like you!
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Jweiss95
9 July 2018|
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Response from carolyns486 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry delay in responding 8 pm bit so many other areas are open later
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