Just a 5-minute train ride from Shinjuku Station, Harajuku is the spot to see and be seen. From extreme teenage street styles to off-the-runway designs, Harajuku reigns as Japan's forward-thinking fashion capital. Window-shop at Omotesandō Avenue's international flagship stores or catwalk through alleyways that pop with polka-dots, plaid skirts, and neon high tops. If the wild pace and fluorescent lights of Harajuku begin to make you feel dizzy, find your center at nearby Yoyogi Park.See 17 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Fast-Paced Trend-Setter In the Heart of Tokyo
One of the most famous streets to visit at Harajuku is “Takeshita” street."
Shopping: Where Street Style Starts
Don't miss Harajuku Taproom, which features craft beers, which from our experience seems to be a rarity in Japan."
Visited in 2012
Eating: Street Food and Plein Air Cafes
Walking through Harajuku all the way to the Shibuya crossing was easy, and a perfect nighttime outing. Takeshita dori was a little too much for us, but it was simple enough walking past it and straight on to Harajuku dori where there were less people..."
Visited in 2013
Playing: After Dark on Takeshita Street
Relaxing: Outdoors In Harajuku
Resting: Harajuku's Residential Side
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Masaru studied Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in NYC. He has 25 years experience photographing social and human rights issues in Asia and South America. After spending many years abroad, he has begun to focus on his own country of Japan. He established Reminders Photography Stronghold in Tokyo in 2013, a curated membership gallery making multi-photographic activities possible. His photographs have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek Japan, and many others.