Harajuku, Takeshita Dori – Youth Culture

For my visitors no matter how old or what nationality, a trip to Harajuku is always fun. A true juxtaposition of the very traditional with the beautiful quiet green space and Meiji Shrine tucked in behind Harajuku JR station and the crazy modern youth culture that can be seen walking down Takeshita Dori (street) or the high end sophisticated fashion along Omotesando, a tree lined boulevard.

You will see cosplay – people dressed up like anime characters, the whole Lolita look is very popular, crazy shoes, bras, and fashion galore from the wacky to high end designer clad ladies. This post is pictures of Takeshita Dori. Meiji Shrine deserves it’s own post. Please feel feel to check out the post I did on the symbolism of the Sake Barrels you will see along the path into the shrine.

The Canadian Crew of  6 and I ventured out to Takeshita Dori during Golden Week and my intrepid Kiwi family of 4 ventured down there in April. Ms K was quite taken by the Crepes, a popular dish sold at Harajuku. Take a visual stroll along this busy wee street with us.

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3 responses to “Harajuku, Takeshita Dori – Youth Culture

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  2. Thanks for this information, Leanne! My sister and I definitely want to check out Harajuku in November. I keep thinking of the Gwen Stefani song. I know we are in for sensory overload (in a good way!)

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