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Harajuku is a section of Tokyo known for its wild fashions. This is where you can spot local teens on the weekends, dressed-up in colorful and outlandish punk, goth, and anime costumes. But there’s more to Harajuku than just its extreme fashions. Sights to see include the Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park, and the Omotesando and Takeshita-dori shopping streets. You can’t go to Harajuku without people-watching and shopping.

The Meiji Shrine is considered Tokyo’s most popular and sacred Shinto shrine. It houses the Meiji forest, stunning gardens, and a memorial hall dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the man who many credit to modernizing Japan. Then there’s Yoyogi Park, known for its cherry blossom trees and religious festivals. 

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Takeshita-dori is in the northern part of Harajuku, and is a narrow street packed with people, small stores, and artistic cafes. Omotesando is in southern Harajuku and is a tree-lined avenue filled with high-end boutiques and big brands.

Harajuku is located in the south-west of Tokyo, in a section of the Shibuya ward. Visit on a Sunday, when you are guaranteed to see teens in their fashionable and elaborate costumes.

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Experience the best of Tokyo on foot or by car during a private, customized tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Choose a half-day or full-day itinerary, ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 or 8 hours

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Scholar-Led Architectural Walking Tour: Harajuku, Omotesando and Roppongi

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Turn a critical lens on Japan's modernist architecture during this 3-hour walking tour of Tokyo, including Harajuku, Omotesando and Roppongi. A local scholar ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $96.31

Hello Tokyo Walking Tour: Meiji Jingu, Senso-ji and Harajuku

Join us on this Hello Tokyo walking tour and explore the contrast of the modern and traditional in Tokyo’s urban landscape. Starting with a visit to the Meiji ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Best Harajuku Fashion Walking Tour

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Explore the exciting district of Harajuku, renowned worldwide for its mix of youth culture and extreme street fashion. See where rock stars and fashionistas ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.37

Harajuku Kawaii Fashion and Shopping Tour

Harajuku - the capital of Kawaii ! Walking, shopping, people watching, eating snacks, taking photos in photo booth and enjoying all Harajuku has to offer with ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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