• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Hang out with Tokyo’s trendiest fashionistas and cosplayers as you shop your way through Tokyo’s world-famous Harajuku district and Omotesando Hills on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Harajuku and Omotesando are known worldwide for their trend-setting crowds of street-style aficionados, who come to show off the latest wears, and for their diverse selection of fashion boutiques spanning the high-end down to 100-Yen shops where you can shop for a few bargains. This must-do fashion-lovers tour also includes a guide and a train ticket from Shinjuku to Harajuku.


  • Walking tour of Harajuku, the center of Japan's street fashion
  • See Japanese teenagers in cosplay (costume play)
  • Shop for a bargain at one of Tokyo's largest 100 yen stores
  • Browse Omotesando Hills shopping mall with its luxury designer brands
  • Visit Kiddy Land toy store famous for its celebrity clients

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What You Can Expect

Harajuku Walking Tour of Local Fashion and Street Food

Harajuku Girls

Explore the fascinating world of Tokyo’s street style subcultures as you shop 'til you drop in the city’s famous Harajuku district and swanky upscale Omotesando Hills. This shopping excursion and walking tour is the perfect opportunity to explore the incredible diversity of Japanese fashion while shopping for a few bargains along the way.

Start you Harajuku discovery by meeting your guide in the morning at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Shinjuku, where you’ll board a train like local and travel the short distance to the nearby Harajuku district. This fascinating district is a worldwide epicenter of urban fashion trends, playing host to a rotating cast of Japanese cosplayers, colorfully-dressed fashionistas and unique subcultures that come to the area to show off for the locals and foreigners alike.

Begin your walking tour on Takeshita Street, a large thoroughfare with nearby side streets that are packed with vintage clothing shops, high-end boutiques and retail stores from up-and-coming designers. Make sure to stop by a 100-Yen shop, Japan’s version of a dollar store, where you can dig for bargains, and then keep your eyes out for the area’s resident cosplay performers, who dress up like Japanese anime (cartoon) characters and pose for the cameras.

After Harajuku, head to the upscale shopping area at Omotesando Hills, a mall featuring many of Tokyo’s high-end fashion stores like Prada and Louis Vuitton, among others. Take a look at Kiddy Land, a well-known toy store that has called the Omotesando area home for several decades, then continue walking to Jingu Crossing, home base for discount fashion brands like H&M and Forever 21.

Finish your tour back at Harajuku Station from which you can opt to return back to Shinjuku or stay in the area.

Customer Reviews

Alfredo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A different perspective of the Japanese culture


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I've been to Harajuku many times but this tour took me to a few shops l'd never been to down side streets l would never have visited myself in fear of getting lost! My guide explained some history of the area and some of the shops we visited. We also visited a local art gallery that is apparently changes exhibits a lot so the next time l was in the area l went again and everything was different! Very good tour if you want to visit the area thoroughly like a local and visit some interesting places. Would have been good to go to one of the second hand clothing shops like the 4 Chicago stores in the area because they have a huge selection of cheap 'Harajuku style' clothes and traditional clothing like kimono and yukata.

linda p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved it. I went with my 10 year old and daughter we were the only one so our guide taylored to whatever we wanted to see. Great fun but when I went back later I was surprised how much we learnt and how much ground we covered.

John United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Not just the Fashion district but building architecture and history of area. This isn't a long tour but worth the time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016



5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great way to get to know Harajuku and some of the quirky lanes.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

I am giving this tour a high recommendation more for the quality of the guide than for the tour itself--we had a sharp, young male guide who was very well informed. However, much of this tour is just walking past the stores in the Harajuku area, so there wasn't much for him to inform us about. The part of the tour we enjoyed more than Harajuku was the Otosando area, with its swanky stores and great people watching.

Blondell F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

My daughter loved it.

John M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This was a fantastic tour. I took my daughter to Japan as a college graduation present, and she loved the shopping and food in Harajuku. Our tour guide Meka was truly wonderful. Meka was knowledge and friendly and even helped us with navigating the subway and the Japan Rail (JR) lines. If you are going to Japan you should take this tour, and ask for Meka.

Dennise T

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

Unfortunately I chose a weekday 10am tour so even though I enjoyed no crowds there were no Cosplayers nor parading fashions.
I had the guide Halle to myself and she tailored the tour to my interests to make up for this. She gave me great advice on areas to shop and eat which I was grateful for as I was travelling on my own.

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