Highlights and access methods of Takeshita Street(Harajuku) (Tokyo Prefecture)

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Takeshita Street is a shopping district that extends from Harajuku Station to Meiji Street, featuring an array of small and unique stores mainly dealing with fashion, knick-knacks, and sweets for young people. Along with the adjacent Meiji Street and Omotesando, it has become a hotspot for the latest trends, attracting tourists not only from Japan but also from abroad.

In this article, we will explain the attractions of Takeshita Street(Harajuku) in Tokyo Prefecture and how to access it for those who are traveling to Japan from overseas.

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(Prefecture : Tokyo , Category : Townscapes and Area)

Highlights of Takeshita Street(Harajuku)

Takeshita Street refers to the street that extends from Harajuku Station to Meiji Street and the shopping district along it. This street is populated with relatively small, unique stores mainly offering fashion, trinkets, and sweets targeting the younger demographic. Known domestically as a trendsetting locale from earlier times, it has now gained international recognition, bustling with Japanese students and foreign tourists on holidays.

Crepes can be considered synonymous with Takeshita Street. These crepes, extravagantly filled with ingredients such as strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate, and cheesecake, are popular as Instagram-worthy sweets due to their visually appealing presentation. Additionally, you can enjoy a variety of sweets such as colorful, cute pancakes, and unique donuts and soft serve ice cream that are enjoyable both visually and gustatorily.

In Harajuku, there are large-scale stores such as Laforet Harajuku and Omotesando Hills on Meiji Street and Omotesando, and Cat Street, which offers a different charm from Takeshita Street. These areas as a whole function as trend-setting locales.

Takeshita Street becomes a pedestrian-only paradise from 11 AM to 6 PM, providing a safe environment for shopping and food-tasting. Not only long-established stores but also new ones keep popping up, ensuring that you'll find something new every time you visit. Take your time exploring the various stores and find fashion items and delicious sweets that suit your taste.

Address and access method of Takeshita Street(Harajuku)

In the Takeshita Street(Harajuku) area, for example, the address of Harajuku Alta is 1-16-4 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. The nearest station is JR Yamanote Line Harajuku Station. It is about 2 minutes on foot from the station. Or Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae (Harajuku) Station. It takes about 6 minutes on foot from the station.

Attractions near Takeshita Street(Harajuku)

Several notable attractions are located near Takeshita Street(Harajuku):

Shibuya Crossing
Known as the world's busiest intersection, the Shibuya Crossing is a must-see when in Tokyo. Experience the organized chaos of hundreds of people crossing at once, which is especially impressive when viewed from above.

Often referred to as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees, Omotesando is a tree-lined avenue featuring a multitude of high-end fashion stores, cafes, and architectural wonders, offering a more sophisticated shopping experience.

Nezu Museum
This museum boasts a large collection of East Asian art. Besides the exhibitions, visitors can enjoy the beautiful, vast Japanese-style garden, which offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city.

Cat Street
This pedestrian-friendly street offers a more relaxed shopping and dining experience with its trendy boutiques, outdoor gear shops, and cafes. It's an excellent place for leisurely strolling and discovering the latest trends.

Other information about Takeshita Street(Harajuku)

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( Written by Tatsuo Ikura )