Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour – visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

Harajuku Japan

Exploring the Harajuku area is a must while in Tokyo. The two major streets to explore are upmarket Omotesando Street and buzzing Takeshita Street.

First we wandered along Omotesando Street, past Louis Vuitton, Dior and every other designer store you can think of.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.
The tree lined boulevard is a (designer) shoppers paradise. We window shopped up one side of the street and down the other.
Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

Next we walked slowly along Takeshita Street, which is the bustling strip that comes to mind when you think of Harajuku.

Known for it’s quirky style and fashion, the area is a feast of pinks and beautifully dressed people.

Harajuku Tokyo Japan Fashion

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

You’ll find a number of options for the infamous Harajuku Crepes along the street. There are seasonal flavours, along with popular options to help you make up your mind.

We visited during Cherry Blossom season and there was an appealing Cherry Blossom flavoured crepe on offer.

Harajuku Santa Monica Crepes

Harajuku Tokyo Japan Crepes

I went for one of the popular options – banana, oreo and chocolate. The crepe was freshly cooked, warm and richly sweet.

Harajuku Santa Monica Crepe

Another quirky Harajuku find was the enormous cotton candy/candy floss/fairy floss. (Depending where you’re from!)

I watched in awe as smiling person after smiling person descended the stairs carrying armfuls full of cotton candy.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

As the day progressed the street got busier and busier. By the time we made our way back to the train station Takeshita Street was a bustling sea of people.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

Harajuku Japan Video Tour

Here’s the video of our walk through the Harajuku area. Hit play below or click here to watch on YouTube.

Harajuku Japan District Walking Tour - visit Omotesando for shopping and Takeshita Street for the quintessential Harajuku Fashion and Style.

We stayed at the Ibis Tokyo Shinjuku, the hotel was excellent – comfortable beds, clean rooms and conveniently located in walking distance to endless eating and shopping options plus Shinjuku station, which is on the same train line as most Tokyo sights, including Harajuku.

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