Shopping

Takeshita-dori Street 竹下通り

How to Get There

- Take the Toei Bus (Gaku 01) for Ueno-eki-mae -> Todai-konai and get off at the final stop (Todai-konai) (2 minutes by foot) - Take the Toei Bus (Gaku 07) for Ochanomizu Station -> Todai-konai and get off at the final stop (Todai-konai) (2 minutes by fo

Japan's wackiest youth cultures come alive at Harajuku's Takeshita-dori Street

Calbee chips, candy floss and crepes await you at Harajuku's Takeshita-dori Street, a pedestrian shopping jungle that is quite the sensory overload with food and fashion options popular among Tokyo's trend-setting youth.

Don't Miss

  • Seeing Tokyo's most creative fashionistas in the flesh
  • Snapping goofy pictures at the purikura photo booths

The 400-meter Takeshita-dori Street, starting across the road from JR Harajuku Station, is geared towards Tokyo's fashion and trend-conscious set. Lady Gaga is known to shop here—despite its reputation for being kawaii cute, there are also several boutiques that specialize in edgy grunge and goth fashion.

For an undeniably Japanese experience, check out the purikura photo booths where you can snap, customize and decorate pictures with your friends before they are printed on the spot.