|Shibuya and Harajuku are especially popular with young people. On the one hand, these two areas are always at the cutting edge of fashion, and spending a day just watching the passersby will more than confirm this. On the other, there are also lots of non-fashion reasons to visit such as music live houses, theaters and cinemas. With Omotesando Hills, many top brand stores and stylish restaurants and cafes situated along the street, Omotesando is the more relaxed alternative to Harajuku and Shibuya.
Enjoy exploring the many stores and sights in these areas!
Omotesando and Harajuku are fashion hotspots, so it is especially easy to find
popular brands and items here. Souvenir shoppers might also want to take a look at the many
stylish electronics and sweets stores.
With Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park in walking distance, there is an abundance of
open space and greenery despite the location in the city center. For shoppers, Omotesando and
Takeshita Street are just around the corner.
|Hours||8:00-21:00 (“Jingu no Mori” route)|
|Runs||Every 15 min (“Jingu no Mori” route)|
|Price||100 Yen (Adults & Children)
Multiple Trip Ticket: 2,000 Yen for 21 trips!
(Sold inside the bus)
|How to pay||Cash, IC cards (Suica/PASMO), Multiple Trip Tickets|
This famous shrine is well known for attracting huge crowds of visitors that pay homage on New Year’s Day. The vast site includes the main hall as well as an adjacent Shinto music and dance hall, a treasure museum and a martial arts hall.
This lush and green park offers a grand panorama of Tokyo’s sky and is also famous for its cherry blossoms. The area was used as a US army housing site and then as the grounds for the Olympic village, before it became the present park. Cycling on rented bicycles is a great way to explore the park.
This narrow side street is popular with young Japanese and foreign tourists alike and is lined with loud, colorful boutiques and fast-food stores. While many of the stores change frequently, there are also some long standing businesses which have been here for over 30 years.
The beautiful shopping street is lined with zelkova trees and international top-brand boutiques. European style open-air cafes provide a pleasant resting spot from your shopping. The area’s new landmark, “Omotesando Hills”, includes a variety of high-fashion shops, assorted goods stores as well as excellent restaurants.
Also known as “Cat Street” this area consists of small shops and independent stores located inside residential-looking houses. In fact, it is difficult to distinguish customers from shop staff, which makes this a refreshing experience from the main street.
Meiji Streets runs north to south past “LaForet Harajuku”. When heading south, you will walk past shops and restaurants situated in between office buildings, before you arrive in Shibuya after about 15 minutes. Heading north on the other hand will lead you past H&M, Forever 21 and Takeshita Street to Yoyogi and Shinjuku.
scramble crossing, where hundreds of people cross at the same time.