Harajuku stroll to find KAWAII


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Course:Harajuku Station -> Meiji Jingu Shrine-> Takeshita Street -> Back Streets of Harajuku -> Tokyu Plaza Omotesando -> Harajuku Omotesando -> Shibuya Crossing

Go and look for KAWAII (cute things) in Tokyo. These are also recommended for souvenirs. Shop while walking leisurely along Takeshita Street and the back streets of Harajuku, and visit trend-setting spots like the Omotesando “fashion theme park.” Along the way you’ll catch your breath in the green surroundings of Meiji Jingu Shrine and Omotesando. This course allows you to experience both the cutting edge features and the history of Tokyo.

10:00 JR Harajuku Station Omotesando Exit

JR  Harajuku Station

Start from Harajuku Station.

Walk 3 minutes

10:03 Map: 1Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Jingu Shrine

[Notice on renovation work]
Haiden Hall is under construction from April 2017 to autumn 2019 (scheduled) for replacement of the copperplate shingles on shrine buildings.

This shrine was built in 1920 to worship Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The premises are quite large, and once you set foot inside you can feel the hallowed tranquility.

Walk 5 minutes

12:00 Map: 2Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street

The street is lined on both sides by accessory, fashion, teen idol merchandise and crepe shops.

12:30 Map: 3Back Streets of Harajuku

Back Streets of Harajuku

Visit unique fashion boutiques, popular pancake shops, stylish cafés and other shops.

14:30 Map: 4Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku

This is a “fashion theme park” known affectionately as “Omohara.”

Walk 20 minutes

There are many must-see spots for shopping here like Omotesando Hills, GYRE and Kiddyland. The rows of ginkgo trees are a beautiful green in the spring and a lovely crimson in autumn.

15:30 Map: 5Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Omotesando Station Exit A3

Train 8 min Tokyo Metro Ginza Line (toward Shibuya)

15:38 Map: 6Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Shibuya Station Exit 8

Walk 1 minute

15:39 Map: 7Shibuya Scramble Crossing

Shibuya  Crossing

This symbol of Shibuya appears in many movies and television dramas.

Walk 1 minute

16:00 Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Shibuya Station

Model course Harajuku stroll to find KAWAII is displayed on a larger map

The red lines indicate trains and subways, blue lines are buses and cars, green lines are for walking, pink lines are for bicycles, purple lines are ships and water buses.