A fun, fashionable and fastastical list awesome KAWAII things to do in and around Harajuku, Tokyo, Japan.
Harajuku is a MUST see destination in Tokyo for any fashion fanatic interested in alternative and downright crazy subculture trends, shopping and street style. I spent one week hanging out Harajuku and surrounding Shibuya and Jingumea with Tokyo Way tours in order to uncovered the best shops and most secretive spots that will give Haute Culture readers the most authentic experience when visiting Japan’s fashion capitol.
1. Take a walk down Takeshita street
The beating pulsing flamboyant kawaii heart of Harajuku. Takeshita street has escalated from a small time subculture hangout to a glittering mega brand shopping sensation. Each weekend the 500 meter pedestrian ally is pounded by tens of thousands pink clad teenagers looking to stock up on more cheap and cheer full pink accessories, pink candy floss and pink flavored crepes. I reckon it’s the most pink place in Tokyo. This is the by far the best shopping spot for fun fashion, toys, glitter, costumes, hair accessories, candy, fake eyelashes and sunglasses.
Opposite end of Takeshita street before reaching Jingumae district
Candy covered octopus on the roof of a shop in Takeshita street
Spinns popular fashion shop for vintage and fun fashion
My faves from Harajuku, crazy fashion, crepes, ACDC ensemble and comic covered stairs
I wanted to buy this unicorn soooo bad
Harajuku street style, even the tourists want to look their best
Metallic foil skirts for sale in Spinns, I bought a gold one to wear to the Robot Resturant
Japanese satin bomber jackets were all the rage in Tokyo
ACDC is a youth fashion institution and must visit shop
Silly souvenirs for sale on the main strip
Santa Monica Crepes