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竹下通り Takeshita-dori

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  • Shibuya / Harajuku / Aoyama Area
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Aoyama Area
1 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan
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Date of post:2015/09/28

Teenager’s culture and fashion street

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Located just in front of Harajuku station, where is the center of youth culture in Japan. If you are interested in young people’s fashion, design and characters, this is definitely must-go place!

Takeshita Street is about 250m long narrow street, having many shops alongside, for example clothing, cosmetics, cafeteria and 100yen shop (like a dollar shop).

The area’s specialty is ‘French Crepe’, many teenagers eat this sweet crepe on this street, they have variety of flavors such as strawberry, blueberry, chocolate, banana with custard and ice cream…

Many teenagers who come here are willing to buy their clothes and here are many for both, boys and girls!! The cost is very reasonable so they can afford it, they look for something unique, fashionable and funny sometimes.

You used to see many cosplayers (means costume-play people) in this Takeshita Street but number is decreasing, but still if you are lucky, you will see them!

One candy shop is well-known for Avril Lavigne’s music video. She came to Takeshita Street and shoot MV in this shop.

When you reach to Meiji Street, Takeshita Street ends and Omotesando area continues.

Date of post:2015/04/23

Fashion street that Lady Gaga loves

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Takeshita Street in Harajuku is the most famous street in Japan among teenagers. Fashion trend often starts from here.

When you go out of the Takeshita Exit of JR Harajuku Station, you will see the entrance gate of this street. Sometimes the electrical screen on the gate shows the live image and you may appear on the gate.

There are hundreds of fashion and accessory stores on both sides of 350m-long narrow street. You can find many kinds of fashion from Kawaii (cute) style to Goth-Loli (Gothic & Lolita) style.

Harajuku is popular not only among Japanese teenagers but also among world famous artists such as Lady Gaga and Gwen Stefani. Lady Gaga often visits the shop called DOG.

Among fashion stores, you also find several creperies. First creperie opened in Harajuku in 1970's and has become typical sweets of the area. There are many choices with different fruits, sauces and ice creams.

If you go there on weekend, it is like a crowded train station with young girls from all over Japan. But if you walk into the side street, more quiet and you may find chic stores.

To get more information, Moshi Moshi Box has started the service in 2014. It is a tourist information office, but also sells goods and crepes.

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