Friday, 31 January 2014

Takeshita shopping street


Takeshita street, known as the birthplace of many Japanese trends, is where every teenager in Tokyo migrates to on a Sunday. Although there are exceptions, like McDonald's, most stores on this street are small independent businesses. If you are looking for cheap trendy clothes then this is the place to come.

There is a reason why many trends originate from this street. Lots of clothing companies use it to test out new products, if they are popular then they will be mass produced and sold all over Japan. So that crazy looking dress that you just walked past, could be what everyone is wearing in 3 months time.

As well as clothes shops there are plenty of fast food places, especially crepe stalls. There is also a big candy store where the shop assistants wear cute pink outfits. If you go on a Sunday then you are likely to brush shoulders with all sorts, such as people engaging in cosplay.

The entrance to Takeshita street is opposite the Harajuku station. Some other places nearby are Omotesando, Meiji Jingu and Yoyogi Park.

The entance to Takeshita street

Cosplay



Candy shop

Costume shop


Massive plastic octopus?!

Entrance to Harajuku Street





7 comments:

  1. I've heard so much about Japanese street fashion and it's so exciting to see pictures from a blogger that show it! I'd love to know lots more about it! x

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    1. Thanks for your interest! I hoping to start doing more posts about Japanese fashion.

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  2. Wow, looks like an interesting place to wander!

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    1. Such an interesting place and so many interesting people!

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  3. Thank you for documenting your Japan experience. It is interesting reading before my trip to Japan!

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    1. I hope you found some useful things and enjoy your trip to Japan! x

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