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|
|Massive plastic octopus?!|
|Entrance to Harajuku Street|