Takeshita Street
Takeshita Street
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This popular street in Harajuku is known for wacky, youth-driven shops selling colorful and crazy clothes and accessories. It's also a paradise for sweets-lovers - don't miss the fluffy, sugary crepes.
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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kormensandiego
Manila, Philippines743 contributions
Dec 2022
Not sure if we were a bit late at night, but many shops were closed and there were not a lot of people around. You still find the Purikura Shops and Crepe Stalls around, but we missed the people dressed in unique clothings!
Written 3 January 2023
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TravelQ6492QE
346453,410 contributions
Dec 2022
A very popular shopping area with "cutesie" shops. Lots of colors. Eat with dogs, Cats or a peanuts-themed restaurant. Explore and find a nontourist dining spot for some authentic local food. Possibly find a celebrity like Duff McKagen of GNR. Long wait to eat inside. Lots of little food vendors on the street.
Written 31 December 2022
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Desiree S
Sohren, Germany18 contributions
Dec 2022 • Business
I was there the middle of December. On a weekday. It was crowded as always. Nice shops to look at with costumes. Interesting food trucks but with a long queue. Not many locals in costumes. Maybe the weekend or in the evening is better to go.
Written 27 December 2022
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izyphotos
Mascot, Australia709 contributions
Mar 2021
It was a rainy day and there were less crowds but that did not stop us from enjoying one of the brightest shopping streets in Tokyo. There is the huge Daiso 100 yen store which is a must. Crazy gigantic fairy floss (cotton candy), crepes, cream puffs. It has everything you could ever want and a lot you would never want! It's to be experienced - the quirky and weird fashions etc but there are great bargains for souvenirs.
Written 2 January 2022
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Miranda J
Tokyo, Japan3 contributions
Nov 2021
An extraordinary street to shop and walk.Actual Japan.Loved every bit of it.Had so much funShopping is fun here.
Written 24 December 2021
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Katy Santos
Philippines516 contributions
Aug 2020
Takeshita Street is one of the busiest streets in Tokyo. It's often packed with tourists as there are numerous things to do here. In our case, we just went here to do a little shopping for essentials.

The pharmacy where we buy the essentials from, also sells a pack of small Kitkats which is cheaper than the regular size one of Don Quijote.

Must-Try essentials:
Kao white soap, Cow Beauty soap
Japanese Salonpas by Hiramitsu
Japanese Rohto eyedrops
Hand lotion 
Written 29 July 2021
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA724 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is what you think about when coming to Tokyo.
Crowded streets with quirky shopping.
It’s a crowded place but have so much to offer! Good thing we decided to go later at night.
Do drop by this street for souvenir, it’s cheaper and have so many choices!
Written 7 October 2020
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA520 contributions
Aug 2019
First, this place is pretty much always crowded. Second, you can find just about anything here. There are all sorts of stores with all kinds of different merchandise. Some people hang out there dressed in costumes. It's definitely an entertaining experience.
Written 5 July 2020
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Keith863
Milpitas, CA17 contributions
Sep 2019
"Weird" could be good thing, but the other 2 issues (crowded and the same stores, items, fashion etc.) makes this weird just blah.

It's a staple tourist spot though, so just walk through it and that is plenty.
I've been here a few times recently, in June 2016 and September 2019, and it's just not my cup of tea.
Written 5 April 2020
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T0dW
Leatherhead, UK55 contributions
Mar 2020
Great fun. It is the Tokyo equivalent of 60s Carnaby street. Lots of energy and people up and down the street. Interesting sightseeing the shops, people and cafes
Written 3 April 2020
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