Harajuku

A contrast between tradition and contemporary culture

By Jillian Engelhard Fosten   Sep 25, 2014 - 1 min read

Harajuku is an area of contrasts, from the “pop-culture bazaar” along the street of Takeshita-dori to Meiji-jingu, a traditional Shinto shrine, nearby.

With plenty to feast your eyes on, Harajuku and the area surrounding are a great way to experience traditional Japanese culture and contemporary pop culture. If you are interested in living like a local, its worth walking around the Omotesando area where you can find amazing restaurants, beer gardens, and of course, great shopping. If you are a coffee lover then take a trip to Blauw Espresso on your way to Meiji Jingu. Blauw espresso has some of the best coffee in Tokyo.

When you are finished taking in the beautiful Meiji Jingu, have bite to eat at a local favorite, A Ze Michi. Don’t forget to walk down Takeshita-dori to experience the unusual vibe in this contemporary Japanese pop culture!

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Chris 2 weeks ago
What program did you use for the video? Real nice!
Sleiman Azizi 4 weeks ago
Nice work. Harajuku was one of my early "we're not in Kansas anymore" moments.
Andrew Choi 10 months ago
I love the shrine part, it has deep sense of culture <3
Kristine Jan Bustillo 2 years ago
Went to harajuku 3 yrs ago, How I wish I could go back this year.