Shopping, art, culture, nature – Harajuku has everything to make you marvel at the Japanese ability to pack several activities into a compact destination.

Shoppers’ delight

Harajuku is the city’s fashion district with a strong emphasis on the young and hip culture. However, there is something for everyone here. The bustling Takeshita Dori (dori is Japanese for street) boasts several boutiques, cafes and nifty bargains in its little side-streets. The posh, tree-lined Ometosando is the home of several luxury global fashion brands and chic restaurants. Prominent shopping malls here include the LaForet Harajuku, Tokyu Plaza and the Oriental Bazaar which is one of the city’s best places for souvenir hunting.

Art and Culture at Harajuku

Every place in Japan has its own cultural identity and Harajuku is no exception. Walk though the hallowed grounds of the famed Meiji Jingu and the Togo shrine, get acquainted with art at the Nezu Museum and the Ota Memorial Museum of Art. The Yoyogi Park captures the natural beauty of the city with its expansive lawns, woods and ponds.

Don’t miss the famed Daiso store here which is among the largest in Japan.