Located between the busy neighborhoods of Shibuya and Shinjuku, the shrine is in a huge forest which is quiet and majestic. Also adjacent to Yoyogi Park, it is truly an urban oasis. There is also a chance to spot an actual Shinto wedding during holidays.
Extending along Takeshita-dori from the front of Harajuku Station to Omotesando, the latest trendy shops are grouped here selling goods such as fashion, general goods and sweets. The KAWAII culture which takes distinct advantage of pop color usage and design has also attracted popularity from overseas.
The entertainment district of Kabukicho which is symbolic of Japan and the good old-fashioned drinking areas of Omoide Yokocho and Golden Gai have a high local Tokyo flavor where you can enjoy inexpensive and delicious drinks with some snacks. There is also much amusement to be had at the shows of the robot restaurant in Kabukicho.