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外国人観光客が訪れたい日本の観光地で1位になるなど大人気の原宿竹下通り。かわいい系といった独特の原宿ファッションを発信し続けている。
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東京都渋谷区神宮前1

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竹下通り

海外の観光客が日本で最も訪ねてみたい場所の1つが原宿の竹下通りであるというデータがある。(旅行口コミサイト「トリップアドバイザー」参照)竹下通りとは原宿にあるショッピング街だ。狭い通路の両脇には、原宿系ファッションのお店や雑貨店がひしめき合っている。原宿ファッションとはロリータやゴスロリファッション、または古着やサロン系といわれるが、一概には言えない。というのは、原宿系ファッションとは、それぞれが自分でリメイクしたり、好きな組み合わせでコーディネイトしたりと、個性を最大限にファッションで表現するというのが原宿系ファッションの特徴だからである。

クレープとプリクラ

クレープ店やプリクラ店なども、ここ竹下通りから日本中に流行していったと言われている。プリクラとは日本の若者に人気のある写真シールのこと。写真を加工したり、落書きをしたりして思い思いの写真を作れることから人気を博し、今ではタイや韓国などにもその機会が輸出されているほど。またロリータファッションの盛んな原宿では、コスプレをした記念にプリクラを撮る観光客もいて、そのような衣装を用意している店舗も多い。

キャラクターグッズ

ハローキティやリラックマなどの日本発のキャラクターやスヌーピーなどの世界的に人気のキャラクターグッズ、またおもちゃなどを扱う5階立てのショッピングビルであるキディランドやアンティークやユニークな商品を扱う雑貨店、ジャニーズなどの写真やグッズを売るアイドルショップやストリート系ファッションのお店など個性のある店舗が多いのも特徴的である。日本のkawaii言われる様々な商品(サンリオの可ローキティやマイメロ、リラックマなどのキャラクターや、ロリータ系のピンクや白、またフリルなどのついた服や雑貨、奇抜な色やキャラクターの雑貨など)がファッションから雑貨まで揃っている竹下通りでは日本の若者の流行がみてとれる。

明治神宮

そんな賑やかな原宿だが、すぐそばには明治神宮がある。明治神宮は参拝客が日本一の神社だが、こちらも海外の観光客に人気の観光地となっている。また、代々木公園もすぐそば。活気にあふれた原宿での買い物に疲れたら、静かな神社や公園でリフレッシュするのもおすすめだ。

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a year ago
cool place
Lots of stores selling many different things. Fashion stores, drugstores, souvenir shops, cutesy things, you name it. Lots of people and crepes stores.
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a year ago
Passion for fashion
From Harajuku, you can what ever kind of fashion you are looking for and a lot of fashion that you did not even believe existed. The street is always packed with different kind of people looking for different things, so take your time while browsing through Harajuku cause you will not be able to get by there fast. The surprising thing is that you can find even nice and cheap stuff, but on the other hand you can also find very expensive stuff. You should check it out and update your clothes closet.
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2 years ago
Kawaii place
If you like 'kawaii' fashion, I recommend. There are many shops and their price is not expensive. You can find many sweets as well! Crepes here are so famous. I found big rainbow cotton candy and it was so cute. Photo booth called 'purikura' is fun experience and you can enjoy only with 400 yen. For girls, Harajuku is the place yo can't miss.
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2 years ago
Fashion, Design, and much more!
If you like Japanese pop culture, such as idols, crazy fashion, lolita, etc Harajuku is THE place for you!!! So many things to see in tiny packed streets! Its kinda overwhelming as all your senses get stimulated in this universe of kawaii things! They have so many shops, but my favs are the crepes, idol goods shops and the lolita brands! It is never boring in Harajuku! Just be aware that during weekends it gets crazy packed!
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2 years ago
Just take a walk
For sure the main street is impressive to walk along, but this area got much more to offer if you are willing to get away from the station and just get lost in the side streets.
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3 years ago
Get off the main street!
I'll start with this. The main street you're familiar with "Takeshita-dori" is lame and commercial. Its definitely cool to check out, but its far from as you imagine it. It has become another hub for mass market junk and touts trying to sell you energy drink T-shirts and terrible snap-backs you can buy anywhere. BUT! Cross the street at the end of Takeshita-dori. Stroll down an alleyway and you reach what I feel is a better representation of Harajuku. More strange fashion stores lurk down this way. More in line with clothes you might actually consider wearing too! Woo! Also off the main street are many small cafes, bars and eateries. Situated all around the general area, these places range from "Eh, its alright" to "Dang son, I'm coming back here tomorrow". Which in my opinion, is pretty good. Harajuku is more than meets the eye. Just please get off Takeshita-dori, that is not Harajuku. Its just a tourist trap!
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3 years ago
must eat CREPEEEEEEESSSSSSS
Seriously though, this place is not filled with the Lolita fashionista's as movies or YouTube would make you think. Too many tourists for all that. The crazy fashion is something to stare at though as I'm sure you won't have this in your town. I can talk about Takashita Street but that's been ran through too many times. Lets talk about hidden gems. If you want some rare shoes like Jordan's you can't get anywhere else at a high price there's Kicks lab. You can take a dance lesson at Millennium Dance Complex, extremely famous even in the States. Eat some crepes at one of the many crepe shops. There is a (crazy condom) store don't, get too excited nothing that will impress you there. There are many parks and and shrines you can go to that are nearby, but you're in Tokyo so why not check this place out.
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3 years ago
Great place for shopping and crêpes
I have visited Harajuku many times for shopping, and of course, perhaps the most famous street here is Takeshita Street, where you can find all of the latest fashion trends, and plenty of small stores selling takeaway crêpes, however, if you continue walking on after a stroll down Takeshita Street, you will find many unique shops. Shops selling hand-made products that make perfect gifts, and shops selling unique one of a kind items make this area special. Amongst the regular boutiques there are also some great coffee shops, and even a section featuring tasteful graffiti. All of this makes Harajuku a great place to spend an afternoon.
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