Harajuku is Tokyo’s fashion capital, and Takeshita Street is its beating heart. The long, crowded street is packed end-to-end with clothing and accessory shops, most of them skewing towards more eccentric tastes. The birthplace of kawaii (cuteness), lolita and other fashion subcultures, Takeshita Street also conveniently connects the expansive Yoyogi Park to Omotesando, another relatively more sophisticated and subdued fashion hub.
Trinkets from ’60s and ’70s pop culture and more
Old town vibes that's a great place for souvenir shopping
Gorgeous and much sought-after handmade glassware
White-gloved elevator assistants and impeccable customer service