Worldwide Japanese fashion originated here.
When asked, “Where is the popular area for fashion among young people in Tokyo,” one might think of the Harajuku district. Harajuku is the center of youth oriented culture and fashion and contains many smaller backstreets. One such backstreet, Takeshita Street, measures 350-meters in length, slopes gradually from Harajuku station toward Meiji Street and is very popular among tourists.
The nearest station to Takeshita Street is the JR Harajuku station. Constructed in 1924, it’s the oldest station made of wood in Tokyo. Its British style design is also very impressive. As Takeshita Street is closed to all vehicles from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M., you can easily enjoy a leisurely walk and take in some shopping.
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, a popular Japanese singer and model, is considered “Harajuku-girl” because her public image represents the culture and fashion of the district.
Harajuku has been a special place for the appearance of new fashion for young people for over 30 years. Some young people love the “Lolita” fashion these days and it’s considered a famous Japanese subculture.
Lolita Fashion is characterized by wearing frilly dresses, headdresses and resembles princesses of the Middle Ages in Europe. Among the Lolita Fashion, “Gothic and Lolita” is a more peculiar style in which wearing black or dark purple frilly dresses with skull and spider shaped accessories is associated. Which Lolita Fashion do you like? As there are so many shops for Lolita Fashion, you will probably find your own style!
The crepe is also a popular food in Harajuku and you cannot miss it when you visit. Containing a lot of whipped cream and various fruits, you can add ice cream or chocolate sauce to it as a topping.
How about visiting Takeshita Street and finding “Kawaii” culture?
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