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01/09/2014 Visit: Modern Japan

Let’s find “Kawaii” on “Takeshita Street” in Harajuku

model/left:Rinata、right:Rinana 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., […]

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