Takeshita-Dōri (Takeshita Street)

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Takeshita-Dōri (Takeshita Street) information

Location
Tokyo , Japan
Getting there
Underground Rail: JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku (Takeshita-dōri exit)
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This teeming alley, which lies at the heart of Harajuku, represents Tokyo’s propensity for both teenage kitsch and subcultural fetish. Boom boxes blare at full volume while young, angst-decorated adolescents browse through racks of cheap versions of the day’s latest trend. This is the place to look for outrageously gaudy jewellery, punk accessories, trendy hair boutiques, fast-food joints and cuddly toys.