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Harajuku famously sits at the heart of Tokyo’s teenage fashion culture, but there is plenty here for visitors of all ages to do, including shopping, dining, and enjoying art. It’s a district that carefully blends different styles. The peaceful atmosphere found in the many beautiful parks contrasts with the bustling shopping streets, like trendy Shibuya Cat Street. Add to this the great cultural attractions available, and you have a neighborhood as diverse as the different fashion styles it’s known for.

Hotels in Harajuku

Although it can be hard to find hotels in Harajuku, there are some great options located very close by. The accommodation in this area mainly consists of 3-star hotels, such as the Tokyu Stay Aoyama Premier, an excellent choice for those traveling in Harajuku. It boasts a great location for those wanting to explore Harajuku and neighboring districts, and features amenities such as free WiFi and a choice of 2 restaurants. Another fantastic mid-range option is the 3-star Harajuku hotel Dormy Inn Premium Shibuya Jingumae. It has excellent facilities like a communal hot bath and sauna, and is just a short walk from the shops of Omotesando.

Things to see in Harajuku

One of the star attractions in Harajuku is Takeshita Dori. This shopping street, packed full of quirky boutiques, is the main shopping area for Tokyo’s teenage fashion culture. Even if you don’t buy anything, it’s worth visiting just to walk along and experience it. Harajuku is also famous for its crêpes and this street is the place to try them, with shops like Marion Crêpes among the most famous. When the hustle and bustle becomes too much, it’s time to retreat to a relaxing place, and there’s no better choice than Meiji Jingu. This 200-acre park is a beautiful oasis, and will leave you feeling at peace as you walk among the many trees, lakes, and gardens. There are also great museums to visit in this neighborhood. The Ota Memorial Museum of Art features exhibitions of stunning woodblock prints, ukiyo-e, by the world-famous artist Ota Seizo. Alternatively there’s the Watarium Museum of Contemporary Art, with a broad range of art exhibited over 3 floors.

Good for couples

The Harajuku neighborhood is ideal for couples visiting Tokyo. There is an incredible variety of shopping to indulge in, ranging from quirky malls like Laforet to the upscale shopping of streets such as Omotesando. On this avenue you’ll also find a great range of restaurants to enjoy a meal with your significant other, such as the fantastic Harajuku Gyozaro Restaurant for some delicious dumplings. You can also spend some time together in Yoyogi Park, which is perfect for a relaxing picnic or just watching the locals go by.

How to get to Harajuku

The best way of getting to your Harajuku hotel is by rail. Harajuku Station is on the JR Yamanote Line, a circular train line that connects many major areas of the city. There are also 2 subway stations in this area: Meiji-jingu-mae Station and Omotesando Station, which are great for getting around, and provide the best option when traveling from central Tokyo. In terms of reaching Tokyo itself, you can get direct flights from many US cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. These land at either Narita International Airport or Haneda International Airport, with direct trains to the city available at both.

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