Harajuku District
Japan, Tokyo

Harajuku is the broad name for the area around the Harajuku station on the Yamanote Line in Shibuya Tokyo, Japan. Every Sunday, young people dress in a variety of styles including Gothic Lolita, Visual kei, and Cosplay spend a day near Harajuku. Fashion styles of these young people rarely correspond to one particular style and are usually a collection of many. Most young people gather on the Jingu Bridge, which is the footbridge that connects Harajuku with the neighboring Meiji Temple area
Harajuku is also a famous fashion place known in the world for its unique fashion. Harajuku street style is advanced in Japanese and international publications such as "Kera", "Melody", "Gothic & Lolita Bible" and "Fruits." Many prominent fashion designers have sprung from Harajuku and incorporated themselves into other elements of fashion around the world. Harajuku is also a large shopping district that includes chains of luxury western fashion designers like Louis Vuitton, Harajuku native fashion designers, and all kinds of shops for trendy young people.
Harajuku Station was the main station of the Olympic Village of Tokyo Olympics in 1964, and this event had a huge impact on the area, attracting young people and lovers of novelty. Today's Harajuku remains the center of fashion - from international fashion shows to small boutiques. Takeshita-dori, the narrow lane between Meiji-dori and Harajuku Station, is considered the place to find the latest news on teenage fashion and culture. The largest crowds gather on Sunday. Prices range from the lowest to the breathtaking.
Here you can see the sanctuary of Togo, built in honor of the admiral of Togo. The Admiral of Togo is considered a hero in Japan, and a beautiful garden and pond are set up at his shrine. On some days of the month, an antiques market is open on its territory.
There is also the Rock and Roll Museum, at the entrance of which is a life-size monument to Elvis Presley. Omote Sando Street is one of the best places to walk in Tokyo. There are many fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants, etc.
Harajuku houses the Ota Memorial Art Museum. Here is one of the best in Japan collection of Ukiyo-e prints with explanations in English.
You will also see here "LaForet" - a mecca for fashion lovers, where there are more than 150 boutiques on the floors. And visit the Oriental Bazaar, where there are many shops with artisans.

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