Oh..I loooove Tokyo! There is so much to do in here. I went to Shibuya and Harajuku with my friends, just to walk around and enjoy our time.
We started our day in Shibuya, and I like it here a lot, because this area is known as one of the fashion districts of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area. They have here probably every single shop you can imagine, starting from very cheap stuff up to the most expensive stores. This is the place where anyone can find the latest fashion, CD or DVD collections, for a great deal. They also have small back alley shops, and for good food lovers – one of the best restaurants in Tokyo, Coffee Possessed – is the coziest cafe. You can find also find night clubs which has the next major J-pop group. If you plan to come here, I would suggest that you prepare to spend all day. Don’t go here on a weekend because there are so many people, it’s insane.
Harajuku is little bit different from Shibuya. This is paradise for young fashionable teenagers. They have all the cool Japanese shops filled with crazy things and clothes, which Japanese adore so much. Every Sunday, young people dressed in a variety of styles including gothic lolita, visual kei and decora, and cosplayers spend the day here just socializing. Most people gather on Jingu Bridge, which is a pedestrian bridge that connects Harajuku to the neighboring Meiji Shrine area. Also Harajuku is a fashion capital of the world. For more photos, visit my blog here.
How cool is that? Japanese people wear this shorts in a winter to keep themselves warm, I think is just adorable isn’t it?
I love this shop soooo much! I’m so thankful to my friend that she showed me this one. Here, everything is Y315 (about 3 euro) and they have so much cool stuff, from home decor down to hair accessories and very playful socks. So looking forward to comeback here again.
Just one of the Shibuya streets, full of stores and restaurants…
Japanese souvenir shop, all the things so adorable!
They say that this is a Share Spirit museum. I didn’t go inside, but from the outside, it looks pretty cool.
Shopping for shoes? Try Harajuku.
But since spring is coming, and most flowers are in bloom, it’s also fun to take a walk outside to enjoy the view.
We went to Harajuku Major Park to get some fresh air and enjoy the view. People love this park and it’s very nice to come here for a walk and relax. They have old Japanese temples in a middle of the park in which only shinto people are allowed to enter. Inside the park you cannot drink or eat, because it is considered a sacred place.
If you follow old traditions, you have to wash your hands and drink water before you enter and after you leave the temple.
Aside from temples and shops, Harajuku has plenty of shopping centers with unique architecture such as these:
Every corner and every street has a nice surprise and a mix of Asian and Western culture, which most people will truly enjoy.