To get a glimpse of the wonderful things that make Japan so special, head to Harajuku. This is the shopping district that offers the most unusual and interesting shops and experiences. Take a stroll down Takeshita Dori and its various side streets to explore the chic fashion boutiques, delicious crepe stands and new, trendy food stores. Takeshita Dori leads onto Omotesando; a broad avenue similar to Paris’ Champs-Elysee.
This area is full of high end stores, including Burberry, Chanel, Dior and Armani. I particularly enjoyed the Barbie World store. Many of the stores are elaborately decorated and offer an experience within themselves.
This area is near Meiji Jingu Shrine and Togo Shrine so it an ideal place to explore after visiting a shrine.
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