Decided to take pictures when I went to Harajuku last week. I love to go there, especially when I’m looking for clothes and accessories.
オス！ Let’s Begin!
When you go to Harajuku, first place to visit it Takeshita street. It’s just across the road from JR Station. There’s a lot of indie clothing there so, I recommend you to bring lots of cash. Some shop accept VISA but, I think it’s better to bring a bunch of cash if you plan to shop ’till you drop.
This is how Takeshita Street looks like on weekends and holidays. It’s very crowded. This is like your favourite spot to buy Japanese style clothes (Beside Shibuya). And as you can see, shops all the way.
Can’t stand the heat or just want a sweet taste, Marion Crepes is a good choice. I love sweets so… Yeah…
Bodyline and Takenoko sells costumes. You can find various things inside. Mask, lolita, goth, etc. But, remember, quality comes with price. You won’t get anything good for less than ¥10K.
Guess you won’t be looking for sugar but, it’s nice to stop by and smell all those sweets. (Sugar-addict)
Closet Child is the place to go if you’re looking for used goods. Products like SEX POT ReVeNGe is very expensive so, it’s not a rare thing to see it in a shop like this. Used goods in Japan are usually in a very good condition (Unless stated broken or rated bad)
Yes, Closet Child is located on Richards. LOL. 2nd floor. So, what’s Richards? Richards is a indie clothing shop. The owner is quite an old guy. He designed characters and print them on visual kei style clothing. Also, there are many leather goods here like belt, eyepatch, half-mask. They are all pretty sick! (I love ’em!) Usually, the owner will give you discount if you talk to him a lot. He gave me a really nice scarf and postcard. Overall, I like his products but, it’s quite expensive.
The World Connection sells accessories, keychains, souvenirs, and many interesting stuff. I just like to get in and look at all those cute adorable products. You must get in and see for yourself! Hahaha…
Wooden Doll by ZENMALL. So, this is the place where I buy my clothes (Besides Yellow House~) It’s located near the end of Takeshita Street. I always visit the 2nd floor and never got out empty handed… I haven’t been to the 3rd floor but, as you can see, they sell stage costume on 3rd floor. So, it’s gotta be pretty expensive.
There are a lot of shops in Takeshita Street but, I didn’t put it all here. Ah, by the way, there’s a shop that I mentioned before, called YELLOW HOUSE. It’s quite a popular shop for those who like visual kei. Many japanese visual kei artist have been there. Also, their products are very nice (Quality comes with price). It’s located right before Takenoko, you gotta go downstairs to B1. The shop is very small but, just talk to the old lady, she’s the owner and the designer. She can speak English quite well so, don’t worry. Ask her for some recommendation, she’ll show you some good stuff.
Ah~ I feel so hungry every time I finish shopping at Takeshita Street. Tired too…
Oh, and don’t forget to bring your passport wherever you go! You might be able to get a tax refund. It’s 8% now, so it’s quite a lot if you buy expensive stuff…