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Harajuku is located close to the centre of Tokyo, just 2 train stations away from Shinjuku or 1 stop from Shibuya. Harajuku is very popular with tourists and locals and can get very busy on weekends.
Highlights of Harakuku
Yoyogi Park (代々木公園 Yoyogi-kōen)
Meiji Jingū Shrine (明治神宮) is one of the most sacred Shinto shines in Tokyo and all of Japan. Meiji Jingu Shrine is located with Yoyogi Park just a short walk from Harajuku train station. On New Years day many people in Tokyo visit Meiji Jingu Shrine.
For more details and photos of Meiji Jingū Shrine click here.
Takeshita-Dori in Harajuku - Takeshita Street is a popular shopping street for young people with lots of different fashion stores lining the street. Takeshita Street is located directly across the road from Harajuku Subway station. Takeshita-Dori can get very busy on weekends but still worth a visit.
Jingū-Bashi (Jingū Bridge)
Togo Jinja Shrine（東郷神社)
Highlights of the food in Harajuku
You cannot go past a Japanese crepe in Takeshita-dori (Takeshita Street) in Harajuku. For 400 Yen you can get a tasty crepe with a selection of sweet or savory fillings.
Shopping in Harajuku
Last updated 12th May 2013
Yoyogi Park - Harajuku Tokyo
Yoyogi Park (代々木公園 Yoyogi-kōen), found at Harajuku and is one of the largest public parks in Tokyo. The park is located right next to Harajuku Train Station.
On Sundays Yoyogi Park is a hang out area for Tokyo's youth including many who enjoy Cosplay (Costume Play) dressing up as their favourite Manga, Anime or comic book character.
Festivals held in Yoyogi Park - The India Festival 2013
Thailand Festival 2013 - The Thailand Festival is held every year in Yoyogi Park close to Harajuku. Running on Saturday and Sunday in May. The last festival was Saturday 11th May 2013 and Sunday 12th May 2013.
Free WiFi Internet in Harajuku
There is a free WiFi Internet hotspot 'Omo-free' Ometosando free which is accessible around the shopping district across the Harajuku train station.
Getting to Harajuku
You can catch a train to Harajuku. You can get a JR Train on the Yamanote Line to Harajuku from Shinjuku Train Station, Shibuya, Tokyo, Ikebukuro or Ueno. Harajuku JR Train station picture below.
You can also catch a train to Meiji-jingu-Mae Subway station, which is located just down from the JR station on the same side of the road. There are 2 different subway train lines that stop at Meijjingu-Mae - Chiyoda Line and Fukutoshin Line.
You could also walk from Shibuya to Harajuku which takes around 15 - 20 minutes. It is a pleasant walk with many shops lining the road between Shibuya to Harajuku.
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