Harajuku Takeshita Street Travel Guide

Harajuku Takeshita Street
Running through the heart of Harajuku, colorful Takeshita Street is Tokyo’s answer to all things kawaii; overloaded with wild youth fashion, the cutest cartoon characters, and some of the most Instagram-worthy tasty treats.

Nearby Food Experiences

Nearby Restaurants



Enjoy a tailored course meal in Harajuku that embraces the essence of Japanese home cooking.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥30,000-40,000

Pompompurin Cafe

Experience a one of a kind trip to the cafe with Japan’s favorite cartoon golden retriever, Pompompurin!
Lunch: ¥950-2,800
Dinner: ¥950-2,800

Ristorante Hamasaki

Italian done in a Japanese format, with a nature-centric philosophy of freshness and flavor.
Lunch: ¥15,000-19,999
Dinner: ¥20,000-29,999


A phoenix of the Tokyo culinary scene, the chef here is a favorite of locals for his playful French-Japanese fusions.
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000

The heart and soul of Harajuku, the ultra-kawaii Takeshita Street offers a vibrant sensory overload where colors pop from every angle, and shopfronts burst with the cutest character merchandise. From neon jumpsuits to pastel frocks, Harajuku is known for the wildest teen fashion, always keeping up with the latest trends. Cat Street nearby is another popular spot for underground fashion, giving a glimpse into Tokyo’s curious subcultures with unique bars and restaurants. Both sweet and savory, discover Takeshita Street’s endless array of crazy snacks, a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds, simply begging to be devoured. An obligatory Harajuku crepe should be in order, although who could say no to a bizarre flavored pastry, or an icecream tower built using character heads? To take a break from the colorful chaos, follow Takeshita Street to the top, where just beyond lies the sacred grounds of Meiji Jingu Shrine, or take a beat and hang out with family and friends at Yoyogi Park. Follow Takeshita Street to the bottom to eventually reach Omotesando, Harajuku’s ever-classy neighbor, filled with high-street fashion, upscale dining, and the poshest bars. But for the cutest food, Harajuku’s Takeshita Street is Tokyo’s kawaii go-to.

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