Harajuku

Harajuku is popular mainly with thrifty fashion-conscious teenagers and young adults looking for a more upmarket shopping experience.

Harajuku Station was opened on 30th October 1906. The current station building was built in 1924 and is the oldest existing wooden station building in Tokyo. Due to current and predicted future congestion levels; East Japan Railway Company announced that they will be rebuilding the station in time for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The station has two main exits. The Takeshita Exit which leads to Takeshita Street and the Omotesandō Exit.

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Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza


Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine (aka Meiji Jingū) is located in Yoyogi, one stop from Shinjuku or Harajuku, on the Yamanote Line.

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. 

 


Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza


Shinjuku

Shinjuku is a large entertainment, business and shopping area around Shinjuku Station. It’s teeming with cafés, restaurants and Izakayas.

Shinjuku Station is the world’s busiest railway station, used by over three million passengers every day.

Kabukichō is an entertainment and red-light district on the Northeast side of Shinjuku Station. It reportedly has a large Yakuza presence and many bars have a reputation of adding extortionate hidden charges to customer’s bills. Some establishments will only accept Japanese customers.

Golden Gai is an area in Kabukichō containing around 200 bars, mainly for Japanese customers only.

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Hanazono Shrine

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Hanazono Shrine



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Index

Hamamatsuchō

Happy Halloween

Harajuku

Inokashira Park

Kamakura

Kichijōji

Meiji Shrine

Mito

Mount Takao

Nezu Shrine

Nihonbashi

ODaiba

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

Ōtsuka

Shibuya

Shinjuku

Sugamo

Tennoji Daibutsu

Yamanote Line

Yanaka Ginza