Takeshita Street

Takeshita Street, Shibuya: Address, Phone Number, Takeshita Street Reviews: 4/5

Takeshita Street
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This popular street in Harajuku is known for wacky, youth-driven shops selling colorful and crazy clothes and accessories. It's also a paradise for sweets-lovers - don't miss the fluffy, sugary crepes.
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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Katy Santos
Philippines497 contributions
Touristy Street!
Aug 2020
Takeshita Street is one of the busiest streets in Tokyo. It's often packed with tourists as there are numerous things to do here. In our case, we just went here to do a little shopping for essentials.

The pharmacy where we buy the essentials from, also sells a pack of small Kitkats which is cheaper than the regular size one of Don Quijote.

Must-Try essentials:
Kao white soap, Cow Beauty soap
Japanese Salonpas by Hiramitsu
Japanese Rohto eyedrops
Hand lotion 
Written 29 July 2021
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Raymond
Los Angeles, CA716 contributions
Colorful & Fun!
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is what you think about when coming to Tokyo.
Crowded streets with quirky shopping.
It’s a crowded place but have so much to offer! Good thing we decided to go later at night.
Do drop by this street for souvenir, it’s cheaper and have so many choices!
Written 7 October 2020
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA472 contributions
Crowded but interesting
Aug 2019
First, this place is pretty much always crowded. Second, you can find just about anything here. There are all sorts of stores with all kinds of different merchandise. Some people hang out there dressed in costumes. It's definitely an entertaining experience.
Written 5 July 2020
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Keith863
Milpitas, CA17 contributions
Repetitive, Weird, & Crowded
Sep 2019
"Weird" could be good thing, but the other 2 issues (crowded and the same stores, items, fashion etc.) makes this weird just blah.

It's a staple tourist spot though, so just walk through it and that is plenty.
I've been here a few times recently, in June 2016 and September 2019, and it's just not my cup of tea.
Written 5 April 2020
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T0dW
Leatherhead, UK55 contributions
Like 60s Carnaby street
Mar 2020
Great fun. It is the Tokyo equivalent of 60s Carnaby street. Lots of energy and people up and down the street. Interesting sightseeing the shops, people and cafes
Written 3 April 2020
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Debbie M
Corvallis, OR143 contributions
Interesting to see
Jan 2020
It was raining so it was not very crowded, supposedly. It still looked crowded to us! Lots of young people and foreigners.
Written 23 March 2020
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA472 contributions
So much energy
Jul 2019
Yes, it's super crowded, seemingly always. That being said, it's so worth a visit. Even if you don't buy anything or have no intentions of buying anything, it's fun just to walk down the street and see it all. There are people dressed in costumes, animal cafes, all sorts of eateries and shops. The energy is amazing.
Written 23 March 2020
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Yu Ying
Singapore, Singapore1,964 contributions
Crowded but fun
Nov 2019
Came here in Nov 2019, it was so crowded. Be prepared to jostle your way through. There are many interesting shops selling quirky clothing and accessories. It will be an eye-opener for first timer here.

There are also many teens in Cosplay and nice anime clothing which you can admire. It's quite a long street with many things to see, such as a huge Daiso (multi story) and Calbee+ (Where they fry fresh potato chips on the spot).

The things there are not exactly cheap, there is also a 7-11 there if you are thirsty or feeling peckish. There is a very popular Angel Crepes there for sweets lovers. You can easily spend 1 whole day here if it's your first time.
Written 23 March 2020
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Steve57C
Dudley, UK1,395 contributions
Electrifying
Mar 2020 • Friends
If ever you’re in Tokyo this place has to be seen, cafes, bars, cat cafes, owl cafes, shops, fast food joints this place has it all.
Written 19 March 2020
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clem3-16
Perth, Australia169 contributions
Lots to see!
Mar 2020 • Couples
Funky area, well worth the trip. Lots of food, clothing, bars, etc. We went on two different days and found so much more to see the second time around.
Written 15 March 2020
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