Shopping in Harajuku & Shibuya

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April 5th 2012
Published: February 13th 2013EDIT THIS ENTRY

Today we woke up with plans to see Sakura in the local park but after trouble finding an ATM that accepted master card and walking around shinjukus GIANT train station for over an hour we gave up and headed back to the hotel. Cashed up we caught the train to Harajuku. First we went to Meiji-jingu shrine. It was a 10 min walk through a national park to a beautiful wooden shrine. Afterwards we walked to the famous “Takeshita street” the main shopping street in Harajuku. It’s pedestrian only and full of small boutique shops and affordable clothes. It’s where all the young and hipster Japanese shop, The clothes were SO cool!! Studded out shoes and shirts, vintage shops, goth and Lolita shops. I bought a few necklaces and some shirts. They had so many different types of creepers (shoes) from black an white to pink and all colours of glitter! I loved the platform converse with the studs, wishing I had more room in my bag for them!! After shopping we bought creps, which is a must in Harajuku!! there are 2 main ones. We ate at “angels heart” crepe cafe. Ordering a double choc ice cream banana and Creme crepe and a caramel cheesecake crepe. Yum!! ^_^

By 4.00pm we headed to Shibuya. Shibuya is huge and we got lost wondering the streets, stumbling across a Disney shop that we found along the way. At 5.30 we headed to Starbucks to view shibuyas crossing at its busiest time, people pour onto the crossing from every direction like ants. Heading down through it afterwards was a little intense. We headed back to shinjuku on the train. I think we are really getting the hang of it!

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