DIY Kawaii Experience Itinerary [Takeshita Street, Harajuku]

As you all probably know, Harajuku is my favorite place here in Japan.

I love shopping, meeting friends, dining, spending my “me-time”.. here… a lot.

For me, it’s a place where I can just be myself… & whenever I feel like I need inspiration + a little boost, I go here.

Indeed, “harajuku fix” is the best for any person who appreciates the cute lifestyle! 🙂

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For the first part of my DIY Harajuku Kawaii Experience Itinerary Guide, this blog entry will cover Takeshita Street / Takeshita Dori.

If you are planning to go to Tokyo anytime soon and you want to experience a “kawaii tour” without getting a tour (just alone / with a family / friend), this DIY series is the perfect guide for your dream kawaii day!

If you’re planning to go to Tokyo / Harajuku in the future (not now but you’re working on it *wink, wink*)…

why not create your own “kawaii dream board”?

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Now, grab a piece of paper / your favorite notebook & get your pens!  :yay:

Let’s make a checklist of things to do while in Takeshita Dori, Harajuku!

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You can go to Harajuku using Yamanote Line. I suggest downloading maps from City Maps (as recommended by my friend Eri!)

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[Download the Takeshita Street Itinerary Guide]

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Before heading out for your kawaii adventure, get your Harajuku stamp from the Omotesando exit! 🙂

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Let’s go! 😀

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Cross the pedestrian and turn left~ all the way to Takeshita Dori crowd!

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アエリ <3

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Don’t forget to take a tourist-y photo here! 🙂

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You can grab a “Takeshita Street” map here ~

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Noa Cafe, a recommendation <3

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My favorite accessory shop, Paris Kid’s! 😀

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Perfect place to buy souvenirs: DAISO HARAJUKU!

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Affordable kawaii shopping~

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When you turn left, there will be more shops to be explored ~

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SBY Happy Room, CONOMI School Goods Shop, 390 YEN Shop (Thank You Mart)

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Haven’t tried this but I would like to~!

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From the same building of Thank You Mart, you can also check out ほっぺちゃんショップ。

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Socks heaven! My favorite, TUTUANNA!

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CREPE Paradise!

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Angels Heart!

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When in Harajuku, eat crepes! ~

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Did you know that there is a shrine nearby..? ~

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This is what I love about Harajuku! So many places / activities from “kawaii” to “cool”! 😀

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Hoard your favorite JP cosmetics here! Sometimes they have really crazy sale! 🙂

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Just near Matsumoto Kiyoshi, there is PANAMA BOY, a vintage / used clothing store <3

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If you love potato snacks.. Calbee is the place!

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You can withdraw some cash here if you need.

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Also a recommended crepe shop, Santa Monica Crepes! 😀

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Liz Lisa <3

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CUTE CUBE~

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Where Avril Lavigne had her Hello Kitty MV shoot~

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The World Connection: KAWAII CHARACTER PARADISE!! <3

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Favorite shops~

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Looking for “out of this world” shoes? Here’s the perfect store! So many “Harajuku” creepers!

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My favorite casual kawaii fashion store! 😀

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If you turn right before Momo..

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You can find more interesting shops!

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Burritos, nachos, quesadillas, dos tacos, anyone?

Lemon, Soda, Melon, Matcha, Cheese Biscuit, Rum Raisin icecream flavors too… *_*

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Evangelion Store in Harajuku 😀

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Going back to the main Takeshita Street again~

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If you want to eat and take a rest, go to SoLaDo building’s 2nd floor (Entertainment Food Court) ~

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Also, don’t forget to get a free English Harajuku & Omotesando Guide Map!

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Take a kawaii rest here, haha! 😀

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Almost at the end of Takeshita Dori..

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Shop at WEGO! <3

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Take touristy photos here~

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Shop at Audrey Harajuku~

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And you’ve reached the end of Takeshita Street. 😀

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Making of the Takeshita Street Guide ~

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Waffles from NOA Cafe~

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Hope this blog entry is useful! <3

カイラ

13 thoughts on “DIY Kawaii Experience Itinerary [Takeshita Street, Harajuku]

  1. I really love your blog :heart: and I support you! :blush: also my dream is to travel and discover the world, a bit like you 🙂 I went to England (UK) and now I dream to go to Japan :loveheart: also, you are very kawaii :pink:

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  2. Wow! Thanks! This was very helpful.
    I’m hoping to travel to Japan soon and I want to do my own little kawaii tour.
    I will now add Takeshita street to my list! 🙂

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  3. Everything is just so colorful! :kawaii: This is really a nice guide! Thanks for the recommendations! How much do you usually bring if you want to shop and eat in Takeshita St.? :33:

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  4. ((Gaah looks like my whole comment didn’t get posted for some reason >.w< I could just go on looking around all day!
    One day One day One day :sob:

    Thank you for this post, Kaila-san! I always love seeing photos of Harajuku! This post made me 'kind-of'' feel like I was there!
    Must have taken a lot of time and effort to work on this post!! And it was worth it, Going to work on my 'Harajuku dream board' now ;w; ;w;

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  5. ((Gaah looks like my whole comment didn’t get posted for some reason, FOR THE SECOND TIME >.w< I could just go on looking around all day!
    One day One day One day :sob:

    Thank you for this post, Kaila-san! I always love seeing photos of Harajuku! This post made me 'kind-of'' feel like I was there!
    Must have taken a lot of time and effort to work on this post!! And it was worth it, Going to work on my 'Harajuku dream board' now ;w; ;w;

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  6. If Takeshita street were to be my first stop when I ((finally)) arrive in Japan, and when you’re with me ((because you’ll obviously bring me there chos haha)), I’m pretty sure my wallet will be empty already. Mentally took note of each store you mentioned because each one of them looks so amazing and magical~ I love Paris’ Kids! My relatives who live in Saitama would always bring home some accessories for me :heart:

    That’s it. We’re going there when I’m there na. Walang aangal. Sino ba kasi aangal. Wala. HAHAHA :heart:

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  7. this was so wonderful! ^^ I don´t know exactly when I will be going to Japan, but it is next year sometime so this guide was perfect 😀

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  8. Wow, this is amazing! I’ve been trying to find a blog, or just images, of all the shops on Takeshita Street and what they have to offer as I am visiting Harajuku this September, and, this is totally what I was looking for. Thank you so much xox

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