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! :)
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"?
Now, grab a piece of paper / your favorite notebook & get your pens!
Let's make a checklist of things to do while in Takeshita Dori, Harajuku!
You can go to Harajuku using Yamanote Line. I suggest downloading maps from City Maps (as recommended by my friend Eri!)
[Download the Takeshita Street Itinerary Guide]
Before heading out for your kawaii adventure, get your Harajuku stamp from the Omotesando exit! :)
Let's go! :D
Cross the pedestrian and turn left~ all the way to Takeshita Dori crowd!
Don't forget to take a tourist-y photo here! :-)
You can grab a "Takeshita Street" map here ~
Noa Cafe, a recommendation <3
My favorite accessory shop, Paris Kid's! :D
Perfect place to buy souvenirs: DAISO HARAJUKU!
Affordable kawaii shopping~
When you turn left, there will be more shops to be explored ~
SBY Happy Room, CONOMI School Goods Shop, 390 YEN Shop (Thank You Mart)
Haven't tried this but I would like to~!
From the same building of Thank You Mart, you can also check out ほっぺちゃんショップ。
Socks heaven! My favorite, TUTUANNA!
When in Harajuku, eat crepes! ~
Did you know that there is a shrine nearby..? ~
This is what I love about Harajuku! So many places / activities from "kawaii" to "cool"! :D
Hoard your favorite JP cosmetics here! Sometimes they have really crazy sale! :-)
Just near Matsumoto Kiyoshi, there is PANAMA BOY, a vintage / used clothing store <3
If you love potato snacks.. Calbee is the place!
You can withdraw some cash here if you need.
Also a recommended crepe shop, Santa Monica Crepes! :D
Liz Lisa <3
Where Avril Lavigne had her Hello Kitty MV shoot~
The World Connection: KAWAII CHARACTER PARADISE!! <3
Looking for "out of this world" shoes? Here's the perfect store! So many "Harajuku" creepers!
My favorite casual kawaii fashion store! :D
If you turn right before Momo..
You can find more interesting shops!
Burritos, nachos, quesadillas, dos tacos, anyone?
Lemon, Soda, Melon, Matcha, Cheese Biscuit, Rum Raisin icecream flavors too... *_*
Evangelion Store in Harajuku :D
Going back to the main Takeshita Street again~
If you want to eat and take a rest, go to SoLaDo building's 2nd floor (Entertainment Food Court) ~
Also, don't forget to get a free English Harajuku & Omotesando Guide Map!
Take a kawaii rest here, haha! :D
Almost at the end of Takeshita Dori..
Shop at WEGO! <3
Take touristy photos here~
Shop at Audrey Harajuku~
And you've reached the end of Takeshita Street. :D
Making of the Takeshita Street Guide ~
Waffles from NOA Cafe~
Hope this blog entry is useful! <3