Harajuku, a place where tradition meets the latest culture!

Harajuku, a place where tradition meets the latest culture!

Meiji shrine in Harajuku
Takeshita street in Harajuku

Hi I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries!

I’m a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter of English for 8 years.

For the people who are interested in and planning trip to Japan ,
I show you hidden local information which you have never seen and heard of through books and ordinary site!

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I went to Harajuku.

Harajuku means “an inn in the field” in Japanese.

Meiji shrine

Meiji shrine in Harajuku

The Meiji Shrine here was a samurai residence, but the around area was just a field 100 years ago.

The Meiji Shrine was built in 1920, and 100,000 trees were donated by the people of Japan who adored Emperor Meiji.

And this forest were programmed to become a natural forest in a 200-year plan.

After 101 years, the forest has grown to resemble an ancient forest, with trees approximately 20 m tall.

It is said that after another 100 years, finally 200 years, the trees will grow to a total height of 30 m.

On this day, there were a wedding ceremony, a mother and her daughter celebrating Shichi-Go-San (3,5,7 years old birthdays of a child), and special foods offerings from all over Japan.

Offerings from all over Japan

Takeshita street

Colorful cotton Candy in Takeshita street

Takeshita street next to Meiji Shrine has a lively atmosphere that is completely different from that of the quiet Meiji Shrine.

The colorful cotton candy is still alive and well.

Women in Lolita costumes were also present, bringing back the bustle that has not been seen in three years.

Lolita in Takeshita street

When you come to Japan, why don’t you come to Harajuku and visit the quiet and mysterious Meiji Shrine and the lively and fun Takeshita street?

You will find a different atmosphere here.

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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