Harajuku half day Tour, Traditional, Latest and Beautiful Cafe!

Harajuku half Tour, Traditional, Latest and Beautiful Cafe!

Meiji shrine

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.

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Today we had a one-day tour of Harajuku.

It is November 3, Culture Day, a national holiday.

Meiji Shrine

Meiji shrine
Treasure boat

Until World War II, it was celebrated as the birthday of Emperor Meiji, but after the war, it became a day to enjoy various cultures such as art, music, and martial arts as Culture Day.

Sake barrels

November is also the time of Shichi-Go-San (Seven-Five-Three years old Festival), and many cute children dressed in kimono are walking around.

7、5、3years celebration

The chrysanthemum exhibition is not still in full bloom, looking forward to seeing them in full bloom around mid-November.

There are many ’ BONKEI’ ( miniature scenery) and very cute !!


Today, there was also an ikebana Japanese flower arrangement display.

I took everyone to the lawn area behind the main shrine to see the people of Tokyo relaxing.

Meiji shrine grass area

Takeshita Street 

Takeshita street
Colorful cotton Candy in Takeshita street

Then we went to the opposite side of the street, the bustling Takeshita street.

It is always a bustling street with a lot of people.

Many people were also eating colorful cotton candy.

Togo Shrine

Togo shrine fortune
Carp fish
Togo shrine

One minute down Takeshita street and you will find the incredibly quiet Togo Shrine.

There were many huge colorful carp in the pond.

Bribe and groom were taking memory photos in the shrine

Design Festa

Design festa

Next, we went to a gallery called Design Festa, located on a street south of Takeshita street area, called Uraharajuku.( back alley of Harajuku)

There are many small rooms here, and artists rent each room for a week to exhibit and sell their works.

It is very valuable to be able to hear directly from the artists. 

Afterwards, we had a late lunch at a cafe with a beautiful view in Omotesando.

Cafe in Omotesando
Cafe in Omotesando

Thank you for your time!

Shall we do to tour next time?

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!


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