Opening Hours Shops along Takeshita Dori tend to be open daily from 11am to 8pm
This teeming alley, which lies at the heart of Harajuku, represents Tokyo's propensity for both teenage kitsch and subcultural fetish. Boom boxes blare at full volume while young, angst-ridden adolescents browse through racks of cheap versions of the latest trend. This is the place to look for outrageously gaudy jewellery, punk accessories, hip hair boutiques, fast-food joints and cute cuddly toys.
Transport Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Takeshita exit or Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda line), Exit 2.