2. Takeshita Street
If the closest you’ve ever come to Harajuku is Gwen Stefani’s music video for “Harajuku Girls,” then you’re doing yourself a great disservice. Head on down to Takeshita Street – a shopping area that’s lined with restaurants, cafés, clothing boutiques, and real-life Harajuku girls. This area is where the colorful and flamboyant people of Tokyo convene. You can sit back and people watch, play some anime games in an arcade, or peruse the street vendors selling various types of delicious candy.