2. Yoyogi Park and Harajuku
Flashback to the 50’s when you visit the east side of this Shibuya-ku park on Sundays. Rockabilly is alive and well here, as posing gangs of poodle-skirted girls and pompadoured guys gather to dance and jam to American classics. Other musical modes are also on display in this outdoor theatre of the absurd. The Harajuku bridge is where the more funky fashionistas hang out, dressed in manga or anime cosplay, Gothic Lolitas, or other assorted fleeting trends. If you thought the Japanese were demure and reserved, this people watching extravaganza will change your mind. It’s a fun – and free – place to gawk at extreme Japanese youth culture.