Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Harajuku Takeshita Dori (street)

First of all, let me just tell you how hot it is in Tokyo right now. It is 34 degrees and feels like 36 outside because of the humid ex so when I get out, I actually feel a certain difficulty to breath normally. This is what told me "Welcome to Asia in Summer!" And on the news, they said that places like Kumamoto and Kochi are getting 39 and 40 degrees over a long period of time. To be honest, I don't feel like going to school in this weather...

Anyways, our second day in Tokyo we decided to go to Harajuku, the new fashion district for young people of Tokyo. It's actually quite small since it's a street that's around 400m long filled with little shops on the side, selling accessories, clothes, shoes and idol shops! There were a lot of people on the street when we went and some of them had a very special fashion sense. The stores like Paris kids and kutsushitaya sell super cute accessories and socks while other stores sell various styles of clothing, some inspired by Liz Lisa (the popular Japanese gyaru clothing brand) others by the more western style. A very big highlight for me was the idol shops, selling pictures, stickers, books, everything about Japanese idols such as the Johnny's family idols (my favorite boy bands are from this company producing Kat-tun, Arashi, Smap, Hey! Say! JUMP, etc.), AKB48 and other celebrities. Another popular feature of this area is the Crepe kiosks along the street, with deliciously made crepes. Due to the weather, we only stayed there for about an hour there and then we had to get into somewhere with the AC on and eat Kakigori (shaved ice)! 

The entrance to Takeshita Dori has a very cute sign so it's very easy for people to find!

One of the Idol shops on the street

Matcha shaved ice, it was sooo good!!

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