23 Things to Do in Harajuku, the Fashion Capital of Tokyo!

Harajuku (原宿) is often referred to as the crazy fashion capital of Tokyo (東京), home to the famous Takeshita Street (竹下通り) and the inspiration for Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (きゃりーぱみゅぱみゅ)’s style, and various subcultures like lolita (ロリータ) and gothloli (ゴスロリ). If you’re interested in trying some unusual shops and cafes, Harajuku in the heart of Tokyo…

Love Unique Fashion? Don’t Miss This 2-Day Steampunk Event in Harajuku!

Have you ever heard of steampunk fashion? It is a style which incorporates 19th-century industrial technology with Victorian aesthetics. Some people in Tokyo are so passionate about this subculture that they formed a regular event called Steam Garden. Steam Garden is held twice a year to gather lovers of the genre to enjoy some fun…

Into Thrift and Vintage Shopping? Check Out These 15 Stores in Harajuku

For many fashion enthusiasts, second-hand stores are treasure troves filled with pieces they can mix and match to achieve their preferred style. In Japan, there are a lot of second-hand stores to choose from to get your daily fix of unique Japanese fashion styles. travelience.com/ Harajuku (原宿), one of Tokyo’s (東京) main fashion districts, is…

Is It a Waffle or a Crepe? Taste This New Puffy Dessert in Harajuku

What are puffles (パッフル)? Puffles are “puffy waffles” rolled up with various ingredients into a crepe-like form. These puffles originated in Hong Kong (egg waffles) but have now spread to New York and have become extremely popular. Their unique texture that isn’t quite of a crepe or a waffle is causing many people to fall…

New Korean Dessert in Harajuku Melts Like Snowflakes on Your Tongue!

Japan is famous (or rather infamous) for their insanely hot and humid summers. I thank God daily for the ubiquitous cold drink vending machines and the “combini” or convenience stores all over Japan. However, there is nothing like a cool dessert to satisfy not only your sweet tooth but also help you survive the Japanese…

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Preparation: Revamping of the JR Harajuku Station

The 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics is a largely anticipated event that will take place in a couple more years. In preparation for this grand event that will be watched worldwide, it had been announced on the 8th of June, 2016, that the JR Harajuku Station will be undergoing renovation. wikipedia.org/ The JR Harajuku Station is…

Visit Nicolas House in Harajuku for Cute Rabbit-themed Goodies for Everyone!

There are so many cutely themed cafes, restaurants, and shops in Japan where some may think they are only limited to entertaining children. However, that is not the case here as anyone and everyone of all ages is able to enjoy cuteness in all forms, shapes, and sizes without an ounce of embarrassment. This brings…
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