A Tour Down Takeshita Street - Harajuku

Hey everyone! It's Kim Dao here with some more shopping blogs! Today I'm going to introduce to you Harajuku. 
Harajuku is known as the young fashion district in Tokyo. You are able to find many shops that sell unique clothing and fashion accessories, which you won’t be able to find anywhere else. In this blog post I’m going to take you on a tour on one of the most popular fashion streets in Japan; Takeshita Street. 
Takeshita street is usually very busy, but more so on weekends so it’s best to avoid weekends if you prefer to shop with less of a crowd (but keep in mind it will still be busy!) It is easily accessible by taking the Yamanote line to Harajuku station. The closest exit would be the Takeshita exit. You are also able to get there easily by getting to Meiji Jingu Mae station on the Tokyo Metro if it's more convenient for you.
Harajuku Station - Photo by Odigo Media

Once you exit the station, you will be greeted by an amazing view of Takeshita Street.
Takeshita Street
If you love shopping, you can easily spend a whole day here. For those who don't enjoy shopping as much, Takeshita street is still worth visiting just to see the unique side of fashion in Tokyo.
Can you spot yourself on the screen?

As you walk down the street, you will find lots of unique stores selling unique clothes, food, accessories and even dog clothes!
Takeshita Street
Want to buy green tea kitkats for souvenirs? As soon as you walk down this street you will find stores selling snacks and popular Japanese products for affordable prices.
One shop definitely worth visiting is Paris Kids!
Paris Kids in Takeshita Street

Paris Kids is an accessory store. They sell many cute accessories for very affordable prices! Everything is 300 yen (without tax) unless marked otherwise. You can pick up some really cute and unique earrings, hair accessories or chokers here! They also make great gifts for friends.
Another shop that is definitely worth visiting is the huge Daiso. Daiso is the 100yen (approximately $1 USD) store in Japan.

Everything is 100yen in the store unless marked otherwise. You will be surprised at how many things you can pick up in this store!
What I love about Harajuku the most is the fashion! You can get lots of cute clothes and shoes for very low prices.
Cute shoes!

I love how you can find lots of unique items that you usually wouldn't be able to find in any other country here!
Another shop you should visit is Body Line.Takeshita Street
Takeshita Street
Body Line has a lot of cute costumes inside the store! If you are looking for cosplay, maid outfits or school girl uniforms for decent prices, Body Line has them! (It's where I got my skirt for my Harry Potter costume!)
Matsumoto Kiyoshi is a famous drugstore in Japan.
Matsumoto Kiyoshi
If you are after Japanese makeup then definitely check this place out. They usually have some sales at the front which is worth looking at! Also this place is one of the cheapest places to buy your green tea kitkats so make sure you stock up!
Etude House!
Etude House

Etude House is one of  the most popular South Korean makeup brands and is now widely popular in Japan itself. Even though the brand isn't Japanese itself, if you are from overseas and have a hard time finding Korean makeup, Japan is also a place where you can buy them easily!
That's all for now! Hopefully you enjoyed this post and let me know what other places you would like me to cover!

Kim Dao