Random Impressions 12 – Harajuku

Harajuku is a place of contrasts that never fails to entertain.

Visiting Harajuku is never boring, especially because of the many different things that you can do. Be it immersing yourself in the newest fashion, walking the little backstreets, finding quiet at the Meiji Shrine or enjoying the sun in the Yoyogi Park.

It’s not surprising that many of the people visiting Tokyo make Harajuku part of their schedule. No matter how often you visit, you will always find something new to discover.

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8 thoughts on “Random Impressions 12 – Harajuku

  1. I have lived 4 years in Harajuku, in Jingumae ichome, in the 70s. At that time Harajuku was more like a village, not as developped as today, not as commercial as today. Every early morning I would be awaken by the nearby pheasants of Meiji Jingu, I would jog through Yoyogi-koen, exit at the back, enter Meiji-jingu thru the back and walk through and under its peaceful forest to relax and put my mind at ease, I would exit Meiji-jingu at the front gate and walk back home to have my breakfast.

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    • That sounds really lovely. It must have been a very different feeling from today’s hustle and bustle.
      I love the peaceful quiet surrounding the Meiji Jingu 🙂

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  2. What I loved about Meiji Jingu most was just this overwhelming sense of peacefulness- even when juxtaposed against the hustle and bustle- hands down my favourite place in the city 🙂

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  3. I think your photos adeptly capture the many facets of Harajuku! I love that it’s always on trend, and even at Meiji Shrine there are many fashionistas hanging out. Even near the New Year when Meiji Shrine is crowded, you can usually find someplace to enjoy some peace on your own. Thank you for sharing your impressions!

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