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  3. Yoyogi National Stadium

Tokyo: Harajuku Omotesando Architecture Tour

Product ID: 68629
Harajuku and Omotesando have experienced a number of dramatic changes by the rapid economic growth and westernization after World War II. By walking with this tour, you will understand how diverse it is and how so many characters live in this small area.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Understand that Harajuku/ Omotesando area isn't only for young girls
  • See the famous architecture that you have always wanted to see along with the new inspiring works by emerging architects
  • Learn about the history of Harajuku and Omotesando that is deeply connected from 64’ Tokyo Olympics and the coming 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Understand the big difference with other famous boutique shopping areas such as Ginza
Full description
What is it that attracts people to this area? Isn’t Harajuku just one of the cute Japanese shopping street for young girls? Isn’t Omotesando just the Japanese equivalent of Rodeo Drive with high-end boutiques lined up? By walking this area, you will understand the attractiveness of this unique place. Once stepping into the back streets, a wide variety of Japanese life styles can be observed.

And trust me, you will fall in love of this area by the end of the tour. It’s just not enough to see in just 3 hours. You will begin your tour from the Jingubashi bridge in front of Meiji shrine, then check out the one of the Tokyo's most impressive landmarks Yoyogi Olympic stadium from the distance, you will also see the modern and unique fashion boutique architecture such as The Iceberg, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Tod's, Sunny hills and Prada.

See some of Japan’s emerging architectural works between the big names. You will take a side trip to see the backstreet neighborhood to appreciate the different aspects of the area. You will also stop by at a cafe to have a short break while walking and enjoy some conversation (drinks at the cafe will be paid on an individual basis).
Includes
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Meals & drinks
  • Transportation fee to/from Harajuku Omotesando area

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Meeting point

In front of the cafe located in the big open space where the big wooden entrance gate of the Meiji Shrine (Meiji Jingu) stands. Meiji Shrine can be easily reached from JR Harajuku Station after getting out of the Omotesando exit. Simply walk towards the forest. This cafe is different to the one inside the Meiji Shrine, with has very similar name. You do not go through any Shinto gates from JR Harajuku station to get here. Address: CAFÉ Mori no Terrace, 1 Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya City, Tokyo 151-0052, Japan.

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