After a day of exploring the Shrine we decided to keep the energy going and visit the popular Takeshita Street that leads to the crossing of Harajuku Street. For all of my California friends, think of it as the “Haight and Ashbury” of Tokyo if you will. This energetic strip has it all! Unique gift shops, local eats, costume boutiques, candy buffets and lets not leave out the 90’s themed collectors store!
Ill start off fresh with a picture that I snagged for all of my “car loving” buddies. This beauty caught my eye simply because you don’t see things like this very often while “backpacking” around.
It’s not Halloween, however year round you’ll find girls dressed in eccentric costumes just out doing their thing and always willing for a photo.
There’s definitely no question if we’re here as we approach the main entrance to Takeshita Street. Time to kick it up a notch!
Let us take a photo tour, walk with me!
You know, my backpack does have quite a bit of wear and tear. Maybe it’s time for a new one?
Sweet tooth anyone? Fruit on a stick or crepes and ice-cream!
Fruit not good enough to subside your sugar craving? How about a candy shop! A few things to be looked for in this set of pictures:
#1 The adorable host outside that is passing out free candy.
#2 The size of Jessica’s marshmallow and the gummy worm (I mean snake!) that Brandon found.
#3 The girl dressed in all black needs to be added to the list of crazy attire you’ll see around here.
I skipped out on the candy store so I could snag a Japanese single serving dish. This little bowl had root veggies, soybeans, green squiggly things and dark brown circular objects. All glazed with what tasted like a ginger teriyaki sauce and it even came with chop sticks! Is it just me, or am I starting to take on a Japanese appearance?
With the sun down and a walk behind us we slowly made our way back towards the station.
Street food! Octopus and squid balls that consist of fish, egg, spices and flour pressed into a circle before being deep fried and served.
Although I love a tasty Kabob once in awhile, I had plenty of those in Europe…
Wait! I can read a part of that menu and I see, “healthy… green…” and “…exotic”!
Salad coming up!
Too bad we already ate, this place looked inviting with several tempting combinations. I would have went with the fig, kiwi and yogurt mixture.
As we exit the main strip, the modern city buildings hypnotize you with their crazy structures and mind teasing appearances. The first one is actually formed with a series of angled mirrors!
A deep breath (of city air) is necessary to take it all in. It’s reminds me of Time Square in New York City, except nobody is yelling and there’s not a slice of pizza around every corner.
Your experiences are amazing. You are one of the privileged few that can travel as you do. Your words and descriptions are so entertaining. I still think you should do the “Her Happy Trails” book. Keep em coming.
if you could pick me up one of those tiger backpacks…. that would be amazing! 😉