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Most sensible of bankruptcy 1 Harajuku Harajuku is Tokyo’s catwalk, the place the city’s fashionistas come to buy and show-off. Takeshita-dōri MAP GOOGLE MAP is the neighbourhood’s recognized tradition bazaar, a pilgrimmage web site for teenagers from in every single place Japan and especially recognized for its goth-loli ladies (think zombie Little Bo Peep). lovers of latest structure should want to try out Omote-sandō (Click the following) – the regal street that connects Harajuku and Aoyama – the place the fashion designer boutiques are available in dressmaker structures. Harajuku & round attractions 1 layout Festa B2 2 Dior BuildingB3 Laforet Museum Harajuku (see 26) three Louis Vuitton BuildingB3 four Nezu Museum D4 five Omotesandō Hills B3 6 Prada C4 7 Tod’s BuildingB3 eight Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial artwork Museum A2 nine Watari Museum of up to date artwork (Watari-Um) C2 consuming 10 A to Z Cafe C4 eleven Agaru Sagaru Nishi Iru Higashi Iru B2 12 Harajuku Gyōza Rō A3 thirteen Kinokuniya overseas SupermarketC4 14 Maisen C3 15 Marukaku B3 sixteen Mominoki apartment B1 17 traditional condo C4 consuming & Nightlife 18 Harajuku Taproom A2 19 Le Baron D3 20 Omotesando Koffee C3 Rooms (see thirteen) leisure 21 Jingū Baseball Stadium D1 buying 22 Chicago Thrift shop A2 23 Condomania A2 24 Hysteric Glamour A3 25 KiddyLand A3 26 Laforet A2 27 Oriental Bazaar B3 28 move the Baton B3 29 RagTag A3 30 Takeshita-dōri A2 Meiji-jingū SHINTŌ SHRINE MAP GOOGLE MAP ( www. meijijingu. or. jp; 1-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-chō, Shibuya-ku; dawn-dusk; JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku, Omote-sandō go out) Tokyo’s grandest Shintō shrine is devoted to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shōken. built in 1920, the shrine used to be destroyed in WWII air raids and rebuilt in 1958; notwithstanding, not like such a lot of of Japan’s postwar reconstructions, Meiji-jingū has an real think. The towering 12m wood torii gate that marks the doorway was once produced from a 1500-year-old Taiwanese cyprus. The shrine itself oocupies just a small fraction of the sprawling forested grounds. Meiji-jingū-gyoen MAP GOOGLE MAP( internal backyard; admission ¥500; 9am-4. 30pm) used to be imperial land; the Meiji emperor himself designed the iris backyard the following to thrill the empress. The backyard is such a lot remarkable while the irises bloom in June. Yoyogi-kōen PARK MAP GOOGLE MAP ( JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku, Omote-sandō go out) If it’s a sunny and hot weekend afternoon you could expect there being a crowd lazing round the huge grassy expanse that's Yoyogi-kōen. it's also possible to often locate revellers and noisemakers of all stripes, from hula-hoopers to African drum circles to a gaggle of unfashionable greasers dancing round a growth field. It’s a very good position for a picnic and possibly the single position within the urban the place you could quite toss a frisbee with no worry of hitting anyone. whereas you’re there, try out the within reach Yoyogi nationwide Stadium, an early masterpiece by way of architect Tange Kenzō, outfitted for the 1964 Olympics. Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial paintings Museum MUSEUM MAP GOOGLE MAP ( www. ukiyoe-ota-muse. jp; 1-10-10 Jingūmae, Shibuya-ku; grownup ¥700-1000, baby loose; 10.