If you’re with a 14 year old on a Sunday in Tokyo, it’s a no- brainer to join them in a Harajuku foray, the epicenter of pop culture in Tokyo.
In this case, a picture is most definitely worth a thousand words, so here’s some highlights of our day:
Our spirits were high as we began our immersion on Takeshita Dori, in a crush of young women, tourists, hawkers, vendors and noise!
I was the only one in our group who could have spent more time in this circus, so we moved through as quickly as the crowds would allow, although if on my own I could have easily enjoyed some more intent exploration.
In the sneaker department, this was just the tip of the iceberg of footwear. Some places don’t like you taking pictures, so you’ve got to be fast and/or charming to get away with it. The yukata is the traditional Japanese summer robe, worn at onsen, or at festivals. It was interesting to note that designers have taken to updating the look for young, contemporary taste. It was surprising to learn that these limited edition items can sell for $500-$1000!