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Harajuku Tours and Activities

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Harajuku
Tokyo’s Harajuku district is known the world over for the youthful crowds that gather there to flaunt their wild fashions. This is where you can spot local teens dressed up in colorful and outlandish punk, goth, and anime costumes. But there’s even more to Harajuku than over-the-top street style.

The Basics
Harajuku’s top sights include Yoyogi Park and Omotesando and Takeshita-dori shopping streets. These areas, where the colorfully presented youth typically hang out, are the best for people-watching and street photography. Also in Harajuku is the Meiji Shrine (Meiji-jingu), Tokyo’s grandest Shinto shrine, which was constructed in 1920. The atmospheric shrine is  surrounded by forest and serene gardens and houses a memorial hall dedicated to Emperor Meiji, the man many credit with the modernization of Japan. 

Sightseeing tours of Tokyo typically include a stop in Harajuku. If you want something more specialized, your options include walking tours of the area that focus on street fashion, architecture, and even kawaii food, or food with kawaii (cute) presentation—perfect for social media.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Harajuku is a must-visit for a taste of Japanese youth culture.
  • The area is home to a rainbow of shopping opportunities, as well as many bars and restaurants.
  • Cat Street offers a more sophisticated shopping alternative to Takeshita-dori, and its Tadao Ando–designed Armani Casa building is a must-see for architecture enthusiasts.
  • The sprawling Laforet department store is a good option for getting all of your shopping done under one roof.

How to Get There
Harajuku is in the southwest of Tokyo, in Shibuya ward. It is served by Meiji-Jingumae metro station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin lines, as well as Harajuku station on the JR Yamanote line. Takeshita-dori is in the northern part of Harajuku, and Omotesando is in southern Harajuku.

When to Get There
Harajuku hums with energy seven days a week, but for the best people-watching get there on a Sunday afternoon, when youngsters gather in and around Yoyogi Park to pose in their outlandish outfits. Yoyogi Park is particularly attractive in spring when the cherry trees are in bloom.

Street Photography
Outlandishly dressed youngsters flock to Harajuku to be seen. Typically, they will happily pose for photos without expecting payment, but it is always polite to ask first if it is OK to take their photo by saying “Shashin totte mo ii desu ka?” 
Address: 1 Jingumae, Tokyo, Kanto 107-0061, Japan
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1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour

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Discover Tokyo's must-see landmarks on this full-day coach tour including a cruise along the Tokyo Bay. See sights such as Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and drive past the National Diet Building and other major attractions en route to the Imperial Palace East Garden for a stroll. Then explore the sights of Asakusa, including Senso-ji Temple, with commentary from an audio guide. Hop aboard a short cruise on Tokyo Bay. Opt to include the Japanese style lunch if you’d like, with views of the Bay and the Rainbow Bridge from your seat.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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[Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights

[Virtual Tour] Tokyo Highlights

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***The tour time below is Japan Standard Time.*** ✅A great birthday/ surprise gift for anyone who likes Japan *If you can't find the convenient time slot, please send me a request. * This is an online interactive experience so please take off your mask and turn on your camera and microphone! :) After introducing ourselves to each other, we will start exploring Tokyo together. I will show you the popular landmarks, food, culture, and some tips to enjoy the city like locals by using pre-recorded videos, photos, and some quizzes along the way. Tokyo is a big city. Let's grasp the lay of the land, what Tokyo has to offer, and get ready for your future trip to Tokyo(physical one!). Places we cover are; Tsukiji and Toyosu market, Meiji shrine, Senso-ji temple, Harajuku, Shinjuku and Shibuya area. *We will start the tour on time so please make sure not to be late. * *If you do not show up on the tour time, we will not reschedule and refund you.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Private Tour - The Origin of Kawaii, Harajuku Pop Culture Tour

Private Tour - The Origin of Kawaii, Harajuku Pop Culture Tour

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Explore the phenomenon of ‘kawaii’—or all things cute—on a private half-day tour of the Harajuku district in Tokyo. Your guide takes you to more than five locations where you can see cuteness in action, including a colorful cafe, clothing shops, an ‘Alice In Wonderland’-themed store, and places with street art displays. Great for photo ops and people who want to discover kawaii in Japanese pop culture.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Harajuku Kawaii Fashion & Pop-culture Tour

Harajuku Kawaii Fashion & Pop-culture Tour

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-Get insights into Harajuku pop-culture and fashion!- we'll head to a shopping street filled with Harajuku pop culture. Here, you can enjoy not only shopping, but also fancy sweets like crepes, pancakes, and cotton candy. At the end of the shopping street, you can snap fun purikura (sticker photos) with your guide. -Enjoy a colorful lunch in the Kawaii Monster Café- Here, you can have colorful pasta and cakes, and, if you are lucky enough, you can also watch a fun, entertaining show performed by “monsters” in the cafe! -Take a peaceful walk around Meiji Shrine- Meiji shrine is the embodiment of tranquility, with 365 different species of trees to be found among the 100,000 that dot the grounds. It acts as a relaxing contrast to the fast-paced, busy streets of Harajuku. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 3 hours
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Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

Tokyo Private Custom Walking Tour with local friendly guide

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Discover Tokyo accompanied by an experienced, private guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese capital. Navigate the city's complex, yet efficient, subway system with your guide as you visit famous sites including the outer Tsukiji fish market, the traditional town of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine. Stroll down Takeshita Street in Harajuku — home to Japan's youth and pop culture, and indulge in lunch on route (depending on option selected). This private tour can also be customized to suit your interests.
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  • 2 to 7 hours
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Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

Geisha Experience at Chaya in Tokyo

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Get acquainted with a real-life geisha during a cultural experience in Tokyo. An intimate encounter designed for travelers interested in Japanese culture, this tour includes a geisha performance, traditionally featuring songs, dances, and games, and refreshments such as tea and sweets. Learn about the history of the geisha and upgrade to include lunch and unlimited drinks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Kawaii shopping tour in Harajuku

Kawaii shopping tour in Harajuku

This tou will make you discover the kawaii side of Harajuku. Feel free to send a message or to visit our website, if you want to book this tour on another day. It includes shopping stops and kawaii shops. You will start with the famous Takeshita street, well known for its stylish shops, there you can taste the famous crêpes or the rainbow cotton candy and other kawai candies. You will stop by a game center to enjoy the games and the japanese kawaii photographs. Then, you will walk by a shopping street which leads to the big department store LaForet, very popular for its stylish shops. From the gothic style to the lolita style, this department store has a lot of differents styles represented. You will take a break in a kawaii caf, one of the most kawaii in Tokyo. The tour will end by a walk on Omotesando street and its big stores.
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  • 4 hours
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Harajuku Shop and Walk with Japanese Fashion Instagrammer

Harajuku Shop and Walk with Japanese Fashion Instagrammer

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Harajuku is one of the most popular districts in Tokyo for youth culture, and can get very crowded. Avoid getting lost or wandering aimlessly, as on this tour you’ll be guided by a famous Japanese fashion Instagrammer. She will show you the best shopping and photography spots, and share her local insight with you. Learn about the quirky neighborhood, and take some Insta-worthy photos of your own.
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  • 4 hours
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One Day Highlights Tour of Tokyo including Shibuya Sky Tickets

One Day Highlights Tour of Tokyo including Shibuya Sky Tickets

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Enjoy a Muslim-themed tour of Tokyo during this 7-hour guided excursion covering some of the city’s top sights and Halal-friendly eateries. Absorb the historic architecture and elegant temples of the Asakusa neighborhood, visiting the renowned Senso-ji and a Japanese garden before enjoying a Halal-certified ramen restaurant for lunch (own expense). Spend your afternoon strolling among thousands of pedestrians at the famous Shibuya Crossing and exploring Harajuku’s Meiji-jingu shrine, finishing your day with ‘Salat’ (ritual prayer) at the country’s biggest mosque.Tour duration can be extended at a rate of 1,000 yen per person, per halfan hour, payable in cash.
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  • 7 hours
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Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Tokyo Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

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This half-day tour is an ideal choice for time-tight travelers visiting Tokyo. Avoid the hassle of navigating by having a private guide to take you around the city. A perk of the tour is that you won’t waste time going to sights that don’t interest you, as the route can be customized. A sample itinerary may include Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Shibuya Crossing, Takeshita Street in Harajuku, Imperial Palace, and Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.
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  • 4 hours
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Japanese Fashion Trends: Harajuku Kawaii Fashion Virtual Tour

Japanese Fashion Trends: Harajuku Kawaii Fashion Virtual Tour

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In this virtual tour, your friendly local guide will show you the most interesting parts of Harajuku and give you some insights into Japanese pop-culture and fashion trend. You can tell your guide your fashion preferences and then the guide will recommend and show you their favorite shops in Harajuku. When you visit Harajuku, you won't get confused about where to go and what to try . Most of all, you'll easily see the contrast of beautiful Meiji shrine with the trendy pop culture, all in only one hour! You can take a walk around the shrine grounds, shop in the stylish shopping street, and hang out with your local guide virtually! By the end of it all, you'll have a great sense of Harajuku with the help of the guide provided. We will do our best to ensure that you have the greatest experience possible in Harajuku! 

We are look forward to seeing you soon! *All times specified are in Japan Standard Time(GMT +9:00). Please check your time zone*
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Tour - 100% Enjoy Meiji Shrine and Harajuku. Tour of all must-sees!

Private Tour - 100% Enjoy Meiji Shrine and Harajuku. Tour of all must-sees!

Harajuku, which is crowded with many people every day, is a must-see city for a trip to Japan. First of all, at Meiji Jingu, you can feel the traditional culture and feel nature. In the Takeshita street, you can get a taste of the unique and delicious sweets and can take a look at the world-famous KAWAII culture. In the Omotesando area, you can experience the latest fashion. If you walk a step back all the way, there is the Uraharajuku area. In this tour, we will fully explain the charm of Harajuku that cannot be expressed in one word. The age and clothes of people walking are completely different depending on the area. Why don't you try a unique experience in Harajuku?
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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VEGAN Ramen Tour of Harajuku

VEGAN Ramen Tour of Harajuku

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Our Vegan Harajuku tour brings together both amazing vegan food and unique spins on otherwise touristy places during this three-hour walking tour. Snack your way around the funky and trendy back streets of Harajuku! Our mission is to bring you to the most local & authentic VEGAN spots! ☆Walk through Takeshita street – the famous symbol of Harajuku! ☆Indulge in the tastiest and most unique ramen in Tokyo! We guarantee lunch at this local hide away is going to blow you away with flavors you’ve never tasted before. :) ☆Have a “kawaii” photoshoot in Japan’s most fun purikura photo booths! Get ready to laugh and decorate your keepsake of the day! ☆Try the beautiful and colorful staple treat of Takeshita street. You won’t be able to resist snapping photos with this beloved snack. ☆Enjoy some of the tastiest vegan ice cream you can find here in Japan on the cozy alleys, off the beaten path! ☆Take in the art, fashion, and nature on the hidden backstreets of Harajuku.
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  • 3 hours
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Harajuku and Shibuya Evening Walking Tour

Harajuku and Shibuya Evening Walking Tour

Get an insider’s perspective on two of Tokyo’s trendiest and most vibrant districts during this behind-the-scenes guided walking tour, which includes dinner in a local restaurant. Discover hidden hotspots and under-the-radar neighborhood gems in Harajuku and Shibuya, and duck into cutting-edge boutiques. Tours include group photos at the iconic Shibuya Crossing—the world’s busiest intersection—and a savory, Japanese-style dinner with local treats.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Harajuku Pop Tour with Kawaii Monster Cafè

Harajuku Pop Tour with Kawaii Monster Cafè

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Harajuku is the center of kawaii and young fashion Japanese style. No other place is better than Harajuku to meet and chat with new friends, check out the latest fashion trends, try new trendy foods and activities, take a purikura and shoot colorful and funny photos at Kawaii Monster Cafe. The iconic Takeshita Dori is just a glimpse of what you can find in Harajuku: crazy fashion, colorful food and young people. Our Harajuku Pop Tour will make you discover the real side of Harajuku, where young Japanese hang out for finding new fashion styles and creative minds are free to express their new idea. We'll enjoy street art, independent fashion designers, vintage shops and learn about youngers' lifestyle. Explore the young pop side of Tokyo, discovering new trends, take original purikura photo and immerse yourself in the cute-sub culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Guided Architecture Tour of Harajuku and Omotesando

Guided Architecture Tour of Harajuku and Omotesando

Structure the perfect day in Tokyo during this 4-hour guided architecture tour covering the modern buildings of the city’s Harajuku and Omotesando areas. Get a local’s look at the fascinating expansion and rebuilding of Tokyo that followed World War II, as you admire the striking metal-and-glass boutiques and hidden back streets that characterize these two popular shopping and walking areas. An English-speaking guide is included.
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  • 3 hours
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Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Cycling Tour

Shibuya, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Cycling Tour

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Bicycle tours are a travel style that allows you to maintain your social distance. Take a bike tour to avoid the crowds and see the sights! Stay active and get some exercise while visiting Tokyo on this biking tour Cover 20 kilometers (12 miles) of Tokyo with a professional cyclist guide Your guide leads you down the busy city’s hidden alleys and side streets Bike and helmet rental are included for your convenience and safety Pedal past some of Tokyo's top landmarks during this bike tour Visit many neighborhoods in just 3-hour, while getting to explore outdoors I take you to places you couldn’t reach by public transport.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Essential tour for fashion and art in Tokyo for 6 hours with local lunch

Essential tour for fashion and art in Tokyo for 6 hours with local lunch

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It is time-efficient tour for first visitors in Tokyo. You can enjoy fashion street from teens to adult in Harajuku, Omotesando and Aoyama area. Also you can taste sweets and foods in street like a crepe, a cotton candy, a shaved ice and ice cream and so on.
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  • 6 hours
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USD370.52
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Meiji Jingu Shrine Half-day Tour by public transportation

Meiji Jingu Shrine Half-day Tour by public transportation

You can enjoy a guided sightseeing tour only with your family and friends. This is a Tokyo tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour includes Meiji Jingu(Meiji shrine), Harajuku (Takeshita-dori street), and Shinjuku Gyoen garden. Enjoy the famous ancient shrine and garden with historical explanations by professional guides. For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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  • 5 hours
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8-hour Tokyo tour by qualified tour guide using public transport

8-hour Tokyo tour by qualified tour guide using public transport

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This is a Tokyo private tour guided by an experienced tour guide that has been licensed by the government. This tour uses public transport to visit popular sights in Tokyo. If you would like a private car, please contact us separately (extra charge). Depending on your interests, you can change the place you visit. Start time is also flexible. Basic courses include shrines, temples, Japanese gardens, modern architecture, history and culture. Take a tour and learn a lot about Tokyo. Let's enjoy Tokyo together!
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  • 8 hours
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6-hour Tokyo tour with a qualified tour guide using public transport

6-hour Tokyo tour with a qualified tour guide using public transport

This is a Tokyo private tour guided by an experienced tour guide that has been licensed by the government. This tour uses public transport to visit popular sights in Tokyo. If you would like a private car, please contact us separately (extra charge). Depending on your interests, you can change the place you visit. Start time is also flexible. Basic courses include shrines, temples, Japanese gardens, modern architecture, history and culture. Take a tour and learn a lot about Tokyo. Let's enjoy Tokyo together!
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  • 6 hours
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USD245.55
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Tokyo private tour using subway: Discover traditional and modern Japan!

Tokyo private tour using subway: Discover traditional and modern Japan!

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Don't you think it would be great if a local guide familiar with Tokyo makes a perfect itinerary that satisfies your interest? Wouldn't you like to know a bit more than what are written in your guide book? Would you like a cheerful and friendly guide who tells you history and background of each spot? If you say "yes", why not enjoy Tokyo sightseeing with me? What are you most interested in? History, culture, religion, custom, food, art, architecture, fashion, latest amusement, everyday life of Japanese, or all of them? I'll guide you according to your requests. I really feel happy when my guests fully enjoyed their stay in Japan. I'd like to help make your trip more memorable and enjoyable! NOTE: It's a private tour, so you can change destinations flexibly; examples of other destinations are the Imperial East Garden, Shibuya, Roppongi, Odaiba, Yanaka, Sumida River cruise, Akihabara, Ueno, Ameyoko, Hukagawa (Hukagawa hudoudou, Kiyosumi garden, Hukagawa Edo museum) etc.
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  • 7 hours
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Private Custom Full Day Tokyo Manga Anime Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Custom Full Day Tokyo Manga Anime Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Obsess over Japan’s one-of-a-kind ‘otaku’ culture during this flexible 8-hour private tour of Tokyo’s top hotspots for manga, anime and street fashion. Travel by private van, bus or limo as you explore some of the best otaku-focused neighborhoods in the Japanese capital. Depending your selection, you might shop for manga, figurines and toys around Nakano Broadway, visit the anime shops and maid cafes in Akihabara or spot for street-style trends in Harajuku. A driver, private vehicle and round-trip hotel transport are included.
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  • 8 hours
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#instalicious Food Tour ・kawaii & Funky Food

#instalicious Food Tour ・kawaii & Funky Food

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Bringing together stunning food and cool photo spots, the Instalicious Food Tour invites you to eat away on this fun three-hour walking tour through the undoubtedly funkiest and most Kawaii Tokyo neighborhood – HARAJUKU! This is a local experience where we will: - Explore the world-famous cradle of funky Japanese Kawaii (cute) culture - Behold “Harajuku things” that’ll make you squeal “CUTE!” and learn about the background of Kawaii culture! - Eat the top 5 of Harajuku’s funky Instagram-worthy street foods! - Dive into Harajuku’s little-known back streets where Japan’s sub-cultures thrive and hear insider stories -Eat a Rainbow and make the cutest and most colorful memories of your time in Japan!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD136.67
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