HARAJUKU IS A COOL PLACE
Actually one of my favourites in the world. I found the crowd here typically a lot more friendly than most places in Tokyo. While you expect this place to be the set of a Gwen Stefani MV after all the PR she’s done for it - you’ll find that everyone is just super stylish. There are definitely a few colour junkie kids about, but not as many as you would expect. This is also the area where you will find kooky and cool fashions in abundance to take home.
The stand out mall I visited (many times) “LaForet” is located in Harajuku - my favourite place to shop in the whole of Tokyo. Plenty of Japanese & international brand names, most erring on (or well into) the side of street wear, but there’s a little something for everyone.
One of the main streets here have two benches full of Japanese Street Style photographers waiting for hot talent to walk by. They act too cool, and probably are. I think they are mainly there on weekends.
I bought a crepe here from Angel’s Heart - it was delicious and I almost had a heart attack after attempting to finish it. Worth it.
I also found an underground Mexican Restaurant here too, but I wouldn’t be able to tell you where it is. Soz, babe.
LaForet English Website: http://www.laforet.ne.jp/en/harajuku.html