Takeshita-dori Street

Takeshita-dori Street © T.Sasaki

What is Takeshita-dori Street?

Takeshita-dori Street extends from Harajuku Station in Shibuya-ku to Meiji-dori Street and is a 350m long shopping district. Stores here carry flashy and unique items and clothes associated with what is known as "Harajuku fashion" and on weekends and holidays, are flooded with younger people, especially women.

Takeshita-dori shops range from relatively inexpensive, to shops that may be seen in upscale malls. Visitors can also find affordable eateries for snacks, as well as crepe and other food stands. It is conveniently located directly in front of Harajuku Station and is a great place to stop by if you are in the Harajuku area. Vehicle traffic is prohibited on Takeshita-dori Street from 11:00AM to 6:00PM daily.


Takeshita-dori Street is closest to the Harajuku Station on the JR East Yamanote Line. Using the Takeshita-guchi exit of the station, the entrance to Takeshita-dori Street located immediately across the crosswalk. By car, use Shuto (Metropolitan) Expressway #4 Yoyogi exit, or #3 Shibuya exit. There is not parking available on Takeshita-dori Street, visitors must find paid parking lots in the area.

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Description: Takeshita-dori Street

Sights Takeshita-dori Street (竹下通り)
Address 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae
Phone / Fax Phone: 03-3403-2525
Duration 30Minutes
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Couples Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Takeshita-dori Street