Tour Report on May.20,2018 – Meiji Shrine and Harajuku
- Meiji Shrine and Harajuku
Today, we welcomed 10 guests from UK, Russia, Canada, and Australia.
Everyone enjoyed the peaceful scenery of the Meiji Shrine before diving into the mayhem of Harajuku Takeshita street.
Second half of this tour is about Harajuku.
Takeshita street is a 400 meter long street starting from the JR Harajuku Station. It is particularly well known as a trendy shopping street lined with alternative colorful clothing stores, costumes, colorful fun food shops such as crepes, candies, and ice cream for trendy shoppers.
It is also known for the huge crowd on weekends, as people come from both inside and outside of Japan. Up to 2 hour queue will instantly be formed in front of popular shops.
If you look closely at these lines, you may notice that Japanese keep some sort of distance between them and the person in front on them. This may be due to an experience that comes from the lessons most Japanese learn in gym classes during their elementary school days. Teachers would demand strict discipline, and lining up properly on the call of sensei’s “line up!” , “attention!” “right face!” was one of them.
We thank all of our guest who have joined us today.
We wish each and everyone a safe and pleasant stay ahead.
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