Harajuku Fashion and Youth Culture
Harajuku is a famous center of trends in
fashion and youth culture.
Takeshita Takeshita is an intense center of youth culture.
Omotesandō Omotesandō resembles the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris.
Cat Street Cat Street is a trendy side street connecting Harajuku to Shibuya.
cenotaph The Tōgō Shrine and the Cenotaph of the Submariners are unexpected naval memorials in the neighborhood.
Visit by way of Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line. That's one train stop (or a short walk) north from Shibuya Station, and two stops south from Shinjuku.
The Anthropology of Culture and Street Fashion
Now I understand how William Gibson can write novels set in a very near future in which cultural or even fashion trends are the driving forces behind a highly technical thriller. As he points out:
The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.
Akihabara, Tōkyō's Electric Town
Electronics parts and tools, the otaku lifestyle, cosplay, anime, and manga
Aizu-Wakamatsu, Mount Bandai, the Five-Colored Lakes, Samurai and Daimyō Castles, Prehistoric Tombs, Modern Art, Medical History, and Kitakata
Risshaku-ji Cliff-Face Temple Complex and its 1000-Step Path, Minimoura Forest Path to Buddhist Monastery and Shugendō Training Area, Yamagata City
The 2,446-Step Path, Suga Waterfall, Haguromachi Town and Shugendō Retreats, Shrines and Temples
Travel through Kyūshū, the Harbor, Temples, Shrines, the Samurai Path, and a World War II Bunker