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Tokyo | 4.0h
The Origin of Kawaii, Harajuku Pop Culture Tour
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Cool Japan! Let's step into the world of "kawaii" culture!


Harajuku is the city that created Japan's "Kawaii" culture. Kawaii translates directly into lovely, cute, and pretty, but "kawaii" born in Harajuku has a unique worldview that doesn't fit in these. 
The concept of “kawaii” cannot be described in one word, but in general, it may be understood as a weird one using flashy patterns and frills, primary colors, and pastel colors.
The origin of kawaii culture is said to have started in the 1980s when young people purchased the strange fashion that was found in a store in Harajuku.
In Harajuku, there are many clothing stores and cafes where you can enjoy a unique world of cuteness!

Highlights


・ Go to a cafe with a" kawaii "concept like a theme park.
・ Introducing spots where you can take photogenic photos.
・ You can enjoy the essence of the "kawaii" culture known around the world.
・ You can experience "kawaii Harajuku" through fashion and people passing by in the city.

Attractions


・ Takeshita Street: Speaking of Kawaii and youth cultures are here! There are many people all year round, and many colorful pop shops lined up. You can eat food, take photos, or buy some freakish miscellaneous goods! It's a street where you can immerse yourself in the cute culture of Harajuku.
・ Design Festa Gallery Harajuku: A building with several galleries by up-and-coming artists. You can feel the evolving Harajuku art. You may also find a variation of the cute Harajuku!
・ Princess One Spoon Tokyo: A store full of cute miscellaneous goods and cute photo spots that will make you feel like a princess! There are Cinderella pumpkin carriages outside the store as well as inside the store, so you can take a picture like a princess.
・ BUBBLES Harajuku store: An apparel shop with an exterior that looks like a fashionable street corner overseas. It is a cute shop that uses plenty of pinks, and there are photo spots at the storefront.
・ KAWAII MONSTER CAFE: A cafe like a theme park with the concept of "kawaii". The colorful and eccentric interior and menu that symbolize Harajuku is a world that seems unrealistic! This is a unique spot that you want to visit once!
・ Alice on Wednesday Tokyo: A fantasy appearance that suddenly appears on the street corner. After passing through the small door, there is the world of "Alice in Wonderland"! The world of picture books is as it is, and the design of the concept is completely different on each floor, and the things sold are also completely different. Let's go around all the floors!
・ Q-pot. Harajuku: As soon as you pass through the entrance, there is a hidden door, and you go through the stairs and go down. There are lots of cute miscellaneous goods in the unique store where things that you are used to seeing, such as biscuits, chocolates, and mushrooms, are very large.

Notes

・The tour finish location will differ from the start location. If you would like to change the end location, please consult with your tour guide.

Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY1,800 /person)

Meeting Point

JR Harajuku Station Omotesando Exit, in front of [@cosme TOKYO]



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