About the Trendy Costume District of TokyoIn the area surrounding the Harajuku Railway Station, the JR East Yamanote Line of the Tokyo Railway Network, is the Harajuku quarter, known for its wild and colorful street fashion and its extreme street culture.
Thanks to its unique street style, the Harajuku district is considered one of the world's fashion centers. Who has not heard about the girls who dress up here, and the boys' extreme clothing and pop culture? Who has not seen the social encounters with the most colorful and creative dress code in Japan? - The street style that was born, developed and updated here over the years, is an inspiration to fashion designers from around the world.
On the weekends, the Harajuku quarter comes to life. On Sunday mornings young people of the city arrive to see and be seen. Every Sunday the park turns into a colorful and crazy fashion show for young people. You can see the latest fashion trends here, with no limit to the styles of clothes and the variety of their extreme hairstyles. This is part of the subculture of the costume games in the world named Cosplay.
In addition to the fashion that trends in the quarter and the mass events of the young men dressed in crazy clothes and diverse styles of fashion, are various performances, street artists and an audience confined to a variety of clothing styles and combinations of clothes and trends of young Tokyo.
Every Sunday their clothes are glamorous and sparkling, adorned with pins and extremely exaggerated dolls. In the Yoyogi Park there is also the beautiful Meiji Jingu Temple, as well as hiking trails and a nice museum.
The Influences of Fashion in HarajukuFor young Japanese people and especially for those of Tokyo, there is a much more varied and exciting fashion than of the young people of the West. While wandering the city, you will often encounter young people with purple or pink hair, for example, wearing gaudy skirts and stockings in a variety of colors and styles, or those who are stitched in stylized suits. The vibe in the city is that every hour is good for dressing up, in a way that anywhere else in the world would have looked like a costume or part of a theater show.
But everything is overshadowed by the fashionable sights of the Harajuku Station area. Fashion here is crazy. From the Victorian coat, the Gothic mirror, the Kawai look, the cute Pokemon characters and the Hello Kitty, to the costumes of characters from Japanese manga films, and the young Lolita look- it will all look exciting and intriguing and you won't be bored for a minute.
TipsThe center of attention is Takeshita Dori and Yoyogi Koen.The young people here are aware of the attractiveness of their attire and appearance, and most of them have no problem being photographed. Do not be afraid to ask!
Harajuku is also a shopping center where you can buy local and international brands, especially for young people, in relatively cheap stores and prices.
Almost at the end of every month, the young people hold a colorful and stunning fashion show on Sundays. Very cool!