The Great Yamanote Line Pub Crawl – Stop 2.5: Walking along Cat Street to Shibuya

This is the third, well second-and-a-half, in the series of a recommended whirlwind and wet tour of Tokyo using its Yamanote Loop Line. This one looks at how to get from Harajuku to Shibuya. Continue reading


The Great Yamanote Line Pub Crawl – Stop 2: Harajuku

2 – 12-12:20pm: Harajuku

Once you are done, get back to Shinjuku station and on a Yamanote Line train on Platform 14 (they’ll be along every few minutes or so) bound for Shibuya and Shinagawa. Skip the next station, Yoyogi, and carry on through to Harajuku. Alight here. You’ll have two choices, put in short, go west and enjoy a beer in the park or go east and look over the shops and oddly dressed folk in either the younger and relatively downmarket Takeshita Dori or Omotesando, older and littered with brand shops. Or you could do both before dropping into a cafe and having a drink.

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