What to Expect
Harajyuku, Shibuya and Omotesando area is in the west side of central Tokyo, which is often told as a fashion mecca for young people. Believe it or not, however, it is enjoyable for all the generations!!
Meiji shrine is a solem shrine dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. It is so quiet with thousands of trees that you may forget you are in the world busiest city of Tokyo. It is called an oasis of Tokyo.
Oposite side of Harajyuku station, there is the world famouse Takeshita street lined up with catchy shops and food stands that sell coloful and fancy clothes and food. Once you enter the street, you will be enchanted by its enthusiastic atmosphere. Visiting animal Cafe or Kawaii Monster Cafe can be an experience!!
Ota Memorial Museum Of Art which is just 5 minutes away from Harajyuku station fetures traditional Japanese Ukiyoe or woodblock prints created in the Edo period. It's worth visiting and looking at those works not only as an Art but also a material to know what Japanese people were doing, wearing, eating back then.
Then the tour offers you the world famous Shibuya Scramble Crossing where almost 3,000 people cross from all directions without batting each other! Just standing at the site reminds you one scene from a movie! There is also a statue of Hachi, the dog which was loyal to his master. If you hear his story, you will want to take a picture or two wiht Hachi!!
Final spots are in Shinjyuku. You can enjoy the spectacular view of Greater Tokyo from the observation floor of Tokyo Metropolitan Governemtn Office Building.
Lastly, the tour offers you traditional Izakaya restraurant at Omoide Yokocho or Isetan department store's basement floor where even Japanese people enjoy beautifully packed food and lunch boxes. You can pick up some food for dinner!!