A center of Japanese youth culture and fashion
Harajuku (原宿) is the common name given to a geographic area spreading from Harajuku Station to Omotesando
In popular reference Harajuku also encompasses many smaller backstreets such as Takeshita Street and Cat Street.
Harajuku is known internationally as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion. Shopping and dining options include many small, youth oriented, independent boutiques and cafés, but the neighborhood also attracts many larger international chain stores with high-end luxury merchandisers extensively represented along Omotesando.