Crowd On Takeshita Street

Crowded Takeshita street
Shot in Harajuku, Tokyo tetsuOzawa

This Takeshita-Dori street in Harajuku is always crowded

The street in this photo is Takeshita-Dori street. It is a pedestrian-only street and one of the busiest streets in Tokyo. Many fashion boutiques, cafes, restaurants and others stand side by side. And it is crowded whenever I visit. It is also full with people on this day.

It is rare to come to here for me because I don't like the press of people. At the time of shooting, I left the place in indecent haste after I took some photos.


What is Takeshita Street?

Takeshita Street is a pedestrian shopping street lined with fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants in Harajuku in Tokyo, Japan. Stores on Takeshita Street include major chains such as The Body Shop, McDonald's, and 7-Eleven, but most of the businesses are small independent shops that carry an array of styles. The shops on this street are often a bellwether for broader fads, and some are known as 'antenna shops,' which manufacturers seed with prototypes for test-marketing.

Where is Takeshita-Dori street?




Shooting Date

Feb 2005

Posted On

March 4, 2005


Harajuku, Tokyo


Street Photography



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