Omotesando, Takeshitadori, Harajuku

Entrance of Takeshita street

Across Harajuku station there is the biggest contrast between tranquil Meiji shrine and hustle bustle Takeshita dori filled with too many youngsters to pass thru especially on Sunday.

Used to be the approaching path to Meiji shrine, now Omotesando is beautifully lined with tall zelkova trees and luxurious brand shops.

Stone lanterns remain on Omotendo
Kaleidoscopic Tokyu plaza Omotesando Harajuku

Omotesando is luxurious shopping street for young adults. Also known as an architectural showcase streets in the world featuring many fashion flagship stores within a short distance of each other. 

Omotesando hills

Designed by Tadao Ando puritzer prize winner to blend in harmony with the landscape, the building is roughly the same height as the Zelkova trees lining the street.

Dior Omotesando

Dior Omotesando, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of the Japanese architectural unit SANAA, features skirt like drapes and reflects the world of Dior.

Boss, image of tree
Another architecture by Tadao Ando on Cat street
Japan Blue Jeans on Cat street