Fragglepuss Visits Japan: Harajuku
By: John Fragglepuss Evans
I made it back to Japan! I had no choice but to go back after I enjoyed myself so much last year. I visited some new places this time around and am presenting this year’s list of recommendations.
If you want to see last year’s recommendations as well as others from this year, you can find them here
Where to even begin with Harajuku… It is a district in Shibuya known for being a center of Japanese trends and fashion. One of the main attractions of Harajuku is Takeshita street, a shopping district full of fashion boutiques and theme cafes. Even if you’re not into the scene, it’s a trip to immerse yourself in Takeshita street and its culture. Go walk through some of the shops, who knows, maybe you’ll find your new style! At the least you can stop by Harajuku Ice and chow down on a Gudetama ice cream!
If you’re looking for dinner and a show in Harajuku, look no further than the Kawaii Monster Café, which will show you the bizarre side of Japan. I took photos in an attempt to capture the scene, but pictures do no justice for such an experience. The ambiance is a trip, the food is colorful, and the show is indescribable. When people think of Japan as a crazy place, the Kawaii Monster Café should come to mind.