Tokyo - Harajuku & Aoyama (PDF Chapter)
This is the Harajuku & Aoyama chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tokyo guide-book.
Harajuku is one of Tokyo’s biggest draws thanks to grand Meiji-jingu, street fashion, contem-porary architecture and art museums. Neighbouring Aoyama is a shopping and dining district for the fashionable elite
- leave the city behind as you pass through the towering cedar torii (entrance gate), which marks the entrance to the abode of the gods, and follow the wooded path to Meiji-jingu, Tokyo’s most impressive Shinto shrine
- gawk at the contemporary architecture, the work of Japan’s leading architects, along wide, boutique-lined Omote-sand?
- stretch out on the grassy lawn or catch a food festival at Yoyogi-koen, the city’s most popular park, which buzzes with life on weekends
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