PB Travel: Hooray Harajuku!

Photo via @www.cafe-gram.com

Photo via @www.cafe-gram.com

Why are we beginning the post with pancakes? Well, not only are they the best pancakes in the world, but they're also the fluffiest. Whether you land Tokyo in the morning, afternoon, or night, your first mission is to take the Silver Liner to Harajuku (or more specifically, Takeshita-Dori) to a restaurant called Gram. Order any pancake off the menu to taste the fluffy goodness that makes Japanese pancakes so special. 

Photo via @tokyotreat

Photo via @tokyotreat

Next stop, while you're still in Harajuku, try wandering around Takeshita Street for some funky, ecclectic stores that make you wonder if you're a hero/heroine of a popular coming-of-age anime. Some places you can try out are "Kawaii Monster Cafe" for crazy desserts that defy gravity or "Kiddy Land" for insane trinkets that will probably deplete your wallet. 

Photo via @http://enablejapan.com/harajuku-street-fashion/

Photo via @http://enablejapan.com/harajuku-street-fashion/

Ok, so if your wallet hasn't emptied itself out yet, it will when you go to La Foret, which is one of the many shopping stores that Harajuku has. Trendy, quirky, and young, it fuses Lolita styles with fashion-forward runway elements. Other stores to check out include Doki Doki, Bubbles, and Lazy Hazy Planet. Get ready for a closet transformation--your wardrobe will never be the same again.

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Tired yet? Don't worry, this is your last stop. To catch a breather and mull over the craziness you saw in Harajuku, head over to one of the animal cafes that Harajuku is notorious for. We recommend cat cafes like Cat Cafe moCHA and Choosy Cat Cafe for some quiet bonding with kitties while sipping on a nice Vanilla Latte. Allergic to cats? We have you covered fam. Try checking out Owl Cafe & Bar Owl Village Harajuku to yes, pet an owl. 

That's it for Harajuku, stay tuned for our next post which will cover things to do in Shinjuku and Shibuya!