Harajuku Station

HarajukuThe station of JR Harajuku is the principal entry of Harajuku nowadays. By using the line of JR Yamanote which functions circularly in the middle of Tokyo, you can easily reach Harajuku. As soon as you leave the station, you will see a crowd of the young people with the fashion of novel.

Harajuku Station is a station on the JR Yamanote Line located in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward, adjacent to Yoyogi Park. The station was opened on October 30, 1906.

JR Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line is the obvious way to get to Harajuku. The station is very conveniently located next to both the entrance to Meiji Jingu and the beginning of Omotesando.
The station takes its name from the area on its eastern side, Harajuku.

The Chiyoda Line Meiji Jingumae Station is immediately adjacent Harajuku Station and is marked as an interchange on most route maps, although there is no physical connection between the two stations.

Harajuku is also the station used by the Imperial Train for journeys beginning and ending in Tokyo. To the east of the Yamanote line platform there is a separate platform for the Imperial train.

The station is composed of a single island platform . A provisional platform is located on the Western side of the station usable by rail travelling towards Shinjuku which is used when the principal events occur in the sector, particularly around the new year when many people visit the Meiji Shrine.

The bathrooms in Harajuku Station also act as mini dressing rooms for many teenagers and rebellious youths who express themselves through the outrageous fashions for which Harajuku is famous.

The main entrance is at the southern end of the station. A smaller entrance is in the center of the platform is convenient for Takeshita-dori, another famous sector in Harajuku. Takeshita-dori is a popular shopping street and the entrance of Takeshita-dori is often very crowd, creating a bottleneck at the weekends when a mass of tourists and people of the country arrive and leave Harajuku generally and the shopping areas in and around Takeshita-dori specifically.

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