Where To Find Cute Gyaru Clothing In Japan
Gyaru’s in Tokyo. They all know the the best place to shop and Tokyo is a great place to start. In fact it is very very big place, you may be surprised as most people do not even realize that Tokyo is actually a train station itself and exists on a very large ring train line that contains looks like a mini Tokyos.
The first place that comes to mind when shopping for clothes is Shibuya Tokyo, no doubt with boutique shops and the like sprinkled through the area which even extends to the neighborhood Harajuku.
Shibuya is easily accessible by train, and the main Yamanote line circle serves as the main method of entry. Metro lines as well as, private lines also have stops in Shibuya. Once you get there come out directly through the Hachiko exit to get to the intersection of the main shopping district. The main shopping areas are concentrated in the Shibuya 109 building which is actually visible from the intersection.
Harajuku is one station away on the Yamanote. If you decide to walk, all you have to do is head towards Tower Records and continue that easterly direction. By fast walking it will only take you 15mins and is a good way to see more of Shibuya / Harajuku.
Most of the clothing stores are divided in Harajuku on two roads. The first is Takeshita Dori and the second is the world famous Omote – Sando. Takeshita Dori is more a crowd full of young people and is very popular with teenagers. Takeshita Dori is in fact a good choice for recycled / vintage stores tucked away in its maze of streets, so it pays to do a little exploration.
Those looking for something more international may want to walk down Omote – Sando to find a representation of more international brands such as H&M and Forever 21.
Sitting as a bonus, Yoyogi Park and Jingu Meiji is located right at the top of the Harajuku station on Yamanote line and on the weekend you will see all sorts of characters that live on a bridge dressed in maid, Emo or Goth Dress Up!
Shibuya and Harajuku represent the gyaru centres for fasion but if Osaka, Shinsaibashi and Amerika-Mura also comes highly recommended.