Tis Spring right now in Japan but the weather can be a bit funky of late. Its generally warm but from time to time there can be a sudden cold spell and it looks like we are expecting another typhoon next week ><
Today we take a photowalk around Harajuku where we explore Meiji Jingu Shrine, Takeshita Dori Street, Cat Street and some of the back streets too.
To get to Harajuku get off at Harajuku station on the JR Yamanote Line or Meiji Jingu Mae on the Chiyoda or Fukutoshin Metro Line.
First photo - Meiji Jingu Shrine (or just Meiji Shrine).
Crepe corner in Takeshita Street - it really doesn't matter which shop (there are 2) you go for but one thing you will notice is that whenever you go, one shop will have a longer queue than the other. If you go for the one with the shorter queue, you will notice that the queue will become longer on your side ^^
I used to get out n about on my roadbike quite a bit in the past but now mostly on the longboard which is convenient when it suddenly rains as I can carry it on the train.
In Japan they don't allow you to carry a bike on the train unless you can fold it really small enough to fit in your pocket.
Back in the UK it was OK to stick a bicycle on a train and we were surprised when we first started to live in Japan - my wife bought a bicycle in Ueno and tried to get on the train with it only to be told to go away - she then rode the bicycle from Ueno all the way to Higashi Fushimi in West Tokyo.