For the young and fashionable teenager, spending time in Harajuku on the weekends is practically a necessity. Even older folks will want to visit the area, though, to see Meiji Jingu shrine and Yoyogi Park.
The broad, tree-lined avenue leading downhill from the southern end of the JR station is Omote-sandō, which leads to the upscale Aoyama district. The street is full of cafes and clothing stores. For teenagers, though, the place to be is Takeshita-dori, which is a bustling narrow street several blocks to the north.