Omotesando Dori

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Omotesando Dori (表参道通り), sometimes called Omotesando Street, is the major road that runs between Omotesando Station and Harajuku Station in the area of Tokyo known as Omotesando. It is often called the Champs-Élysées of Japan because of the high concentration of world famous brand shops. The flagship shops for top fashion brands like Tod's, Prada, and Dior, as well as the massive Omotesando Hills shopping complex, feature avant garde architecture and draw tourists to the area from all over the world.

Omotesando Dori intersects Aoyama Dori at Omotesando Station and, heading toward Harajuku, it then intersects Cat Street, then Meiji Dori, then passes Harajuku Station and Meiji Shrine, finally crossing through Yoyogi Park, passing Yoyogi National Stadium and then Shibuya Koen Dori on the left. On the sidewalk running along the park on the opposite side of the National Stadium, independent Japanese bands play free shows on Saturdays and Sundays. In the past, the road was shut down on weekends where it crosses the park, but that stopped in the late 90's.



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