Along with nearby Shibuya, this is the heart of Youth Tokyo. The area around Harajuku Station turns into a human zoo every Sunday, when swarms of young Japanese gather here dressed in some of the strangest fashions you will see anywhere in the world. As an American tourist said in an interview broadcast on Japanese TV recently: "It is so inspiring to see people expressing themselves so confidently, not in a dark club but in broad daylight, in public. This is my favorite part of Tokyo."

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