After all these years in Japan, Harajuku is still my favorite place in Tokyo. I don’t often go to the downtown area, but if I’m in the neighborhood on a weekend I try to stop by. There’s always something to see. Honestly, I don’t shop there, except for food. My favorite spots are Jyangara Ramen (the Kakuni ramen leaves you feeling slightly queasy from all the oil, but it’s so good), Kebab Box J (near Starbucks, very tasty and fun), and the okonomiyaki restaurant behind Design Festa Gallery (Google it for info).