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Trying to explore Aoyama and Harajuku together will take a long time because there is a lot of area to cover. Ideally, spend an entire day here, allowing for plenty of time to browse the shops. You can see Meiji Shrine in less than an hour; the Nezu Museum and its gardens warrant a leisurely two-hour visit. The best way to enjoy this area is to explore the tiny shops, restaurants, and cafés in the backstreets.
Shibuya seems chaotic and intimidating at first, but it is fairly compact. You can easily cover it in about two hours. Be prepared for huge crowds: Shibuya crossing is one of the busiest intersections in the world and at one light change, hundreds rush to reach the other side. Unless you are shopping, no particular stop should occupy you for more than a half hour; allow an hour for the NHK Broadcasting Center if you decide to take the guided tour. Sunday is the best day to visit Shibuya and Yoyogi Koen, as it affords the best opportunity to observe Japan's younger generation.
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