For a rest from the press, it is a good idea to turn onto the side street leading to Togo Shrine. The shrine is dedicated to the memory of Admiral Togo, who defeated the Russian fleet in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Unlike noisy Takeshita-dori Street, it is calm and quiet there.
From JR Harajuku Station: 5 min on foot
1-5-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo