And then later that night I went with those same friends to an EDM concert at a club.
For anyone visiting Japan that has an interest in the traditional culture, I would highly-highly-highly suggest scheduling a chance to try on kimono. Sakaeya has options from simply wearing to renting for a whole day, trying on yukata that you get to take home with you, full kimono hair and makeup for wedding ceremonies/photos, and they even sell second hand, off-the-shelf, and custom-made kimono. SO cool!!
For our experience, Anthony, Josh, and I met in Harajuku and followed the directions we were given to the dressing studio. Kahori-san (the owner) sent me to the bathroom to do my hair while she dressed the boys and then came to help me get all pretty in my yukata. Then her friend from Germany came and took us to a nearby shrine for pictures in our awesome garb. On the way, we got lots of remarks of "kawaii" from girls passing us by and even had someone ask if we were getting married!
All-in-all it was a wonderful experience and I can't wait to wear my yukata again!