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Shibuya Cat Street

Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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Address: | Jingumae, Shibuya, Shibuya, Tokyo Prefecture
Description: Shopping street in Tokyo combining upscale boutiques and trashy shops.

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Tra to find a small shop with all made in japan clothes! I got so many nice dresses there. if you are smaller they also have so cool pants!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Berlin, Germany
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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Set aside at least a half a day to wander through this narrow maze connecting Shibuya and Harajuku while you ferret in boutiques and thrift stores. I highly recommend hiring the electric powered bicycles from WISM (1000 yen for 3 hours) and riding up to Yoyogi Park and around, but when you get into the confines of Harajuku, you're going... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Tra to find a small shop with all made in japan clothes! I got so many nice dresses there. if you are smaller they also have so cool pants!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

this street... OMG OMG OMG! this street brought me to finding all the stuff i want. certain brands and lines that are only available in Japan are on this street. this street has NO EQUIVALENT. Harajuku has other streets to boast... each street has its own character.

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Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

You will not find any cats here but lots of interesting local designer brands and cafés lined this winding street that links Shibuya to Harajuku. Some of Japan's local designers have set up shops on this street and one can find nice hats, fashion boutiques as you slowly explore this street. There are some cafés which serve lovely cakes and... More 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Another street of the Harajuku district, which means little cafes and restaurants as well as shopping shopping shopping. Also here one can spot with a little luck on hands: Cosplayers. Went here in February 2015 with my wife and we stormed a lot of these little shops. Part of the Harajuku experience.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I thought this place was overrated, maybe because I'm not a big spender. The street is 90% boutique-style stores, pricey labels and scarce stock that appeals to a niche market. If you like paying for funky labels, hipstery accessories or vintage/antique shops then you will enjoy it, but if you're a bargain hunter who is more interested in Japanese street... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you're into shopping, and in Tokyo, this street is a must. You'll find the best of Japan brands in nifty little nooks and crannies of this shop-filled store. I was walking after lunch so I wasn't interested in eating, but I did see several options with people lined up. If you usually find more amusement from street strolling than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Let me start off by saying that I'm not a tourist; I've been in Tokyo for 5 months and I've walked down Cat street from Harajuku to Shibuya countless times. It's away from the crowds of Takeshita-dori, but still lively with many hip shops. The walk is a little long, but very well worth it if you're seriously crunching your... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

All the back streets of Shibuya and Harajuku are worth a wonder through. There are some very cool little shops - both the big labels and some uniquely Japan stores. The Burton store is worth a visit to see the history of snowboarding.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This was the best place we shopped in all of Tokyo. We all ended up buying a fair bit and the thrift shops are well stocked. Just need to go hunting to find that diamond in the rough. Awesome sneaker stores as well!

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.