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Shibuya Cat Street

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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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nice walk,custom t shirt

Its a shopping street for western clothes. My daughter bought a custom T-shirt for her husband. She picks the silk screen design, t-shirt, and colors. The artist paints it in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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arizona
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arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Its a shopping street for western clothes. My daughter bought a custom T-shirt for her husband. She picks the silk screen design, t-shirt, and colors. The artist paints it in front of her. She participates by holding the frame down firmly while he works. Very interesting to watch.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A narrow street full of boutiques and various thrift stores. There a lot of young locals milling around on skateboards and bicycles, providing a good glimpse into Harajuku youth culture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Just as the other reviews said. Nice little shops to walk and look through. Mostly clothes and western stores.

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New Zealand
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22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loved this shopping area. Cute little boutiques....soooo lovely! Easy walk from Shibuya or harijuku. Some shops more expensive but can find some more affordable shops there too

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
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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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.
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