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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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Interesting street that links Shibuya and Harajuku

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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24 attraction reviews
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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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chicago
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Much more relaxed and hipster-friendly than over-excited Harajuku. Here you can stroll and not force yourself through the crowd.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Quite a nice and quiet district when we visited. Nice shops and gear, but no great bargains around here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Trendy street with hidden shops on the first floors + Amazing bike shop. Always take a walk down here when walking down ometasando

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Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

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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.