Shibuya Cat Street
Shibuya Cat Street
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Browse through both well-known international brand outposts and less mainstream shops on this street. Unlike the rest of Shibuya, this shopping street is quiet and relaxed.
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Neighbourhood: 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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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Our guide explained the origins of the name cat street. It was named in honour of cat walks, where models sashay up and down in their finery looking into the very elegant shops that align there. I saw no fashionista models, but the shops and eateries were nice. It's a relatively quiet street; a lovely reprieve from the other busy areas of Harajuku and Shibuya.
Written 4 February 2020
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Samantha C
23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Like many others said, the name "cat" street might be misleading of what the street consists of. There are many cute boutique stores and snacks, but no cats in sight.
Written 24 February 2020
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Xplore8
Tokyo, Japan35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Cat Street which runs between Shibuya and Omote Sando is one of my all-time favourite places to meander. Whether it's a weekday or weekend, there's always something to look at but of course the weekend offers a larger crowd with more interesting sights along the way. The shops here are quirky, appealing to individual tastes and have that exquisite Japanese look and feel to them. There are eating places and coffee shops too, some of which are so popular there are huge crowds lining up to try their tasty treats. It's worth popping into some of the backstreets as you wander along here too with very interesting buildings and streetscapes to look at. If you are visiting Tokyo, it's definitely worth a walk after you take in the scramble crossing in Shibuya to make your way along Cat Street to Omote Sando (another area that needs to be explored), up to Meiji Jingu (Shrine), Harajuku and possibly Yoyogi Park...or vice versa. This could be a whole day in itself!
Written 22 August 2016
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evemarie
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
I should have read more reviews but too late. As others have said there is a fair amount of "street wear" (Supreme, ect) at full price. None of the shops appealed to me and I couldn't get over the fact that there weren't any cats or even a cat cafe.

Also most of it is cobblestone so not my favorite place to stroll.
Written 31 March 2019
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warren D
Vladivostok, Russia3,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
You can walk along Cat Street from either the Shibuya side or the side ending on Omotesando Dori, at one end Harajuku Station. It is a comparatively quiet, pleasant stroll, with fashion shops and eateries. Couples with a day, half day visit to Harajuku and Shibuya, including Shibuya Hikarie and Shibuya Stream. At Shibuya Hikarie, take the elevator or escalator to the top floor where the theater is located to enjoy a captivating panorama of the city below.
Written 29 December 2018
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Jesse_Gee1
Seattle, WA302 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
All kinds of shopping here in this area . Came in a Saturday . Not packed . Very quiet . But very fun . I would recommend this place on a day for chill shopping .
Written 9 February 2018
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KarolaRS
7,002 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Expecting cats or anything cat-related? You'll be disappointed. Expecting smallish and high-end clothing boutiques of interesting variety? This is your jam.
Written 24 October 2016
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CyuutBen
Edinburgh, UK210 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
I thought the street would be full of cats. It's not. Disappointed. It's a cute pedestrianised shopping area with undulating streets. Mostly fashion but also eateries and other odds and ends. If you can route through on your way somewhere else, it's nice to look at - otherwise don't target this place as a MUST DO.
Written 16 February 2016
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E. Shea
Houston, TX55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Solo
Originally got the idea to visit this place from a guy I follow on YouTube that lives in Japan. Enjoyed the shops but I truly enjoyed taking the side streets. Really beautiful area and you'll find interesting small restaurants and shops off the main path.
Written 26 November 2019
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310hannak
68 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
It is a nice area with lots of small shops but I saw no cats whatsoever. Don't visit it for the cats.
Written 29 June 2019
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