What is Cat Street?
Cat Street is a shopping street connecting Shibuya and Harajuku. Many fashion, miscellaneous goods, food, and other shops are lined up. Cat Street’s area is also called “Ura-Harajuku” and it is known as a place where there are many unique shops.
Once there was a river flowing?
Shibuyagawa River (also called Ondengawa) used to flow through the place where Cat Street is currently located. In the Edo Period (1603-1868), Katsushika Hokusai depicted the water wheels and people striving to cultivate rice on the Shibuyagawa in Ukiyoe prints. In 1964 when the Olympic Games were first held in Tokyo, Shibuya River became a groundwater channel, and a road was built over it.
The nearest stations are Shibuya Station, Harajuku Station, and Meijijingumae Station. From Shibuya Station, the entrance to the street will be visible as you go toward Miyashita Koen. Look at the map for more details.
Image Gallery: Cat Street
Description: Cat Street
|Sights||Cat Street (キャットストリート)|
Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
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Map: Cat Street