Cat Street

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Cat Street (キャットストリート) is a well known shopping street that runs through the Shibuya and Harajuku areas of Tokyo, Japan. The street is famous for it's hip youth oriented fashion shops and cafes as well as being a popular place for people watching. Cat Street crosses Takeshita Dori and Omotesando Dori in the Harajuku area. At the north end of Cat Street is the studio of Harajuku-based electro artist Rhythm Droid



The path that Cat Street now follows used to be a river or stream bed. Legend has it that the street got its nickname from the fact that a lot of cats used to wander around the street. The official name of Cat Stree is Kyu Shibuya-gawa Promenade (sometimes shortened to Yuhodo by locals).


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