Merry Christmas and welcome back to our 2013 Harajuku Christmas photo walk series! After covering Takeshita Dori and Meiji Dori, it’s time to visit the famous Cat Street, and the backstreets of Harajuku, collectively known as “Ura-Hara”.

For this walk, we’re going to start on the Harajuku backstreet that’s home to Eggs N Things, 6%DOKIDOKI, Neigborhood, BAPE, Undefeated, and Jack Rose. We’ll walk down this street until we hit the street with G2?, Nadia Harajuku, Romantic Standard, and AvantGarde. Taking a right at that street, we’ll head strait for Cat Street. We’ll make a quick left on Cat Street, just going far enough to catch h.Naoto, Putumayo, and a few other shops, then double back down Cat toward Shibuya.

Cat Street is one of the main shopping streets in Harajuku (along with Takeshita, Harajuku Dori, and Meiji Dori), so many of the area’s most famous shops can be found here. Just in the area between h.Naoto and Omotesando Dori we’ll pass Milkfed, X-Girl, Tokyo Bopper, Candy Stripper, Flamingo, The Circus, and many more shops.

After crossing Omotesando Dori, we’ll continue on Cat Street until it ends (stepping on to side streets occasionally for a few quick snaps). On the Shibuya side of Cat Street, we’ll pass the new location of Opening Ceremony, Paul Smith’s quirky boutique, Lanvin, I Am I, American Apparel, and eventually reach the famous Pink Dragon/Cream Soda. Once we get to the end of Cat, we’re done, but we’ll grab a few pics on our wander back toward Omtesando.

Thanks for coming along on our Cat Street Christmas walk and check back soon for the final Omotesando Dori walk! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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