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Cat Street in Ura-Harajuku

Ura-Harajuku (裏原宿) is a district in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan.

Ura-Harajuku, or Ura-Hara, is the common name given to the network of smaller Harajuku backstreets spreading perpendicular to Omotesando, corresponding on official maps of Shibuya ward as Jingūmae 3 chōme and 4 chōme.

Ura-Harajuku contrasts with the main vehicle thoroughfares and retail offerings of Harajuku being mostly pedestrianized and showcasing smaller independent shops and dining options. Cat Street, following the course of the main Shibuya River tributary, is the principal route through this district spreading from Sendagaya in the north towards Shibuya in the south.[1] [2]

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  1. ^ "JNTO Official Guide". Japanese National Tourism Organisation. Retrieved 25 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Time Out Japan Online Guide". Time Out Japan. Retrieved 30 March 2014.

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Coordinates: 35°40′13″N 139°42′31″E / 35.670162°N 139.70874°E / 35.670162; 139.70874