It is the main street of Ura-Harajuku (the Harajuku back street) along which stylish stores stand. There are cafes and some general stores on the street, so taking a stroll on the back street is fun as well.
Shibuya Cat Street connects the Shibuya and Harajuku areas. The Shibuya River used to run there, but it was made into a culvert to build a promenade around 1964. That was the start of the Shibuya Cat Street. At the entrance on the Omotesando area side of Harajuku, there remains a stone post engraved Sando-bashi (bridge) that tells visitors that a bridge once crossed there. The Cat Street is one of the main streets of Ura-Harajuku (the Harajuku back street), and many Japanese fashion brands keep their flagship stores there. There are cafes and general stores along the street, and each of their exterior appearances is unique. There are many narrow alleys, and it is fun to look for stylish stores as well. It is a popular street that you can shop or stroll around while enjoying meals at comfortable cafes or restaurants. You can access it from the JR Harajuku Station, but using the Omotesando Station on the Subway Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, and Hanzomon Line is more convenient.