Ground Zero. Start from the historic 1906 Harajuku Station (Photo: Bonson Lam)

Cat Street and Harajuku Bell Pier

A fashionable walk from JR Harajuku Station

Bonson Lam   - 2 min read

It is easy to get distracted from Harajuku Station to Harajuku Bell Pier and Cat Street, but this step by step guide will keep you on the straight and narrow.

  • From the historic JR Railway Station, head south past the modern subway exit and up on the overhead crossing.
  • Head South East which is diagonally on your left.
  • Once you come down the steps, you are on the grand tree-lined Omotesando Street, with Coop Olympia, the 1960's luxury apartments with an elegant grey hue to your right.
  • Soon you will come across the big intersection with Jingu Street, with the Condomania booth on your right, and Tokyu Plaza diagonally on your left.
  • Keep going straight across the traffic lights and then the second small street on your right is Onden Street, leading you to the cafes of Harajuku Bell Pier.
  • You can head down Onden Street where it joins Cat Street, or keep going another 2 blocks, and then Cat Street is your right.
Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric laneways of Kyoto last century.  I am humbled to have met many distinguished people during this time, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperia...