In recent years, there have been numerous new cafes that have popped up in the city, providing the opportunity to see and interact with animals without having to visit the zoo. The original and most famous type are the cat cafes, but other types of adorable animals such as owls and rabbits also have cafes featuring these animals. Let's have a look at six of the main animal cafes in Tokyo, the city where they are most prolific.
1) Cat：Nekorobi (Ikebukuro)
The first on our list is a cat restaurant. There are 14 cats that feature here. The restaurant is a very relaxed environment, where one can be free to relax with the cats or surf the net, as computers and iPads are also available to use, making it an ideal area for people who wish to work in a relaxed environment. There is also the popular "Nintendo Wii", offering the opportunity to play games and enjoy the company of cats at the same time.
Address: 3F Tact T.O Building Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0014
2) Owl：AKIBA FUKUROU (Akihabara)
At this cafe you can meet owls similar to those featured in the Harry Potter books and movies. Owls are difficult to meet in the wild, but this cafe allows you to do just that in Akihabara. There are 34 types of owls, each with their own unique names and characteristics. There are not a large number of seats, and the cafe uses a reservation system, so ensure to reserve before going!
Address: 67, Neribeicho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0022
3) Rabbit：Ms.BUNNY (Roppongi)
This place allows you to purchase domesticated rabbits and other related goods, and is also a popular cafe, named Ms. Bunny. There are 6 types of bunnies in total, such as the friendly Netherland Dwarf rabbit, and the large eared Poland Ropp bunny. Customers are free to hold and feed the rabbits in the cafe.
Address: Iwahori Building 3F, 6-7-2 Roppongi, MInato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
4) Hedgehog：HARRY (Roppongi)
In the same building as Ms Bunny is the HARRY cafe, where there are 9 types of hedgehogs to interact with. It's also even possible to go to the cafe bringing your own food! It's also possible to buy hedgehogs as pets here. This is also a popular cafe, so ensure to reserve your place in advance.
Address: Iwahori Building 2F, 6-7-2 Roppongi, MInato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
5) Monkey：MONKEY-BAR (Ueno)
At the Monkey bar there are the curious and energetic common squirrel monkeys for you to meet. It is possible to enjoy Okinawan cuisine in the presence of monkeys! It's also possible to feed the monkeys as well. The "Monkey girl" staff, complete with tail costumes also serve and welcome you to this cafe.
Address: GAOH Kuromon Building 2F, 2-1-9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0005
6) Penguin：PENGUIN BAR IKEBUKURO (Ikebukuro)
The final cafe on the list is the Penguin Bar in Ikebukuro. It's possible to enjoy drinking in Ikebukuro only Penguin bar. There are four penguins that feature in this cafe in the nearby water. There are a wide range of food and drinks on offer, and as the cafe is open until 4am, it's an ideal place for those wishing to enjoy the Tokyo nightlife.
PENGUIN BAR IKEBUKURO
Address: COSMY1 Building 1F, Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0014
Let's check out all the different animal cafes!
With the above described cafes, it is possible to enjoy eating alongside animals as well as seeing them in the wild, in Japan. If you're feeling tired after a trip, or looking for an additional destination to add, one of these cafes could be the ideal destination to enjoy.
We hope that you enjoy all the animal cafes that Japan has to offer.
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