3 Cat Cafes in Tokyo That Are Worth to Visit!
Cats are considered as symbols of good luck in Japan, and many people love to pet them at home as well. However, since many apartments in Japan forbid pets, the popularity of cat cafes is very high in Japan. You can find many of them in Japan, especially in big cities such Tokyo and Osaka.
The first cat cafe 猫の店 (Cat’s Store) was opened by Norimasa Hanada in 2005, and as of 2015, there are 58 cat cafes in Tokyo only. With many varieties, you can find cat cafes accommodating specific categories of cat such as black cats, fat cats, rare breed cats, or ex-stray cats. Today we listed up 3 different cat cafes in Tokyo that are worth to visit!
1. Cat Cafe Calico, Shinjuku
Cat Cafe Calico is one of the biggest cat cafe in Tokyo, accommodating more than 50 cats in its two-floor cafe, which is located right by Kabukicho in Shinjuku.
The cafe provides locker service, where you can put your hand luggage and outerwear, and you can order foods and drinks at the cafe for reasonable price (JPY 300 – 500 for foods, and JPY 200 for drinks). You can also buy some cat food from the staff for JPY 300 to attract more cats to your place.
Cat Cafe Calico
Fuji Building 6F
1-16-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Open everyday from 10.a.m. to 10.p.m.
Closest Station: 8-minute walk from Shinjuku Station
Price: JPY 1,000 per hour (JPY 1,200 per hour on the weekends and public holidays)
2. Neko JaLaLa, Akihabara
Akihabara is not only the hive for the otaku, but also for every cat fans as it accommodates one of the best cat cafe in Tokyo: Neko JaLaLa.
As you walk away from the Electric Town for a little bit, you can find the cafe easily as it has a door with a huge cat picture on it, and as soon you enter the cafe, you will find yourself sharing the same air with many cute cats.
Different from other cat cafe, this cafe accommodates more exotic breeds such as Abyssinians and Main Coons, making this cafe became popular among cats fanatics. The cafe can be very crowded, so you have to wait in line to see these exotic divas. Reservation is recommended if you want to skip the line!
1F, 3-5-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Open everyday from 11.a.m. to 8.p.m.
Closest Station: 4-minute walk from Suehirocho Station and 10-minute walk from Akihabara Station
Price: JPY 550 per 30 minutes & 1 drink order
3. MoCHA, Shibuya
MoCHA is a designer cat cafe in Shibuya, which is famous for its stylish and pretty interior decorations. With its casual but elegant interior decorations, the cafe accommodates 23 cats derived from various breeds.
Mainly decorated with modern and natural style furniture, this cafe is very spacious comparing to the number of the cats accommodated! Spend some times to play and pet the cats, and if you’re lucky you might find a kitten as well at this cafe!
Definitely worth to visit when you are in Shibuya!
Cross Avenue Harajuku 4F
1-14-25 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Open everyday from 10.a.m. to 8.p.m. (last entry at 7.30. p.m.)
Closest Station: Less than 1-minute walk from Harajuku Station
Price Range: Price starts at JPY 200 / 10 minutes