Have you ever heard of a cafe where you can be with cats? This place is known as a cat cafe and Japan’s capital city has lots of this.
A cat cafe is a place where individuals, couples, group of friends or families can enjoy their favorite coffee drink and watch or play with the cat residents.
Although the cat cafe originated in Taiwan in 1998, it is in Japan where it gained popularity. Japan’s first cat cafe opened in 2004 in Osaka. Today, Tokyo is home to the most number of feline-friendly cafes with 39 of them in place. It should also be noted that some cafes are exclusive to certain breeds and types such as black cats, fat cats and ex-stray cats.
The popularity of this cat cafes stems from the fact that most apartments in the country do not allow tenants to raise pets. Also, it’s an advantage for cats as they are given an opportunity to mingle with other felines unlike when they’re raised alone in a home which can be stressful for them.
Here are four of the top cat cafes in Tokyo which you can visit in one of your future trips.
Situated in Chiyoda, the Neko Jalala cat cafe has 12 to 15 cats doing their own thing – sleeping, walking and playing around or peering through windows. Just don’t expect to get the attention of these felines as they can be cold and will simply look at you and go away.
This cafe has two branches, one in Ueno and another in Kinshicho. It offers a three-hour package which you can utilize in both branches. Business hours are from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
It is also possible to enjoy a try-out period if you’re not sure you’re going to be comfortable staying there with the cats for an hour or more. The try-out cost is cheaper and requires a minimum of 15 minutes. You’ll need to pay an additional fee if you decide to stay longer.
For those buy clomid online australia who wish to be alone with the cats, you can rent an entire floor but you have to pay the extra cost. This is the cafe’s exclusive service.
The Calico cat cafe can be found in the west part of downtown Tokyo. It has branches in Shinjuku and Kichijoji and a per hour fee is charged for every person.
For those who love cats, you can buy a container with shredded chicken which you can feed to the pets. This is only recommended for people who are not afraid of cats climbing all over them to get food. Those not comfortable having cats around while drinking or consuming their food can settle temporarily in a small room covered with glass.
Calaugh has nine cat residents with different personalities. The cafe provides free wi-fi internet access to guests and also allows customers to charge their laptops or smartphones while enjoying their time with the feline pets or doing their stuff on social networking sites.
Cats are sweet and adorable. And cafe habitues who wish to de-stress, meet with a friend or business partner can always check in at these feline-friendly cafes. It’s another way of getting up close and personal with your favorite pet cat if you’re not able to raise one in your own home.
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