You may have heard from a friend, online article, or through social media about animal cafes in Japan. Across Japan, you can visit a cafe that has different types of animals to see, hold, or even play with for a period of time. These cafes typically charge an entry fee and an additional amount of money per hour. One of the reasons animal cafes are popular in Japan is because it can be expense to own a pet; especially, living in a big city. Here are a few different types of animal cafes to expect during your next trip.
One of the more common animal cafes contain multiple breeds of cats. Cats are scattered across the cafe sleeping, playing with each other, and visiting guests. You can usually pet and play with them. People will also go to the cafes for a drink, to read, chat with friends, and use the Wi-Fi. Definitely consider visiting one scattered across Tokyo or in another city if you are a cat lover.
Dog cafes are available in Japan for people to visit. One unique twist of dog cafes is that you may have the opportunity to take a dog on a walk (for a fee). Living in small quarters in a city makes it challenging to own a dog. These cafes give people the chance to enjoy spending time with dogs around the neighborhood.
There are owl cafes scattered across Japan. Guests can see owls roaming around the cafe while enjoying tea and other beverages. Some cafes will allow guests to hold an owl. You may see an employee holding an owl outside inviting people in for a drink or an experience.
Not to be left out, there are rabbit cafes in Japan as well. Enjoy a nice beverage or dessert surrounded by cute rabbits sleeping and hoping around.
While technically a bar, there are places to visit that have penguins living in a habitat. You can enjoy seeing the penguins having a beverage or meal. A well-known penguin bar is Penguin Bar Ikebukuro in Tokyo.
You may find other cafes and opportunities to see additional animals not mentioned. Japan is full of fun and fascinating animal cafes for locals and tourists to enjoy. Take an opportunity to have a unique experience during your next trip to Japan.