Tokyo, Japan is known around the world for its unique cafes, especially its animal ones. What once started as cat cafes has now expanded into all sorts of animals and pets. With the sheer amount of animal cafes in Tokyo, it’s important to visit only the best ones that are ethical and good to the animals. Here are five with a range of animals that shouldn’t be missed.
The very first and only cafe in Japan where you can see miniature pigs has four locations. Play, cuddle, and pet with these tiny, adorable creatures while sipping on a cup of tea or coffee.
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café
Home to Mama Shiba Inu, a smaller version of Japan’s Shiba Inu dog, this cafe feels just like home with its low dining tables and tatami flooring.
Chiku Chiku Cafe
This hedgehog cafe allows you to feed, touch, and take photos with the cuties while they move the environment that’s modeled after bathrooms, Japanese-style tatami rooms, and classrooms.
Tokyo Snake Center
Tokyo’s latest addition to its animal cafes is the Tokyo Snake Center which has tons of slithering reptiles. You can pick out your own snake to hang with for a few hours while you enjoy your coffee and treats.
Temari No Ouchi
There are tons of cat cafes in Tokyo but none quite like Temari no Ouchi which has doors shaped like fairytale arches where once you enter, you’re transported into a cat world. There’s tons of space for the cats to run around or sleep and the menu includes a variety of drinks and food.