Neko No Mise (Cat’s Store)

Cat and Animal Cafes in Tokyo

Neko No Mise (Cat’s Store)

Here is a list of the most recommended cat cafes and other animal cafes in Tokyo. Which one is your favorite cat cafe? They're all purrrfect!

Frederick II, King of Prussia, once said, “dog is man’s best friend.” This sentiment holds true for most animals. The first cat cafe in Japan opened in 2004; this soon led to a huge demand for animal companion cafes – spawning rabbit, owl, hedgehog, and other cafes. With today’s work-centric lifestyle, Tokyoites barely have the time to take care of pets, let alone themselves. In addition to the busy lifestyle, living accommodations of Tokyo often prohibit the owning of pets. These cafes provide a source of comfort without the hassle. Here is a comprehensive list of animal cafes in Tokyo:

Cats

Rabbits

Birds

Penguins

Dogs

Goats

Goldfish

Snakes

Hedgehogs

Cats

1. Neko No Mise (Cat’s Store)

Neko No Mise (Cat’s Store)

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“The first.”

This cat cafe – having opened in 2005 – gave itself the title of being the first cat cafe in Tokyo. Owned by a nonprofit cat organization, the ten or so resident cats look right at home. Not only will you look right at home, you will feel right at home too. These lazy cats are most active during their feeding times of 12:30PM and 9:30PM. Outside the feeding times, these cats can be fed snacks for only 300 yen.  

Hours: 

  • MON-FRI 12PM-10PM
  • SAT&SUN 11AM-10PM

Address: 1-2-9 Haramachida, Machida, Tokyo 194-0013

Closest station: Machida

Price: 

  • 150 yen / 10 minutes,
  • or 1500 yen / 2 hours

2. Nekoya

Nekoya

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Although not located in Tokyo, this cat cafe is located in Saitama which is not too far from Tokyo. We thought it deserves a special mention. This cat cafe attempts to make your stay there more personal as they have posted profiles of their cats on their website. Each of their cat even has a personal blog! 

Hours:

SUN-SAT 11:00AM-10:00PM

Address: Prosper One Building 5F, 2-11 Daimoncho, Omiya, Saitama 330-0846

Closest station: Omiya

Price:

  • 1000 yen for the 1st hour, 200 yen / 15 minutes thereafter,
  • or 2000 yen for 3 hours
  • Capped at 2500 yen for weekdays, and 3500 yen for weekends and holidays (patrons can stay for however long they please)

3. Asakusa Nekoen Cat Cafe

Asakusa Nekoen Cat Cafe

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The owner of this cat cafe is incredibly passionate about cats. He takes in abandoned cats and gives them a home that is the Asakusa Nekoen Cat Cafe. Some of the cats can even be adopted. You can also enjoy an amazing view of Tokyo Skytree while you play with these cats deserving of love.

Hours:

  • TUE Closed
  • WED-MON 11:00AM-9:00PM

Address: Umamichi Myoukenya Building 6F, 3-1-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo

Closest station: Asakusa

Price:

  • Adults: 800 yen for 1 hour cover charge
  • Children (junior high school age or younger): 700 yen for 1 hour cover charge
  • With 200 yen / 30 minutes thereafter

4. Neko No Iru Kyukeijo 299

Neko No Iru Kyukeijo 299

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Neko No Iru Kyukeijo literally means, “resting area with cats.” There are department stores (Tokyu Hands and Sunshine City) in its general vicinity, so this cat cafe is in the optimal area for people to take a break. After a long day of shopping, customers can head on over to Neko No Iru Kyukeijo 299 to relax with the many lounging cats. If instead you decide to play with them, the cats come alive at 11:30AM and 9:30PM during their feeding time.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 11:00AM-10:00PM

Address: 5F, 1-23-9 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0021

Closest station: Ikebukuro

Price:

  • 200 yen / 10 minutes,
  • Or 1200 yen for 60 minutes

5. Calico

Calico

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This two story cat cafe houses over 50 cats. Be prepared to be swarmed if you buy cat food. However, do not feed some of these cats as they have a very strict diet. The floor below the entrance is filled with sofas and cat towers for customers and cats to lounge about. A relaxed cat is a relaxed human.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 10:00AM-10:00PM

Address: Fuji Building 6F, 1-16-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo160-0021

Closest station: Shinjuku

Price:

  • Weekdays: 1000 yen for the 1st hour
  • Weekends: 1200 yen for the 1st hour

6. Neko JaLaLa

Neko JaLaLa

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Tired of the common cats? Neko JaLaLa is home to many kinds of exotic cats. This includes the tiny adorable Scottish Folds to the huge lazy Maine Coons. Neko JaLaLa has 27 of these special feline friends ready to be admired and pampered.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 11:00AM-8:00PM

Address: 1F, 3-5-5 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

Closest station: Akihabara

Price:

  • Weekdays
    550 yen for 30 minutes
    1100 yen for 60 minutes
    1650 yen for 90 minutes
    2200 yen for 120 minutes
  • Weekends:
    650 yen for 30 minutes
    1300 yen for 60 minutes
    1950 yen for 90 minutes
    2600 yen for 120 minutes

7. Cateriam

Cateriam

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Ever heard of the internet saying, “if I fit, I sits?” This saying is usually coupled with cute pictures of cats sitting in boxes that might be too small for them. This is depicted in real life in Cateriam where this cat cafe is littered with boxes for cats to sit in. Although this smaller cat cafe only has 11 resident cats, it makes the cafe feel a lot more cosy.

Hours:

  • MON Closed
  • TUE-FRI 11:00AM-9:00PM
  • SAT&SUN 10AM-9:30PM

Address: Montblanc Building 2F, 2-26-6 Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo

Closest station: Shimokitazawa

Price:

  • 1000 yen for 1 hour (includes 1 non-alcoholic drink)

8. Temari No Ouchi (Temari’s Home)

Temari No Ouchi (Temari’s Home)

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Upon entering the cat cafe, Temari No Ouchi feels like you have just stepped into an animated fantasy. The uniqueness of this cat cafe is extremely captivating. In addition to the captivating decor, the cats themselves are captivating. They captivate you with their cuteness. Their Scottish Folds in particular are incredibly cute. Also, this cat cafe does not charge by the hour and only has a one-time cover charge! You can live with these cats forever and ever until they kick you out at closing time.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 10:00AM-9:00PM

Address: 3F, 2-13-14 Kichijoji Honcho, Musashino, Tokyo 180-0004

Closest station: Kichijoji

Price:

  • Weekdays: 1200 yen cover charge
  • Weekends: 1600 yen cover charge
  • 700 yen cover charge after 7:00PM

9. Nyankoto

Nyankoto

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Located close to Waseda University, Nyankoto is a popular cat cafe for students to relax. In addition to students, it is popular with tourists due to the gorgeousness of their resident cats. They also appear to have their fair share of active cats that would jump about and possibly jump on customers.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 11:00AM-10:00PM

Address: Swan Building #201, 2-14-6 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Closest station: Takadanobaba

Price:

  • 800 yen for the 1st hour, 200 yen / 15 minutes thereafter

10. Nyafe Melange

Nyafe Melange

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Nyafe Melange looks like your typical cat lady living room with cats littered everywhere. This cat cafe has several cat towers for cats to rest on. In addition to this, there are wall perches, bookshelves, and tables for their cats to laze about. Up. Right. Down. Left. Everywhere you look there is a cat in your field of vision. With its living room look, you’re right at home.

Hours:

  • SUN-THU 12:00PM-8:00PM
  • FRI&SAT 12:00PM-9:00PM

Address: Hitoshi Building 3F, 1-7-13 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0013

Closest station: Ebisu

Price:

  • Weekdays
    600 yen for 30 minutes
    1000 yen for 60 minutes
  • Weekends
    700 yen for 30 minutes
    1200 yen for 60 minutes

Rabbits

11. Ms. Bunny

Ms. Bunny

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These adorable rabbits are not only confined to the cafe. Patrons can pay extra to take them on walks around Roppongi Hills! In addition to playing with these rabbits, nonalcoholic drinks and smartphone photography are free.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 12:00PM-9:00PM

Address: Iwahori Building 3F, 6-7-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032

Closest station: Roppongi 

Price:

  • Weekday:1000 yen / 30 minutes 
  • Weekends + holidays: 1300 yen / 30 minutes
  • Walk: 3000 yen / hour

12. Candy Fruit Usagi No Yakata

Candy Fruit Usagi No Yakata

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Located in Akihabara, this rabbit cafe follows a similar theme to the other cafes in the area. The staff do wear maid costumes, but there are no “maid” theatrics. The real stars of this cafe are the 20 or so adorable rabbits housed here. For an additional 200 yen, you can feed these rabbits. 

Hours:

  • MON-FRI 2:00PM-9:30PM
  • SAT&SUN + holidays 12:00PM-9:30PM

Address: Isuzu building 9F, 4-6-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

Closest station: Suehirocho

Price:

  • 1100 yen for 30 minutes
  • 1800 yen for 60 minutes
  • 2500 yen for 90 minutes
  • *Weekends + holidays cost an additional 200 yen

Birds

13. Owl No Mori (Forest of Owl)

Owl No Mori (Forest of Owl)

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For only 500 yen and a purchase of a drink, you can pet all the owls you want. It is best to go to Owl No Mori on weekdays because it might get busy on the weekends. Being in Akihabara, the decor is somewhat different than your conventional owl cafe. It’s interesting to say the least, but this is what separates it from the other owl cafes. There is also a TV that occasionally plays a Ghibli studio movie. Go there for a surreal and unique experience.

Hours:

  • THU-TUE 2:00PM-11:00PM
  • WED 5:00PM-11:00PM

Address: 5F, 4-5-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo 101-0021

Closest station: Suehirocho

Price:

  • 500 yen cover charge + 1 purchase of drink (100+ yen)

14. Falconer’s Cafe

Falconer's Cafe

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Not only does this cafe house owls, it houses other birds of prey. This includes falcons and hawks. Falconer’s cafe adheres to the lifelong saying, “you can see, but you cannot touch.” Touching can cause unnecessary stress to the birds. The cafe’s priority is the well-being of the birds. Nevertheless, this doesn’t take away from the birds’ majesticness. This cafe allows you to admire and respect them at the same time.

Hours:

  • MON&TUE Closed
  • WED-SUN 1:00PM-7:00PM

Address:  1-11-8 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013

Closest station: Mitaka Station

Price:

  • no cover charge

15. Kotori Cafe

Kotori Cafe

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If birds of prey aren’t your thing, then Kotori cafe with its playful and fun loving birds (e.g. cockatoos, parrots, etc.) is. The atmosphere is smile invoking with the laughter of the birds. Like any respectful cafe, physically handling them is limited. But with that limited time, you will be incredibly bliss.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 11:00AM-7:00PM

Address: 6-3-7 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

Closest station: Omotesando

Price:

  • 500 yen to play with the birds for 5 minutes

Penguins

16. Penguin Bar Ikebukuro

Penguin Bar Ikebukuro

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True to its name, this bar is the only place in Tokyo where you can drink with penguins. Unlike other animal cafes, you cannot pet these penguins. However, for a more personal interaction with the penguin, you can feed them during their feeding time of 7:00PM. If you do feed the penguins, it is recommended that you wear old clothes due to the inevitable splashes.  

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 6:00PM-4:00AM

Address: COSMY1 1F, 2-38-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

Closest station: Ikebukuro

Price:

  • 800 yen cover charge

Dogs

17. Dog Heart from Aquamarine

Dog Heart from Aquamarine

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Embracing the saying of  “dog is man’s best friend,” Dog Heart from Aquamarine hosts a selection of eleven adorable dogs – ranging from toy size to large size. They have your Snoopy variety (Beagles). They also have your Air Bud variety (Golden Retriever). You can hug, pet, and even rent a dog. You can have that best friend that you never had.

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 11:00AM-7:00PM

Address: Y’s Park Building 2F, 1-45-2 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0063

Closest station: Yoyogikoen

Price:

  • 950 yen for 30 minutes,
  • or 1550 yen for 1 hour, with 300 yen / 15 minutes thereafter
  • Rental: 3600 yen for an hour, with 500 yen / 15 minutes thereafter

Goats

18. Sakuragaoka Cafe

Sakuragaoka Cafe

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While the food itself is not bad, this cafe is famous for their star-studded goats, Sakura and Chocolat. These goats will greet you from their lovely wooden cabin which is situated outside and enclosed by a fence. Sakura and Chocolat are incredibly social and are always begging for a pet. They will put their heads through the fence and nudge against your hand for a pet. Who could resist that?   

Hours:

  • MON-SAT 8:00AM-11:00AM, 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-4:00AM
  • SUN 8:00AM-11:00AM, 11:30AM-3:00PM, 5:30PM-12:00AM

Address: 23-3 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0031

Closest station: Shibuya

Price:

  • no cover charge

Goldfish

19. Kingyozaka

Kingyozaka

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Although not strictly a cafe, inside this massive goldfish wholesaler lies a cafe. You may own a few goldfish in your lifetime, but nothing can compare to the amount of goldfish seen at this 350+ year old store. Like the many Japanese festivals seen on TV, festival-goers can catch goldfish in a shallow tub. You don’t have to go to a festival to do that; you can do that at Kingyozaka. You may also enjoy some hot beverages in the cafe where a goldfish in bowl sits on top of your table.

Hours:

  • MON Closed
  • TUE-THU 11:30AM-9:30PM
  • SAT&SUN + holidays 11:30AM-8:00PM

Address: 5-3-15, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo

Closest station: Hongo-sanchome

Price:

  • no cover charge

Snakes

20. Tokyo Snake Center

Tokyo Snake Center

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Whether you are trying to overcome your fear of snakes or just tired of warm-blooded companions, Tokyo Snake Center is the place for you. It has a wide variety of beautiful snakes. Fear not, they are all nonvenomous. Customers can exchange one snake for another. Each snake has a unique personality. Some are mellow and some are playful. As Forrest Gump would say, “life was like a box of [snakes]. You never know what you’re gonna get.”

Hours:

  • WED-MON 11:00AM-8:00PM
  • TUE Closed

Address: Sanpo Sogo Building 8F, 6-5-6 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

Closest station: Meiji-jingumae / Harajuku

Price:

  • 1000 yen cover charge (includes one drink)
  • additional 540 yen to pet

Hedgehogs

21. HARRY

HARRY

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Ever wanted Sonic the Hedgehog as a friend, now you can! First of its kind, HARRY is the latest buzz in animal cafe news. Patrons can handle fragile but cute hedgehogs at this cafe. Due to its massive popularity, it is recommended that you make a reservation. If you are overwhelmed by their cuteness, you can purchase your very own Sonic there.   

Hours:

  • SUN-SAT 12:00PM-9:00PM

Address: Iwahori Building 2F, 6-7-2 Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo 106-0032

Closest station: Roppongi

Price:

  • Weekdays: 1000 yen / 30 minutes
  • Weekends + holidays: 1300 yen / 30 minutes

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