Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

It’s not a secret that I love cats – and Japan does, too.
I’m sure you know about the cat cafes in Japan? I’ve been to a lot of them and from time to time I want to introduce them to you. cute animated hearts

The most recent one I went to is located in a rather touristy part of Tokyo. It’s called “Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en”.

Visited: October 20th 2014

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

Out of all cat cafes I’ve been to thus far I think I liked this one the best.
The cats were all smiling brightly (JK!) and the lady who’s taking care of the cats was extremely nice and talkative. ^_^

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Cat Cafe Asakusa near Tokyo Skytree

Asakusa Neko-en (浅草ねこ園) literally means “Asakusa cat park / garden”. As the name suggests the cafe is located in Asakusa. In fact, you can even see Tokyo Skytree from there! Yet another reason to visit.

To be honest I found this cat cafe by coincidence. I found a sign on the street while strolling through Asakusa.
But it’s not that difficult to find. For directions look here.

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

You can easily tell I went towards the end of October. ;)

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

It’s a comfy, small cafe. I could have spent hours there. And I was surprised to see that this cafe wasn’t overrun like other cat cafes in Tokyo. I’ve been to ones in Ikebukuro or Shibuya and had to wait in line for hours. No problem here in Asakusa at all. Maybe it’s not that well-known? Or maybe I was just lucky that day.

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

And the cats there were just too adorable! :)

I’ve been to cafes were the cats and the caretakers have completely ignored me. Of course, that’s no fun. Here I felt very welcomed.

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

I also found this cat cafe rather cheap compared to the others I’ve been to thus far.

800 yen for up to 1 hour is really not too bad. ^__^

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

The big one is reading the newspaper. *g*

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

“C’mon! Put that camera thingie away! You know what I want from you!” ;)

Cat Cafe Asakusa Neko-en

Cat nabe! :3 ……

After the “Halloween Party” (there was none, don’t worry *g*), they were all exhausted and slept.


Tourist Information:
Opening Hours:
11:00 – 21:00
Tuesdays (or the following day if Tue is a national holiday)
Entrance fee:
800 yen (for up to 1 h); 200 yen for additional 30 mins
Time required:
30-60++mins (totally depends on you *g*)
About 10-minute walk from Asakusa Station (Ginza, Toei, Tobu Lines).
Please note: Prices as well as opening hours / holidays are subject to change. Please make sure to follow the provided link to the official website to check out the latest updates.


Have you been to a cat cafe yet?

What was your experience? Did you like it?
Did you feel that the cats felt comfortable or were they stressed out?
Was it crowded?

Share your experience in the comments below. cute thumb up


    • The idea of cat cafés has spread and now you can find them in many countries.
      I heard they’re also in my home country Germany, but I haven’t been to one yet.

      I hope you get to visit one in Japan some time. ^__^

  • I’ve never been to a cat cafe, but I love cats and I have one. I’m from Romania. Here there’s only one cat cafe, recently opened, in the capital. In my country so many people have cats and other animals in the house (we are fortunate from this point of view) so I think this idea of a buisiness wouldn’t work.
    I’m an admirer of Japan culture and one dream is to visit it some day.

    • It is definitely popular in Japan because there are so many places that don’t allow you to keep pets.
      But then again theme cafés are generally quite a big thing in Japan, so I think it’s a mix of both.
      And I agree that it probably wouldn’t work as well in many other countries.

      I hope you get to visit some day! ^___^

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