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.
The most recent one I went to is located in a rather touristy part of Tokyo. It’s called “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. ^_^
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.
You can easily tell I went towards the end of October. ;)
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.
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.
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. ^__^
The big one is reading the newspaper. *g*
“C’mon! Put that camera thingie away! You know what I want from you!” ;)
Cat nabe! :3 ……
After the “Halloween Party” (there was none, don’t worry *g*), they were all exhausted and slept.
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.