Did you know there are a lot of animal cafés in Harajuku? From lovable Shiba Inu and owls to rabbits and more, here are 5 animal cafés you should visit during your next trip to Japan’s fashion central.
HARRY Harajuku Terrace
At HARRY Harajuku Terrace you can come into contact with otters, hedgehogs and more. Their 3 otters are extremely friendly with humans; they rarely bring their claws out and are no threat so you can rest assured you’ll be safe to sit with them. Customers can buy snacks for them to enjoy so you’re sure to become best friends in no time.
The café also has a extremely adorable French Flop bunny with cute droopy ears and fluffy fur that you can stroke♡
All the animals in this café are accustomed to humans so it’s easy to snap some photos. This one’s a must-visit!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/86972
Owl’s Garden is located behind Tokyu Plaza. They don’t just have owls either―they even have hawks. The café interior is styled on an English garden. There are 12 owls and hawks that live there. There are several price plans. The standard plan is ¥1,500 which gets you 60 minutes inside where you’re free to touch the birds, take pictures and have them sit on your arm as much as you like.
They also have a Harris’s Hawk which are known for their intelligence. Hawks are often perceived as scary but they’re actually very friendly to humans.
You can enjoy a drink at this café while playing with the owls and hawks. If you make a reservation you get a drink on the house, otherwise it’s ¥100. We recommend making a reservation if you’re planning a visit.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/119977
At this café you will come into contact with cute bunnies. 15 rabbits live in one room of this apartment. You pick one that wants to play at let them roam around the room. It costs ¥800 for 30 minutes and ¥1,100 for 60 minutes – and both options come with a drink. If you want to stay longer, it’s ¥550 for 30 minutes extensions.
Purittsu-kun is the most popular rabbit because he looks just like Peter Rabbit. All the rabbits also know their own names, so try calling out to them!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/129775
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café
Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café is Tokyo’s first animal café for Mame-Shiba Inu. Upon stepping your paws into the Harajuku Mame-Shiba Café you are met by Mame-Shiba dogs wearing bandanas around their necks. The café itself has retro style decor with Showa music providing your soundtrack. Tickets can only be bought at the café. It’s ¥880 for an adult for for 30 minutes. Once you have your ticket you wait until your designated time. It’s not uncommon for tickets to be sold out on the day so we recommend buying yours early in the day.
Customers are prohibited from picking up and embracing the dogs but you may receive a hug from one of them! Stroking and interacting with the energetic pups however is fine.
When noon draws in the dogs start going into nap mode. You’ll see the number of them tumbling over for a sleep increase one by one. This makes it easy to snap some photos, so if you’re looking to take lots of photos with them you should go at midday!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/168087
Harajuku Kawaii Zoo Land
You will meet many different animals at this café. The main colour seen inside is pink which elicits cuteness, friendliness and happiness.
The animals all live together like one big family. It’s a chance to see a range of animals you normally wouldn’t come into contact with like capybara and meerkats.
Did you enjoy this list? Which one will you be visiting when you’re next in Harajuku?
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