Tokyo Pet & Animal Cafes

Hedgehog Cafe Tokyo
Hedgehog In Coffee Cup, Hedgehog Cafe in Tokyo

Pet Cafes or Animal Cafes have become an extremely big drawcard for tourists and locals across Japan, but especially the cafe’s in Tokyo. If you haven’t experienced an animal cafe, imagine going to your local cafe and having 30 kittens running around, or 5 or 6 owls sitting on your table as you sip your tea. The animal cafes started to get popular in Japan around 2000 when “Neko-Cafe’s” or “Cat Cafe’s” started getting popular with animal lovers who are banned from having pets in their apartment. This is very common in Japan. Then the cafes started promoting puppies, owls, monkeys, and even snakes now. We have listed the best Tokyo Pet & Animal Cafes.

Owl Cafe Tokyo
Owl at Owl Cafe in Tokyo

Animal Cafe Locations

Mipig Cafe

This is the place to cuddle with adorable miniature piggies in a cheerful and homely setting. Location: 4-11-3 Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Meguro Station, 15 min walk Google Maps

Mame-Shiba Cafe 

The Mame-Shiba Cafe is stocked full of Mame-Shiba Inu dogs. These are a smaller version of Japan’s popular Shiba Inu dogs. Location: 3F, 1-6-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station Google Maps

ChikuChiku Cafe

The ChikuChiku Cafe is the home of Hedgehogs. This is where you can feed, touch and take photos with them. Location: 1-13-5 Daikyousibuya Bld.2F, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 2 min walk Google Maps

Hedgehog Cafe Harry

At Hedgehog Harry’s you can play with hedgehogs at the cafe and even buy them if you wish. Location: Iwahori Building 2F, 6–7–2 Roppongi, Minato-ward, Tokyo Train Access: Roppongi Station, 1 min walk Google Maps

Temari no Oshiro Cat Cafe

This charming cat cafe is located within the themed shopping and food ‘village’ Kichijouji Petit Mura. The facade looks like the castle of a magical cat­-kingdom. Location: Kichijouji Petit Mura, 2-33-2 Kichijoji-Honcho, Musashino-shi, Tokyo Train Access: Kichijoji Station, 5 min walk Google Maps


MoCHA’s interior has been designed with the cat’s well-being in mind, there are lots of perches, hideouts and even small places which they can run around. Location: Assorti Shibuya 8F, 32-12 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Shibuya Station, 5 min walk Google Maps

Hutch Asakusa

Hutch Asakusa is one of the largest animal cafes in Tokyo. It bills itself as a theme park and museum for an educational experience, and they want you to engage and bond with the bunnies. Location: 1-7-1 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Asakusa Station Google Maps

Dog Heart from Aquamarine

The Dog Heart is packed with toy poodles that make up the majority of the puppies here. The dogs can also be rented to walk around with, and it’s near the large Yoyogi Park. Location: Tomigaya 1-Chome, 45-2 Y’s Park Building 2F, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Yoyogi Hachiman Station, 4 min walk Google Maps

Kotori Cafe

The Kotori Cafe has a few varieties of birds including everything from the slightly larger white cockatoo, a mid-sized parrot, rosy-faced lovebirds, and colored canaries. Location: 1-8-6 Ueno Sakuragi, Taito-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Nezu Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

Fukuro Sabou Owl Cafe

Fukurou Sabou Owl Cafe allows people to interact and touch the owls themselves. Location: 3-15-1 Higashimotomachi, Kokubunji-shi, Tokyo Train Access: Kokubunji Station, 10 min walk Google Maps

Owl Village 

The Owl village is a cafe where you can touch and play with an owl in a controlled environment. Location: 4F HARAJUKU-ATM Building, 21-15, ​Jingumae 1-Chome, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Train Access: Harajuku Station, 1 min walk Google Maps

Penguin Bar Cafe

The Penguin Bar Cafe is where you can watch cute little penguins. The feeding time is available 4 times a day. Location: COSMY1 1st Floor, 2–38–2 Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ward, Tokyo Train Access: Ikebukuro Station, 8 min walk Google Maps

Tokyo Snake Center 

The Snake Center is home to a slithering collection of serpents, all are non-poisonous. You can pick out a snake of your choice and visit together from the safety of its transparent box. Location: 6-5-6 Jingumae | Sampo Sogo Bldg 8F, Shibuya City, Tokyo Train Access: Meiji-Jingumae Station, 3 min walk  Google Maps

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