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Best Cat Cafes in Tokyo, Japan [ With Tips and Rates Included]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor April 4th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel with Pets No comments

Calling all cat-lovers out there! If you’re in Japan especially in Tokyo, you should not miss visiting any of these cat cafes. But be careful and be straightforward with the rates as some of these cat cafes would charge you every 10 minutes and the time would start once you enter the facility. Some wouldn’t even warn you when your time is up.

Best Cat Cafes in Tokyo, Japan With Rates Included

With their independent but absolutely adorable character, it is hard not to get fascinated by them. Yes, I’m talking about cats! And even though they sometimes (or most of the time) ignore us, it won’t change the fact how much we love them, and we’ll not get tired of telling how cute they are! Because they really are. They look even cuter when they just ignore us.

Best Cat Cafes in Tokyo, Japan With Rates Included

And in Japan, cat cafes are not really new as Japanese people love animals so much. In Tokyo alone, it has at least 39 cat cafes. But in this article, we will discuss only the 10 best cafes in the city. So continue reading as this list can be your reference when you want to play with these cute felines in Tokyo!

List of best cat cafes in Tokyo, Japan

1. Monta in Asakusa


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This cat cafe stands out among all other cat cafes in Tokyo. Why? The coffee, facility, and staff are awesome! As for the cats? The cafe has a total of 9 breeds of cats including Norwegian Forest Cat Ragdoll, Maine Coon, Abyssinian, Bengal, Russian Blue, and Somali. Each one of these cats is cute in their own way. They’re friendly and playful that you’d love playing with them. In their menu, they offer desserts, pancakes, pasta, and drinks other than coffee like tea and beer. The beautiful interior of the cafe is very relaxing and comfortable. You should not miss this one!

Address: 1 Chome-9-3 Hanakawado, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0033, Japan
Rate: 600 Yen for 30 minutes (may differ by the number of minutes you want to spend with the cats and the fee for the treats are not yet included).

2. Cat Cafe Calico in Shinjuku


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A two-floor Cat Cafe and is actually the largest Cat Cafe in Tokyo. Cat Cafe Calico houses at least 50 cats! Truly a haven for cat-lovers out there! If the cats ignore you, no worries as you can purchase some treats from the staff, then you’ll instantly become popular with them!

Address: 6F Fuji Building 1-16-2 Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Rate: 800 Yen for 30 minutes (may differ by the number of minutes you want to spend with the cats and the fee for the treats are not yet included).

3. Asakusa Nekoen


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When you go to Asakusa Nekoen, don’t expect the place to be really cozy, as it looks and feels literally like a room full of cats! And there’s a special reason why. All the cats inside are rehabilitated strays and they’re ready for adoption. The owner has been rescuing stray cats for over 7 years now. And with this kind of advocacy, more people that will come to this cafe mean more chances that these feline cuties will get adopted.

Address: 6F Umamichi Myoukenya Building 3-1-1 Asakusa, Taito, Tokyo
Rate: 800 Yen for 1 hour (fee for the treats are not yet included).

4. Neko JaLaLa in Akihabara

A district popular for anything electronics and otaku goods, you will also stumble upon a cat cafe named Neko JaLaLa in Akihabara. This cat cafe has exotic cat breeds such as Main Coons and Abyssinians. So to see these gorgeous cats, you may want to visit this cat cafe in Tokyo to witness how classy these felines are.

Address: 3-5-5 1F Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo
Rate: 650 Yen for 30 minutes but you need to buy a drink which is about 350 Yen. So a total of 1000 Yen for 30 minutes.

5. Iyashitei Hogonekochaya in Shinsaibashi


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Iyashitei Hogonekochaya is located in Shinsaibashi, Tokyo. This cat cafe has a Japanese style interior that makes it have a relaxing feeling. Inside, you’ll find stray cats and they are up for adoption.

Address: 3-5-11 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Rate: 800 yen for 30 minutes (You can visit their main website for the fees. It can be translated into English).

6. Machineko in Akihabara

People are saying that cats here at Machineko are friendly and interactive with people. You can even bring in cat toys if you want to, but only the brand new ones. Not only that but they also take in stray cats, so you’ll likely find them inside as well.

Address: 2-Chome-8-4 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Rate: 1000 Yen for 1 hour (may differ by the number of minutes you want to spend with the cats).

7. MoCHA in Shibuya


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Known as a chain of a designer cat cafe in Tokyo, MoCHA branch in Shibuya has a casual but stylish and trendy interior having a nice view of the surroundings outside. You can directly come here and play with cute cats after a tiring day of walking and shopping around Shibuya.

Address: 32-12 Udagawacho Assorti Shibuya 8F Shibuya 150-0042, Tokyo
Rate: It is around 500-1000 Yen for 30 minutes, but the general rate is another 200 Yen for every 10-minute extension.

8. MoCHA in Harajuku


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This is the newest branch of MoCHA which is located in Harajuku. In this branch, you’ll find the perfect combination of cute cats and the ever-fashionable neighborhood of Japan. To see beautiful cats along with the trendy atmosphere of the area, come and visit here.

Address: 4F Cross Avenue Harajuku 1-14-25 Jingu-Mae, Shibuya, Tokyo
It is around 500-1000 Yen for 30 minutes, but the general rate is another 200 Yen for every 10-minute extension.

9. Cat Cafe Cateriam in Shimokitazawa


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Cats in Cat Cafe Cateriam are well-taken care of, why? They have their own DVDs, Twitter, and other memorabilia. Cats here are also known as being friendly and interactive with people. So if you’re ready to have a fun moment with cute cats, you know where to go!

Address: 2F Montblanc Building 2-26-6 Shimokitazawa, Setagaya, Tokyo
Rate: 1000 Yen for 1 hour and it includes a drink.

10. Neko-ne-iru Kyuukeijo 299 in Ikebukuro

A cat cafe that is suitable not only for locals but also for foreign tourists because it has cute cats and other forms of entertainment like a thousand Manga books you can read, PCs, WiFi, and Free power bar which is really convenient. So if you want to play with cats while relaxing or just doing other things, then this cat cafe is the place for you.

Address: 1-Chome-23-9 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-Ku, Tokyo
Rate: 200 Yen for 10 minutes.

If you’ve been to any cat cafes in Tokyo that you think are really nice and good that is not listed here, you can share your experience with us!

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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