Snapshot Japan: Nekobukuro

Everyone has their must-do list in any place they visit. Those who have seen the movie would probably want to head to the Hachiko statue in Shibuya, while those into Japanese Fashion might head to Harakuju. My list only has one item: visit a cat cafe.

Actually, I ended up in a "cat’s house," basically a place where you can feed and pet cats (in cat cafes, you order food in a restaurant where there are cats). Since apartment spaces are often small and do not allow pets, places like these lets people interact with cats when they feel the urge to… pet.

For ¥600, you can stay as long as you like. Be sure to void your bladder before entering, because once you exit, you would have to pay for admission again.

Nekobukuro is on the 8th floor of the Tokyu Hands Building in Ikebukuro.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 3 Comments
  1. Cat cafe! Nins, that’s so precious! I bet they all whisper ‘Worship me,’ wherever they go.

    Also, mahal ha!

  2. bertN says:

    I wonder what my wife will do to me if I tell her I want to go to a cathouse and pet a pussy LOL. Just teasing.

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