Cat cafes

 
Cat cafe picks
Nyantsume - Cat cafe: Osaka Dotonbori
Twin Bengal cats are the ringleaders at this convenient Dotonbori cafe
The scrapbook introducing Nyantsume's twenty resident cats is unusually detailed - not only do you learn each cat's...
Nekoya - Cat cafe: Omiya
A very spacious cafe with comfortable seating and playful cats
While the cats and kittens here are well taken care of by the solicitous staff, Nekoya also goes out of its way to make...
Miacis - Cat cafe: Kobe Motomachi
A lively, well-populated playroom overlooking Kobe's Motomachi shopping arcade
A nice contrast to the sleepy atmosphere of your typical cat cafe, Miacis was positively frenetic with activity during...
Calico - Cat cafe: Tokyo Shinjuku Kabukicho
More than fifty resident cats make this the most-populous cat cafe in Tokyo
Even when it's full of visitors, there are plenty of cats to go around at this spacious, long-established two-story...
Nyankoto - Cat cafe: Tokyo Takadanobaba
Exotic pedigrees and frisky kittens at this laid-back neighborhood spot
Nyankoto has some of the prettiest cats in town - all thirteen of the residents have impressive pedigrees, and the two...
Miysis - Cat cafe: Yokohama Kannai
A well-furnished playroom full of contented cats in the heart of Yokohama
Somehow the residents at Miysis seem friendlier and more playful than the usual cat cafe denizens. Perhaps they're...
Wan Nyan Chu 2 - Cat cafe: Kyoto Kawaramachi
A relaxed cat hangout in the heart of Kyoto
This second branch of Kyoto's most popular cat cafe has a quieter, more relaxed atmosphere than the main shop, with...
Temari no Ouchi - Cat cafe: Tokyo Kichijoji
More than just a cat cafe, this "relaxation space" encourages extended visits
Typical of Tokyo's second wave of cat cafes, Temari no Ouchi strives to create a destination "relaxation space" rather...
 
Recommended cat cafes - Tokyo area
Mocha - Cat cafe: Tokyo Harajuku
With its prime location overlooking JR Harajuku station, this newest branch of the Mocha cafe chain packs in the...
Nekoen - Cat cafe: Tokyo Asakusa
It isn't the biggest or the most populous cat cafe in town, but the vivacious and outgoing proprietor helps make Nekoen...
Nekoya Kawagoe - Cat cafe: Saitama-ken
Like its sister shop in Omiya, Nekoya is a spacious cafe with an ample supply of cats and a proactive staff who keep...
Monta - Cat cafe: Tokyo Asakusa
This cat cafe in the heart of tourist-filled Asakusa has a limited number of cats - eight at last count - but the staff...
Mocha - Cat cafe: Tokyo Shibuya
Occupying the top two floors of a modern nine-story building in the middle of Shibuya, Mocha is quite attractively...
Neko Maru Cafe Ueno - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ueno
There are twenty-six feline residents - several of them rescue cats from a local shelter - at this conveniently...
Machineko - Cat cafe: Tokyo Iwamotocho
The setup at this rescue-cat cafe is quite minimal - a few perches and climbing trees, some lockers and vending...
Nekobukuro - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ikebukuro
While it's not strictly a cat cafe, Cat's House Nekobukuro on the eighth floor of Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro is the...
Marumaru - Cat cafe: Tokyo Shinagawa-ku
With its dim lighting, soft music and backdrop of white noise from the ventilation system, Marumaru has a rather...
Neko no Te - Cat cafe: Chiba Kashiwa
"Hand of the Cat" is one of the most casual cat cafes we've ever been. When we asked how many animals were in...
Mocha - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ikebukuro
Located overlooking West Ikebukuro Gate Park, this cat cafe is a little oasis of relaxation in the heart of the city....
Cateriam - Cat cafe: Tokyo Shimo-Kitazawa
Relax with a glass of wine or tea and scones in this comfortably furnished space
With its spacious, comfortable lounge area, Cateriam is a pleasant place to relax over tea and scones or a glass of...
Calico - Cat cafe: Tokyo Kichijoji
One of Tokyo's oldest cat cafes, with 24 cats to choose from
The best thing about Calico, one of Tokyo's very first cat cafes, is that there are plenty of cats to go around - some...
Neko Jalala - Cat cafe: Tokyo Akihabara
JaLaLa distinguish themselves within the competitive cat-cafe world with their choice of exotic breeds such as...
Neko Maru Cafe East - Cat cafe: Tokyo Kinshicho
The spacious playroom at Neko Maru East is pleasantly scruffy, filled with baskets and cardboard boxes, perches and...
Melange - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ebisu
Explore new trends in cat-centric architecture at this Ebisu cafe
Whoever was responsible for the interior design for "Nyafe Melange" has clearly discovered the secret to a successful...
Nekorobi - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ikebukuro
One of Tokyo's oldest cat cafes, Nekorobi is a friendly, relaxed spot to hang out, although it's a lot better when it's...
 
Recommended cat cafes - outside Tokyo
Neko Colle - Cat cafe: Yamagata
Neko Colle (short for "Cat Collection") is a relaxed, laid-back cafe located near central Yamagata's tourist...
Ai Kyatto - Cat cafe: Sendai
This is a very relaxed, laid-back spot to relax with cats for an hour. There are plenty of toys to entice the cats...
Cat St. - Cat cafe: Nagoya
Arriving soon after opening time on a weekday, we encountered a playroom full of very active cats, chasing each other...
Ragdoll Namba - Cat cafe: Osaka Namba
The first thing you notice when you enter Ragdoll is the big central table, crowded with boxes, baskets and bowls full...
Kululun - Cat cafe: Shizuoka
The mid-sized playroom here is home to ten cats, and is tastefully laid out with sleek wooden shelves, ramps and other...
Cloud Nine - Cat cafe: Osaka Shin-Osaka
Founded in 2007, Catteria Cloud Nine is a small suburban neighborhood restaurant with an attached lounge area where...
Tenshi no Koneko Neko - Cat cafe: Sendai
Open since 2009, when the first wave of cat cafes swept Japan, this popular spot has accumulated a whopping 35 resident...
Hitoyasumi - Cat cafe: Nagoya
One of Nagoya's best-run animal cafes, Hitoyasumi is staffed with an ample number of cats (twenty-one at last count,...
Nekobiyaka - Cat cafe: Himeji
Yes, it's the world's first and only black-cat cafe, located near Himeji's central station and along the route to the...
Neko no Jikan Kita - Cat cafe: Osaka Tenjinbashi
Maybe it was just a matter of the time of day we were there, but "Time for Cats" seems like one of the sleepiest cat...
 
More cafe listings
Hapineko - Cat cafe: Tokyo Shibuya
The large-size playroom at "Happy Cat" has a homey, lived-in feeling to it, comfortably furnished with plenty of sofas...
Gurugurudo - Cat cafe: Osaka Shinsaibashi
This Shinsaibashi cafe has ten resident cats of various breeds as well as some exotic "guest" cats. Located inside an...
Nekokaigi - Cat cafe: Kyoto City Hall
"Relax with cute cats" is the mission statement at this small cat cafe, which has more than a dozen resident cats ready...
Nyanny - Cat cafe: Kobe Motomachi
Located near Motomachi station, Nyanny might serve as an alternative cat cafe destination in case for some reason you...
Tora-kun - Cat cafe: Tokyo Ota-ku
In business since 2009, Tora-kun is one of the more basic cat cafes we've been to - probably more of a neighborhood...
Neko no Iru Kyukeijo 299 - Cafe: Tokyo Ikebukuro
The name translates as "rest spot where there are cats," and this pretty accurately describes the operation here, much...
Neko no Mise - Cat cafe: Tokyo Machida
Run by a cat-welfare organization, Neko no Mise is a pleasant and reasonably priced place to drop by for a short coffee...
Nyanny - Cat cafe: Tokyo Akihabara
This branch of the Nyanny cat cafe in Akihabara offers a very unusual experience. The space takes up two floors of an...