Mimi: Tokyo Ikebukuro

Mimi has some of the friendliest and most relaxed rabbits we've encountered in Tokyo - we were impressed with how well they get along with each other, and how easy-going they are with human visitors. Unlike other cafes that allow only one or two rabbits out of their cages at one time, the playroom at Mimi is a non-stop rabbit party.

The one-hour cover charge here includes one drink, with some fifty varieties of coffee, tea and herbal tea to choose from. Also included is a small cup of rabbit kibble, which definitely helps to break the ice. After you've sanitized your hands and put on the apron that's provided, you can find a seat in the main playroom (or the smaller room if the cafe is crowded), and meet the eleven resident bunnies.

As usual, try to visit on a weekday if you can, to avoid the crowds. Reservations can be made by phone or email (check the website). Note that the front door is often locked, so give it a knock or call the phone number posted on the door if you don't get an answer.

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Tokyo Ikebukuro / Rabbit cafe
Open 11am-10pm daily.
Cover charge is Y800 for 30 minutes, and Y1200 for 60 minutes (Y1300 on weekends)
Average visit time: 30--60 minutes
Higashi-Ikebukuro 1-13-9, Karasukoma #2 Bldg 8F.