Rabbits, dogs, reptiles

 
 
Dog cafes
Animal Meeting Room - Animal cafe: Tokyo Hachioji
The aptly named Animal Meeting Room is a rescue shelter that's set up so that potential pet adopters can interact in a...
Dog Heart from Aquamarine - Animal cafe: Tokyo Yoyogi-Koen
Sixteen playful pups keep things lively at this unusual dog cafe
A pack of happy, tail-wagging pups greeted us in boisterous fashion upon our arrival at Dog Heart, letting us know that...
Hogoken Cafe - Animal cafe: Tokyo Hachioji
This is the first Tokyo branch of an Osaka-based group of rescue-dog cafes, located a few minutes north of...
Hogoken Cafe - Animal cafe: Osaka Tenma
This flagship branch of the Hogoken group of rescue-dog cafes is an engaging place, full of friendly, enthusiastic dogs...
Hogoken Cafe - Animal cafe: Chiba
Located at the entrance to the MOFF Animal World petting zoo is a branch of the Hogoken chain of rescue dog cafes. ...
Nasu Animal Kingdom - Animal park: Nasu, Tochigi
Despite all the exotic animals, the dog zone here is one of the most popular attractions
Located in the hot-springs resort area of Nasu in Tochigi Prefecture, this well-run animal park is a fun place to spend...
Dog Tail - Animal cafe: Osaka Dotonbori
You'll feel like a star when you arrive at Dog Tail, as a whole pack of small dogs greets you noisily and accompanies...
 
 
Reptile and multi-species cafes
Mipig - Animal cafe: Tokyo Meguro
Mipig is a cafe where you can hang out with cute baby pigs. They're friendly and curious, and they wag their tails...
Moff Animal Cafe - Animal cafe: Tokyo Hachioji
This multi-species pet cafe promises to be fun for the whole family, and indeed the visitors here range from young kids...
Orbi - Attraction: Yokohama Minato-mirai
Operated by Sega in conjunction with the BBC Earth video production company, Orbi is a mini-theme park aimed at both...
Moff Animal Cafe - Animal cafe: Tsukuba
Although it's not as large as sister shop Moff Animal World in Chiba, this laid-back multi-species animal cafe may be...
Ricky - Animal cafe: Sendai
Ducks, hedgehogs, parrots and rabbits join the resident owls at this multi-species cafe
Open since April 2016, this multi-species animal cafe specializes in owls but offers a number of other friendly small...
Hagu Cafe - Animal cafe: Tokyo Shinjuku Kabukicho
Hedgehogs and degus (a fluffy chinchilla-like rodent native to Chile) are the star attractions at this rather...
Rock Star - Animal cafe: Osaka Namba
Rockstar is quite informal - after taking our coffee order, our waiter simply handed us a large iguana to hang out with...
Tokyo Snake Center - Animal cafe: Tokyo Harajuku
You can get a milk snake to go with your iced coffee and cake at Tokyo Snake Center, a new animal cafe in the young...
Cafe Little Zoo - Animal cafe: Chiba
Snakes and lizards keep the owls company at this suburban hangout
Located deep in suburban Chiba, Little Zoo has the feel of a neighborhood hangout frequented by a crowd of regulars....
Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse - Animal cafe: Yokohama Kannai
Box turtles, lizards and Chinese teas in Yokohama Chinatown
Lizards, tortoises, snakes and other reptiles - plus the odd amphibian - are the main attraction at this charming...
Mipig - Animal cafe: Tokyo Harajuku
[NOTE: Open November 8, 2019; reservations available after opening day.] The theme of this second branch of the popular...
PAW (Pet Animal World) - Animal cafe: Nagasaki-ken
Located at the entrance to Nagasaki Bio Park, this multi-species animal cafe makes a nice final stop after spending a...
Moff Animal Cafe - Animal cafe: Kaihin Makuhari
One of a chain of multi-species animal cafes, this branch of Moff is the smallest, and the only one without a cat room....
 
Rabbit cafes - top picks
Mimi - Rabbit cafe: Tokyo Ikebukuro
Meet the friendliest rabbits in Tokyo and enjoy some quality time with otters as well
Mimi has some of the friendliest and most relaxed rabbits we've encountered in Tokyo - we were impressed with how well...
Usayu - Rabbit cafe: Osaka Ibaraki City
A sprawling cafe with separate play areas for all nine rabbits
Much more comfortable and spacious than other rabbit cafes we've been to, this charming suburban shop is spread out...
Moff Rell - Rabbit cafe: Tokyo Akihabara
Complimentary rabbit treats help you make friends
The rabbits seem friendlier and more outgoing than average at this small cafe. Perhaps it's a result of the cafe's...
 
Rabbit cafes - recommended
Usagito Cafe - Rabbit cafe: Nagoya
While the cafe component of many rabbit cafes can be rudimentary at best, Usagito devotes quite a bit of space to their...
Ra.a.g.f - Rabbit cafe: Tokyo Harajuku
Visitors are encouraged to pet, play with and feed the dozen or so rabbits "on staff" at this small backstreet cafe. ...
Usagi no Ehon - Rabbit cafe: Tokyo Shimo-Kitazawa
Even among Tokyo's animal cafes, Usagi no Ehon (Rabbit Picturebook) pushes the twee end of the scale, with dozens of...
 
More rabbit cafe listings
Ashiya Get - Rabbit cafe: Kobe Sumiyoshi
This two-story rabbit cafe offers a number of pricing options - you can play with the rabbits in the second-floor...
Cafe Mignon - Rabbit cafe: Tokyo Kichijoji
Although there's a tiny rabbit playroom where you can feed the handful of resident rabbits for an extra fee, Cafe...