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Tokyo Cat Cafes

written by Carol Ann Asselin May 23, 2014

Tokyo cat cafes are the perfect place to go when you’re in need of some feline comfort to complement your caffeine fix. With dozens of locations throughout the city, there’s sure to be one nearby. Here are EnAble Japan’s top recommendations.

(Be sure to check out our Tokyo Animal Cafe video series which features Neko JaLaLa, Nekobukuro and Neko no Iru Kyuukeijo 299 cat cafes!)

Cats not your thing? Maybe you’d like to visit the owls at Lovely Owl Cafe in Harajuku instead! Our friends and Voyagin can help you with a reservation!

Tokyo Cat Cafes: Nekorobi

Nekorobi is a comfortable and home-like cat café in Ikebukuro. English instructions upon entering make the visit nice and simple from the start. At most Tokyo cat cafes, you pay for what you consume; here you only pay for the time spent there – all drinks are included. They have two vending machines offering hot and cold drinks; a very good deal! There is a TV and game console for those visitors who want to chill-out and play games. With lots of cat toys available for you and the cats to play with, you and your new furry friends will be very entertained. Be sure to check them out at their Website and  Twitter!

Nearest Station: Ikebukuro Station

Address: 3F Tact T.O Building Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toyoshima-ku, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 11am – 10pm


Weekdays – 1000 yen for the first hour, 250 yen for every 15 minutes extra.

Weekends and hols – 1200 yen for the first hour, 300 yen for every 15 minutes extra.



Hapineko Tokyo Cat Cafes

Hapineko is one of Tokyo’s cat cafés located in Dogenzaka in Shibuya. The entrance fee includes one drink and a small cake. Extra drinks and cat toys can be bought for an extra fee. Find out more at their Website!

Nearest Station: Shibuya Station

Address: ‪2-28-3 Dogenzaka | Dogenzaka Kratos Bldg.3F, Shibuya 150-0043

Hours of Operation: 11am – 9pm

Price: 30min – 1,050yen, 1 hour – 1,575yen, 1.5 hours – 2,100yen, 2 hours – 2,100yen (weekday), 2 hours – 2,525yen (weekends and hols)



Calico is one of the larger and more popular Tokyo cat cafes, located in Shinjuku. Upon entering the building you will be asked to put your belongings in a free locker. After, you’ll be free to wander around the two floors they have to offer. On the 6th floor you’ll find a video game area; the 5th floor is where the cafe is located. Both floors are covered with cats! Here you can enjoy food and drinks, and even buy a little cat food to attract cats. Remember to visit their Website!

Nearest Station: Shibuya Station

Address: ‪2-28-3 Dogenzaka | Dogenzaka Kratos Bldg.3F, Shibuya 150-0043

Hours of Operation: 11am – 9pm


Weekdays- 1000 yen per 1 hour

Weekends and holidays – 1200 yen per 1 hour

Each additional 10 minutes is 150 yen



Nekobukuro is located on the 8th floor of Tokyu Hands in Ikebukuro. Tokyo cat cafes, hence cafes, are usually about the sweets, caffeine, & cats. Here it is less like a café and more like a cat play center! Here you won’t find drinks and comfortable chairs to play video games. At Nekobukuro, it’s just cats and setups that make you feel like you’re visiting a city of cats! Find out more by visiting their Website.

Nearest Station: Shinjuku Station

Address: ‪ 1-16-2 Kabukicho Shinjuku Ward, Fuji Building 5 / 6F (6F entrance)

Hours of Operation: 10am – 10pm

Price: 600 yen for adults, 400 yen for children, 1000 yen for couples.


Nyafe Melange

Nyafe Melange is one of Tokyo’s cat cafes located near Ebisu station in central Tokyo. Drinks are offered and there are lockers to store your belongings. See for yourself at their Website and Instagram pages. 

Nearest Station: Ebisu Station

Address: ‪ 〒150-0013 Tokyo, 渋谷区Ebisu, 1−7−13 麻仁ビル恵比寿

Hours of Operation: 12pm – 8pm

Price: 1,000 yen per hour (includes one drink on weekdays), 1,500 yen per 1.5 hours (includes one drink on weekdays), 500 yen per 30 minutes on weekdays (12:00-14:00)


Nekomaru Cafe

Nekomaru Tokyo Cat Cafes

Nekomaru, one of the best Tokyo cat cafes, has two branches in Tokyo. One is in Ueno and the other is in Kinshi, east Tokyo. Their cafes offer comfortable seating and have a variety of cat toys to entice the cats with. Nekomaru uniquely offers pet-sitting services through their cat cafes. If you’re going on vacation, you can leave your cat in their care for a fee of 3,675 yen per night for a single room. Learn more on their Website!

Nearest Station: Ueno Station

Address: Ueno: 7-2-2 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo


Kinshi: 2-5-11 Kinshi, Sumida, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 12pm – 8pm

Price: They have a wide variety of plans available, starting at just 315 yen for 15 minutes on a weekday, going up to 3,308 yen for 2 hours at the weekend including food and a drink.



Machine Tokyo Cat Cafes

Machineko is a Tokyo cat cafe and event space located in Motoasakusa. It is a convenient place to stop by after a day of sightseeing. The café has wi-fi, a vending machine, cat toys and iPads, along with many cats! More information available on their WebsiteBlog, and Twitter.

Nearest Station: Ueno Station

Address: Ueno: 7-2-2 Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 12pm – 8pm

Price: 800 yen per hour, 100 yen for every extra 10 minutes


Calaugh Café

Calaugh Café Tokyo Cat Cafe

Calaugh Café is located close to Asakusa; it’s the perfect place to stop for a rest after visiting Sensoji and Tokyo Skytree.  They provide information in English and the café itself is extremely comfortable and homey. Their pricing system differs from other Tokyo cat cafes (see below). Want to know more? Visit their WebsiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages! 

Nearest Station: Asakusa Station

Address: Asakusaekimae Bld.2F, 2-19-13, Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 11am – 10pm


Tea Time (11am-6pm) – No cover charge for the first hour; highly recommended to buy one item of food or drink (starts from 600 yen). After the first hour, each additional 15 minutes will be 200 yen.

Bar Time (6pm-10pm) –There is a 500 yen cover charge per person; highly recommended to one or more items from the food or drink menus.


Asakusa Nekoen

Asakusa Nekoen provides space for cat lovers to socialize with lots of cute felines. All of Akakusa Nekoen’s cats are rescue cats that have been re-homed at the café. They are always happy to see and play with you! See for yourself by visiting their WebsiteBlogFacebook, and Instagram!

Nearest Station: Asakusa Station

Address: 6th Floor Umamichi Myoukenya Building, 3-1-1 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 11am – 9pm

Price: 800 yen for 1 hour for adults, 700 yen for one hour for children. Each additional 30 minutes is 200 yen. There is a special 4.5 hour rate on weekdays of 1,500 yen.

Want to know more about these fun and unique cafes? Watch our new Tokyo Animal Cafe series featuring the best of cat, bird and rabbit cafes!

Cats & Dogs Café:

Cats and Dog Tokyo Cat Cafes

Nearest Station: Tobu Isesaki line Tugboat Station

Address:  5-41-1 Mukojima, Sumida, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 12pm- 9pm

Check out their Website and Facebook


Neko JaLaLa:

Nearest Station:

Address:  3-5-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 11am- 8pm

Visit their Website and check out our full review & video of Neko JaLala!


Curl Up Café:

Nearest Station: Tokyu Meguro Line “Nishi-yama” station

Address: 1-7-4 Haramachi, Meguro, Tokyo

Hours of Operation: 12pm- 8pm

Take a look at their Website

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