Today, me and Hide were going to visit the Ghibli museum and Hide had reserved tickets for us.
So we headed to Shinjuku to kill off some time first.
I wanted to go to a cat cafe, so we went to “Calico” which is located very close to the railway station.
We were greeted by the owner of the cat cafe who instructed us of the rules. We had to take off our shoes and put some slippers on, sanitize our hands, put our stuff in a locker and hang the ID-card that we were handed around our necks. We were not allowed to carry the cats or photograph them with flashes.
Already in the hallway I could see cats jumping around, curious and playful.
Even though the cafe is popular, it wasn’t crowded. Maybe since we visited it early a Wednesday. I think there was approximately 4 or 5 other customers at the cafe during our visit. Two girls sat on the floor, very relaxed with cats on their laps, talking to each other. It seemed like one of them used to come there every week or so.
The cats were so beautiful and you can imagine what I felt when I entered the cafe. I just love cats.
This crypt below was decorated with a sign saying “Danger!” They told us to be careful with this cat since it occasionally bit people. I don’t know what to think… I mean, after a while the cat left the ball and another one entered… ^_-
It might be hard to find apartments in Tokyo which allows you to house pets like cats and dogs. That might be a reason why cat cafes have become such a popular phenomena in Japan.
We ordered some cafe latte and enjoyed it while watching the cats sleep and play.
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