Day 4: Calico cat cafe in Shinjuku

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.

Find your way to Calico cat cafe!

Find your way to Calico cat cafe!

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.

So grandiose and beautiful.

So grandiose and beautiful.

The stairway to the bottom floor was decorated with shelves for the cats to rest or climb on.

The stairway to the bottom floor was decorated with shelves for the cats to rest or climb on.

I fell in love with each and everyone, and started to miss my own cats - Luna and Peia - terribly. But I knew that Jessica Ö took good care of them.

I fell in love with each and everyone, and started to miss my own cats – Luna and Peia – terribly. But I knew that Jessica Ö took good care of them.

Hide likes cats too!

Hide likes cats too!

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… ^_-

DANGER!

DANGER!

It was cats everywhere, sleeping in all kind of cat-beds. They seemed very used to humans and most of them let us pet them.

It was cats everywhere, sleeping in all kind of cat-beds. They seemed very used to humans and most of them let us pet them.

If you're a cat lover, I truly recommend you to visit a cat cafe in Tokyo!

If you’re a cat lover, I truly recommend you to visit a cat cafe in Tokyo!

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.

It's a relaxing resort for people who loves cats but aren't able to have their own.

It’s a relaxing resort for people who loves cats but aren’t able to have their own.

This is a part of the room where we could sit down and order something to drink.

This is a part of the room where we could sit down and order something to drink.

They had a book which included all the cats in the building. In that book we could get further information of each cat, like their name, birthday, weight and so on.

They had a book which included all the cats in the building. In that book we could get further information of each cat, like their name, birthday, weight and so on.

I especially fell in love with this cat - Gomako. He was very cuddly and kind.

I especially fell in love with this cat – Gomako. He was very cuddly and kind.

I believe we both fell in love with this guy.

I believe we both fell in love with this guy.


 
We ordered some cafe latte and enjoyed it while watching the cats sleep and play.

The owner told us to be careful, since the cats were crazy about the skimmed milk...

The owner told us to be careful, since the cats were crazy about the skimmed milk…


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