Kawaii Animal Cafe Hunting by Sig


We have a new segment here at OurKawaii.Tokyo, where in our intern Sig shares some interesting stories from her Tokyo adventure to us. Her first segment? Kawaii Animal Cafe Hunting! So lucky! To know more about it, please read down below.

 

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[Owl Cafe]

This cafe called “Ikefukuro” is in Ikebukuro. With this cafe, you needed to make a reservation before hand, You can do this by sending them an email in either English or Japanese, and on Sundays they have an english staff member! A bonus is that all the Owls there are named after shingeki no kyojin characters! How kakkoii is that??!

Weekdays:14:00〜17:00 18:00〜21:00  Holidays:12:00〜19:00 (rotates by an hour)
Address: 6F 1-17-1 Minamiikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo

 

“Another owl cafe that I’ve been to is called “Cafe Baron” in Koenji, I wasn’t able to blog about it but my friend Kathryn did (click here). It has a very intimate atmosphere since the owner is also the caretaker of the shop and the owls of course. Most of the time you can’t touch the owls but for special customers like Kathryn it was allowed.” – Ashley

Address: 3-10-5 Koenji-kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo (Koenji Station -Chuo, Chuo-Sobu lines)
Open: 11am-6pm (last orders at 5:30pm) / closed: Wednesday

 

[Pet bird cafe]

Kotori (which means little bird) cafe lets you play with small pet birds. They have an array of canaries, parakeets and cocktails. For more info, check their website here.

Open 11am-7pm daily.
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes
Address: Minami-Aoyama 6-3-7

 

[Bunny cafe]

Usagi no Ehon” was my first kawaii cafe here in Japan. (^ω^) It was you can just talk in and it was fairly cheap compared to other specialty cafes in Japan! It’s on the second floor of a building but you’ll know it because if you pass by stairs leading up with bunny themed stickers on the steps, you know you’re in the right place!

Open: 1-6pm. Closed: Mondays, Thursdays.
¥150 per 30 minutes, plus one order from the set menu
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes
Address: Kitazawa 3-30-1, K Bldg 2F. (Shimo-Kitazawa station)

 

[Cat Cafe]

Now, there are a hundred cat cafe’s here in Japan but I would suggest Nekorobi because in my opinion, it’s easier to find than other places. Plus, if you’ve been to the owl cafe I mentioned, you’ll at least have an idea of the place!! The cats are super friendly and playful and you get to play with them!! (≧∇≦)

Address: Japan, 〒170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima, Higashiikebukuro, 1−28−1, 3F
Phone:+81 3-6228-0646
Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

 

There are many more other animal cafes here in Japan and I encourage you to explore but these are my top picks! (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

All in all, animal cafes are such a wonderful experience and a fun way to relax. Do you have any animal cafes in your country? Or what sort of animal cafe would you want to go to? 

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#RyuugakuSig is a series of posts by our JLM intern Sig. She will be sharing some of her discoveries / observations from the perspective of a first-timer here in Japan.

Sig is currently an exchange student in a university in Tokyo.




Urth Caffe in Omotesando


Hello Kawaii Travelers!

If you are a cafe lover like me and Ashley, we both recommend Urth Caffe. You can check Ashley’s post about Urth Caffe in Daikanyama here.

I went to Urth Caffe Omotesando branch with Laura and Allie a few weeks ago and I really enjoyed the food and the overall ambiance. I’m pretty sure that I will be going back soon! : )

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The cafe’s interiors are so earthly and perfect for a lola or young obaa-chan in spirit like me haha.

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Kawaii x Organic = OMG

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If you are craving for FLUFFY pancakes.. omg this is the best cafe in town. Pancake Days.. move over to #2 spot. Haha.

We ordered mango pancakes, milk tea, and Urth quesadillas for the three of us. The pancakes are good for 2 people if you are just going to order one meal. If you are hungry, maybe you can finish one order, I guess haha. :)

Their bubble teas are the best as well! I ordered the matcha milk one and it was HEAVEN!

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Blueberry Pancakes ;_; OMG

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How can a matcha latte look perfect??

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(Photos grabbed from their facebook page.)

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Official website: www.urthcaffe-japan.com

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English menu available at their website. :) I’d like to try the “Organic Coffee Pancake” next time!!


Access Guide

Urth Caffé 表参道 (Omotesando, Tokyo Branch)

〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前4-9-8 SO-CAL LINK OMOTESANDO
TEL:03-6447-4771
営業時間:10:00~20:00(19:00(L.O))

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Urth Caffé 代官山 (Daikanyama, Tokyo Branch)

〒150-0033 東京都渋谷区猿楽町8-9 TEL:03-5784-3301
営業時間:10:00~22:00(21:00 L.O)

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Enjoy, organic & cafe lovers!

<3, Kaila & Ashley




Design Festa Café & Bar


Design Festa is known for showcasing various talents thru their galleries and exhibitions. Many artists dream to be a part of it and we’re so happy that Kawaii.Ph team together with Indonesian brand Enji became part of their recent bi-annual exhibition at Tokyo Big Sight. Check out Kaila’s post about the said event here. But, did you know that behind the Design Festa gallery in Harajuku is a “secret” Design Festa Café & Bar? It’s just to o beautiful to be true, too amazing to be kept as a secret, so we’re spilling the beans!

IMG_1112Their concept is “Creative Space & CafeBar”. After your brain scatters upon seeing their gallery, let their café sooth your soul and be your awesome self once again.

IMG_1113 IMG_1114Design Festa is an International Art Event held in Tokyo where in 10000 artists from all over the world gather and showcase their talents! There are booths, live painting, shows, among many other activities

 

IMG_1120 IMG_1124 Screen Shot 2015-04-24 at 2.41.31 PMFor more information about their menu, visit their website here. It might change without further notice but the last time I (Ashley) visited, I had the そばめし/sobameshi and it was a killer. Yummy and affordable for ¥550 only!

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[Access]
Address: 〒150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, 神宮前3丁目20−18
Phone: 03-3479-0839
Hours: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

IMG_1141See Kaila’s post about Design Festa Cafe here and Ashley’s post about Design Festa event here.

Photos by Kaila and screen caps from Design Festa Café’s website.