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.




What to Expect When You Visit Jiyugaoka


Close to Daikanyama and Gakugeidaigaku, is another artsy-fartsy, chic, almost with the same “expensive looking” ambience, area called Daikanyama.


♡ Precious Coffee Moments EST. 1933 Kobe is known for their excellent coffee and tea. Although they rooted from Kobe in 1993 (as stated on their brand name) their branches scattered all through out Japan. They also have a branch in Jiyugaoka.


Nana’s Green Tea – Price range are about ¥360 (tax included) for drinks to ¥800 for meals. Kaila and I both love their Wasabi Mochi (Bracken starch dumpling) Matcha Frappe.

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Google Maps: 東京都目黒区自由が丘1丁目29−18
Business Hours: 10:30am-10:30pm
Telephone Number: 03-3718-3552

 

img_0258Cath’s Cafe – I usually visit Cath’s Cafe in Terrace Mall, Tsujidou JR Station but fortunately, they also have a branch in Jiyugaoka, Tokyo. Price range starts from ¥160 for scones and  ¥260 for their Special Blend Tea.

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Google Maps: 152-0035 東京都目黒区自由が丘1-7-3
Business Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm
Telephone Number: 03-5726-8361

 

*Photo courtesy of Mimi Claire


♡ SUBWAY Sandwich & Café – Imported foreign brand like SUBWAY are usually being re-branded when they hit the shores of Japan. Special, Japan-only flavours are not surprising to find. Price starts from ¥490 for their customised sandwiches.

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Google Maps: 東京都目黒区自由が丘1丁目26−7
Telephone Number: 03-5726-9889

 

♡ Chanoko – I highly suggest their taco rice though I’m not really a fan of hybrid foods but this their recipe of it is indeed life-changing. Price starts from ¥900 for their toast set (drinks included).

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Google Maps: 東京都世田谷区奥沢5-26-12 久保ビル 1F
Business Hours: 10:00am-12:00mn
Telephone Number: 03-3724-4962

 

10773152916_106944626a_b1♡ cuoca shop – Found in a building complex also known as “Sweets Forest” is a special ingredients, baking materials store, named cuoca. You’ll probably find everything you need as a baker / hobbyist here.

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Google Maps: 152-0034 東京都目黒区緑が丘2-25-7 スイーツフォレスト1F
Business Hours: 10:00am-8:00pm
Telephone number: 03-5731-6200

Suggestion and photo courtesy of Mimi Claire

♡ BAKE CHEESE TART originated in Hokkaido but now making waves in Jiyugaoka with snake-like lines on a weekday. It was even drizzling when we’ve visited. Price starts from ¥200 for their freshly baked cheese tarts and ¥300 for drinks.

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Google Maps: 152-0035 東京都目黒区自由が丘 1-31-10 BAKEビル 1F 2F 営業時間
Business Hours: 11:00am-8:00pm
Telephone Number: 03-5731-8450


♡ MOMI & TOY’S creperie is a global crepe brand aside from Japan, they also have branches in Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, China and Macau. Although their branch in Jiyugaoka is just a food truck, it is permanently located on its spot.  Their best-seller is strawberry banana chocolate crepe.




Cute Cafés in Tokyo


Here are the Top Ten Cute Cafés in Tokyo in our list, not in particular order but we’re sure you’ll love them all as much as we did.

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Hope you could visit them whilst you’re in Tokyo! Enjoy!

10608702_594478820697474_5070676787082390699_o-1024x1024 1. The Guest Café & Diner – they hosted Kiki and Lala Café,  My Melody Café, Hello Kitty Café, Pokemon Café and now My Melody & My Sweet Piano Café. They just never run out of ideas!

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The Guest Café & Diner is located at 7th floor Parco Shibuya
Google Maps: 東京都渋谷区宇田川15-1 渋谷パルコ パート1・7F
Business Hours: 10:00am-11:30pm

 

16026661252_74042ab553_b 2. Puroland’s Cinnamon Dream Café for their cutest Hello Kitty shaped doughnuts!

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Cinnamon Dream Café is located at the second floor of Puroland in Tama Center. Directions are indicated here.

16230105758_61eebef696_b3. Shirohige’s Cream Puff Shop – you could not say no to a Totoro-shape choux cream!

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Google Maps: 3-21-21 Takaidohigashi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Telephone number: 0333344689
Business Hours: 10:30am-7:30pm
Website: www.shiro-hige.com

 

IMG_64204. Fujiya Restaurant – they don’t just serve filling lunch but also mouth watering and eyesome desserts!

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Google Maps: 2F, 26-2 Udagawa, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Business Hours: 11:00am-11:00pm
Telephone number: 0334772226

 

IMG_48535. Gundam Café for the robot lovers!

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Gundam Café Akihabara
Google Maps: Tokyo, Chiyoda, Kanda Hanaokacho, 11 アトレ秋葉原2
Business Hours: 10:00am-10:30pm
Telephone number: 0332510078
Website: http://g-cafe.jp/english/

 

15737013757_8a4e5657c8_b6. Gudetama Café -the trendiest character in a pop-up café setting will cost you 3 hours in line. Would you give up or just keep on chasing this egg with a face?

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Gudetama Café is a pop-up event by Village Vanguard Diner. Watch out for the next pop-up event information only at Our Kawaii Tokyo Facebook page. For more photos of the previous event coverage check Candy Kawaii Lover.

16707913746_69ec271e84_b7. Moomin Anti-Loneliness Café – you’ll never feel alone again with the moomins!

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Moomin Café could be reached from Suidobashi JR station or Korakuen station.
Website: http://www.benelic.com/moomin_cafe/tokyo_dome/
Telephone number: 0358426300

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8. Alice in the Danceland is in a magical carousel setting with maids to serve you like a Queen.

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Alice in the Danceland is located under Bershka store in Shibuya Parco.
Business Hours: 11:00am-11:30pm
Telephone number: 0337702750

DSCN84269. Café Hibiki Panda gives a spinoff for the usual nikuman/siopao/meat buns.

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Café Hibiki Panda is located in Ueno Tokyo Panda Town

 

IMG_3662_cb10. Pompompurin Café Harajuku – got yellow fever? Harajuku girls go gaga for this Café during weekends! I’m sure you’ll be head over heels with this one too!

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Pompompurin Café is around 5 minute walk from Harajuku JR Station Takeshita exit.
Google Maps: 東京都渋谷区神宮前1-7-1 Cute Cube Harajuku 3rd Floor
Business Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm
Telephone number: 0357860770

 

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