MY TRIP TO JAPAN! PART 13: Hedgehog Cafe Yokohama

HEDGEHOG CAFES ARE REAL!

SPOILER ALERT: this cafe also had Meerkats!

To be honest, I don’t like when animals are commercialized. But, I will say, this Hedgehog Cage is immensely clean and very careful on how guests handle the hedgehogs and meerkats.

When you first walk in an employee sits with you and explains the hedgehog personality, and the correct way to handle them. They sit with you for a while to make sure you’re doing it right. Not only that, the staff walks around the entire time making sure the animals are safe, and being handled adequately. I appreciated the educational aspect of the entire experience.

If you’re in Yokohama, you definitely don’t want to miss this Hedgehog Cafe. Admission includes a drink of your choice, leather gloves, and 1 hour of Hedgehogs and Meerkats.

You can check out this photo of Tim Ferris visiting a Hedgehog Cafe while in Tokyo!

MY TRIP TO JAPAN! PART 11: Cat Cafe Yokohama

Remember my post about my grandmother’s goat farm in Venezuela?

or, my post about visiting the Owl Cafe in Asakusa, Japan ?

Or, my post about working with Owls at a Nature Preserve?

So, you better believe I was excited to visit the Cat Cafe in Yokohama. It was clean and well designed. The kittens looked happy and healthy.

The business model is simple. You pay for the time you want to spend at the cafe. The cost includes a cup of vending machine coffee, slippers, and access to a lockable cubby for your belongings. (A note about the vending machine coffee, it’s surprisingly delicious! The Japanese have mastered vending machines. More on that later).

ネコ  Neko  –  (cat in Japanese)