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2016/07/26 Two Cat Cafes in Osaka: Cat Tail and Neko no Jikan
π 2016-07-26 01:01 in Cats, Japan, Japan2016, Trips
For our last half day in Japan, Osaka, we went to a couple of Cat Cafés in the Namba area. We started with Cat Tail, where I had not been before, so we fixed that:


we got a nice welcome :)
we got a nice welcome :)

that cat was definitely happy to see its first customers of the day :)
that cat was definitely happy to see its first customers of the day :)

Jennifer then found a nice cat (a Russian blue)
Jennifer then found a nice cat (a Russian blue)

who found Jennifer's lap quite to her liking and spent the next 40mn there :)
who found Jennifer's lap quite to her liking and spent the next 40mn there :)

While Jennifer was busy renting her lap to the sweet russian blue, I went to check the other cats:


poor thing, looks sad :)
poor thing, looks sad :)


weird those cats that keep their ears down
weird those cats that keep their ears down

usually, it means they're sad/unhappy, but I guess not with those breeds
usually, it means they're sad/unhappy, but I guess not with those breeds



the cat carrying a cat, is carrying a cat :)
the cat carrying a cat, is carrying a cat :)

in the meantime, Jennifer was still busy with her cat :)
in the meantime, Jennifer was still busy with her cat :)

After almost an hour, we moved to another café: Neko no Jikan. I had been there before, but only a mere 12mn just before they were closing, so it was nice to spend a bit more time. They definitely have very exotic cats, but they are not super friendly, even to their first customers in the morning:




lion cat
lion cat



another lion cat :)
another lion cat :)




It was fun to see those cats before having to go back to the airport.

2016/07/12 Hedgehog Café in Tokyo
π 2016-07-12 01:01 in Cats, Japan, Japan2016, Trips
Yeah, so Japan is known for having the crazy cafés. They started with the cat cafés, then bunny café, owl café, and now a hedgehog café.

We came around 19:30, the hedgehogs were alert and active (they are nocturnal animals, so it's not surprising that they are sleepy during the day). The staff did have some that they left alone so that they could rest, and let us chose amongst the ones that were awake and active.
Now, let's be fair, hedgehogs are not really meant to be furry pets, especially with strangers. The 2 I got bit me, not to attack me, but because they confused me with food (their sight is poor, they work by smell), but on the plus side their teeth are not sharp so while I was convinced they'd draw blood, they did not. One of the 2 also pooped on me repeatedly (but they have baby wipes for that).

Was it fun? Yes.
Are hedgehogs really the best animals for petting cafés? I'd definitely say no, but eh, we had to go check it out :)

That being said, they're still cute and make for good pictures:




it's a small breed, hedgehogs can get much bigger than that
it's a small breed, hedgehogs can get much bigger than that

mine was both inquisitive and a bit mischievous
mine was both inquisitive and a bit mischievous

it bit the crap out of my Tshirt but the teeth aren't sharp, so it didn't make a hole
it bit the crap out of my Tshirt but the teeth aren't sharp, so it didn't make a hole

I got another one after that. It didn't bite, but it pooped a lot :)



Erik-San was there with us :)
Erik-San was there with us :)

Jennifer was happy with hers
Jennifer was happy with hers

it was much less trouble :)
it was much less trouble :)

she had fun :)
she had fun :)

One floor up, there is a bunny café, where some bunnies are a bit crazy, while others are very cuddly.

this bunny was so soft and cuddly :)
this bunny was so soft and cuddly :)


Jennifer got a crazy hyper active one, so I gave her mine
Jennifer got a crazy hyper active one, so I gave her mine


Good fun was had :)

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