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Let the Animals Heal You! Five Select Animal Cafes in Kyoto

There are many cafes in Kyoto where you can enjoy engaging with adorable animals. Here are some very popular cat cafes, as well as cafes with dogs and owls!

1. Cat Cafe Nekokaigi

Cat Cafe Nekokaigi is located 3 to 5 minutes on foot from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station and Karasuma Oike Station. This cafe has cats that were rescued or were in foster care. You can enjoy yourself watching the cats ambling freely around the cafe, petting them and taking pictures with them. You can also give them snacks (200 JPY). The cafe has a reasonably priced drinks menu (200 JPY - 300 JPY).

Rates
First hour: 900 JPY
Extension: 30 minutes 400 JPY
※Must be junior high school age or older to enter

1. Cat Cafe Nekokaigi

2F Oike Kano Bldg., 590 Oikedaitocho Oikedori Fuyachodori NIshi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

2. Tango

This is a cozy cafe with a maximum occupancy of about 15, about 6 minutes on foot from Hankyu Saiin Station. The cafe has more than 10 cats, each with their unique, charming personality! This is a place you can relax in, as if you are visiting a friend who has cats. If you want to stay for a while, free time, available only on weekdays (not available during the busy season) is recommended. They also sell cat snacks (100 JPY) which will make you popular among the cats.

Rates
First hour, includes 1 drink: 1,080 JPY (incl. tax)
Extension: 30 minutes 400 JPY (300 JPY/30 minutes if extending for an hour or more)
Free time: Includes 1 drink 3,080 JPY (incl. tax)

2. Tango

22 Saiinnishihiramachi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

3. Cafe Wan Nyan Chu

This is a cafe that the owner, who is a breeder, opened with the desire to give people the opportunity to interact with cats to experience the beauty of living with animals and the individuality and preciousness of each life. There are two cafes in the central Kyoto area of Kawaramachi. The main cafe is in a great location, just 5 minutes on foot from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. Cats of various breeds, such as Scottish Fold, American Shorthair, and Russian Blue, will welcome you at the cafe.

Rates
30 minutes: 1,000 JPY (excl. tax)
60 minutes: 1,400 JPY (excl. tax)
90 minutes: 1,800 JPY (excl. tax)
120 minutes: 2,500 JPY (excl. tax)
*Each includes 1 drink Extension: 10 minutes 200 JPY (excl. tax)

*The image is for illustrative purposes only

3. Cafe Wan Nyan Chu

595-3 Takoyakushidori Shinkyogokuhigashi-iru Uraderacho, Nakgayo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

4. Petton Cafe

This is a cat and dog cafe in MOMO Terrace, a shopping mall about 5 to 8 minutes on foot from Rokujizo Station. It has a pet shop on site, so you can play with a variety of dogs and cats! When you arrive, first select whether you want to play with cats or dogs. If you want to play with dogs, you can stay for 120 minutes with a minimum order from the cafe menu, and if you want to play with cats, there is a 30-minute course that includes a drink.

Rates
Dog: Minimum one order/person required (540 JPY and up) (Time limit 120 minutes, additional orders required for extension)
Cat: 30 minutes, including a drink 540 JPY (extension 15 minutes 210 JPY)

*The image is for illustrative purposes only

4. Petton Cafe

2F MOMO Terrace Annex Petton, 32 Momoyamacho Yamanoshita, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

5. Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori (Bonus Entry)

This cafe where you can interact with owls is in Kyoto's foremost commercial district, and is a 3-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. It is a convenient location to stop by while shopping or seeing the sites. The interior is like being in an actual forest! It can be very healing to interact with a variety of different owls in an environment that is close to nature. You can stay for as long as you want to enjoy the healing experience of touching the owls and taking pictures and videos. This shop is on the second floor of a cat cafe called Kyoto Hyoneko no Mori and there are package deals with the cat cafe, so why not enjoy them both?

Rates
Adult: 600 JPY (junior high school age and above), child: 400 JPY (4 to elementary school age)
*Drinks are not served

Package ticket
Adult: 1,100 JPY, child: 750 JPY

5. Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori (Bonus Entry)

2F Mimatsu East Bldg. 554 Shinkyogokudori Shijo-agaru Nakano-cho, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Please enjoy a special healing experience by interacting with the friendly, adorable animals.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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