Calico
Shinjuku Kabukicho: Cat cafe
 
Calico: Shinjuku Kabukicho
Shinjuku Kabukicho / Cat cafe
Open 10am-9:15pm (LO) daily.
Cover charge is Y1000 for the first hour on weekdays, Y1200 on weekends. Longer packages are also available.
Average visit time: 60 minutes

Even when it's full of visitors, there are plenty of cats to go around at this spacious, long-established two-story cafe. The shop's website promises more than fifty different cats, and that seems about right - while we were there we noticed a few new cats arriving in carrier boxes, perhaps being brought in to handle the mid-afternoon rush. You'll find many exotic breeds here including the Ocicat, Birman, Chartreux, Singapura, Himalayan and LaPerm, as well as your plain-old, common-or-garden Shorthairs and Munchkins.

The sixth-floor entry area is mostly devoted to lockers and a glassed-in breakroom for off-duty cats, while the main playroom and cafe area is down on the fifth floor. The cafe is full of comfortable sofas as well as a bit of floor seating, and the cafe tables have built-in receptacles to keep drinks from being knocked over. Windows at the front of the room look out onto the busy streets of Shinjuku.

See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.

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