Hogoken Cafe
Hachioji: Animal cafe
 
Hogoken Cafe: Hachioji
Hachioji / Animal cafe
Open 11am-6pm daily.
No cover charge, but you must buy a drink (starting at Y550)
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

This is the first Tokyo branch of an Osaka-based group of rescue-dog cafes, located a few minutes north of Nishi-Hachioji Station on the JR line. The second-floor cafe area is quite a lively place, with happy dogs in constant motion, running in circles around the tables and chairs.

In spite of the frenetic activity it's a relaxing spot, and it seems to be much less noisy than typical dog cafes, with only minimal bouts of barking. During a recent visit the cafe was full of visitors, even on a Friday afternoon, with nearly every table occupied, and weekends are even more popular. There were fifteen frisky pups and two laid-back cats in residence, all of them available for adoption.

There's no hourly charge but you need to buy a coffee, tea or other drink from the menu; prices start at Y550. You can also purchase a big bowl of doggy treats for Y650. Children are welcome, and if you like, you can bring along your own dog to socialize with the residents. A separate menu of meals for dogs is available.

See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.


Tokyo Hachioji City, Sennincho 3-6-10.
5 minutes from Nishi-Hachioji station (JR Chuo line)
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