Jiyugaoka: Rabbit cafe
Ra.a.g.f: Jiyugaoka
Jiyugaoka / Rabbit cafe
Open noon-7:30pm (last entry 7pm; weekends 11am-8pm). Closed Thursdays.
Entry is Y700 for the first thirty minutes, or Y1100 for the first hour, and Y550 for each additional thirty minutes.
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

The larger of the two branches of this popular rabbit cafe, Ra.a.g.f Jiyugaoka has around two dozen rabbits of various breeds for visitors to play with and feed. Seating is on cushions on the floor, at tiny tables in two separate play areas.

The rabbits here come in a variety of sizes and colors, with one huge resident weighing in at 4.4 kilograms. Usually two to four rabbits are running around loose at any given time, and you can choose the rabbits you want to play with, although some might be "on a break" and therefore not available. A dish of greens and carrots for feeding the rabbits is Y150, while coffee and soft drinks are free.

Note that this location isn't quite as tourist-friendly as the Harajuku branch - staff instructions are usually all in Japanese, and there's a surprisingly detailed agreement (in Japanese) that visitors are asked to sign. Once you're past the paperwork though, this is one of the more laid-back animal cafes around town, especially on weekdays when they're less busy.

See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.

Jiyugaoka 1-26-3, 5F.
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