Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse
Yokohama Kannai: Animal cafe
Yokohama Subtropical Teahouse: Yokohama Kannai
Yokohama Kannai / Animal cafe
Open 11am-8pm (LO). Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays.
Average visit time: 30-60 minutes

Lizards, tortoises, snakes and other reptiles - plus the odd amphibian - are the main attraction at this charming animal cafe. While most of the animals are confined to tanks or cages, several giant tortoises cavort around a large play area, where you can join them if it's before 5pm. There are also a couple of tame lizards that you can pet.

There's no cover charge per se, but you're expected to order a beverage or food. We tried the shop's "meat cakes," which turned out to be scones filled with Chinese-style BBQ pork (like what you'd get in a pork bun), and served with whipped cream. Beverages include more than a dozen varieties of tea - mostly Chinese. A pot of tea runs around Y800-900, while a plate of three scones (either meat, vegetable or fruit) plus tea is Y1400.

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Naka-ku, Yokohama, Chojamachi 8-133, 2F.
8 minutes from Kannai station
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