Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Tokyo's Neko Cafes

Ok so I'm not talking about an animecon, where you have a bunch of girls running around dressed as cats, nor am I talking about the restaurants where you get the same thing. I'm talking about a cafe filled with actual kitty cats. There are about 8 that I read about in Tokyo. Customers pay around 8 to 12 dollars per hour. They can sip tea, and read comics, all with the attention of one of the furry workers. The rules in these places highly favor the cats, and if you get nipped by one, well you shouldn't have been messing with the cat when it didn't want attention. Most customers aren't to mad though when they got nipped, or if a cat started to scratch at their jacket. Most customers report the Neko Cafe as being a great place to go to relieve some stress.

This is definitely one of those places where you'd say "only in Japan." Sadly, I think something this simple would never do well in the states, even though I think it's a great idea.

1 comment:

*~k~* said...

sounds so cute