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Cat Cafe てまりのおうち(Temarinoouchi) - Not just a Cat Lovers' Heaven!

Hi everyone,

I should probably start by introducing myself! I am Marc and I am one of the people behind Katzenworld, a blog dedicated to all things to do with cats. Of course part of this is also finding the best cat lover tourist attractions around the globe and as my partner and I like to travel a lot we happen to get to see a number of fun places!

One of these places is the Cat Cafe てまりのおうち Temarinoouchi! This fantastic cat cafe is hidden away in one of the districts of Tokyo and while not the oldest cafe in the country it should certainly be seen as the top cafe of Japan.

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The staff in the cafe was welcoming from start to finish and at no point do you feel like they are trying to rush out of the place!

What was the best part of the cafe was the interior design of the place! For those into anime it can only be described as something out of Studio Ghibli, somewhere in between Princess Mononoke and My Neighbour Totoro. :-)

And it wasn't just the decoration for us humans but also the way they made space for the cats through ledges along the walls. A lot of spaces weren't even accessible for humans in order to ensure that the cats had plenty of "alone" time if necessary. Of course, they had strict rules in place to ensure the cats weren't getting annoyed by us visitors, such as washing your hands before entering and not picking up any cats.

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While outside toys were allowed in the cafe, outside food was not - the staff did provide snacks to give to the cats (if you are there at the right time) but they want to ensure that cats don't get overweight or fed rubbish.

Now you can't go to a cat cafe without trying their food! The menu was, well, EXTENSIVE, would have loved to try it all but we are only two people. ;) What we did try was amazing, though! And, of course, being in Japan,  the food will be decorated according to the current season in addition to being kitty themed. :-)

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If you happen to go to Japan I would highly recommend for you to go here! Directions below:

吉祥寺本町2-13-14 武蔵フォーラムⅢ 3F 
Musashino, Tokyo 180-0004 
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm 
Admission fee: ¥1,200 for week days,¥1,600 for weekends,¥700 for evenings (no restriction on duration of your visit)

1. Take the JR Chuo Line (中央線) to Kichijoji (吉祥寺) 
2. Go to North Exit, cross the street, follow the shop with a huge yellow sign saying “P.S FA”, turn left, and walk straight into the shopping street.
3. Walk all the way to the end of the shopping street, and cross the road. You will see the Tokyu Department Store (東急百貨店) – [Should be on your right side] 
4. Walk along the Tokyu Department store, turn right when you see the shop Tomorrowland. The cat cafe is on your left side once you turn right (look for the cat cafe signage).

Enjoy your stay in the cat cafe :)

(The directions were taken from a fellow Blogger whom you can visit here. This really helped us on our visit!)

Japanese map below:

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  1. Visiting Japan is an absolute dream of mine and, obviously, I'd need to visit a cat cafe while I'm there. I'd love to meet some of the cat species that are native to Japan. At least they're native as far as I know.

  2. That cafe is amazing. I'd like to do some of that to my house for our cat. That's smart they don't allow outside food.

  3. What an amazing place for the cats. There's a cat cafe that's recently opened in Perth but you can't touch the cats.

  4. What a beautiful place to visit,xx Rachel

  5. manee thanx Marc for sharin yur visit & theeze fotoz...thiz cafe... rocks.... de.... houz !!! total lee kewl !!! waves two ewe cats frum de land oh trout !! ♥♥♥

  6. This has got to be my fave post from you! My sister loves cats and she wish to visit this cafe in the future! Lovely post! #twinklytuesday

  7. How cool!
    I don't know if a "cat cafe" would be popular in my town, but I'd visit for sure. These kitties are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing at

  8. Hello Marc! And what a cool place! Japan isn't somewhere I'll probably end up visiting, but I LOVE the shots. I should put a bug in someone's ear around here to create a place like that.

  9. Thanks Marc!! This is priceless!!! Would love to go here one day!

  10. A real cat paradise.

  11. This is a really caring place for that cats. I love the design and that no one can feed the cats outside food. My hubby would love to visit this place.

  12. Hello, this cat cafe is wonderful.. The kitties all look happy just to be there too. Great series of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  13. What an awesome place! The cats, the cafe and the Japanese map, are all pretty!
    Have a Happy Weekend!!
    Peace :)

  14. These are fantastic photos ~ what a place ~ great place for the cats!

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  15. The cats are all gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

  16. That is such a cool cat cafe. Another place to visit the next time we go to Japan! :)

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