4 Animal Cafes in Shibuya: Meets the incredibly KAWAII Animals!

Animal cafes have been a trend in Japan for several years now, and in the town of Shibuya, Tokyo, you can find cafes with KAWAII (cute) animals too! You can watch, feed, or in some cases, play with these animals while relaxing and sipping your drinks. In this article, we will show you four different animal cafes where you can enjoy the KAWAII fluffy friends!

Precautions when Using Animal Cafes

Some animals may cause you injuries if they are in bad mood. Consult the doctors if you have an animal allergy in any form. Please follow the instructions of the staff when playing with hedgehogs. If you cause injuries to the animals, you may be asked to pay for the treatment costs. On the other hand, you are responsible for your own damages or injuries caused by the animals, and the cafes will not pay any compensation in such cases.

ChikuChiku CAFE, the Hedgehog Home & Café of Shibuya

ChikuChiku CAFE, the Hedgehog Home & Café of Shibuya
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The café that will ease your mind with cute little hedgehogs and their dollhouses! ChikuChiku CAFE allows you to take photos of, feed, or even hold hedgehogs in your hand! The dollhouses come in many settings, such as a kitchen, a dining room, a bathroom, and of course a bedroom with tiny beds perfect for tiny friends.

While called a café, ChikuChiku CAFE does not serve food or drink, but they have self-service drink vending machines and you can bring your own food to the café.

Price and Entry System

ChikuChiku CAFE uses time-limited systems, but you can choose your length of time from two available options (30min or 60min) and you can buy snacks for feeding. We recommend the 60 minute course because you can play with many hedgehogs!

  • 30min: 1,300 yen + tax (2 visitors share a fixed cage and one hedgehog)
  • 60min: 2,400 yen + tax
  • Hedgehog treats: 400 yen + tax
  • 60min Whole Shop Private Rental: 30,000 yen +tax

Children 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by at least one adult. Children 3 years old or younger can enter for free but will not be provided with seats nor allowed to touch the hedgehogs.

Reservation in advance can only be made for the 60 minute course. If you want to enjoy the 30 minute course, you must go for the on-site reception process. If you make a reservation, be sure to enter on time. You are advised to leave at the appointed time even if you are late, and if you are late more than 10 minutes the reservation is canceled automatically.

There are 24 seats available. 14 seats are for non-reserved on-site visitors, so there are 10 seats available for reservation for a single time-slot. If you want to reserve for more than 10 people, go for the whole shop private rental option instead.

Precautions for ChikuChiku CAFE

Hedgehogs can bite if they are in bad mood and may bristle their spines when they feel threatened. You should pet them gently to keep them in good mood. They also hate strong lights, so do not use the flash when taking pictures. They are very timid so try not to scare them with sudden movement or loud sounds. They also have great attachment to their houses, so do not carry or lift them from their cages, instead, play with them at their own houses.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: ChikuChiku CAFE, Hedgehog Home & Café
  • Address: 2F Daikyo Shibuya Building, 1-13-5 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0002
  • Access: Shibuya station…2 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 11:00 – 19:00 (Reception opens until 18:30)

Cat Cafe MOCHA Shibuya, Do Everything with Cats!

Cat Cafe MOCHA Shibuya, do everything with cats
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Cat Cafe MOCHA has two stores in Shibuya: Center-gai store (MOCHA Shibuya Center Street) and Koen-dori store (MOCHA Shibuya/Koen-dori). Unlike other animal cafes, MOCHA has many activities for you to enjoy! Beside playing with cats, you can sit back and relax, read magazines or manga, and even study or work in the cafes full of cats! You can even use it as a break from work or a meet-up spot while waiting for friends. The choice is yours!

The cafes have an all-you-can-drink service with a fee of 350 yen, but do not serve food. Food from outside the store are prohibited, and do not let the cats drink your drinks. You can buy cat treats (500 yen) to give them as a treat for playing with you though. Cats will have their mealtimes twice a day at 10:30 and 19:30 for both Shibuya stores.

Price and Entry System

MOCHA uses simple systems of 200 yen per 10min, up to the maximum of 2,400 yen (1,200 yen for Students on weekdays). That means, if you stay for longer than two hours, you do not have to pay more than the maximum charge (this is known as Free Time). There are also electrical outlets, charging devices, and Wi-Fi available in the stores if you plan to stay for a long time.

Children between 6 to 12 years old are only allowed to enter when accompanied by a guardian for Shibuya Center Street store. but are not allowed to enter for Shibuya/Koen-dori store.

Cat Cafe MOCHA does not employ advance reservation system, only first come first serve at the store’s reception. The most crowded period is between 14;00 – 17:00, so if you choose any other periods of time, you may not have to wait. Coupons are available on MOCHA’s official smartphone app.

Precautions for Cat Cafe MOCHA

Please refrain from chasing or forcefully petting, as well as hugging or catching the cats. Do not give your own food or drink to the cats (only the store-bought treats are allowed). Turn off flash when taking photos of the cats.

Smoking is not allowed in the café. Do not bring cat toys from outside to the store (only use the store’s cat toys).

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Cat Cafe MOCHA Shibuya Center Street
  • Address: 8F ASSORTI Shibuya Building, 32-12 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
  • Access: Shibuya station Hachiko Exit…5 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Reception opens until 21:30)
  • Holidays: open all year round
  • Credit cards: accepted
  • Electronic Money: IC card-type accepted

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Cat Cafe MOCHA Shibuya/Koen-dori
  • Address: 5F Boule vard Building, 1-16-3 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0041
  • Access: Shibuya station Hachiko Exit…7 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 10:00 – 22:00 (Reception opens until 21:30)
  • Holidays: open all year round
  • Credit cards: accepted
  • Electronic Money: IC card-type accepted

*Note: In case of discrepancy between the Japanese version and English version in respect of all or any part of the contents in the official website of the store, the Japanese version shall prevail.

USAGI PARADISE, Rabbit Café in Spain-zaka of Shibuya

USAGI PARADISE, rabbit café in Spain-zaka of Shibuya
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Both USAGI PARADISE and Coorikuya are produced by COO&RIKU, a giant pet-related business. For the store in Spain-zaka, Shibuya, the building is a combination of Coorikuya Cat Café (2F & 3F), COO&RIKU pet store (1F), and USAGI PARADISE (B1F), so you can see many pets or cute animals in one visit if you drop by the other floors!

USAGI PARADISE does not allow food nor drink from outside the store, but the entry fee also includes a drink for you. You can buy rabbit treats to feed the store’s rabbits at 400 yen (+ tax).

Price and Entry System for USAGI PARADISE

USAGI PARADISE at Spain-zaka uses time-limited system with two options, as well as rabbit treats to feed the rabbits you play with.

  • Entry: 1,250yen/30min (+tax) (drink included)
  • Entry: 2,500yen/60min (+tax) (drink included)
  • Rabbit treats: 400 yen (+ tax)

You can make a reservation in advance, from 30 days before the actual visit (reservation must be done before 18:00 of the day before the visiting day).

Precautions for USAGI PARADISE

Rabbits are delicate animals, so there are a few established rules when playing with rabbits.

  • Do not grab rabbit by its tail or ears
  • Do not grab the rabbit’s stomach
  • If rabbit bites or press its head strongly against you, it is upset, and you should stop playing with it. You can play with other rabbits in the store instead.
  • Do not make loud sounds and do not use flash when taking photos.

On the other hand, if rabbit nudge you gently with its nose, that means it wants to play with you.

There are some more precautions before visiting USAGI PARADISE. You are not allowed inside if any of the following applies:

  • Have strong scents such as perfume, cigarettes, or hairsprays.
  • Have a scent marking from other animals
  • Under effects of alcohol
  • Chewing gums
  • Have a cold or flu and did not wear mask
  • Being elementary students or younger without any accompanied guardian

Spot Information

  • Spot name: USAGI PARADISE Spain-zaka
  • Address: B1F, 13-4 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
  • Access: Shibuya station…7 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 12:00 – 22:00 (reception opens until 21:30)

If you are interested in the annexed cat cafe, the 2F and 3F is the Coorikuya plus, which has different entry system.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Cat Café Coorikuya plus Spain-zaka store (空陸家plus渋谷スペイン坂店)
  • Address: 2F & 3F, 13-4 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0042
  • Access: Shibuya station…7 minutes-walk
  • Business hours: 12:00 – 22:00 (Reception opens until 21:30)
  • Entry system:
    • Free time (no time limited): 2000 yen + tax
    • 10 minutes: 200 yen + tax
    • Drink: 350 yen + tax
  • Wi-Fi: Available for free + outlets for charging electronic devices

Café HOOT HOOT, Owl café in Ura-Shibuya Street Area

Café HOOT HOOT, Owl café in Ura-Shibuya Street area
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As the name suggest, Café HOOT HOOT is an owl café. Situated in the area south-west of Shibuya known as Ura-Shibuya, it is quite far from Shibuya station, and more accessible from Shinsen station. But if you want to enjoy watching cute owls, it is worth the travel!

Café HOOT HOOT is a fully-fledged café with many drinks to choose from, including coffees, tea, juice, and even alcoholic drinks like wines and beers. It even has original goods for you to purchase as souvenirs or gifts!

Price and Entry System for Café HOOT HOOT

Although Café HOOT HOOT does not use a reservation-only system like other owl cafes, customers with reservations in advance will get priority over those without. Unless you are fine with waiting, we suggest that you make a reservation in advance!

If you make a reservation, be sure to arrive 5 minutes before the starting time. If you arrive early or late from the reservation time by 15 minutes or more, you are advised to make a phone call to the café. If you arrive late more than 15 minutes without any phone call, your reservation will be canceled.

Price:

  • 30min + 1drink: 1,500 yen
  • 60min + 1drink: 2,500 yen
  • Extension: 500 yen/10min
  • Elementary student or younger get 50% discount

Optional:

  • Perching on your hand (1 owl): 500 yen
  • Feeding (1 cup): 500 yen

There is a discount coupon usable on weekdays (excluding public holidays) available from the official website (both in Japanese and English versions). Simply show the coupon page from the website (screenshot or printed out) during the payment.

You can also make a whole store reservation for private party of up to 40 people. Wedding cake, light meals and drinks are also available in this case if you desire.

Precautions for Café HOOT HOOT

Owls are nocturnal birds, and are very sensitive to light, so do not use flash when taking pictures. For other precautions, there will be instructions by the staff before entry, so please feel free to ask the staff.

Spot Information

  • Spot name: Café HOOT HOOT (フクロウの舎 カフェ ホーホー)
  • Address: 1F Goldcrest Shibuya, 10-16 Shinsen-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0045
  • Access:
    • Shibuya station…10 minutes-walk
    • Shinsen station…2 minutes-walk
  • Business hours:
    • Weekdays: 13:00 – 23:00
    • Weekends and Public Holidays: 12;00 – 23;00
  • Regular Holidays: open all year round
  • Credit cards: accepted

※Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and state of emergency, some of the facilities may be temporarily closed or have different hours from the hours stated here.

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