Tokyo’s latest animal cafes: A Hamster Cafe and the world’s first Hedgehog Cafe “Roppongi HARRY”

Animal cafes are very popular in Japan. Gently stroking and observing animals is a lot of fun and very relaxing. “Roppongi HARRY” has a ‘Hedgehog Cafe’ and ‘Hamster Cafe’ in the same building. Making it the best spot to meet the cutest furry (and spiky) mammals in Tokyo!

Meet the hedgehogs!

At the entrance of “Hedgehog cafe® HARRY”

Inside the hedgehog café, you’ll find sofas and chairs, but no tables. Instead, each seating comes with something like a crib or hay box with some sawdust inside. After properly disinfecting your hands (for the sake of the animals) and putting on gloves (for the sake of your hands), the staff will bring the hedgehogs to the “table”.

Clean your hands to protect the animals

The staff explains how to hold a hedgehog

You can watch the hedgehogs, give them some treats, gently pet them with a finger. You may also lift it carefully with both hands. So cute!

If you hold the hedgehog in a certain way, it might fall asleep in your hands.

Hi there! Don’t be scared of the spines. When touching them gently, you won’t get hurt.

The cafe also sells their hedgehogs. Each hedgehog has a different personality, so you can come here the find the right match for both you and the hedgehog. I think that it is actually very good for the wellbeing of the hedgehog when someone interested in buying one as a pet can learn how to properly take care and how to handle hedgehogs BEFORE buying a spiky friend.

Hedgehog goods, food and other items

Meet the hamsters!

Next, we went up to the 3rd floor to meet the hamsters.

The hamster cafe “MOGU MOGU” has a bis haste running area in the center of the cafe

As a kid, my sister once had a hamster as a pet. Therefore, I held a hamster in my hands for the first time in a long time. It was so small, soft…and very energetic! When I put it back in the box, the hamster started running around and exercising in his running wheel.

Hamster exercises

Time flew by. While at the cafe, I saw a lot of foreign tourists visiting the cafe. That’s understandable. The animal cafe experience will turn into an unforgettable memory of your Japan trip to Japan for sure! If you make a reservation in advance on the official website, you won’t have to wait and everything will go smoothly.

Hot and cold drinks are available at this machine for free. It’s a cafe after all.

So, head to Roppongi and visit “Roppongi HARRY” during your stay!

Hedgehog Cafe “Roppongi HARRY” & Hamster Cafe “MOGU MOGU”

(Please make separate reservations for the two cafes)
IWAHORI Building 2F-3F, 6-7-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station: Roppongi Station
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/5AVuV7v3wvYWWemT6

If you are looking for more animal cafes in the area, check out the cat cafe ‘Puchi Marry Roppongi’:

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I was born and raised in Kiel/Germany. When I was 16 I came to Japan for the first time. I fell in love with this beautiful country, so I returned after my university graduation. Since then, I have been living in Tokyo - and I don't plan to change anything about that ;-) My hobbies are taking a stroll around the city, taking photos and drinking coffee.

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