5 Paw-some Ethical Cat Cafés in Tokyo



Necoma is a rescue cat café in Gakugei-Daigaku that offers a clean setting and attentively handles the physical conditions of the cats. All of the available cats are from the NPO Little Cats in Yamanashi Prefecture. Additionally, Necoma works hard to establish good rapport with its clients and teaches new cats how to become acclimated to people and other cats. Customers comment that the cats' autonomy is well-respected, and visitors are welcome to observe without pressuring the cats to play or be petted. For the sake of the cats' health, visitors must put on socks before entering.

Hogoneko Rafu Space

Cats are mostly saved by Hogoneko Rafu Space from the Japanese breeding trade. They are the parents of ill and disabled cats as well as cats marketed as pets in pet stores. Although there is no entrance cost, patrons are asked to make a donation of 1,000 to aid with rescue efforts and to maintain the cats' wellness. The first drink costs 150.


Rescue Cat Café Meooow!, which is owned by a welcoming Japanese woman, provides a home for stray cats, particularly those with disabilities that few people normally wish to adopt. The cats can hide in a variety of locations when they feel uneasy and are not required to interact with clients. You can play with the cats while sitting on the floor or a sofa in this cozy, tiny boutique while chatting about cats with the staff and other customers. Every cat is available for adoption.

Asakusa Nekoen

Asakusa Nekoen's proprietor, Takako Saito, saves stray cats from Saitama and Tokyo parks and streets. In the Fukushima Exclusion Zone, she has also saved abandoned cats. The café's cats are all available for adoption. More than 200 cats have been adopted ever since the owner's cafe started more than nine years ago. Customers can find many elderly cats who have spent out their lives at this cat café, unlike some cat cafés that may abandon cats after they reach a certain age. It is a quiet location where you may watch TV, read books, and converse with the outgoing English-speaking proprietor. It is only a six-minute walk from Asakusa Station. Of course, you should also talk to the cats. 

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