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Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku, Shinjuku

(3.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Meet the cuddly residents of Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku, a place to interact with a whole host of cats. The idea for a cat cafe sprang from the fact that many meeting places and homes in Japan don't allow pets, so cafes like this seek to offer apartment-dwelling locals a place to hang out with furry felines. With the main room decked out with cat-friendly contraptions and a menu of treats to order (for humans and cats), the space provides the ideal environment to get to know each cat. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed into the cafe, and all visitors up to the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Before you head to Tokyo, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Tokyo vacation trip planner, to make sure you see all that Tokyo has to offer, including Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku.
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TripAdvisor
  • I enjoyed my time at Cat Cafe Calico Shinjuku. A bit difficult to find, but worth the effort. You go inside a building and up a few floors to find it. The place is on two levels, connected by a short ...  more »
  • If in Japan you got to try these weird cafes. The cats are not so fun to play with because they are apparently drugged/ sedated. But still is an experience to be surrounded by several different types ...  more »
  • I found it a bit hard to find and a little intimidating as I entered the alley leading to the lift. Once inside it was well presented and had strict hygiene control. Maybe a few more seats would be go...  more »
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  • The staff were perfectly polite, the cats were well behaved (and so beautiful), and the food was as good as you would expect it to be at a cafe that's more about gimmick than actual food. With that said it was a little dirty and it seems like their method of controlling how much food customers can give is innefective as many of the cats were over weight or had illnesses related to being overweight. Also the space seemed to be too small for the number of cats they had. Especially once you threw people in to the mix you could see that some cats were completed retreated and uncomfortable or exhausted. They have made efforts to create more spaces for the cats but I feel like a little more room might create a more comfortable atmosphere for them. It would be good if more of the spaces for the cats were spaces people can't reach but can see so the cats can take a break.
  • So many cats! The sixth floor is OK, but even comes with a space to play Nintendo Wii. The fifth floor is quite nice with many sitting areas. My favorite place to sit is on the floor seats by the window. On a sunny day, you could sit there for hours and relax with the cats. They also have many cat toys and a full profile book on each cat featuring is breed, birthday and pictures. There are nice bathrooms on the fifth floor, too! And there are lockers to put all your things so you can sit and enjoy the cats for as long as you want. My only complaint is that they charged a higher holiday fee.
  • This cat cafe is on two floors and offers enough space for the cats to retreat if they wish to do so. They sell cat treats, if you want to make friends of the cats. It gets busy on weekends - I didn't enjoy too much, too hectic. It's better on a weekday. Free Wifi.
  • It was kind of boring and clinical - perfectly fine at Y1000/hr, but not much in the way of a "cafe"
  • Nice place to relax around cat but the day i went was busy and cat are stressed. They come come to you only if you have food.