Following my post on Ueno, Japan is the Cat Cafe. It is my favorite from the gazillion of things to do and see in the colorful city of Ueno.
The biggest part of the reason why I choose to visit is that I really miss the cats I had last year when I was in Greece. I think it’s primarily the reason why people visit this place. It’s for foreigner travelers who are missing their cat, for people who can’t have pets on their apartment, or basically for cat lovers.
The cats here have very nice furs that feels so good to pet.
They all look so curious.
*All images are taken with a cellphone.
How to get to Neko Maru Cafe in Ueno: Get to Ueno Train Station. Once there, take the Asakusa Exit, take left, you will get to a building with a Wendy’s at the front with a “First Kitchen” sign below that building, go to the left, of the same building you should see an elevator, take that elevator and go up to the 8th floor, and ahoy! Neko Maru Cafe is right there in front of you.
All it really is a room full of cats that is open for visitors, well, customers to spend time with the cats.
To be completely honest, it’s may not be worth it for anybody. It’s good for me because I needed some pet time with cats. 🙂 And that’s all it really is … some pet time with cats. I was there after 7 pm, and it was a good time because most of the cats were awake and were walking around.
If you really want to visit a Cat Cafe, for some pet time or for the unique experience, Neko Maru is a really good choice. The place is very pleasant-looking; it is clean and organized. They have a lot of toys for the cats. Available snacks for cats are offered. I didn’t care for the “cafe” part, but food and beverages are available too. Everything is cat-themed. And most of all the cats here really are cute.
By the way, many of the cats in Neko Maru are rescued cats. 😉