February 26, 2016
Say hello to the new me. This is Simon, the newest member of the Spanish Inquisition. You ever see any Vampire shows where there’s a power struggle between the alpha werewolves and they fight to control the pack? I look like the guy that gets beat up. I look like the sad chef of a biker gang. Please, remember me as I was, not as I am now.
In an attempt to get over my sadness, we tried going to this cat cafe in Kichijoji. Supposedly it’s really well rated, and after spending two hours in it, I can totally understand why. The cats look really happy here. The staff is super attentive not just to the customers, but also the talent – the cats. It’s very spacious as well, and rather than just being a cafe full of cats, this looks like a cat’s dream house, and we as customers are granted the right to come in. All of the ledges for the cats to climb on, the window views, the secret holes for them to hide in when they want to be left alone: this place was built with the cats’ best intentions first. And it makes for a great experience.
If you want to go, do make a reservation. We couldn’t get in on the first day because it was fully booked. We didn’t know, though, that it was National Cat Day at the time, February 22nd, or 2/22, which supposedly sounds like “nya nya nya” in Japanese, from what we’ve been told, which is why it’s cat day. I thought it was some ancient day of reverence for the benevolent but fickle spirit of cats, but no, it’s just cute wordplay :D
Even when we went today, though, they told us it was full when we first walked in, but we made the reservation for it on Monday, so a few days in advance is when you should check in if you want to come.
If you want to get here, it’s called:
OH SWEET JESUS I JUST FOUND THEIR WEBSITE IT’S SO CUTE!
They’re open from 10am – 9:00pm. The entrance fee is 1,200 yen per person during the weekdays, and 1,600 on the weekends. If you’re feeling thrifty, after 7:00PM it is only 700 yen to get in. Anytime is worth it. Better than any rollercoaster you’ve been on. This here is a rollercoaster of love!
If you’d like to see some more fun stuff, we have some extra scenes here as well. Yay!