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Best 3 Dog Cafes in Tokyo: Full Guide

Japan is home to a plethora of pet cafes which have gained popularity with animal lovers looking to de-stress and hang out with some cute critters.

Cat cafes are in abundance, but even in Tokyo dog cafes are quite rare due to the comparative effort they take to care for, compared to our feline friends. Dog people needn't worry though, there's still some establishments allowing you to frolic with some adorable pups, you just need to know where to look!

Best Dog Cafes in Tokyo

Dog Heart, Yoyogi

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Right next to Yoyogi Park and just a short walk from Yoyogi Hachiman station is Dog Heart. Play with adorable dogs of several different breeds including toy poodles, beagles and one big fluffy golden retriever. You can even rent a dog for an hour to take for a walk.

Address: 2F 151-0063, Tokyo, Shibuya, Tomigaya 1-45-2 Y's Park Building 2F

Nearest station: Yoyogi Hachiman or Yoyogi Koen

Dog Heart Website

Cost: 950 yen for 30 minutes or 1550 yen for 1 hour, time can be extended for 300 yen per 15 minutes (drink included)

Opening times: Open every day from 11 am to 7 pm

Mame Shiba Inu Cafe, Harajuku

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Given the location on the tourist-heavy Takeshita Street, Harajuku, there may be a bit of a wait to enter this cafe. Shiba inu have only become more and more popular in this age of the internet, since their hilarious antics often go viral. The cafe's four-legged hosts are ‘mame’ (meaning bean) shiba inu, a smaller variety of the breed. Seeing shiba inu in Japan is high on any dog lovers list, so chill out with these mini meme dogs.

Address: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingumae 1-6-10 3F

Nearest station: Harajuku or Meiji Jingumae

Mameshiba Cafe Website

Cost: 880 yen for 30 minutes (drink included)

Opening times: 11 am to 7 pm on weekdays, 11.30 am to 7.30 pm weekends and holidays

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Micro Tea Cup Cafe, Akihabara

Located in the geek haven of Akihabara, Micro Tea Cup Cafe exclusively houses miniature breeds such as toy poodles and mame shiba inu. In a cheeky little nod to the Akihabara idol group AKB48, the cafe conducts a poll called AKD118 in order to crown the most popular pup. But lets be honest, all the dogs are winners.

Address: 101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda, Sotokanda 3-2-11

Nearest station: Akihabara or Suehirocho

Micro Tea Cup Cafe Website

Cost: 1300 yen for first 30 minutes, then 1000 yen per additional 30 minutes (drinks included)

Opening times: 11 am to 8 pm, open every day except Tuesday

By - Jess.