or literally, Edo Cat Tea House; or Edo Cat Cafe.
I’ve been to a lot of cat cafes in Japan. Most of the cat cafes has a certain theme to it, ranging from comfy Japanese living room with a kotatsu, to English style houses. But now, enter Edo-period themed cat cafe.
I’m not really going to go in-depth about what’s going on in here. It’s a temporary pop-up cat cafe with old Edo-period settings like tea house, bath and more. It’s right in front of Ryogoku Station (just two stations away from Akihabara) and run Calico Cat Cafe, which is a popular cat cafe chain in Japan. All of the cats were rescued stray cats, and if you’re interested, you can even take them home.
I thought that I was smart: going to the cat cafe in a middle of a working week, as early as 11am, thinking there would be no crowd, allowing me to hog all the cats for myself. Heh, I was so wrong: there weren’t a huge crowd, but still, crowd. I’ve completely forgotten that it was in a middle of a summer holiday for most. Welp.
Still, I enjoyed my time there. I get to play with a lot of cats that actually CRAVES FOR ATTENTION. There were kittens too, which is pretty rare for cat cafes.
The following are some of the photos that I managed to grab during my short stay there.