The dignified queen of the cafe.
Monday was a holiday, so I went to the zoo. Normally, public places like museums, parks, and sightseeing spots tend to be closed on Mondays, but again because of the holiday, it was open. Instead, those places closed the following Tuesday.
That said, the zoo was pretty packed. It was also a bit warm, so I didn’t go too far. But I did visit the lions, as well as ome of the indoor enclosures.
This week was… interesting. I would like nothing more than to follow this cat’s example, but I’ve much to do this weekend. Ah well….
At the Rescue Cafe, we could buy snacks and sweets to feed the animals. For the otters, there was a hole into the enclosure where you could hand it to them. Their little hands would come out of the hole and take it, before shoving it into their cute little faces.
These two otters were particularly spoiled and thought they would get treats whenever anyone so much as looked their way. Sometimes, hands would snake out and grab the clothing of passerbys.
This one was disappointed that my phone wasn’t eatable, going so far as to yell at me. Otters are very vocal creatures, it seems.
On Sunday, I went to an animal rescue cafe where we saw all sorts of animals. There were many different types of owls too and this little guy was determined to escape his bonds.
A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without a stop at Cafe Calico in Shinjuku. The cafe is a short ten minute walk from Shinjuku’s East exit. The fee is cheaper than most pet cafes and the staff there (both human and feline) are really friendly. Some of the staff also speak basic English if that’s a concern.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.catcafe.jp/shop_shinjyuku.html
About fifteen minutes, I was buying my ticket, and entering the park-slash-zoo-slash-botanical garden. Because I got there later in the afternoon, I didn’t have the chance to see everything, but I did enjoy my time there.
The zoo is only a two minute walk from the Higashiyama Koen station, which is on the Fujigaoka-bound Higashiyama subway line.