Top 7 Animal Cafes In Osaka, Japan

Animal Cafes In Osaka
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Visiting Japan for a wonderful vacation is not complete without visiting one of its most beautiful cities, Osaka. As a commercial centre on Honsu Island and the second largest metropolitan area in Japan, Osaka offers plenty of attractions as well as interesting entertainment options. Osaka Castle is definitely a must. The castle contributed significantly to the unification in Japan and is one of the most well-known castles across Japan. After exploring the traditional Japanese castle, spend some time strolling at Osaka Castle Park. The park features sports facilities and green areas where you can have a picnic under a shady tree. Also, spare one whole day to have fun at Universal Studios Japan. Enjoy all rides and shows as many as possible. The Wizarding World is spectacular and Flying Dinosaur is among the popular rides. To add colours to your vacation, why don’t you drop by animal cafes? It is pleasant to think that you can indulge in coffees, teas or other drinks with savoury or sweet bites while being surrounded by animals from cats, dogs to owls and hedgehogs. Keep reading to learn about the best animal cafes you can find in Osaka.

1. Owl Cafe, Fukurou no mise Osaka

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Owls are mysterious animals but charming at the same time. We just cannot resist these animals, especially if they are super clean, healthy and fluffy, like the ones you can find in Fukurou no mise Osaka. Indulge in a delectable selection of cakes, cookies and drinks and have a delightful experience of taking pictures with the owls. You can even pat and hold the owls. No worries, they are friendly owls.

Owl Family Cafe Osaka

Address: 1-10-13 Tenjinbashi, Kita-ku, Kita, Osaka 530-0041, Japan

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday 12AM - 8PM, Saturday & Sunday 11AM - 8PM.

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2. Small Animals Cafe ROCK STAR

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Situated close to a popular tourist spot Dotonbori, this cafe is more than happy to welcome you to meet many animals- not just the cute ones like cats but also some unusual ones, including snakes, flying squirrels and hedgehogs. Every visitor is required to buy at least one drink. Buy a few drinks to enjoy more time interacting with all animals.

Small Animals Cafe ROCK STAR

Address: 6-7 Nanbasennichimae, Chuo-ku | 5F Tsuji Bldg., Osaka 542-0075, Japan

Opening Hours: 11AM - 10 PM

Website: Small Animals Cafe ROCK STAR

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3. Dog Tail

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Doggy lovers, Dog Tail is the right place for you to relax while playing with so many cute dogs at the same time. They will welcome you with great enthusiasm when you open the cafe door and they will not leave you alone when you are enjoying a selection of drinks, including hot and cold coffee, fruit juices and tea.

Dog Tail

Address: 2 Chome-4-6 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 542-0071, Japan

Opening Hours: 12PM - 8PM (Mon-Fri), 11AM - 8PM (Sat, Sun)

Website: Dog Tail

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4. Neko no Jikan

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

An interesting fact about this cafe is that it is the first cat cafe opened in Japan. Nestled in central Osaka, you can enjoy a drink on a tatami mat to make you feel relaxed and calm. What is more, you are allowed to play with the fluffy cats that walk around throughout the cafe freely. If you wish to spend more time playing with the cats, the best time to visit the cafe is between 6 PM to 9 PM every day except Saturday.

Neko no Jikan

Address: 2 Chome-17-10 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka 542-0086, Japan

Opening Hours: 11AM - 8PM (Mon - Sat), 10AM - 8PM (Sun)

Website: Neko no Jikan

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5. Neco Republic

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Nothing feels better than knowing that you contribute something to society, and you can do it while on vacation too. Visit Neco Republic if you want to support the activities of rescuing cats. When you pay to play and cuddle with the cats, there can be more cats to rescue. If you are interested in adopting, you are very welcome to do so. Enjoy a good coffee or other drinks and it’s cat time!

Neco Republic

Address: 3-7-17 Minamisemba, Chuo-ku | 3F Miuraya Bldg, Osaka 542-0081, Japan

Opening Hours: 2PM - 8PM (Mon-Fri), 1PM - 7PM (Sat, Sun), close (Tue)

Website: Neco Republic

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6. Usagi Cafe Osaka

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Do you like rabbits? Rabbits are so soft and cute that they have won the hearts of many people. To enjoy cute rabbits, you can drop by Usagi Cafe, a small but friendly and warm cafe for you to relax and savour delicious cakes with a selection of coffees, teas and juices. The chiffon cake set is popular in this cafe. Everything related to rabbits can be found here, from the real rabbits to pictures and books of rabbits.

Usagi Cafe Osaka

Address: 4 Chome-2-14 Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Ōsaka-shi, Ōsaka-fu 530-0015 Japan

Opening Hours: 1PM - 7PM

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7. Happy Owl Cafe Chouette

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Last but not least, Happy Owl Cafe Chouette completes the list of best animal cafes in Osaka. It can be exhausting to explore a city and visit so many attractions. The best way to have a good rest is by dropping by this cafe that features a woodland theme. The cafe has many owls, from the small ones to the big ones. You can take pictures with the owls at an additional charge after enjoying your food and drink.

Happy Owl Cafe Chouette

Address: 1-9-21 Higashi Shinsaibashi | 1921 Bldg. 2F, Chuo, Osaka 542-0083, Japan

Opening Hours: 11AM - 8PM (Mon - Sat), 11AM - 7PM (Sun)

Website: Happy Owl Cafe Chouette

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Have an unforgettable trip in Osaka

To have an unforgettable trip in Osaka, make sure that you visit some, if not all, the animal cafes listed above. Animals can always brighten our days and change our moods in an instant. Enjoy Osaka, all its amazing attractions and cool animal cafes!

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Editor’s note: Trip101 has always been against animal cruelty, and we’re constantly striving to raise awareness for establishments related to animal welfare, such as animal cafes. Please highlight to us immediately if you see signs of poor care or cruelty, and we will do our best to report true facts and fight for animal rights together.

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