This Animal Cafe Is a Must-Visit in Japan
They have owls, chicks, rabbits, and more!
Moff animal cafe Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin
3/F Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin Family Mall, 1-5 Toyosuna, Mihama, Chiba
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entrance is at 7 p.m.)
How to get there: It’s approximately 40 minutes by train from Tokyo Station to Kaihimmakuhari Station. Spend another 10 minutes taking a bus to Aeon Mall, and go down at the Aeon Mall Family Mall bus stop.
Moff animal cafe is located at Aeon Mall Makuhari Shintoshin, a huge department store 50 minutes away from Tokyo Station. Unlike most animal cafes in Japan that only have either cats or owls, Moff animal cafe has around 31 species from approximately 200 tame animals in total.
Before entering the cafe, all guests should read the do’s and don’ts as well as the disclaimers. You’ll need to spray alcohol onto your hands before you enter, and you’re not allowed to force the animals if they don’t want to be held or touched. The entrance fee should also be paid in advance (see list below for rates). The cafe accepts both cash and credit card.
Moff animal cafe is spacious and colorful. As you enter, you’ll be greeted by baby chicks running around inside a clear circular cage. According to the staff, these chicks are a hit with the kids (and probably with the adults, too!).
Besides these chicks, you can also interact with other animals, such as rabbits, marmots, spoiled meerkats, owls, turtles, hedgehogs, and the fussy cockatoos. You’re allowed to softly touch or hold them.
With assistance from the staff, you can even have the birds perch on your arm. Don’t worry, these animals are very calm and tame.
You can also try feeding the animals with food that the store sells. It’s a self-service purchase; all you have to do is insert the required amount, and then take the food freely. Make sure you purchase the right one by checking the picture inside the clear coin box.
Twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening), visitors can also enjoy two performances. The first one is called Flying Show, while the second one is The Owl Feeding. Don’t forget to snap a picture.
On most weekdays, you can hang out at the cafe all day. On weekends, national holidays, or busy weekdays, you’re only allowed to stay for a maximum of two hours.
Make sure to check out their cute goodies, too, before you head home. They’re a wonderful reminder of the time you spent with the animals.
Entrance fee is ¥1,000 (junior high school students and above), ¥600 (4 years old to elementary school students), 3 years old and below can come in free of charge (Kids in elementary school and below need to be accompanied by an adult 18 years old and above)
Provided by Karaksa Media Partner (13 February 2018)