exchange / travel

cat cafe mocha

Ahhh, cat cafes. They’re one of many things in Japan that may seem weird and wonderful to the rest of the world, but are super common here. To be honest when I visited a cat cafe back in Sydney, I thought I’d seen it all. However, my sister really wanted to visit one when she was in Tokyo, so who was I to say no? She’s totally obsessed with cats, and I think my parents’ refusal to adopt one has only made her more determined to become a cat lady when she moves out. Needless to say, she loved every second of the cat cafe experience!

The place we visited was Cat Cafe MoCHA (猫カフェモカ) in Harajuku, although they have a number of branches all over Tokyo. Kitties aside, one thing I absolutely loved about this cafe was the decor! It was full of natural lighting and had plenty of cosy corners to relax in.


There were so many cute cats roaming around the cafe, but can we just take a moment to appreciate this little guy?! As soon as I saw his grumpy face he instantly became my favourite of the bunch.


We stayed for a full hour in the cafe, although the time totally flew by! You can also pay extra for unlimited use of the drink machines here.

All in all, this had to be one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while. In a crazy (and sometimes overwhelming) city like Tokyo, I can definitely see why places like these have become so popular. Even if it’s only for a little while, it’s nice to take a break from the loud noises and bustling streets below. Stay tuned for more from my trip soon!