Photo: Neko Yokujo
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Cafe designed like a Japanese public bath lets you chill out with rescue cats

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By Koh Ruide, SoraNews24

Look around wherever you happen to be in Japan and you will likely find a cat cafe or two located nearby, with some offering unique experiences like doing yoga in the midst of the adorable critters.

Rescue cat cafe Neko Yokujo in Osaka definitely belongs in the “unique” subset of cat cafes, as its storefront and interior are intricately decorated with motifs and paintings to create an ambiance that one might find in a traditional Japanese public bathhouse.

▼ But rather than soak in hot water, this place lets you immerse yourself in cuddly cats.

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▼ Plastic wall mountings make it seem as if the cats are scaling Mount Fuji…

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▼ …or catching a ride on cranes in flight.

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▼ The furry residents can also climb onto suspended wooden platforms and snuggle in transparent bowls.

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Customers can cuddle with the rescue cats or just lie down and chill out with them. What’s more, taking photos and uploading them onto Twitter is also encouraged, the best pictures of which will be awarded vouchers for more visits to Neko Yokujo.

Although various time options are available, we recommend taking the one-hour course that comes with unlimited drinks (1,500 yen [US$13.80]) for the most bang for your buck, allowing you to spend quality time and shower these rescue cats with love.

As the establishment is part of Neco Republic, an organization determined to save Japan’s homeless cats, the store also serves as a place for people hoping to adopt one of the furry buddies and provide them with a new home. So give Neko Yokujo a whirl and see if you can spot a cat lounging in a the bowl or staring aimlessly off into space.

Cafe location

Neko Yokujo / ねこ浴場

Address: Osaka-fu, Osaka-shi, Chuo-ku, Shimanouchi 1-14-29

大阪府大阪市中央区島之内1丁目14−29

Open: Noon-9 p.m. (weekdays), noon-8 p.m. (weekends)

Website

Source: Neko Yokujo via Japaaan

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