Pig Café in Harajuku

Visiting an animal cafe was one of the top activities that I wanted to do when we went to Japan. These are cafes where you can grab something to drink while playing with cute and adorable animals. Each cafe had its own unique animals from cats and dogs to more obscure pets like hedgehogs and reptiles.

When we were wandering around Harajuku, there was a sign amongst a sea of sign that caught my eye, and it was for a pig cafe! This was an animal I could imagine myself cuddling with, and so we checked it out!

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of not writing down the name of the cafe.

Price:

I didn’t write it down (note to self: must be better about writing these things down!) but we believe it was about 2,000 yen (about $18) for half an hour and one drink.

Experience:

Only a limited number of people are allowed inside the cafe at any given point, so we waited for a short period of time to go inside. Once it was our turn, we took off our shoes, washed our hands, and got to play with the little piggies in the play pen.

The price came with a complimentary drink, but honestly, the drinks were made by a vending machine and therefore not the best by any means. I was so caught up with playing with the pigs that I barely bothered with the drink.

There were a few rules, and the staff was quite strict with them, but for good reason. One rule was that we were not allowed to pick up the pigs. This meant, however, that we were on the whims of the pigs’ fancy in whether they wanted to play with us or not.

For a while, they kept playing with other people and I had to find a way to bribe them. Time was running out! I found out that they had a fondness of harmlessly biting my hair and my bag, and if that’s what will get them to stay, bite away.

Final Say:

If you’re looking for somewhere to play with an adorable animal, definitely stop by an animal cafe! If you’re actually looking for drinks and such, maybe look elsewhere.

14 Comments

  1. May 14, 2020 / 6:03 pm

    Oh my gosh, I didn’t realise pig cafes were a thing! How cute! I’d love to visit x

  2. May 14, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    OH my the pigs are SO cute! I’ve heard of cat cafes but this is the first time I’ve seen a pig cafe!

    Life is a Shoe

  3. May 15, 2020 / 1:01 am

    not sure if i’d visit a pig cafe haha but i’m for sure going to visit a cat cafe or puppy cafe one day! i love the look of the ones in korea, but if i’m ever in japan i’d love to see the ones there too!
    ellie x // elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk

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      May 15, 2020 / 12:00 pm

      Haha, I completely understand. Cat and puppy cafés are also super popular and I’m sure you’ll be able to find a lot of good ones in Japan 🙂

  4. May 16, 2020 / 1:57 pm

    It is so cool that there is a cafe full of pigs!! I would have never thought that piggies would be an attraction, but I like it! It is good that there are rules for the safety of the pigs. Glad you enjoyed your time there!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

  5. May 18, 2020 / 3:59 pm

    Didn’t even know that pig cafés exist but now as I know its definitely on my list! This is cuteness overload!

    lots of love, Miri
    http://www.meetmiri.com

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      May 18, 2020 / 7:31 pm

      Yes! They’re too cute!

  6. May 20, 2020 / 12:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I dont even know that pig cafe exists. They are super cute. I will definitely put it on my list 🙂

    Elvira | https://elviraedison.com

  7. May 25, 2020 / 2:15 am

    This is so cute! When I visited Tokyo I went to a cat cafe and a rabbit cafe, but I’ve never heard of a pig cafe before. I’d love to go there! 🐷

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      May 25, 2020 / 12:54 pm

      Oh my gosh, a rabbit café would be so fun to visit!

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