Any pet owner will tell you having cute fur balls around the house is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience. Cats, in particular, are known for their relaxing and therapeutic companionship that helps people relieve a bit of stress after a long day. But if you find yourself missing your feline friend while you’re out on a business trip or on vacation, fret not – cat cafes are quickly becoming the newest coffee house phenomenon around the world. Cat-loving patrons can observe and play with cats in a homey cafe while enjoying a cup of joe. So if you happen to be in any of these countries, don’t forget to drop by the neighbourhood cat cafe for a purrfectly unforgettable experience.
Known for being a nation of cat lovers, Japan is home to a number of cat cafes. Since the first opened in 2005, cat cafes and other pet rental services have become extremely popular especially for animal lovers who live in apartments that forbid pets. One such cat cafe is Nekokaigi in Kyoto, with a number of beautiful rescued felines who are regularly checked by a veterinarian to ensure their well-being. Nekokaigi charges by hour of stay and a range of hot and cold drinks such as tea, coffee and cocoa are available for purchase.