I am a HUGE supporter of bringing Japanese cat cafes to America. Especially after seeing this recent news item. A new cafe has sprung up in Himeji, Japan that apparently specializes in black cats.
Called the “Cafe Nekobiyaka Kuro Neko cm,” the feline paradise, as MyNavi explains, opened as a “black cat cafe” late last month and is now filled with ten of the cutest black cats. Nekobiyaka claims that it may be the first black cat cafe of its kind in Japan.
The entrance fee for the black cat cafe for once hour is 1,000 yen (around US$10), with an extra 500 yen ($5) for a thirty-minute extension. Soft drinks are 400 yen ($4) a pop, while alcohol is 600 yen ($6).
The cafe has some pretty unfortunate rules, however. Visitors are not allowed to pick up and hold the cats; though they can pet the animals in moderation. According to the cafe, the reason for the rules is that excessive handling of the cats can cause them stress. Children are also not allowed, but middle schoolers can visit Nekobiyaka with their guardians.
You can check out the adorableness below: