Visiting an animal cafe is a bucket list item for many people and a super popular tourist attraction in Japan. I have been to many different animal cafes so far ranging from the well-known cat and dog cafés to unique owl and micro pig cafés. During my last trip in Tokyo, I managed to visit a hedgehog café – finally, yay! I randomly picked the next best hedgy café in Shibuya and found the ‘Chiku Chiku Café’, which was literally just 5min away from my hotel! I booked a slot at 4pm for one hour (I recommend to make a reservation online) and it was extremely peaceful and not crowded at all. The staff was super friendly, knew each of the sweet hedgy and were very gentle to them. Every hedgehog was exceptional and super adorable; each of them had a differently themed room. The space was clean and smelled clean. Before you can touch the hedgies, make sure to read the house rules carefully and always put on the gloves for protection of yourself and the hedgehogs. Hedgehogs do generally sleep a lot so don’t be surprised if your buddy does not want to hang out with you and decides to have a nap instead! I had a wonderful time interacting with the hedgehogs and I highly recommend this place and experience!
Chiku Chiku Café
Daikyousibuya Building 2F
1 Chome-13-5 Shibuya, Shibuya City,
Tokyo 150-0002, Japan
Opening Hours (daily):
13:00 – 18:00
last entry 17:30
¥440 for hedgehog treats
– Chiku Chiku Cafe offers time-based courses with all you can drink service.
– The Cafe only offers 60min course for the reservation.
– After reservation, you will not be able to change to a 30min course.
– Children 4 years or older are allowed to touch the hedgehogs.
– Children under 12 years can only enter with (parental) guidance