In the beginning, there was the fashion feline cafes and now the first hedgehog cafe opened in Japan in Roppongi District, Tokyo.
Since February, customers are lining up at the cafe “Harry” for the opportunity to pet hedgehogs. The name “Harry” from a pun on the Japanese word for hedgehog. The access cost between 1,000 yen ($ 9) and 1,300 yen ($ 11), which offers a coffee hour for the chance to pet and play with a selection of over thirty live hedgehogs in vivariums. Mizuki Murata, an employee of the cafe said in a Reuters interview “We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs. She said the cutest thing with hedgehogs is when they agree to open up and show their head”
In the same building there is also a rabbits coffee shop belonging to the same people. In Japan, these small pungent beasts are particularly popular as a pet.