Tokyo's Hedgehog Cafe is a Huge Success (for Obvious Reasons)
If cat cafes aren't quite your thing, you've got options—specifically, you can now visit an eatery in Tokyo's Roppongi District filled with hedgehogs. For some (read: this writer), this is a total dream. The cafe—which is called Harry, inspired by the Japanese word for the adorable little animals—opened up back in February and has since been a hit. Inside, you'll find 20-30 hedgehogs of a variety of breeds. All of this (and more) can be yours for a small entry fee (around $9 on the weekdays and $12 on the weekends).
In an interview with Mashable, Harry employee Mizuki Murata shared the cafe's intent: "We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle. We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them."
Erika Owen is the Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.