Now Open: A Cafe That Allows Petting Hedgehogs

Viewing one is very a goody as you will find no hedgehogs in Asia. To load this gap in the market a hedgehog, with some prickly cuteness, a hedgehog-themed cafe has opened in Roppongi District, Tokyo.

Now Open: A Cafe That Allows Petting Hedgehogs

In the “Harry” restaurant, clients have now been queuing since February to truly have the opportunity to pet those cute hedgehogs. The title “Harry” comes from a wordplay about the Japanese term for hedgehog. For 1,000 yen ($9) on holidays and 1,300 yen ($11) on vacations, the restaurant provides an hour of stroking and having fun with an array of hedgehogs. There’s even a “menu” of various shades to select from.

Say, whaaat?!

Now Open: A Cafe That Allows Petting HedgehogsJust in case hedgehogs aren’t exactly your thing, at the same building, there’s also a bunny cafe that are owned by the same people.

Mizuki Murata, who operates the restaurant, told Reuters, 

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. The cutest thing about hedgehogs is getting them to finally open up and show you their face.”

Now Open: A Cafe That Allows Petting Hedgehogs

Hedgehogs could be easily stored as animals though some individuals have questioned the viability of stroking these timid and nocturnal animals. In Japan, these prickly creatures are not especially unpopular as small buddies. Should you visit a hedgehog on an outing in the open it’s usually better just to leave them as like that. Nevertheless, should you come across one in your garden, it’s recommended that you supply them some meaty dog or cat food and not bread and milk.

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