Keurig Neko Cafe（1/2）
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Kayuno Nomura, owner of Keurig, was always fond of cats and often fed strays near her home. One day she noticed five cats that she fed regularly had disappeared. She's never found out what happened to them, but those concerns sparked her life's mission to protect and find good homes for strays. Inspired by a visit to a "neko cafe" in Tokyo she opened the Keurig in the trendy Daimyo district in March of 2008. The location is very convenient for the young ladies and couples that make up the majority of her clientele. Then in September 2009 a second and even larger cafe was opened in Imaizumi just south of Tenjin.
The first thing you notice as you enter the cafe is the double set of doors. These are designed to reduce the risk of escape. But it's very unlikely that any of the cats would be interested in escaping as it is quite literally a pussycat paradise - there are comfy seats and fun toys galore for both man and feline!
After checking in and getting your hands sprayed with a disinfectant you're free to sit anywhere and play with any of the 22 cats. Each cat has a name and you can read about their profiles in the menu. Be sure to follow the cafe rules, such as no flash photography and don't force a cat to play when it doesn't want to. The interior has been designed with cats in mind - it is kitted out with features such as steps, beams, holes, poles, scratch pads and more to provide the cats plenty of places to wander and chase each other around.
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