Excuse Me, Did You Know Japan Has A Pug Café?
In Kyoto, 12 adorable pugs call the Living Room Pug Café home and, by all accounts, all it takes to win their affections is a treat or two. Roco, Ainosuke, Raita and Maiko are just a few of Living Room’s Very Good Boys, and they’re well looked-after, with necessary health check-ups performed regularly at a local veterinary clinic.
Living Room café is located at Nishikyo-ku, Kawatacho, 151 Selene Katsura 1F and opens daily from 1pm to 6pm, with entry until 5pm. Reservations aren’t necessary, but there is a $13.50 (¥1200) cover charge, which includes your first drink, one human treat and one dog snack set. Just make sure you don’t mix them up.
On “Special Days” (usually a couple of days per month), a $33 (¥3000) cover charge gets you all-you-can-drink privileges and unlimited puppy time, along with a pug-themed present.
If you’re planning on visiting, make sure you get there early and expect a wait – these pugs are practically famous, so it can take some time to get in the door.
(Lead image: Daniel Sandoval)