Relax with your favorite animals

Takes 2-3 hours

Kyoto has many places to meet animals and relax.
This route involves walking a considerable distance from the hotel. However, you will pass Rokkaku-dori, Sanjo-dori or Nishikikoji-dori (including Nishiki Market). We recommend that you take a walk before arriving at your destination.
After petting lovely animals, visit the Kyoto Art Center. This is the former site of an elementary school that was closed after 124 years of history. Take in its atmosphere and have some coffee and snacks in the café on the first floor.

20 minutes from Hotel
01. Kyoto Hyo-neko no mori
Kyoto Hyo-neko no mori

01. Kyoto Hyo-neko no mori

This is the world’s first Bengal cat café. Bengal cats are well-known for their beautiful leopard patterns.
Address: Mimatsu Nishi Bldg. 1F, 554 Nakano-cho Shinkyogoku-dori Shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Business hours: 11:30-19:30
Access from hotel: 20 minutes

1 minutes from Kyoto Hyo-neko no mori
02. Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori
Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori

02. Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori

Located in the same building as Kyoto Hyo-neko no mori. Visit for the opportunity to pet many owls.
Address: Mimatsu Nishi Bldg. 2F, 554 Nakano-cho Shinkyogoku-dori Shijo-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Business hours: 11:30-19:30
Access from hotel: 20 minutes

5 minutes from Kyoto no Fukuro no Mori
03. Tom's Mr.Hedgie
Tom's Mr.Hedgie

03. Tom's Mr.Hedgie

This is the place to pet lovely hedgehogs.
The spines of a hedgehog look prickly and thorny, but if you hold one, it will fit in the palm of your hand and make different expressions.
Address: J-PRIDE Bldg. 2F, Shin Kyou Goku Rokkaku Park 430-8 Sakurano-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Business hours:
Weekdays 11:00-19:00
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 10:30-19:00
Access from hotel: 15 minutes

4 minutes from Tom's Mr.Hedgie
04. Café Wan Nyan Chu
Café Wan Nyan Chu

04. Café Wan Nyan Chu

Pet lovely cats in this café.
Address: 595-3 Uradera-cho Takoyakushi-dori Shinkyogoku Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Business hours:
Weekdays 11:00-19:00
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 11:00-20:00
Access from hotel: 18 minutes

13 minutes from Café Wan Nyan Chu
05. Kyoto Art Center
Kyoto Art Center

05. Kyoto Art Center

Opened in 1869, Meirin Elementary School closed after 124 years of history and underwent renovations. Today the building is known as Kyoto Art Center. The elementary school atmosphere has been maintained, while a former classroom on the first floor currently serves as a café where you can enjoy coffee and snacks.
Address: 546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho Muromachi-dori Takoyakushi-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
Business hours: 10:00-22:00
(The gallery, library, information room close at 20:00 The Cafe closes at 21:30)
Access from hotel: 7 minutes

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