“Café Nekoemon”, is a café where cat lovers gather in Yanakaginza, an 8-minute walk from JR Nippori station. It is located next to Yanakado, a sister store, that is famous for selling maneki-neko (beckoning cat) goods. They have a good selection of cat-themed sweets. You can also enjoy ceramic paintings there.
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The cat café “Nekoemon” in Yanakagiza is located in Yanaka, which has retained a nostalgic look. Yanaka is one of the few areas you can feel the history with your skin in the form of old buildings while observing the modernization of the city. In spring, you can enjoy the history while looking at a row of cherry trees from the South exit of the station and stores with an atmosphere melted into the downtown of Yanaka. Café Nekoemon is a store renovated from an old house so you can feel the good old history of Japan.
There is a sister store, “Yanakado” offering adorable and famous “maneki-neko” and you can purchase such items here. Meneki-neko is an original Japanese ornament and it is one used for superstitions of good luck for better business. The facial expression of cats and the poses, raising their front paws add to the cuteness. It is interesting to experience the ceramic paintings here. Alongside that, you can also enjoy the cat-themed cake and also “anmitsu”, which can be described as a Japanese parfait.
Ceramic painting experience. Get your original maneki-neko!
You can enjoy the ceramic paintings on maneki-neko while enjoying the taste of coffee and teas at the Yanakaginza café Nekoemon. Get your one and only maneki-neko painting with an original face expression and pattern on its body with your palm-sized unglazed maneki-neko using a pen.
Relax with adorable, cat-themed cake.
Cat-themed cakes at Nekoemon are a must-see. There are several kinds of cake such as rare cheesecake, mont-blanc and roll cake. A “cat’s tail” is attached to the éclair that is almost too cute to eat.
・Product: ceramic painting experience, cat-themed cake, coffee, tea, take-out sweets such as “Neko monyaka”
・Business hours 10:00～11:00
Address: 5-4-2, Yanaka, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Direction: Approx. 8 min. by walk from Nippori sta.
Official site: http://yanakado.com/c_nekoemon.html
If you want to go to Yanaka with the local person, you can also join our tour, “Nostalgic Town Walk Yanaka”. The local guide bring you to Yanaka shopping street and really good shops and cafe not many people know about, and you can try to take Japanese bath (Sento).