Cat cafe Calico, Shinjuku 猫カフェ 新宿

It seems that always when I go to my favorite cat cafe in Tokyo, I keep going to eat in the same restaurant called Shakeys pizza ( if you been reading my blog before you know it).

This time was no different, before we went to the cat cafe we took a quick stop at the restaurant to some delicious salad that they have and of course the best onion rings and few slices of pizza.

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Calico
-Best cat cafe in Tokyo (in my honest oppinion)
-not too expensive 1000yen an hour
-you get a free ticket always when you leave and with it you can get a free drink when you come back.

I took some great shots of the cats again there 😀 I know all you cat lovers will like them a lot !

The first ones are my favorite 😀
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These days when I go to this place I always buy that small box of chicken that the cats love. Always when I have it open the cats come around me 😀

Here are couple of photos of the cat downstairs and up.

-upstairs is great with Wii and ipad to play with 😀
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Downstairs is full of Manga and an area where you can eat and drink as well 😀
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More photos of the cute cats!

I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you are giving them chicken so that you don’t pull you don’t take the chicken away!
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Sleepy sleepy
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I loved this cat! I was watching this big cat jumping in to that small basket and everyone started laughing when she was trying to make herself fit in to it 😀
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There there cute cat’s
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I want more chicken !
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He doesn’t want anyone touching him while he is a sleep.
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Standing on my legs.
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and Sleepy again
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Some things I bought those days.
-From left to right
1st. European plug-in
2nd. SD card box for 4 cards
3rd. C270 logitech webcam for my girlfriend
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I love this thing, recharging the batteries of my ipads and everything 🙂
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Nice panorama I took at the station
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She has a cute back bag 😀
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Thank you for reading one of my posts again ! “Like” my facebook page if you liked those cats 😀

Aomori video clips

Here are 9 videos I took in Aomori, a little bit of everything from cats to castles I hope you like em!

1st. I took this video in the night buss when we were actually going to Aomori before the new year. I love that smoothing voice that you can hear.

2nd. Castle of Hirosaki! My hands were freezing when I took this! You can see a bit of the park as well and if the weather would have been better you could have seen a mountain in the background.

3rd and 4th. Two videos of the cutest cat ever called Chibi. My fiances family cat!

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5th and 6th. Couple of small clips I took from the window of the car when we were driving in Aomori, the amount of snow is staggering.

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7th. We went to a spot where people feed swans and other birds in the winter. Sadly it was snowing again so I could not take photos there but luckily I got this video taken 😀

8th. Driving in the mountain range of Akita.

9th. You saw photos from this shrine in the last post I did. When my girl was going to pray I took a video inside of it same time 😀

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Been listening Howard stern show all morning while editing photos and uploading things 🙂

ちび..。ラメンとおにぎり 

These photos I took on that same day we went to the lake Towada but these I took with my sony. I was going to put these on the same post but kinda forgot about these photos.

We ate ramen this day like pretty much everyday we did ! Our lovely routine in Aomori was a delicious ramen and Onsen (I personally wished that everyday could be like that).

I like to sit on tatami in the restaurants I go in Japan!
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The ramen was delicious!
I had a extra meat ramen
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and my girl had miso ramen
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In the evening I took couple of shots in the store.
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Couple of Cute photos of my girlfriends family cat called Chibi (which means small)
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I’m sorry for posting so much today, in the mood I guess and I want to get the photos from Aomori done already so I can get back up to date!

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Cat cafe 猫カフェ

Yesterday once again we went to my favorite cat cafe at Shinjuku, this time I had my nikon with me so I got some excellent photos taken, also this time we bought the chicken that you can give to the cats so we were very popular with them.

Shinjuku is famous for it’s restaurants, bars and clubs but hidden behind the beautiful lights is a relaxing cat cafe called Calico!

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In there you can eat tasty dishes while watching cats sleep and play, you can drink beer and soft drinks and prices are not expensive at all.
1hour costs 1000yen
2hours costs 1500yen
plus if you want to be popular with the cats buy a small box of chicken with 300 yen and they will all come to you.
A little tip if you are going there, about 5pm is their feeding time so you don’t have to buy chicken 😀

When you go to cat cafe ( what to do)
1st.Take off your shoes and change for slippers
2nd.wash your hands with soap very well.
3rd.Dry your hands and put a bit of alcohol thingy to make your hands very clean.
4th.put that paper thing around your neck that shows what time you came in so you know when 1 hour is up ( you can stay as long as your wallet can handle it)
5th.Go in to the cat area and put your jacket and things to the locker
6th. go crazy with the cats 😀

I know you are waiting that I show you photos from there that will make you go “awwwwww”
Here we go!!!!

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this next one is my favorite there. Always playing with him!
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This guy thinks he is so cool!
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I love it how they put their paw on your hand when you give em chicken
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This Cat cafe has two areas upstairs and downstairs
Downstairs is a lot of manga (comics) to read and also a smoking room and “restaurant”
Upstairs is full of different things you can use to play with the cats. (you can also donate things there)
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I still have much great photos from here and the other things we did this day that I will upload soon and also got photos from Tokyo motor show that I want to share with you and I climbed Mt.Takao few days ago too (been busy ehheh)
but here are few more photos ! see more at my flickr like always !
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Hope you liked this post !
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Cute & Tasty かわいい &美味しい

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Saw these tasty little pans at the bakery near my house (also next to the minami-gyotoku station). I bought one of them and it was actually very good ! In Japan everything is very good always.

Do you have anything this cute in the bakery you go to ?

Delicious and Cute

Cat cafe at Shinjuku, 猫カフェ 新宿

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I went to Cat cafe with my girl last week as you saw in the many many photos I took to my flickr!

Here are couple of videos I took in there as well!

Lunch time Lunch time ! and all the cats came running to get the food !

After everyone were full they started to play !

Day full of fun ! (Cat cafe,delicious food and batting center)

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The morning started kinda slow while watching tv and playing games with ipad2 but soon as we started moving things got faster. Had a delicious breakfast!
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Breakfast made us so full that we wanted to do something sportish so we decided to go to Shinjuku batting center, was my first time to actually have baseball bat in my hands, that must be a shock for many of you Americans!

Here are my girl and I doing some batting!
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My arm hurt like heck after it ! I did something wrong or everything wrong hah. I DID HIT THE BALL AT LEAST COUPLE OF TIMES !

I have wanted to go to Cat cafe for a long time and finally we had the time and chance to go at Shinjuku. Right next to Shinjuku station there is a big Cat cafe full of cats ! I went a bit crazy since I never actually  touched a cat in my opinion (my family are all dog people)
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They were so fluffy and cute that I just wanted to hug them to death!! I’m so going back there soon, kinda expensive but not too much 1000 yen for 1 hour and food and drinks there are not that expensive either and also you can buy snacks for the cats as well (snacks will make you popular with the cats)

Here are some cute photos of some of the cats there!
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After we got done with the cats, we visited BIC CAMERA to search a One piece figure I wanted but we couldn’t find it sadly so we decided to go to ikebukuro from shinjuku to check the BIC CAMERA there and there it was but SOLD OUT hehe my luck.

At this point it was already 7pm and we started to get hungry so we went to the main restaurant street at ikebukuro and chose a place, tasty pizza not the best but not the worst either !
Delicious Onion rings ! (best of tokyo)
One thing tho about this place is that it had the best onion rings I have ever in my life eaten ! SUPER DELICIOUS ! next time I go there I will order a lot of them and less pizza !
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Shinjuku and kabukicho is so beautiful at evening so next week I will go there with my camera to take some great photos.

Today I am going there again since I am having a big “welcome back to Japan” party for myself with my close friends. But it starts at 7pm so I will try to get some great photos before it as well since the sunset is about 5pm !