Tokyo is now home to an adorable hedgehog cafe


You’ve no doubt heard of Japan’s famous cat cafes by now. Everyone wants to cuddle a kittie at the first available opportunity. And while you wouldn’t think of hedgehogs as very cuddly critters thanks to their spiny bodies, a new establishment is set to prove you wrong. Called Harry (the Japanese word for hedgehog is harinezumi) the café offers animal enthusiasts a chance to interact with one of 20 to 30 hedgehogs of different breeds.

“We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle. We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them,” cafe worker Mizuki Murata told The Guardian, “The cutest thing about hedgehogs is getting them to finally open up and show you their face.”

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For the small fee of $9 (weekdays) or $13 (holidays) you can cuddle these tiny mammals, though you have to be careful to avoid being spiked.

[ Via : Theguardian ]