Again : Reptile Cafe


Again is the very first Reptile Cafe in Kansai Area.

If it was only me, I would not dare to go but thanks to dear friend Aki who organized the event, I decided to go. I’m not scared of reptiles, in fact I’m fascinated with them.

Before the pictures, let’s sort out some of the information.

How to get there: Nearest train station is JR Taisho(大正) Station. From the station it’s about 20 minutes walk but you can also take the bus and stop at  Taisho Chugakko Mae (大正中央中学校前下車 )

How much : It will cost you 1000 yen (as of this writing) and you will get 1 drink and a cake.

Taking pictures is allowed but no flash as it will hurt the reptiles eyes or makes them agitated. Hold it gently and ask the owner if you want to hold one.

Untitled Find the sign and you are there. Untitled
As soon as the cafe opened, he was the first one to come out and had a short walk around. Local residents seems to know him already and got out of his way. His name is Kame.

He only came back, when the owner called him and showed him food.
Untitled He walks freely in and out of the cafe but he does not go far. His favorite spot is near the toilet door. So when he is taking a nap there, nobody can go into the toilet unless you can move an almost 50 kilos tortoise. Untitled
Of course there is the black pig .

Untitled Aki holding a snake (no idea what kind). Untitled
I think this is a corn snake. Owner is actually breeding this one, so you can buy little ones if you want a snake pet.

Untitled This one loves to be tickled just under the chin. Untitled
I want to be in the picture too.

Untitled I’m soo cute. Untitled

Human , who took my cake?

Other reptiles, are not allowed to be touched so you can enjoy watching them from their little houses.

Although, it was interesting watching these creatures in their little cages when they could have been out in the wild free and be wild makes me sad. The tortoise should have been in the sea , swimming not walking around in the concrete.

 

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3 thoughts on “Again : Reptile Cafe

  1. Quote: “Although, it was interesting watching these creatures in their little cages when they could have been out in the wild free and be wild makes me sad. The tortoise should have been in the sea , swimming not walking around in the concrete.” -end quote-

    AHHHHH!
    Before any overzealous animal lovers stumble upon this article and get any wild ideas about “freeing” tortoises into the sea, I feel the need to say something VERY IMPORTANT:

    Tortoises can’t swim. Turtles swim. Tortoises might be able to float, but they can’t steer themselves in the water at all. If deposited into the sea, a tortoise will either drown, float aimlessly until they die, float aimlessly until they hopefully get washed ashore, or hopefully someone will save them.
    So please don’t get any weird ideas, people!

    Anyway, thanks for sharing your experience!

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