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.
Find the sign and you are there.
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.
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.
Of course there is the black pig .
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.