C.O. Cat Café World Tour: Himeji, Japan

C.O. welcomes Robb S. back for another Cat Café visit…Nekobiyaka Cat Café in the castle town of Himeji, an hour west of Osaka. This one is exclusively black cats, too!








When You Go™:

*Addy: Himeji, Hyogo, Ekimaecho 322, Mifune Bldg 2F.

*Cost: Cover charge is Y1000 for the first hour.

Online: Website.

*Hours: Open noon-9pm. (Sun noon-7pm.) Closed Tuesdays.

Phone: 090-6757-2810.



  1. Rhonda B says:

    Awwww black beauties. I love the colored bandanas around the necks. 🙂

  2. Lol. All black cats = one color of cat hair = all staff and patrons can wear black and save the cost of lint brushes. Smart! Beautiful cats.

  3. Blackies are my fave. Don’t tell my other kitties–we haven’t had an ebony god/goddess in the mix for 10 years.

  4. I now have at least one year of good luck coming my way!

    (Yup, in my tradition, black cats = good luck / good fortune!)

  5. Great photography from Robb S! The pic with the two cats running calls for some Hanna-Barbera style scrambling feet sound effects. Too Qte!

  6. Alice Shortcake says:

    *furtively slips random black cat into a specially-designed catlifter’s pocket inside coat, whistles nonchalantly whilst leaving the premises*

  7. I wuv black kittehs. I was owned by one for nearly 18 years, from a tiny black ball of fluff to when she went over the Rainbow Bridge.

  8. Squeeeeeeee

  9. elishab says:

    Black kitties are the best! I like that this cafe has light colored floors and walls so the kitties can be seen very well. In my house we have dark floors and with 2 black cats (and a black & white doggie) nightly trips to the bathroom call for night vision goggles!

  10. addacat says:

    Pleasure to see so many black cat lovers! I think of cats as basically black and other colors as variations. Have always had a black cat until my last one went his way at age 15 and now I have my first tuxie cat, with special white whiskers.