ABOUT NEKO YOKUJO
Our purpose of cat spa is to provide a place for everyone with little entertainment by covered in cats, gaze at cats.
Cat ryokan is to provide a dreamy time for everyone with gazing cats while sleeping.
Our place is that not only enjoying the interaction with cats = Neko-yoku, as well as provide all cats a chance to get the best care, safety and loving home.
Our concept: We reproduced the “Japanese style public spa”, known as “Onsen”.
Mt. Fuji is drawn on the wall. It makes us feel nostalgic.
You can just lie down on tatami mats, enjoy footbath, gaze at cats, play with cats…this unique experience will make you feel so comfortable and healthy.
What we hope sincerely is that our place will make wonderful time for all customers and cats.
What is the “Neko-yoku”?
It’s a like forest bathing or sunbathing. You will be cover in cats and it makes a healthy body and mind. We called it “Neko-yoku”
Also, it will be good training for cat to be friendly with people.
We aim to popularize the Neko-yoku by providing a place for healing body and mind.
This is the world’s first hostel as adjacent to cat cafe. The concept comes from a tavern of Edo period.
You can gaze cats or cats may watch over you while sleeping.
Please enjoy your stay.
* Guests can use a free pass to enjoy our cat cafe. (Until closing time)
It’s a like forest bathing or sunbathing. You will be cover in cats and it makes a healthy body and mind.
We recommend having Neko-yoku on a regular basis, for one hour every month.
A portion of proceeds will go to cat food and medical expense.
Cat may sit on your lap while you enjoy footbath.
Most Instagrammable spot!!
- Relaxing cat on the cat step against the Mt. Fuji wall art.
- Cat landing space (The best shot will be taking photo from the outside)
Post your favorite photo on Instagram with #nekoyokujo and #necorepublic for a chance to win a 10 min free trial ticket at Neko-yokujo.
*It’s not medical practice
Cats are not just cute and furry companions, they can also be good for your health.
Scientists have found that a cat's purr reduces stress levels and lowers blood pressure, also make positive feelings, gives your immune system a boost.
It also says that the frequency of a cat's purr, between 20 and 140 Hertz, can facilitate bone density and healing.
Best way to enjoy
Gently pet the cat’s cheeks and chin. Use gentle pressure and slow, strokes down the back.
The “sweet spot” is usually at the end of the back. Then cat may start purring.
When cat relaxing against the Mt. Fuji wall, it will be unique atmosphere.
Mofu mofu ryohou is that makes healthy mind by touching and staring cats.
Owning a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than a third, researchers have found.
The finding was the main result of a 10 years study of more than 4,000 Americans by researchers at the University of Minnesota's Stroke Institute in Minneapolis.
The point is, we assume that it would be likely to keep in shape if regally have “Neko-yoku”!
Also We, humans, are social animals; oxytocin affects us to have less stress and maintain healthy social relationships. And a cat promotes oxytocin in human by just cuddling, touching. Even better, just looking at cats would promote oxytocin production in us.
How amazing to be able to trust and be gentle to others by stroking a cat?
Nikukyu ryohou is that to be healed by touching cat paw pad/ toe beans.
Scientists have found that would reduce stress levels and lowers blood pressure by touching cat paw as well.
But you shouldn’t touch them forcibly.
Best way to enjoy
The big chance to touch cat’s paw if they ask you to cuddle. Then enjoy touching casually and gently.
Neko on shippu ryohou is that get warm by cuddling cat.
You can get your tummy or waist warm if they let you cuddle. It’s like heat pad.
A cat’s normal body temperature can range from 40-42 °C.
It will be a suitable temperature to improve the circulation of the blood.
Best way to enjoy
This program only available with cats which are get used to hold.
You can let them to sit on your tummy, lap. Patience is the key to success.
If cat comes on your lap, don’t move! Just feel warm and meditate.
on a regular basis,
for one hour every month.
Cats at Neco Yokujo
PRICE List*All listed prices are excluding tax.
Neko-yoku (cat cafe)
|weekday||weekend (holiday included)|
|every 10min||every 10min|
|weekend (holiday included)||every 10min||¥250|
|¥350This drink menu is required to order with basic system|
From ¥8500 〜 ¥11500 (excluding tax)*Price varies according to date. BOOK
1F, 1-14-29, Shimanouchi, Chuo-Ward, Osaka, Japan, 542-0082
Osaka metro Nagahori-basi station 1min walk from exit No.6
第一種動物取扱登録 展示：大阪190036E号 登録日：令和元年7月8日 有効期限：令和６年７月７日 責任者氏名 西窪 直美
Foster Parents Needed
All cats of neko-yokujo and neko-hatago are waiting new home.
Even though playing with cats, it will be good training for cat to be friendly with people.
Also, a portion of proceeds will go to cat food and medical expense.
So let’s enjoy and to be happy with cats at Neko-yokujo and neko-hatago.
- Do I need a reservation for cat cafe?
- Reservation is not required. But may not be able to admit if cafe is crowded.
Please feel free to contact us if you wish to make a reservation.
- What should I be careful with entering cat cafe?
- We’re asking customers to wear socks. To prevent an infection.
The infection may be spread from sole, so please disinfect your sole and hand with the sanitizer.
It will be not allowed to admit if you are barefoot or wearing stockings.
- Why do I need to disinfect hand and sole to enter cat cafe space?
- To prevent an infection or virus to spread out through human.
- Are children allowed at cat cafe?
- Children can admit, but please note that all children under a middle school student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Also need the admission fee at adult rate.
*Occasionally may be offering a discount for children in the event or campaign.
- Is there any smooth way to go in cat cafe?
We’re asking customers to fill out an application form. You can fill out on mobile phone or PC in advance.
Please access here 「Necorepublic Immigration confirmation」, and fill out the application, complete registration, you can save the screen.
Please show the screen you saved to our staff before entering the cafe.
*We will make the passport to you for your next visit.
- What is the passport?
- The passport will be issued on your first visit.
We’re offering a privilege, according to frequency of visiting.
- What should I do if wish to be foster parents?
Please contact us.
There is required to pass inspection.
The required step is following:
- Answer a foster parent questionnaire
- Have an interview with our staff
- Submit the required documents (Application form, Photos of inside house)
- If you pass the inspection, we will deliver cat to your house and starting trial for 2 weeks
- We visit after 2 weeks trial and officially you can be a foster parent if everything ok with both of them.
- The contract of foster parent will be concluded.
- Can I be a foster parent even if I live alone?
- Yes, you can.
We, neco republic conduct the fairy judgment to everyone and cherish the trust to proceed. So, it doesn’t affect the process of foster parent.
Also we consider that compatibility is important, so we might not be able to meet your request.
For further assistance, please feel free to contact us.
- Can I donate a cat food if my cat doesn’t eat that food?
- You can donate if unopened and before expiration date. We will utilize them for our cat or animal rescue.
- Can you take care of rescued cat?
- We are sorry but we are not able to take the request.