- cafe & snake - Tokyo Snake Center

- cafe & snake - Tokyo Snake Center

- cafe & snake - Tokyo Snake Center
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11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Teatime with snake? Watching snake. Touching snake. Healed by a snake. We, Tokyo Snake Center will provide you Non-life space. We were opened 08/08/2015 in Harajuku. There are sixty snakes in this place to welcome you. Nice coffee and sweets will be make you enjoy with snakes. We are looking forward to see you with our snakes. Closed on Tuesdays.
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Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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tlarraya
Community of Madrid, Spain249 contributions
Sep 2019
This was very cool and interesting. You can choose a small snake in a transparent box to take to your table (you can´t take it out) and swap it for another after a bit. And you can also pay extra to sit on the couch and hold a bigger snake (it´s quite quick since they take good care of the animals).
Written 10 May 2020
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shenaderianna
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Its hidden away so you might miss it! The staff are absolutely lovely, they kindly broke down the prices and answered any enquiries about the snakes.

It got busy around 12:30 as more groups started to arrive so I would recommend coming a little earlier if you're visiting solo.
Written 25 January 2020
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Elisa F
3 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
I was curious about this snake cafe and was really satisfied by the experience. You pay an entrance fee with an included drink and you have the possibility to hold and pet snakes. The waiters really take care of the snakes and make sure they do not get too stressed.
Written 23 November 2019
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Aleksssa
109 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
My first visit to this place made my day, and I have been coming back here since then. It is a lovely hidden gem in the heart of the busy Harajuku district, very close to Takeshita Street and Kawaii Monster Cafe, but I have never seen it crowded in here. It's a bit poorly marked, located on the 8th floor, and the elevator entrance is a bit hidden (you have to enter the bottom floor of the building, pass a karaoke entrance on your left and there is a silver hall with an elevator that leads you to the cafe). Upon entrance you are briefed about the cafe and prices, then you get to choose a cute little snake in a box that will accompany you at your table during your visit. You can change the snakes throughout your stay for free. The cafe has some delicious drinks, like mango milk or black honey coffee (extra 100yen). If you choose a cheaper drink, it will be included in the entry/handling price.
If I recall correctly, you/your group get 2 standard (not so rare specimen) 15 min snake handling sessions for 1400 yen per person or so (drink included). So you get to have a little snake on your table during your coffee break, then you can actually touch 2 bigger snakes 15 min each. Great deal! Some of the snakes can go around your neck (no they are not going to strangle you). You can pay extra to handle 4 standard, or 1 standard, 1 rare, or 2 standard, 2 rare snakes. The cafe also has several snack, light meal and dessert options.
Written 9 May 2019
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Mike U
3 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
As a snake lover, I was excited to visit the cafe but also a little worried that the snakes would be too stressed from being in tiny boxes and being excessively handled. This was not the case- the snakes are rotated for handling (two carpet pythons had "resting" signs on their tanks from being previously handled and could not come out when we went), and the staff were doing daily checks and cleaning the tanks as we ate. Our little friend Mayhem was eager to get out of his box, but looked healthy and had no sign of injury due to rubbing to get out. The snakes are not handled at the table and hand cleaning is required, a healthy choice for the patrons and snakes. Prices fluctuate depending on which and how many snakes you want to handle, which is reasonable but may add up quickly past the ¥1000 entry fee. Overall a fun experience with great staff who care about their snakes!
Written 19 October 2018
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Dnyx
Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I loved how clean and quiet the cafe was. Snakes which you could bring to your table to accompany you was in a nice little box so you each had your own private space.
Touching the snakes (the bigger ones) was a nice experience as well! I liked how the snakes were rotated so they could have their rest and alone time. It was cute that each snake had their own name and a chart where you could see their "popularity votes".
Written 28 August 2018
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Nikki K
2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
It's been a dream to hold a live snake and I was able to fulfill it here! The staff was incredibly helpful. We were in Harajuku as part of a tour group and only had a very limited amount of time there. They were able to accommodate my time restrictions and I was able to get photos with the ever charming Mick Jagger (not shown in photos) but the adorable Macaron joined us at our table. My friend who accompanied me was less enthusiastic about visiting the cafe, but I think after spending a few minutes with Macaron, she may have warmed up to these cold blooded cuties!

I highly recommend visiting the cafe if you're a snake lover, but do plan to stay for at least and hour or two especially if you want to handle the snakes. There may be groups ahead of you, and their designated area to hold the snakes is somewhat small.

If I'm ever back in the area I will definitely be visitng again! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
Written 5 April 2018
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Jmkrz
Singapore, Singapore58 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
Entrance fee per person is 1000yen including 1 drink from menu (alcoholic too).

You will get to choose a snake kept in a box to be placed on your table but you cant take it out or touch it.

Pay extra 560yen and you get to seat on a couch to hold and play with a choice of 2 snakes. Approx 15min session. If the child wants to hold the snake then you’ll have to pay for an adult and a child fee even if the adult is not participating. Just need the adult to sit on the same couch.

Overall, a very nice and peaceful environment. It’s the right place for scaly fans to indulge in their devotion.
Written 3 January 2018
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Gwendolyn W
15 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
Unlike the owl cafe, we didn't need a reservation here and were seated right away. We got to choose a snake to have at our table (although we weren't allowed to take it out of its cage or touch it), and were given drinks. For a little extra money, we got to take out another snake and hold it/put it around our necks. We got to spend a good amount of time holding and touching the snakes, and got some great pictures with them. The staff was very nice, and the gift shop had some cute items for souvenirs.
Written 28 May 2017
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Nazarra C
4 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Really good for snake lovers who couldn't​ own a snake with clean and very informative staffs. Slightly expensive, but probably the only snake cafe in Tokyo.
Written 4 April 2017
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