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Cute cats are ready to play with Toyko’s beautiful people.

As fun as a trip to a cat cafe can be for animal lovers in Tokyo, not all of them really put much effort into the “cafe” part of the promise. Some animal cafes feel more like you’ve wandered into someone’s living room than a space designed for relaxation, and they’re often located off the beaten path, away from the prime real estate right outside the city’s major rail hubs.

That’s not the case at Mocha, though. A chain of cat cafes offering stylish surroundings in some of Tokyo’s most popular youth-oriented districts, Mocha’s branches in Shibuya and Ikebukuro, seen below, look posh enough to draw crowds even if they didn’t each have a team of adorable kitties on the premises.

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Now, Mocha is set to launch a new location in arguably the most fashionable neighborhood of not just Tokyo, but all of Japan. Later this month the doors will be opening at Mocha Harajuku, which is located right across the street from Harajuku Station, in the heart of the Tokyo youth fashion district.

▼ Concept renders of Mocha Harajuku

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While Mocha hasn’t made any photos of the branch public just yet, it has released pictures of some of the feline staff that will be waiting for customers in their new Harajuku digs.

▼ Top row (left to right): Gizmo, Wasabi, Pocky, and Kojiro
Bottom row: Levi, Ren, Luna, and Ponta

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Pricing is set to be the same as at other Mocha locations, which means a charge of 200 yen (US$1.80) per 10 minutes. Unlimited soft drinks are available for 350 yen, and kitty snacks can also be purchased for 500 yen.

Finally, in keeping with Harajuku’s elegant atmosphere, even though other Mocha locations stay open until 10 p.m. (as cat cafes have the right to do), the Harajuku branch closes up at 8 o’clock, in order to give its four-legged staff two more hours with which to catnap.

Cafe information
Cat Cafe Mocha (Harajuku branch) / 猫カフェモカ(原宿店)
Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingu-mae 1-14-25, Cross Avenue Harajuku, 4th floor
東京都渋谷区神宮前1-14-25 クロスアベニュー原宿4F
Open 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Source: Mocha
Top image: Mocha
Insert images: Mocha (1, 2) (edited by RocketNews24)