cute cat at japanese cat cafe
Hinata from Neko Kazoku | photo by ©Marser

Marser, like many Japanese people from the younger generation, is not able to have cats in his home, but thanks to the cat cafés, he gets to hang out with his favorite furry buddies and spend quality time with them every day.

“There are 4 cat cafés in Kyoto and I have visited them all. There are probably over 100 cat cafés in Japan now,” said Marser.

“I love playing with cats, relaxing with one on my lap and having a conversation with another cat lover at the cat café.”

cute fluffy kitty at japanese cat cafe
"My job is to be pampered and have fun." | photo by ©Marser

Many of these furry residents are taken in from the local shelters and some of them may be adoptable. They are staff at the café and their job is to play, nap, eat and be spoiled and pampered.

Marser has fallen in love with every single cat he has met, but one of them has particularly captivated his heart by afar.

“Her name is Himawari which means sunflower. She is the staff of Neko Kaigi. I love her.” She is always happy to see him come through the door. He will sit down and she will jump on his lap and keep him company.

Check out these lovely kitties that Marser met in different cat cafes. Photos courtesy of ©Marser.

cute cat looking out the window
Himawari looking for birdies | ©Marser
cute cat napping at japanese cat cafe
"It's time for a power nap!" | ©Marser
cute cats napping together on a couch at a japanese cat cafe
"It feels more cosy and snug napping with a buddy!" | ©Marser
cute cat with big eyes japanese cat cafe
"I am a mellow guy and I love to chill and relax." | ©Marser
cute cat napping
Hinata catching some Zzzs | ©Marser
cute cat playing with dangling toy
"Da Bird is MINE!" | ©Marser
cute cat sleeping in a bag
"More nap time plz!" | ©Marser
cute american shorthair cat at japanese cat cafe
"My name is Fu. I just turned 2 in April." | ©Marser
cute american shorthair cat cafe staff
"I like to supervise guests and make sure they play under our rules." | ©Marser
cute cat at japanese cat cafe in Nara japan
"I am from a different cat cafe in Nara, Japan." | ©Marser
cute chinchilla kitty is shy cat pic
"Don't you want to come play with me? | ©Marser