This experience is all about cats. We'll visit one of the most famous traditional shrines, known as the birthplace of the maneki-neko—a cat figurine believed to bring happiness to your life, holding up a paw and bringing luck. There are several very nice locations in the shrine to take photos. I will also explain the proper manners for visiting a shrine in Japan. We will also visit a cat cafe and enjoy a relaxing teatime surrounded by lovely rescued cats from Tsunami 2011. You can either enjoy watching cats, touch the cats or play with them with cat toys. At the cat cafe you will also have the fun time to create your own original maneki-neko. You can take it home with you, and it will stay as one of your memory and souvenir for yourself and your maneki-neko will keep bringing a lot of happiness to your life!
As I love to make people happy and smile, I've always worked in businesses offering hospitality and used to work as a cabin crew in the past. Being a huge cat lover I'm very excited to find "Cat Friend" and would love to share this really nice, historical city of Asakusa with a lot of cats! ***If traveling as a group or family unit and cannot find the desired availability, please feel free to contact me and I'll do my best to accommodate your requests.
Materials and supplies I will provide everything needed to create your own maneki-neko.
Tea or coffee at cat cafe
Item to create Manekineko
We'll meet in front of the "Asakusa Culture and Tourism Center" near the Asakusa Station, then we first visit a cat cafe relaxing with your favorite drink and enjoy cat time. Then we create your own original lucky cat "Maneki-Neko" surrounded by lovely rescued cats there. Next, we walk down to visit the cat shrine and have a short break at a traditional Japanese sweet shop to enjoy "Taiyaki", popular pancake like sweet.
年齢制限なく10名まで参加できます。 My mom is using wheelchair daily basis. I'd love to help any assistance I can, hopefully my skills and willingness to heartly welcome any guests may help to make your day memorable on my tour!
Please wear shoes easy for walking.
As we have a walk to the shrine, I recommend not to take a big bag with you. Please prepare a little bit of space in your stomach for a Japanese traditional sweet