Peek inside Tokyo's latest animal café (hint: it's full of hedgehogs)
The new café, which doesn't serve any food or drinks, is named Harry
Tokyo's newest animal-themed cafe, named Harry, in the trendy Roppongi neighbourhood has customers lining up to get inside to play with hedgehogs.
An hour with a hedgehog costs as much as a couple of lattes.
For the equivalent of about $12 on weekdays and $16 on holidays, Harry patrons can choose from between 20 and 30 different breeds of hedgehogs.
The menu can be a little confusing.
The café's system is like a rental where one pays for time with the hedgehog of his or her choice. The hedgehogs are not to be eaten.
The animals wait in glass tanks between visits.
Harry is a play on the Japanese word for hedgehog.
Harinezumi is Japanese for hedgehog.
Harry opened in February.
A woman working at the café interviewed by Reuters, who also happens to work in a rabbit café in the same building, said that the shop has been popular since it opened earlier this year.
The spines are worth the risk.
Anna Cheung, left, and Yuna Cheung, 11-year-old visitors from the U.K., say the hedgehogs are friendly even though some of them might spike you.
Hedgehogs aren't native to Japan.
In a country where dog and cat ownership can be quite expensive and where space is at a premium, hedgehogs have become popular pets.