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A Japanese Cat Cafe That Specializes in Black Cats

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If Japanese cat cafes weren't niche enough, a "black cat specialty cafe" has appeared in Himeji, Japan.

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Dubbed "Cafe Cafe Nekobiyaka Kuro Neko cm," the feline paradise, as MyNavi explains, opened as a "black cat cafe" late last month and is now filled with ten black furry friends. Nekobiyaka claims that it is (maybe! perhaps?) the first black cat cafe of its kind in Japan.

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The entrance fee for one hour is 1,000 yen (around US$10), with an extra 500 yen ($5) for a thirty-minute extension. Soft drinks are 400 yen ($4) a pop, while alcohol is 600 yen ($6).

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There are some rules: Visitors are not allowed to pick up and hold the cats; however, they can pet the animals in moderation. The reason for these rules is that excessive handling of the cats can cause them stress. Children are also not allowed, but middle schoolers can visit Nekobiyaka with their guardians.

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What about this kid? Can she enter?

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黒猫専門の猫カフェがオープン! [MyNavi via まとめ]

Photos: cat cafe ねこびやか/MyNaviTo contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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Black cats are different. My black cat growls like a dog, loves goat cheese - and follows me around all day - she's also very jealous and selfish and doesn't like it when you try to put her on your lap - she hates it when I try to comb her hair unlike my other grey striped cat. Every morning she comes to my door and wakes me up then crawls on my cover and starts sucking it like a little baby cat. She also likes to pet my head with her pawns and is very patiently sitting in front of me on my desk looking me deep in my eyes when she wants something to eat - then she comes up at me and bites me tenderly in my ear.