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Usagi No Wonderland - Bunny Cafe
Price: 1600 yen
Usagi No Wonderland is a critter cafe located just down the street from the entrance to the famous Osu Kannon market street. Up on the 2nd floor, visitors can pay for a bunny package - half an hour to sit in the bunny area and play with the adorable fluffy stand members, and a bunny-themed coffee/ dessert come bundled together.
I visited this cafe early on in my time in Japan, before I figured out that critter cafes are seen as a “girly” activity, so I dragged my husband along and he got to be the only manly man in a room full of buns. Sorry, hubs.
Part of what I like about critter cafes is the idea of just “relaxing among the animal of choice while enjoying a cup of joe.” Due to the decidedly poopy nature of buns, this isn’t possible at Usagi no Wonderland - you sit in the bunny area for a bit, hopefully your shop-provided lap blanket catches any wayward bun poos, and then you’re welcomed into the cafe section to have your coffee. I’m not disappointed that I avoided bunny poop in my coffee, I’m more disappointed that there isn’t a better solution. That said, I’m happy that the store is looking out for my poop-free coffee needs.
The bunny staff are beyond adorable. All the more adorable when you learn they all have names like “Popcorn" and “Pancake." And they are all very friendly, though you quickly learn their agenda - you to feed them their favorite bits of bunny foods, and when you’re out of those bits, they find greener pastures / better stocked laps to sit upon.
All in all, it was a fun morning activity, but not one that I’d visit repeatedly. Unless I can convince the hubs that we need a pet bunny - because the baby bunnies that don’t end up as staff are sold to patrons, and I still don’t know how I managed to leave without this precious little fluff ball in my pocket.