If you want to have a different experience from the cats' cafe, come to a hedgehog cafe like the Harry Café (in Japanese ハリネズミカフェHarinezumi Cafe) in Roppongi area in Tokyo. It was created in February 2016 and this type of animal coffee (different from cats) is more and more popular with Japanese people. This coffee is quite small but there are many hedgehogs. Some tables are set around the aquarium where the hedgehogs live. The atmosphere in Hary Cafe is cozy and zen. You can find this cafe in a small street not far from Roppongi station. Do not hesitate to book your visit so you do not have to queue too long outside.
The session costs around 2,000 yen per person on weekdays for half an hour and 2,600 yen on weekends. There are about twenty hedgehogs available with some lizards. In addition, the Harry Cafe offers some hot drinks in self service but you can bring your own food (drinks or snacks) if you want. On the spot, you choose the hedgehog with which you want to spend some time. The team explains how to take it, maggots are available for 100 yen if you want to feed the hedgehogs. Some of them are very docile and super cute like when they curl up like a baby in his basket. Others are much more agile and responsive, so are quite difficult to hold in place (it is better to let them stretch their legs a little bit in the box in which they are brought in). As soon as they smell maggots nearby, they begin to agitate very quickly, the predator's instinct... LOL ;p
No matter the character of the hedgehog you choose, in the end it is a very relaxing animal and rather malleable. They look fragile but in reality, they are very robust animals. You just have to be a little careful handling them because a hedgehog has thorns and therefore you may hurt yourself more than the hedgehog. It was a very pleasant experience, the atmosphere of the cafe is charming and calm. In addition if your experience has been conclusive, you even have the opportunity to buy a hedgehog out of the cafe! :-O