You are then directed to the counter to pay in advance. Six hundred yen (about $5) gets you all the cats you can stroke for an hour.
The cafe is called Neko no Jikan (or “Cat Time” in English).
I had never heard of cat cafes before coming to Japan
Cat cafes are a great idea, especially for people whose landlords won’t allow pets in their buildings. Or for people who can’t have a cat because they live with an allergic partner.