The name of the Tokyo cafe is “Harry,” which is a play on the Japanese word “needle.”
People have reportedly been lining up for a chance to play with the prickly creatures. An hour of one-on-one time costs $9. And there are different breeds to choose from.
The African Pygmy Hedgehog is the most common kind. It’s the one you’ve probably seen on social media, where hedgehogs have garnered a huge following.
The two even put together a little tutorial on owning a hedgehog.
Part of the popularity behind the Tokyo hedgehog cafe may be that people aren’t able to own pets in apartments there.
Another big trend to pop up in Tokyo: owl cafes, where you can pet more than a dozen live birds.
The city’s bunny cafe is another favourite hot spot.
Dog lovers, meanwhile, might want to add a puppy café to their bucket list.