Nestled amongst the Cat, Owl, Otter and Mameshiba cafes is arguably the cutest cafe of all … the HEDGEHOG CAFE. Simon took Bella and Millie out on for an adorable afternoon of feeding worms to these little guys. Awwwwww…..
Once you are in so deep with the animal cafes, where you you go from here? Fortunately we tracked down a pack of Pugs at a rare cafe on the outskirts of Kyoto. Due to the love of their owner, a striking Japanese lady who the dogs mob the moment she enters the room, the cafe is only open a few days a month so we made a special trip back to Kyoto for this Pugtastic experience.
To ring the changes I took the girls out for an afternoon of daddy-daycare. As with most things in Japan, bikes here have a gadget in them; in this case a tidy little electric motor that launches your sit-up-and-beg granny bike to 25 km/h in the blink of an eye. After collecting our bikes we wizzed along the pavements (hold your horses … this is not breaking the rules!), and onto the bank of the river. The place in the picture below is where the Kamo River that runs through Kyoto splits in two. In a splash of Japanese creativity there are concrete blocks shaped as turtles spanning the river, and you can just see Bella and Millie on the far side having jumped on the opportunity.