Brave Enough for a Snake Date in Tokyo?

  • Many people enjoy visiting cafes in Japan with the animal theme concepts that cafes are now embracing. Whether it be cats, dogs, rabbits or even owls, anyone coming to visit will surely have fun with these cute little animals.

    There is one cafe, though, that stays within the animal theme concept but showcases a very contrasting selection from the cute little animals embraced by other cafes.

    Tokyo Snake Center


    The Tokyo Snake Center, as you can see from its name, is a cafe that showcases snakes as its animal theme. There are around 35 nonvenomous snakes at this cafe which are called attendants. Certainly, this cafe is targeted for any snake lovers out there and not for the faint-hearted.

    Snake Date

    Customers here can choose from a selection of drinks and desserts from 1000 yen and, of course, a snake to enjoy their time with. Don’t worry, though, because you won’t be dining in this cafe with snakes running free around the place.

    Snake Selection

    The snakes will be contained inside a glass box and will be placed on your table and will be watching you while you take a bite or sip. Also, their selection of snakes is nonvenomous and trained so the staff allows the customers to play with them.


    The species of snakes in this cafe are a majority of bred corn snakes which are quite docile. There are also many color varieties that the customers can enjoy and there are also many snake themed items that are being sold here.

    The Tokyo Snake Center is located on the 8th floor of the Sanpo Sogo Building in Harajuku and is quite accessible for those planning their vacation in Tokyo. If dare to try this cafe, just make sure you have no heart conditions or Herpetophobia and can handle snakes so you can enjoy your time there!

    Tokyo Snake Center Website*Japanese Only


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