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Life Style With Dog

When a foreigner first visits Japan they will undoubtedly be surprised by the differences. Some of these anomalies may even seem more than a bit wacky. After a while the wackiness becomes commonplace and the shock factor wears off. Soon it would seem strange for things not to be so consistenantly out of the ordinary.

With that intro, I’ll present to you one of the countless crazy shops we have encountered. This one, called “Howl’s Cafe & Shop: Life Style with Dog,” is a mere stone’s throw from our apartment in Nishi-Waseda (which is in Shinjuku-Ku which is in Tokyo). These kinds of places (and associated Engrish) will be passé for those living in Japan but still may be of interest to those abroad.

howl's cafe & shop life style with dog

As we were heading home the other night this Japanese girl and her dog were enjoying their ice coffee in this doggie cafe. She jumped at the chance of a photo op and beckoned my children to join her, passing her dog off to my son. Her dog immediately started to lick my son’s face (I have a picture of that too that I may post someday).

It is good to be considered a cute dog in this land of cuteness.

7 Responses to “Life Style With Dog”

  1. 1
    Conners:

    This is epic!!!

    We laughed so hard at that dog who is anything but cute!!

  2. 2
    acase:

    You are correct, hence the word “considered.” Maybe I should have said, “It is good to be a small dog in this land of cuteness.”

  3. 3
    Hideya:

    Very interesting blog even for Japanese !
    Have a wouderful day !

  4. 4
    Squimpleton:

    Do they also have cat cafe shops?

  5. 5
    acase:

    I haven’t noticed any yet Squimpleton, but I have seen many pampered cats on leashes.

  6. 6
    yonasu:

    Might go have look at this place when I go back to Japan in June! Although I’m more of a cat person^^

  7. 7
    acase:

    I saw a cat cafe on Odaiba after my message in 2009.