Japan has a large menu of themed cafes where you can enjoy petting cute and interesting animals as you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. While these started out as limited to dogs and cats, they have expanded in recent years to include different types of animals such as owls, and even otters and hedgehogs. If you can't make up your mind about what to pet, Animal Cafe Jungle Go in Sapporo might be a good start. The cafe takes care of a number of animals, including parakeets, hedgehogs, owls, and even a Aldabra giant tortoise. Their collection of birds, however, are quite the talkative bunch! Check out this cute encounter in what might be described as a squeaky rap battle or chirpy political debate.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.