There are a lot of cute animals such as a dog, a cat or a rabbit in the world.

Then, what is the cutest animal in the world??

I think that it is the Oriental Small-clawed Otter.

The cafe which can come in contact with Oriental Small-clawed Otter.
Such the cafe is in Kitanozaka, Kobe.

This cafe’s name is ‘Kitanozaka Kawauso (Otter) Cafe (北野坂 か和うそCafe)‘.

This cafe is…



Please try to go by all means if you likes small animals, especially otter.


  1. About this cafe
  2. Information for visitors
  3. Cafe’s Oriental Small-clawed Otter
  4. How to get to this cafe
  5. Hotel search & reservation around the cafe

1.About this cafe

:Only during the following time.

Holiday:irregular holidays
Fee (weekdays):1,000 yen/1 hour (1 drink)*Contact with the Oriental Small-clawed Otter : +500 yen
Fee (Saturday, Sunday, and National holiday):1,200 yen/1 hour (1 drink)*Contact with the Oriental Small-clawed Otter : +500 yen
Address:Hirasawa Bld.3F, 1-24-13, Nakayamatedori, Chuo-ku Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0004, Japan
Nearest Station:Sannomiya Station
Phone Number:078-221-9708

‘Kitanozaka Kawauso (Otter) Cafe’ is located in Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture.

Cafe’s entrance fee is 1,000 yen / 1 hour  in weekdays.
Contact with the Oriental Small-clawed Otter is +500 yen.

The entrance of the cafe’s building is very small.
Please don’t overlook it!

This cafe is located in 3F of this building.

Inside of this cafe is like this.

Cafe’s entrance fee include 1 drink.

There are also some small animals (such as a hedgehog, a tiny flying phalanger, a ferret, and a parakeet) other than the Oriental Small-clawed Otter in this cafe.
Those small animals are sold as a pet.

2.Information for visitors

・This cafe has irregular holidays.

・The reservation is not necessary.

・The Oriental Small-clawed Otter may bite us. It is a self-responsibility.

3.Cafe’s Oriental Small-clawed Otter

Anyway, please look at the videos and the pictures of this cafe.

I think that you surely become captivated by the Oriental Small-clawed Otter.

■YouTube:’北野坂 か和うそCafe’のアイドルぶーりんちゃん。(‘Kitanozaka Otter Cafe’ in Kobe, Japan.)01 

■YouTube:’北野坂 か和うそCafe’のアイドルぶーりんちゃん。(‘Kitanozaka Otter Cafe’ in Kobe, Japan.)02

■flickr:北野坂 か和うそCafe:’Kitanozaka Kawauso (Otter) Cafe’ (20170202)

北野坂 か和うそCafe:'Kitanozaka Kawauso (Otter) Cafe' (20170202)

Wow!! That’s so cute!!

Oriental Small-clawed Otter is mammals of the weasel department.
She is the Oriental Small-clawed Otter, 2 year old girl, and her name is ‘Burin’!!

She is a spoiled crybaby and gets lonely easily.

She is accustomed to us very much!! : )

Please stroke my head more!!

Aghh…it feels good to be patted…

Um… What are you up to?

She is very tidy!!

Sometimes, she feels very sleepy.

That is her best position!!

Time just flew because it was so very fun!!

How did you like it?

I will repeat what I said.

I think that the Oriental Small-clawed Otter is the cutest animal in the world. No arguments!

4.How to get to this cafe

The nearest station of this cafe is “Sannomiya Station”.
(We can also go by bus from ‘Sannomiya Station’.)

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station to JR Sannomiya Station)

■Route Example (From Namba Station to JR Sannomiya Station)

■Route Example (From Kyoto Station to JR Sannomiya Station)

■When you go on foot from JR Sannomiya station.

It’s about 10 minutes (500m) on foot.

■When you get on a bus from JR Sannomiya Station

[Timetable]City Loop Bus (Northbound)[Bound for Kitano-Ijinkan and Shin-Kobe station]

Bus company:City Loop Bus
Routes/Destination:Northbound [Bound for Kitano-Ijinkan and Shin-Kobe station]
Boarding bus stop:[7] Subway Sannomiya Sta.
Alighting bus stop:[9] Kitanozaka
Bus fare:260 yen
Time required:About 10 min

■When you take a taxi

From Sannomiya Station:690 yen ~ 800 yen (about 3 minutes)

■Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

■If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.taxi-call

[Phone number of taxi dispatch (around Sannomiya Station)]*Japanese text only

5.Hotel search & reservation around the cafe

How did you like it?

Please try to go here!!

Have a nice trip! XD

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