Feeling down? Visit a cuddle cafe

cuddle cafe

I honestly don’t know what is more worrying – the fact that bizarre stuff like this keeps popping up in my Youtube feeds or that a “cuddle cafe” even exists. Given the rest of the crazy shit that Japan comes up with, I suppose it’s hardly surprising that you can visit the Tokyo district of Akihabara and pop into a Soineya for a bit of a cuddle.

Let me stop you before you go thinking that this is an article about a brothel… this is probably the one instance where cuddle, doesn’t actually mean shag on MyCityByNight. People literally visit this store so that they can feel less alone by cuddling with the employees. Yes, that’s right – at this store you get to pay a stranger to hold you/let you stroke their head for a few minutes. Just one look at the menu gives you quite a bit of insight into just how crazy Japan actually is.

Admission fee: 3,000 yen

Standard Course

20 min – 3,000 yen
40 min – 5,000 yen (only 3,000 yen for first time visitors)
60 min – 6,000 yen
2 hrs – 11,000 yen
3 hrs – 16,000 yen
4 hrs – 20,000 yen
5 hrs – 25,000 yen
6 hrs – 30,000 yen
10 hrs – 50,000 yen (10 hours of cuddling?!! Why?!)

“Shimei-ryo” (fee to pick the girl you want to sleep with) – 1,000 yen + 500 yen per hour

Optional Course

Customer sleeps in girl’s arm (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl pats customer on the back (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer pets girl on the head (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer and girl stare at each other (1 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl changes clothes (1 time) – 1,000 yen
Girl gives customer foot massage (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Customer gives girl foot massage (3 min) – 2,000 yen
Customer sleeps with head on girl’s lap (3 min) – 1,000 yen
Girl sleeps with head on customer’s lap (3 min) – 2,000 yen

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