This Tokyo cat shelter is now live-streaming 24/7 on Twitch

'Hang out' with the adorable felines of Meguro’s Nyandantei cat shelter for free – they are up for adoption, too

Youka Nagase
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Youka Nagase

If staying home this year has you wishing for a pet to keep you company, we’ve got the live-stream for you. Located in Tokyo's Megurohoncho neighbourhood, cat shelter Nyandantei has set up a camera in a section of its premises, so you can watch the furry felines nap, eat and play with each other 24 hours a day.

Nyandantei fosters about 15 cats of all ages that are looking for new homes in Japan. With visitor numbers down during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the shelter decided to set up a free live-stream on Twitch. Not only is the video feed a great way to have a cat in your apartment without breaking any lease rules, it’s also perfect if you’re thinking of adopting, because you can get to know the cats’ personalities in advance.

If a virtual visit isn’t enough, the shelter is open to the public, so you can meet the cats in person. A visit costs ¥800 for the first hour and ¥200 for each additional 15 minutes, with the funds going towards the cats’ living and medical expenses. You can support the shelter by watching the live-stream, or visit the official website to make a donation. 

Nyandantei is located at 5-8-12 Megurohoncho, Meguro (Wed-Mon 12noon-8pm, closed Tue). If you decide to visit Nyandantei, read our guide on going out safely in Japan.


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