Japan Now Has a Hedgehog Café

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If you're looking to party with a hedgehog but aren't ready for the commitment of having one full-time, consider hopping on a plane and checking out this hedgehog café in Japan.

The new hedgehog joint is located in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, Japan. It's hilariously called "Harry," which is a play on the Japanese word for hedgehog, Mashable reports. Since its opening in February, there have been long lines to meet the little guys. 

The new café boasts somewhere between 20 and 30 hedgehogs of varying breeds. When not snoozing in their tanks, the hedgehogs can be taken out to snuggle with. For 1000 yen ($9) on weekdays and 1300 yen ($12) on weekends, guests are given a box and little friend to play with. "All of these hedgehogs are friendly even though some of them might spike you," Anna Cheung, an 11-year-old guest from Great Britain, told Reuters.  

"We wanted to show people the charm of hedgehogs, which give the impression of being hard to handle," Mizuki Murata, a staff member, said. "We wanted to get rid of that image by letting people touch them."

[h/t Mashable]