Travelling with pets is always a dream journey. One experiences the atmosphere and with it have the chance to cuddle your favourite animal. Japan recently gave such an opportunity to its citizens by launching ‘Cat Cafe Train’.
This interesting idea of cat-themed train cafe was implemented September 10 on the train which travels between Ogaki and Ikeno.
Passengers who took the ride couldn’t were agog with excitement on being allowed to travel with their pets. While some played with felines and captured them on their cameras, others simply enjoyed their meals amid cats.
The unique initiative was the brainchild of non-governmental organisation, ‘Kitten Cafe Sanctuary’ in a move to raise awareness about stray cats. The organisation had announced that it will launch world’s first cat-themed train cafe in association with Yoro Railways. Hence, 30 cats were allowed to freely roam inside the train amusing passengers with their antics.
The Railway opened its reservations on August 7 announcing that booking will continue till September 4 or until the seats get occupied. However, not surprisingly tickets were sold out in just one day. Passengers were greeted with lunch boxes and sweets. They also got chance to travel unlimited on Yoro Railway for that particular day.
Portion of profit from ticket sales will be shared with the Sanctuary for Cats which protects the animals.