Hedgehog café in Tokyo – level 2

26-10-2023 15:00

In Tokyo, animal cafés are not unheard of. There are cat, rabbit, owl, hawk, snake, and even hedgehog cafés in the city.

One hedgehog café is called Harry – this is a play on the Japanese word ’hari’, meaning ’needle’. The equivalent of 9 dollars buys an hour of playtime with 30 hedgehogs in the café. Every hedgehog is of a different kind.

One woman in the café said that it is very rare to see a hedgehog. The only way her children can see a hedgehog is to come to a place like this.

Difficult words: unheard of (not known), hawk (a bird which eats other animals), equivalent (the amount which has the same value).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What do you think are the benefits of visiting Harry the hedgehog café?


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