Cat cafe in Tokyo / Cat cafés are quite popular in Japan; Tokyo being home to at least 39 cat cafés. This popularity is attributed to many apartments forbidding pets, and to cats providing relaxing companionship in what may otherwise be a stressful and lonesome urban life. Other forms of pet rental, such as rabbit cafes, are also common in Japan. There are various types of cat café. Some feature specific categories of cat such as black cats, fat cats, rare breed cats or ex-stray cats.