Get to see, play, and relax with hedgehogs at Tom’s Mr. Hedgie
When you think of hedgehogs, you probably think of their spikes, right? But at Tom’s Mr. Hedgie in front of Kyoto’s Shinkyogoku Rokkaku Park, you get to pet these cute little animals! This place is very popular; it’s full of people on weekday mornings, not to speak of the weekends! You can wear gloves when you hold the hedgehogs in your hands, and they are so cute and cuddly! You also get to feed them, which will almost make you feel like a hedgehog-nurse. Do you want to pet hedgehogs? If you do, then you should quickly head to Tom’s Mr. Hedgie.
Once you step inside, you get to see the cute hedgehogs in their cages, either sleeping or running around. If you look at them carefully, you’ll notice that the color of their coats differs a bit. They’re more domesticated than I thought, and playing with them was really relaxing.
Feeding (￥1,400 / 40 minutes, ￥2,100 / 60 minutes)
With the feeding plan, you get to feed the hedgehog three pieces of its feed. The hedgehogs have a keen sense of smell, so they’ll eat the feed right away. ※ Note that you will be feeding the hedgehogs live worms. If you don't want to feed them, you get to play with them for 700 yen for 20 minutes.
Hedgehog plushies / ￥1,300 (+tax)
After playing with a hedgehog, you may want to take one home with you. But as this is a bit difficult, how about buying a plushie handmade by the staff here at Tom’s Mr. Hedgie? It’s a great souvenir!
Manner & Tips
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You can take photos inside, but you cannot use flash. The eyesight of hedgehogs is poor, so you need to pay extra care when handling them. This is why there is a policy of only one hedgehog per two people. Children need to be supervised by adults.
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Tom’s Mr. Hedgie
|Category||Other Things to See|
|Address||2F of J-PRIDE Building, Shinkyogoku Rokkaku Park, 430-8 Sakurano-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture|
|Directions||A 7-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station.|
|Open Hours||Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays: 10:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m.|
|Closed||Open every day unless otherwise noted.|
|Credit cards||For the hedgehog experience, you can only pay with cash. You can use credit cards to buy things from their shop.|
Conveniently located close to Teramachi Shopping Street, so what are you waiting for? Come see the hedgehogs!
|Information||Some simple English.|
|Lanuages spoken||Japanese and English.|