Japan's capital city is an exciting experience, equipped with a range of historic temples and cultural attractions, amazing malls, incredible restaurants, and unique (and very budget-friendly) capsule hotels. Though Tokyo suits a range of travelers, from solo to groups, there are travelers who prefer to experience this mega-city with their furry companion. Traveling with a dog can be a challenging ordeal.
Luckily, travelers heading to Japan's capital can explore the city and check out these pet-friendly areas in Tokyo their pooch, from dog-friendly Tokyo restaurants to hotels that welcome guests with four legs!
10 Yoyogi Park
One of the most famous places in Tokyo is Shibuya, which has plenty of cool spots and unique attractions, including Shibuya's Ancient Egypt Museum of Tokyo and the famous Shibuya 109 multistory shopping mall. While unmissable Tokyo attractions, those aren't exactly pet-friendly, but Yoyogi Park in Shibuya-ku certainly is.
The park is near Shibuya and comprises a massive green space; it's one of Tokyo's largest parks, featuring a collection of ponds, trees, and picnic areas. Dogs can mingle with other pups at the Yoyogi dog park, also known as the dog run. There are three areas of the dog run based on a dog's size: the large to middle dog zone, the small to medium dog zone, and the small dog zone.
Before enjoying this dog-friendly space, owners must register their dog at the Yoyogi Park Service Center. To successfully register their dog to use the area, owners must have a certificate of rabies vaccination for their dog (issued by their city or ward) and a dog registration or license tag from the visitor's local city.
9 Yasaiya Teppanyaki Yasai
Luckily for dog owners in Tokyo, there is a range of pet-friendly eateries to enjoy, especially Yasaiya Teppanyaki Yasai. This teppanyaki restaurant sits in Roppongi and boasts a healthy menu of meats, seafood, and vegetables (carefully picked by a vegetable sommelier). This Tokyo restaurant also welcomes furry patrons, even going so far as to provide them with a specialty menu!
8 Osteria Dieci
It's easy to find fine Italian cuisine in Tokyo because of Osteria Dieci. Situated in Azabujuban, this well-received restaurant serves Northern Italian fare in a cozy atmosphere. As a bonus, Osteria Dieci welcomes pets to dine with their owners! The restaurant's owner, Kentaro Sunaga, implemented this pet-friendly policy due to his inspiration from Italy's dog-friendly public spaces.
7 512 Café And Grill
Travelers can enjoy fresh coffee at the 512 Café and Grill. This pet-friendly café in Akasaka sells a range of hot beverages but is known for its fluffy pancakes. Enjoy a stack of these airy, cloud-like pancakes in various flavors. Try 512 Café and Grill's pancakes in flavors like matcha, berries, and bananas. This trendy café also serves small pizzas, curries, cakes, puddings, and grilled meats.
6 Urban Dock Lalaport Toyosu
Shopping malls aren't the most pet-friendly destinations, with rare exceptions like Lalaport Toyosu in Tokyo. Located close to Ginza, this massive shopping mall houses Tokyo's 180 shops, including popular international brands and local specialties. Luckily for dog parents, Lalaport Toyosu is also pet-friendly!
Specifically, the mall's first floor of its main building welcomes its furry shoppers as long as they remain in their "Pet Welcome Area." In addition, the mall also includes pet-friendly stores, a pet shop, a dog-friendly café, and a nearby dog run!
5 Aqua City
Located in Odaiba, Aqua City is a shopping complex and entertainment venue. Besides shopping, visitors can view Tokyo's Statue of Liberty and the city's busy skyline. At Aqua City, visitors can enjoy a shopping-filled day with their puppies so long as they are on a leash or being carried in a carrier bag. The mall also has cart rentals for pets under 20 kg, which are available at the pet store PETEMO. As long as these rules are followed, some select stores and eateries may allow dogs inside with their owners.
4 Wonderful Nature Village
Located next to Tokyo Summerland, travelers can enjoy a fun-filled day with their pooch at Wonderful Nature Village. Socialize with other pups at this dog-friendly park, which allows friendly dogs to roam freely! Visitors of the park can also partake in other activities with their dogs, from camping to hiking. Dogs who stop by this park during the warmer months can also cool off at one of their outdoor pools. Otherwise, this park is also famous for blooming hydrangeas, which bloom from mid-June to early July.
3 Sorano Hotel
Traveling pooches can rest their paws at the Sorano Hotel in Tachikawa. The Sorano Hotel features two kinds of dog-friendly rooms for their guests. Choose between the trendy Wa Modern, Japanese-style room, or opt to stay in Western-style digs at the Spa Suite. Regardless of where guests stay, they and their pooches are sure to be spoiled! Guests can also enjoy their time in Tokyo with their dog with a visit to Showa Kinen Park, which is located next to the hotel.
2 Conrad Tokyo’s Paws Of Luxury
At the Conrad, pups can live in the lap of luxury while taking in views of the Hamarikyu Gardens and Tokyo Bay right from their rooms! This hotel features dog-friendly rooms with homemade dog cookies, bowls, a dog bed, and a designated toilet area. The Conrad also provides bathrobes for their furry guests (handmade by their in-house tailor, of course!) so they can take a relaxing rest in their luxe room.
1 Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
Traveling with pets isn't always easy, so hotels like the Sheraton Garden Tokyo Bay Hotel are life savers. Dog owners can book their stay at one of the hotel's dog-friendly rooms, equipped with convenient amenities like fluffy dog beds, food bowls, and a mat for a traveler's pooch.
Owners can also treat their pup to a homemade meal, available by ordering from the hotel's in-room dining menu. This Sheraton hotel also has a dog lounge with spa treatments available, from nail trimming to shampooing. Plus, guests can also keep their dog at the hotel's dog cabin service while they explore the city for the day!