Aeon Animal HospitalsIt’s the time of year when mosquitos and ticks are ready to make a tasty snack out of your dog or cat—but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. That’s why until September 30, Aeon Pet’s three clinics in central Tokyo (Akasaka, Kameido and Shinonome) are offering a summer discount package that includes vaccinations, heart worm/flea/tick control and a health check with a blood test for early disease detection. Dogs are also due to receive their rabies shots by the end of June.  Aeon happily offers assistance for your pet in English—but please call for an appointment first so they can make sure an English-speaking doc is on hand when you get there. Aeon Pet provides reliable general and specialized care that ensures optimum health for your family’s best friend. A 24-hour emergency facility—fully equipped with CT and state-of-the-art surgical equipment—is available at the new Aeon Animal Medical Center located in Makuhari, Chiba.

Special Offer:

  • Bring this copy of Metropolis for a free pet health-check and ultrasound (Ends Sep 30, 2014)

Athena Pet Care Clinic Akasaka
Address: 6-15-15 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-3224-1186
Nearest stn: Akasaka

Athena Pet Care Clinic Kameido
Address: 6-31-28 Kameido, Koto-ku
Tel: 03-5609-6023
Nearest stn: Kameido

Aeon Animal Hospital Shinonome
Address: 1-9-10 Shinonome, Koto-ku
Tel: 03-5547-8484
Nearest stn: Shinonome




Dog Inc.Where’s your dog going to stay while you’re away on your summer vacation or hometown tour? It’s not always possible to bring your dog along with you, so what to do? Dog Inc. offers a play-while-you-stay doggie hotel, just like a “doggie camp.” Your precious one won’t be locked up in a crate all day, but will be free to run around to his or her heart’s content in the spacious indoor play court—one of the biggest in the Tokyo area—and also play with the staff and other doggie guests staying over. For the two or more walks included in the overnight fee, dogs are taken out to the open field by the Tamagawa River, a superb spot for outdoor exercise. Why not let your dog enjoy a stay at Dog Inc. while you enjoy your own getaway? With over 10 years’ experience and 10,000 clients, inquiries are welcome for issues like long stays, puppy stays, etc. Feel free to call or email just to visit and look around in advance.


  • Doggie Hotel: ¥4,000-7,000/night by dog size (Reduced rates for extended stays. Non-crate stays also available.)
  • Day Care: ¥2,000-3,000 by dog size
  • Bathing, haircut, pick-up and drop-off services available (Prices on website)

Address: 1-1-5 Futako, Takatsu-ku, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Tel: 090-4424-7479 (in English/Yamada)
Tel: 044-850-0850 (in Japanese/Shop)
Email: (in English/Yamada)
Email: (in Japanese/Shop)
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat, Sun & hols 10am-7pm
Nearest stn: Futako-shinchi



Akasaka Animal HospitalAkasaka Animal Hospital has served the central Tokyo metropolitan and surrounding area for over 50 years in the field of companion animal care. We are dedicated to serving people and their animal companions through quality veterinary medicine in order to promote, protect and celebrate the human-animal bond. A partnership between you, your pet and our staff will form the best team to maintain the health of your canine or feline family member. We strive to deliver the highest possible quality of care by using today’s most advanced veterinary medicine techniques. The hospital also offers informative counseling services for those wanting pets, but are unsure about the process. The hospital director, Hiroko Shibanai, and medical director Takuo Ishida are former presidents of the Japan Animal Hospital Association and lead the hospital in its belief that veterinarians are the best friends and spokespeople for the well-being of animals.


  • Medical care (dogs and cats), emergency treatment (please call), home visits, shampoo, grooming, training, animal sitting and counseling

Address: 2F 4-1-29 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-3583-5852
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm, Sat-Sun & hols 9:30am-5pm
Nearest stn: Akasaka



Neko no KutsushitaNeko no kutsushita (cat socks) is a cafe located in a tranquil residential area only 10 minutes from Ikebukuro station on the Seibu Ikebukuro line. The atmosphere here is quietly different from other famous places such as Shinjuku or Shibuya—a not-so-crowded place where you can take your time sipping coffee and relaxing in an unhurried and stylish atmosphere. And its resident felines do their best to help customers chill out. Designed as “an elegant place where customers can have fun with cats” while enjoying a quality cup of Joe, the purebred staff neko here are very friendly and playful with customers of all ages. It’s no secret that cats know how to take it easy, and they can certainly teach you how to de-stress. No need to worry about the language barrier—the cats here don’t care what your mother tongue is, and the cafe will happily provide an English menu.

Special Offer:

  • Bring this copy of Metropolis and receive one free coffee


  • ¥1,100/first hour, ¥500 each  additional 30 min
  • Weekday package: noon-2pm ¥600/30 min
  • 3-hour package: ¥2,000 (weekdays only)
  • Elementary school students: ¥500/hour
  • Infants free

Address: 4-24-8 Nagasaki, Toshima-ku
Tel: 03-6905-8773
Hours: Mon-Wed & Fri noon-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-8pm, closed Thu and some weekdays (check website for details)
Nearest stn: Higashi Nagasaki



Toranomon Veterinary ClinicProfessional health care for your cat, dog, rabbit or hamster is not far away thanks to Toranomon Veterinary Clinic. Friendly, professional staff and full service in English from reception to treatment of your pet will immediately put you at ease. The head of the clinic, Dr. Koto, has more than ten years’ experience as a veterinary surgeon. Apart from his pleasant and amenable character, he will explain to you in detail about your pet’s problems and suggest an appropriate course of treatment. A comprehensive range of services is available including—but not limited to—vaccinations, medical examinations and parasite prevention. In cases where your pet may need more specialized treatment, referrals can be given to the right veterinarian. Inquiries are welcome regarding quarantining or taking your pet abroad. The clinic is situated within easy walking distance from several Tokyo Metro stations (it’s only 2 minutes on foot from Toranomon station), and some parking space is provided in front of the clinic.

Special Offer:

Metropolis readers’ pets can receive one of the following free:

  • Heartworm test
  • On spot application dose of flea/tick control
  • One bag of dry feline prescription diet (500g)


  • General surgery, internal medicine, vaccinations, parasite prevention, dental scaling and treatment and more

Address: 2-5-1 Toranomon, Minato-ku
Tel: 03-6205-7753
Hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Sat 9am-noon & 3-7pm, Sun & hols 9am-noon, closed Wed
Nearest stn: Toranomon