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Updated: July 2, 2018 at 11:41 AM
Inside a Japanese reptile cafe
Patrons feed reptiles as they dine at the Reptiles Cafe in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan on Saturday. Animal cafes have risen in popularity in Japan, with several
eateries opening throughout the country. Photos by Keizo Mori/UPI
Visitors feed the iguanas in the cafe. Patrons have to sign a release form to interact with the animals.
Patrons touch the leopard gecko.
Animal cafes have spiked in popularity in recent years with cat cafes, bunny cafes, owl cafes and more sprouting up around Japan and the rest of the world.
Patrons touch the bluetongue skink.
Diamondback terrapins are displayed.
The cafes typically serve food and drinks, with the establishment recommending patrons wash their hands after interacting with the animals.
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