Cat Spa & Cat Ryokan by Neco is a ryokan, a capsule hotel, and an animal café, but mostly a place overdosed with cuteness in the heart of Osaka.
Ryokans are the Japanese version of Western hotels, with some peculiar differences.
The cultural experience begins when you arrive at a Japanese inn and switch your shoes at the entrance for slippers and comfy yukata robes.
The rooms are also different. Instead of huge continental beds, Japanese futon mattresses cover the floor with an underlying layer of tatamis.
Over the decades, Japanese hoteliers have ingeniously utilized bits and pieces of Western-style hotels and ryokans to develop new concepts.