• Caitlin Steiner

Everything For Dogs In Tokyo

Updated: 2 days ago

English/Pet-Friendly Restaurants, Vet, Grooming & more

This blog post is based on my particular area of central Tokyo. As this is a very popular ex-pat area I figured I would share some of the info that it took me a little while to acquire!


Vet For Animals

Pet Life Veterinary Clinic

Phone: 03-6807-4058

Address: 〒106-0044 Tokyo, Minato City, Higashiazabu, 2 Chome−3−5, 第一ビル, 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


We have had a great experience with Pet Life since we moved to Japan. They are able to not only give the right vaccinations but able to also send them in to get the rabies tags etc and then send them to your house. This is really convenient as the other option is to wait in line at a local park during a certain time in April, which was way easier! They are also really nice, professional and sweet with my little boy! The doctor also speaks fluent english which makes the process run very smoothly. They also do teeth cleaning where they put the dog under at a super reasonable price compared to the states.


Paperwork and Logistics For Dog Travel Overseas

Pet Life Veterinary Clinic

Phone: 03-6807-4058

Address: 〒106-0044 Tokyo, Minato City, Higashiazabu, 2 Chome−3−5, 第一ビル, 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Pet life was able to help us get all the necessary paperwork and shots for our little Winston to be able to travel back to the states if he needed to. We were a little concerned at the start of this pandemic trying to plan on how we would return to the states if things got worse in Japan. However, they were very accommodating with our request and helped guide us through the steps in case we did need to leave last minute. It is a bit overwhelming and not something you can do quickly, so I would say give yourself at least a month or two to start the process before you plan to leave.


Boarding / Over Night Stay

Dog Inc.

http://www.doginc.jp/

https://www.facebook.com/doginc.english

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


When ever we can't find a friend to watch Winston or want to expose him to social situations, we have him go to this incredible place called Dog. Inc. They are able to come and pick him up from the apartment and deliver him right back to us. Check out their website for pricing!


Dog Grooming

Green Dog

https://www.green-dog.com/store/tmt/

Phone: 03-5413-0050

Address: 〒107-0052 Tokyo, 港区赤坂7, 9-7-4 東京ミッドタウンガレリア1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Green dog is a nice, high-end place in Tokyo Midtown. They have a point system which you can use for discounts within the store and has a large viewing window where you can see the grooming taking place. Its a nice mall to spend time while you wait for your little one to be done and they also speak English. A standard grooming costs around 12,000 yen.


Azabu Pet

https://azabupet.jp/

Phone: 03-6277-7268

Address: 〒106-0041 Tokyo, Minato City, 3, 麻布台3丁目3−14麻布台ハウス一階

Japanese Speaking Only / Translates emails in English and easy to work with as a non Japanese Speaker


This place is an affordable option and in my opinion one of the more skilled groomers we have used. They always seem to know how to get Winston exactly perfect from head to toe. They are cash only and his standard cut, wash, and teeth cleaning combination is around 8,900 yen ($89 US).


One of my favorite things about this place is the progress emails I get to receive after his cut that include photos of his bath and of the cutting process. They are absolutely adorable and so sweetly written. They even print out a photo and put it on a little calendar that I can pin up on the fridge! They also do boarding here during the day and at night but at night there is no attendant.


They do not speak English so we mostly communicate through email which they translate but haven't had any issues!


Here is an example of one of the emails they sent me. Roughly translated from Japanese to English.


Dear Steiner sama


Hello.

This is Azabupet.

Winston-chan Hello (∩'∀ `) ∩ He came to visit while taking a walk in the rain! My body was wet so I went to shampoo Hot water and hot water ♡ Later cuts were also made by Mr. Tokuguchi (* ^-^ *) He is good at brushing teeth and is smart! ! Congratulations to Winston! Thank you very much today!   Best regards, Azabu Pet Azabu store shop


Dog Food

KOJIMA Roppongi Shop

Reasonably priced and good selection! Also has a lot of sales.

Japanese Speaking


Green Dog

https://www.green-dog.com/store/tmt/

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Dog-Friendly Restaurants

I would love to add more to this so if you have any recommendations please leave them for me in the comments section or shoot me a message on instagram! @AmericanGirlInTokyo


Outside Restaurants

I will say most places if they have outside dining will allow dogs here in Tokyo.


Roppongi

Brasserie Va-tout

Address: 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 5 Chome−17−1 AXISビル 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Nice outdoor french cafe style seating. They also sometimes allow dogs inside as well!

Great for omelets, french fries and champagne!


Hobgoblin/ Legends

http://hobgoblin.jp/

Address: 3 Chome-16-33 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0032

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Just a great sports bar with outdoor seating that doesn't mind dogs!

The best bar food in all of Roppongi if not Tokyo! Obsessed with their cracker-like pizza!!


Mercer Brunch

Address: 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 4 Chome−2−35 アーバンスタイル六本木三河台 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


This has a small outdoor area but with the weather being as mild as it is in Tokyo it is a fantastic place to brunch outside for the majority of the year. A great place to bring the pup and also have some good bites! I personally am obsessed with the french toast that comes on the side of most items on the menu.


Spring Valley Brewery Tokyo

Address: 〒150-0034 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Daikanyamacho, 13−1 ログロード代官山内

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


This place has such yummy food! Salad, pizza, pasta and craft beers are fantastic. I personally love the sweet Jazzberry!


Inside Restaurants


Roppongi

Yasaiya Vegetable Teppanyaki roppongi

Address: 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 7 Chome−18−8 岸田ビル 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


This place is fantastic! The best part is that they have a menu for dogs! The human food is also beyond tasty which makes this one of my favourite restaurants in all of Tokyo and a great spot for vegetarians. They have a wide selection of vegetables to grill up and the price is very reasonable. Please note, only the Roppongi location allows dogs and I believe due to COVID-19 they are only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday so make sure to call ahead!




Brew Dog

Address: 〒106-0032 Tokyo, Minato City, Roppongi, 5 Chome−3−2 齋藤ビル 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


They allow dogs to sit inside so this is a great option for when the weather isn't great. They offer bar type food, good salads and according to my husband, great wings!


Azabu

Kikuya Tempura

Address: 1 Chome-5-20 Azabujuban, Minato City, Tokyo 106-0045

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


This is a cute little spot we found walking around one day that allows pups inside. Great tempura and yakatori including cheese!


Yoyogi

Bondi Cafe Near Yoyogi

Address: 〒151-0063 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Tomigaya, 1 Chome−15−2 バルビゾン55 1F

English Speaking / Japanese Speaking


Bondi cafe Is an Australian themed type of Cafe with salad, pancakes and more lunchy brunchie type food!



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