At Nekobukuro in Tokyo, you can pay 600 yen (approx. $6) to play with twenty cats who all live together in a colorful house (which reminds me vaguely of Animal Crossing)
In this neck of the suburban woods colorful houses inhabited by 20 cats are usually also inhabited by nutty old ladies and feature 6 inches of compacted fecal matter covering the floor and an impressive population of fleas and flies ... and we don't pay $6 to get in and play with them -
As goofy as this idea sounds - though perhaps not so goofy by Tokyo standards - it makes a bit more sense when you learn that Japan is...
...a country where a kitten costs 120,000 yen and not too many apartments allow pets.
If we couldn't afford, or weren't allowed to have a cat my kids would need a lifetime membership to a place like this.