Tokyo has long been a city that caters for pets, with its countless cat cafes, dog cafes and even rabbit cafes dotted across the capital. But what about cafes for babies of the human variety?

The fact that there seem to be more places to take your pets than your children in Tokyo is perhaps an accurate reflection of the nation's demographic reality (yes, there really are apparently more pets than children under the age of 15 in Japan).

Thankfully, there are a few hidden gems in Tokyo where mothers can meet friends over tea and cake while their babies play happily in a space specifically designed to be child-friendly.