Perch on the Hidden Animal Cafe “Owl no Mori” in Akihabara!
Starting with cats, and next dogs, rabbits, and birds…Tokyo has various animal cafes and expanded to accommodate a wide range of animal lovers. Kawaii Asia crews’ Hikari Shiina (Pikarin), Ai Matsumoto(Mapipi) and Saki Shibata(Shibasaki) visited one of the latest ones, owl cafe.
Hidden in the streets of busy streets with maid cafes and electrical stores, “Owl no Mori” (meaning : Forest of Owl) opened the shop in May 2015. Once you enter the cafe, you feel like you transported to a forest and it’s hard to realize you’re in Akihabara.
There are around 30 owls from world’s largest species to rare species, and you can pet or put some of them on your shoulder if you ask the staffs. (*note: Some owls are not friendly with human and never allowed to touch them. You’ll be noted it at the entrance)
Taking pictures of the owls is allowed, but please avoid using the flash as they’re really sensible to light. The pictures make you to keep your memories!
The entrance fee is 890yen per hour (540yen for kids under 12) and it comes with one drink. The place is always crowded with people even on weekdays! We recommend you to make a reservation beforehand at the shop or through phone.
Owl no Mori also is dealing with purchasing owls. They offer a counseling before purchasing and give supports even after you got one, so if you’re planning to have one this is the best place. It is hard to deliver one to overseas but if you’re living in Japan, why don’t you consider that!