Since I’m on a roll with all of this animal stuff in Japan, I might as well keep it going.  I had a lot of animal interaction in my nine days in Japan.  Like, a lot.  Monkeys, deer, cats, and more owls than I can count.

This was my first animal encounter though, at Tori No Iru Cafe in the Asakusa area of Tokyo.  This is a bird cafe with owls and Sun Parakeets.  The owls are in the main area and the parakeets are in a separate room.

You can go in with the parakeets for either thirty minute or an hour.  After some tough deliberation, we decided to skip the parakeets and just admire the owls out in the main room.

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I think you were able to pet most of them, but the bigger ones were pretty intimidating.  I love birds.  I think they’re adorable and I can’t get enough of them, but it was a little sad seeing them all tied up.  I mean, it makes sense.  They’re owls and they’re in a not so big room.  It’s not the ideal place to have owls flying around.

Most of them were sleeping, or at least looked like they were.  I’m sure they are very well taken care of, but obviously I don’t know.  I guess do your research before you go.  It was cool to see the owls and be able to interact with them, but I still can’t decide how I feel about the numerous owl cafes around Tokyo.

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Have you been to an owl cafe?  What do you think of the concept?  Do you want to go to one?