Forest of Owl: Another Animal Cafe

It was my last day in Tokyo and the cat cafe was full.  I had an hour to waste and there happened to be an owl cafe a few blocks away.  Of course I had to go!  Forest of Owl: Akihabara was very different from Tori No Iru.  This actually looked like somewhere owls would live, but smaller.

There were a lot more owls and they moved around a lot more.  The Snow Owls really didn’t want to be there and this is where I can’t decide how I feel about these owl cafes.  They would try and fly, but were attached to the tree by a rope on their foot.

It just looked like they were going to get hurt, but I don’t really know.  And as soon as one tried to fly, they all did and there were like five of these.  That was always alarming when the wings started flapping.  It scared me every time.

And as long as you asked for help and had the oven mit on, you could hold one!  I think it’s only the smaller ones you can hold, but that definitely makes sense.  Once the oven mit is on, the girls working have you hold onto the rope, warn you that they might poop, and set it on your hand.  Voila!  You’re holding an owl!


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Have you been to an owl cafe?  What did you think of it?  What do you think of animal cafes?  Do you want to go?

5 thoughts on “Forest of Owl: Another Animal Cafe

  1. I’ve been to the one in Asakusa that has a faw owl tied to a wooden stand (and free parakeets in the other room); It was funny, I enjoyed it though I have reservations about the use of animals for our selfish pleasure… especially since owl are night birds.

  2. The owl cafe is somewhere on the top of my Tokyo bucket list. I’m in love with owls, you can see it also in my blog name. But the fact that they are tied like this makes me sad. In general, I like the idea of animal cafes, but when the animals can feel comfortable.

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