An owl enthusiast, Shusaku Yasu, has opened an café detected to the cute creatures called Akiba Fukurou.
The cafe lies in the buzzing district of Akihabara, and offers soothing solitude for those who want to escape the bright lights and pet some owls.
Akiba Fukurou is the latest in a line of animal cafes that are popping up around Tokyo and have branched out to the rest of the world. Cat cafes are the most popular and can be found in a lot of major cities: Budapest, Krakow, Amsterdam, Singapore and Bangkok to name a few. But there has also been reports of rabbit cafes and reptile cafes.
In the owl café there are 25 owls, of varying breeds and unlike most owl cafes you are allowed to have a higher amount of interaction with the owls. For a fee ($12) you’re able to pick an owl to hold and pet.
If you are planning a trip to Japan, make sure you drop in on Charles Xavier, Shrimp, Snowman, Kabuki and Mr. Satoshi; Sweet Potato and Gorilla. They’re eagerly waiting your arrival, and can ensure you will have a hoot of a time.