Forest of Owl: Tokyo Asakusa

Following the trend of diversifying the population of animal cafes, Forest of Owls features meerkats, snakes, parrots and other small animals in addition to owls. Because of the cafe's setup, though, with just one big room where some of the owls fly around freely, the smaller animals need to be kept in cages. As a result there's not as much chance to interact with them, compared to more spacious venues like Moff Animal Cafe.

When we visited, one of the owls seemed to be caught up in the movie that was being shown on the shop's video screen (it was an animated film about owls), while another owl spent the whole time staring intently at a white snake in its tank. We played with a friendly African Grey Parrot, but it would have been nice to offer it some toys to play with.

Despite the limited opportunities for interaction, though, this is a convenient location if you just want a quick cup of coffee and a peek at the owls, and unlike many other shops, there's no time limit on your visit here.

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Forest of Owl
090-2244-2960
Tokyo Asakusa / Bird cafe
Open 10am-9pm daily.
Admission is Y890, which includes one drink
Average visit time: 15-30 minutes
Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-22-3, 2F.
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