Tokyo's Owl Cafes Are Very Popular
March 13, 2018 12:18pm CST
Those who want to spend a bit of time with owls, up close and personal, then off he or she should go to Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo has 10 Owl Cafes. Folks who visit a Tokyo Owl Café can just sit back, relax, and spend some one-on-one time with the owls residing in the café. Those who wish to handle one of the owls in an Owl Café are cautioned to handle the owl very gently. Patrons can take pictures of owls in the café, but patrons must be respectful of these very sensitive creatures. Owl Cafes in Tokyo are very popular. Those who want to sit a spell in an owl café usually have to make a reservation. A patron of an Owl Café can visit with the owls for around 30 minutes to one hour. The owls in those cafes are absolutely beautiful! I did read that the owls are well-cared for, but I personally am not in favor of holding animals captive, therefore, I would most likely skip the Owl Café.
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• United States
That sounds wonderful. But when you say cafe, do you mean people eat and drink there too? Because I wonder how often the owls are dropping "presents". Then again, I have seen cat cafes. And they eat in one space, and the area with the cats is cordoned off in another room.
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@corbin5 How very odd. I don’t really like animals being captive and exploited no matter how well-cared for they seem to be. Being held captive doesn’t really scream out “well-cared for”. Now what I’d pay good money for would be a café for night owls like me that would open at midnight and stay that way till dawn, but with no captives.
• United States
I do believe that the Fiacre Banks Night Owl Café would be a hit for those who like to drink from midnight to dawn. I do know the rules for patron behavior is extremely strict when in the company of the owls, however, the owls would be better off in the great outdoors.
@Corbin5 Oh the Fiacre Banks Night Owl Café would indeed have very strict rules - no talking, I get to pick the background music, and would-be patrons would have to pass an examination in café etiquette. No animals will be harmed or otherwise distressed within the precincts of said café. No loud laughing either. Or phones.
That is an interesting and wonderful post I must say! I have got an fair idea that in Japan people consider Owls as a wise birds and they respect them! Yes I agree that captivating the birds is nothing less than cruelty against them! Thanks @Corbin5!
• United States
I am becoming more concerned at those owls in the cafes the more research I do. The owls are not harmed in any way, shape, or form in the cafes due to very strict rules patrons must follow, however, the owls would be better off if freed.
• Guangzhou, China
Yes, I was there last summer. There was a staff holding an owl nearby so that it would attract more customers. I was able to touch the owl with my hand and it was so cute. The owl was so tame and adorable I also took some nice photos for the owl there and I was happy to it as I had never seen or got close to an owl before.