The Owl Cafe

Hidden a little way from Akihabara station, the Owl no Mori cafe offers slightly more owl than cafe – a room full of owls, and a vending machine selling drinks.The primary purpose is of course to look at owls, but if you ask one of the assistants you can also hold one and stroke it.

  Although most of the owls were pretty cute and perfectly strokeable, there were several ‘dangerous’ owls which you were not allowed to touch.  Generally,apart from the few owls you could hold, they were all tied to a harness so they didn’t fly around the room willy-nilly.