One of the highlights of our Tokyo trip was to visit Fukuro no Sato, an owl cafe in Harajuku. If you are an animal lover, you will love the place like how we do. We were really excited when we visited the place!
How To Go To The Owl Cafe?
You can reach the owl cafe by walking from Harajuku Station. Once you exit the station, you can spot a giant GAP building on the opposite streets.
Cross the traffic light and continue your journey on your left. Then, turn right into an alley upon seeing a gray building like the image below.
The owl cafe is located on the 4th floor of the building. It may be a little bit hard to find but you should be able to see a signboard on the higher floors. You will find yourself at the entrance of the owl cafe once you exit from the lift on the 4th floor.
So What Is Interesting In An Owl Cafe?
You get to see many different types of owls. If you dare, you can also hold some of the species on your arm! Before you start interacting with the owls, a guide from the cafe will explain the house rules and introduce the owls.
Our guide did explain everything in English! We also appreciate that the cafe has placed the profiles of the owls near them. If you are interested, you can read through the profiles of the owls here.
We attempted to hold the biggest owl, Bob, on our arm. He’s really huge but he’s also the friendliest owl in the entire room! Don’t be deceived by his glaring eyes and take the chance to play with him!
You can also purchase treats to feed the owls. We wouldn’t recommend as we thought it’s more interesting to hold them on our arms and play with them.
Do you need a reservation?
The cafe was empty (one group left as we entered the cafe) when we arrived at around 3.30 P.M on a weekday. Shortly after, two other small groups came to join us at our session.
Personally, we think that there’s no need to reserve a table. If you reserve online, you are required to pay for 60 minutes entry. If you walk in, you can choose to pay for 30 minutes entry. We paid for the 60 minutes entry because it was on a 40% discount storefront.
We love every single moment with all the owls in the cafe. It is not like any other time you can actually hold an owl on your arm and imagine that you are a wizard from Harry Potter!