Cafe Baron
Koenji: Bird cafe
Cafe Baron: Koenji
Koenji / Bird cafe
Open 11am-6pm. Closed Wednesdays.
Average visit time: 20-40 minutes

Baron is a very laid-back cafe where you can hang out with stunning resident owls and capricious lizards while you enjoy very good coffee, tea and snacks. There's a hands-off policy here - no touching the owls - but you can take all the photos you like as long as you respect each bird's personal space (and turn off your flash).

The enthusiastic proprietor clearly loves his birds, and he seems happy to spend the whole afternoon talking owl lore with his customers (mostly in Japanese). A small library of owl books is also available for perusal. A total of four birds are currently in residence - two great greys, a Ural owl and a barn owl - plus a yellow-headed water monitor and a mangrove monitor who can be seen cavorting in the lizard tanks.

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