Oshiage: Bird cafe
Hawkeye: Oshiage
Oshiage / Bird cafe
Open 1-7pm. Closed Mon, Thu.
Cover charge 1,500 per hour with soft drink, 1,700 per hour with alcoholic beverage, and bird-handling in the raptor booth. 1,000 yen per hour with soft drink without bird handling.
Average visit time: 60 minutes

[UPDATE: The cafe has closed.] Billed as a "raptorial photo and snack bar," Hawkeye offers a couple dozen raptors, both hawks and owls, for visitor photo sessions (including pictures with the nearby Tokyo Skytree in the background). You can even borrow a tripod if you need one.

You can also pet a few of the birds (they seem to enjoy it) - but be sure to ask the staff which ones are safe to touch. (We were informed that one usually friendly bird was feeling a bit moody because he was molting.) The owner first became interested in these birds after encountering them through his hobby of paragliding, and now he raises them from hatchlings.

See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.

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