Located just a few minutes south of Ikebukuro Station, the delightfully named Ikefukurou has fourteen owls for your viewing, photographing and petting pleasure. The place runs like clockwork as visitors are called in by name, given a short safety talk, and then allowed to spend the rest of the hour with the owls.
Choose from a fruit juice or beer for refreshment, and ask the staff to help you pose for photos with an owl on your hand or head. The friendly owls include an American eagle-owl, mottled owl, tawny owl, vermiculated eagle-owls, several species of scops owl and a tropical screech owl.
See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.
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