Forest of Owl
Akihabara: Bird cafe
Forest of Owl (Akihabara: Bird cafe)
Forest of Owl
Open 2-11pm (Wed 5-11) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
decor: Notable decor

Although it just opened in May 2015, the cafe-bar "Forest of Owl" (Auru no Mori) is a game changer. Just pay the Y500 entrance fee and Y200 soft drink charge (a huge choice from a bank of vending machines), and you're set for an unlimited time with the birds. (Apparently there can be a time limit on weekends if it gets very busy, but weekdays you can nurse a drink there for hours.) Better still, no appointment is necessary.

You can claim your drink at any time, and the bank of vending machines has a live-streaming screen that shows your drink being made inside the bowels of the machine, as it happens, live! Apparently this is popular photo op with tourists.

See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.

Akihabara
Chiyoda-ku, Soto-Kanda 4-5-8, 5F.
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