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Ikefukuro Cafe

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Not much of a cafe

Not much of a cafe but a cute tiny place to interact with small and big owls. It's fun if you are... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
sliken
via mobile
Good variety of owls

Very friendly staff. Accommodating can touch and pet owls. They have baby and adult owls. And you... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Jonathan L
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8 Sep 2018
“Not much of a cafe”
25 Mar 2018
“Good variety of owls”
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Our 33 owls have been taking care since the egg with love by the hand of a lot of professionals, and grown up with good health and care. ​ From the little owl who can be hold in the palm of the hand to the big and impressive eagle owls, these owls...more
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1-17-1 Minamiikebukuro | Sakimoto Bldg 6F, Toshima 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Not much of a cafe but a cute tiny place to interact with small and big owls. It's fun if you are an animal lover.

Thank sliken
Reviewed 8 September 2018

I think going to a cafe is something that must be done while in Japan because it can't be done anywhere else... but there might be a reason for that... didn't love that the owls were tied but they were given breaks which is more...More

Thank Laurel M
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Easily accessible, near Ikebukuro Station. Better to make a reservation as it’s a small unit. There’s a wide variety of owls in different sizes. The smaller ones (palm sized) seem well taken care of but the bigger ones seem trapped in a small room. They...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff. Accommodating can touch and pet owls. They have baby and adult owls. And you get a free drink!!

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Fun way to start our afternoon by hanging out with owls. Friendly staff and not rushed. Reservations suggested unless you go on a weekday which we did. Overall great experience

Thank Juan S
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Visited Ikefukuro late Friday on my holiday. Many owls were sleeping when we arrived so visitors and staff were quiet. The owls that were awake seemed happy. They all seem to have their own personality. There was one owl that liked weaving between people's legs...More

Thank MyTaoisms
Reviewed 16 November 2017

The owls are adorable and friendly. You can tell that their caretakers love their job. But don't be mistaken, this is more of an owl petting zoo than a cafe. That's how it is with most animal cafes in Japan it seems. This place is...More

Thank poopsiepie123
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This place is really nice. The staff is very knowledgeable and the owls seems pretty calm and content.

Thank Belinda H
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We decided to go because we thought it would be a cool experience, but when we arrived we couldn't help but feel guilty. There are roughly 20 owls, in a roughly 300sq ft room, with 6-8 visitors and 4-5 handlers. It felt busy, and it...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Great fun, cute owls, plenty of time to spend with them. Recommend the experience. Don't do it just for a cafe experience!

Thank Waffling
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