The Tokyo district of Asakusa is highly popular among tourists and is home to a famous large, old temple. But in contrast to its traditional character, Asakusa also features an unusual café, Forest of Owl, not far from the station.
Forest of Owl calls itself a café, but it is more like a little zoo. Entry costs 890 yen, and visitors can stay as long as they want. After I had paid and disinfected my hands, a capybara slowly approached me. As the name suggests, the stars at this place are its owls. The various owls are different in appearance, but all of them have large, round eyes and very soft feathers. You can touch the owls, and stroking them is wonderfully invigorating.
The café also has resident flamingos, parrots, monkeys, foxes, bats, a white snake, a duck, chinchillas and other small animals. Nearby, there is another Forest of Owl café operated by the same company. If you visit Asakusa, you should certainly go along to Forest of Owl and enjoy a relaxing time with its various creatures.
Name: Hu Xuenan
Shanghai District Office
Cabin Attendant Section
Address: Ninomiya Denbo Building 2F, 1-39-11 Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
HOURS: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
ACCESS: 5-minute walk from Asakusa Station