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Owl Park/
Ikebukuro: Bird cafe
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One of a growing
number of owl cafes
in the city of owls,
Ikebukuro, Owl Park
opened in September
2015 in the middle
of a bustling night-
life district. A
spacious room on the
second floor of a
busy entertainment
building, it offers
a dozen friendly
owls. The owls are
mostly smaller va-
rieties such as
scops, little owls
and barn owls, but
there are three
larger types - brown
wood owl, Ural owl
and eagle owl. The
pastel-wash walls
are decorated with
vivid plastic foli-
age and colorful
acrylic paintings by
Africa-trained Japa-
nese artist Shogen.

When we visited on a
Wednesday afternoon,
we had the place to
ourselves for an
hour. The very ac-
commodating staff
offered us a chance
to hold Choco, an
inquisitive and
bright-eyed little
scops owl. He seemed
delighted by the
attention, and was
happy to be petted
gently for ages.

If it's quiet
enough, you may be
able to see Lucky
the barn owl fly
from his perch onto
a visitor's arm.
Perhaps it was too
soon after lunch,
but Lucky took a lot
of coaxing to fly
the two meters from
his perch. It took
several minutes of
calling his name and
waving his favorite
soft toy before he
swooped over to grab
his raw meat treat.
Apparently, he flies
a lot more readily
after 4pm.

See more photos and
details
at Animal
Cafes.com.
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Toshima-ku, Nishi-
Ikebukuro 3-30-11
2F.  Open 11am-
7pm. Closed Mondays.

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