The emphasis is on hands-on interaction with dozens of lively birds at this branch of the Tori no Iru Cafe. Located in a basement in touristy Asakusa, the cafe offers two very different experiences: a quiet moment with ten sleepy owls, and absolute bedlam with a flock of noisy, boisterous parrots and parakeets.
The fee is Y1,500 for one hour. Better watch the clock, however, as it's so much raucous fun in the parrot room that people can forget the time and incur extension fees (Y300 per fifteen minutes).
See more photos and details at Animal Cafes.com.
This book will introduce you to more than twenty of Japan's favorite specialty foods that are less well known abroad, along with a guide to the best places in Tokyo to try them and expert tips on what to order. From Bento.com.