Tori no Iru Cafe
Asakusa: Bird cafe
Tori no Iru Cafe (Asakusa: Bird cafe)
Tori no Iru Cafe
Open 1-8pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

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.

Asakusa
Taito-ku, Asakusa 1-12-8, Oyama Bldg B1F.
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