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Asakusa’s Owl & Parakeet Cafe

You’ve heard of cat cafes, where you can go be with cats for a stress break or because you can’t have a cat in your apartment. They originated in Japan and have spread to Europe and the U.S. There are also dog cafes, and now you can visit a cafe in which you can pet owls, eagles, and other birds -if you are in Tokyo, Japan. Mike Powel and Juergen Horn are in Tokyo, and were excited to visit Asakusa’s Owl & Parakeet Cafe. Mike said,

“This is fun,” I said to the girl working at the cafe, raising my voice to be heard above the squawking. “But it would never be allowed in America!” She looked at me, baffled, and asked why not. At this moment, there were six parakeets on my head, and bird poop was running down my shoulder. Something was pecking at my neck, and in the next room there were people petting an eagle. I considered explaining, but decided against it. Regarding animal cafes, the rift between our cultures might be too wide.

The owls, eagles, parrots, and parakeets are downright friendly -even the baby owls. See plenty of pictures and two videos at Tokyo For 91 Days.

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