Animal cafes are very popular in Japan and Tokyo has its share of cat cafés, owl cafés, penguin bars and now, a bird café!
Opened on February 10, 2014, the Kotori Café is inhabited by a diverse flock of parrots, parakeets, sparrows and cockatoos. After finishing their coffee, tea and special bird-themed pastries, patrons can spend five minutes in the interactive bird zone located at the back of the café for a nominal charge of 500¥. A staff member will provide assistance by explaining the shop’s rules and demonstrate the proper handling of the shop’s more than 20 resident birds.
The café is relatively small and your time is limited to one hour, unfortunately. The menu items range in price from 800-1,500¥ and are very tasty. There is a gift shop associated with the café that sells numerous bird-themed paraphernalia.
The Kotori Café has proven to be so popular with patrons that a second café was opened in trendy Kichijoji in June this of this year.
Whether you are a bird lover or you just have a passion for discovering the unique places in Japan, this is one of those places that you must add to your bucket list!
6-3-7 Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
03 6427 5115
Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon, Chiyoda lines)