Owl Cafe & Bar Owl Village, Harajuku

Owl Cafe & Bar Owl Village, Harajuku

Owl Cafe & Bar Owl Village, Harajuku
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
You can play with real owls!! The staffs will introduce the owl and explain how to touch! Staff are always with you for safety each other. So you can touch owls with relax.
Duration: < 1 hour
Meets animal welfare guidelines
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Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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  • Mei Moran
    Pasay, Philippines235 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well-loved and cared-for owls
    The owls were soooo cute!!!! I can tell that they are very much loved and cared for. It was clear that the staff do genuinely care for them. They have rest period in between visitor time slots, which shows that the staff do make sure that they don’t get stressed or overwhelmed by the visitors. We had a great time with the owls!
    Thank you for visiting our store. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with our owls. They are our family. We will continue to do our best so that everyone can enjoy their visit with peace of mind. Please come back to see our cute owls again! Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku
    Written January 31, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Cassie G
    81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highlight of my day in Harajuku!
    Truly one of the highlights of my trip. An hour was the perfect amount of time. The owls are so well-loved and cared for, and you get the opportunity to pet all of them and hold them. The staff instructs you on how each individual owl likes to be pet, and they even give a cute owl comic book and glass owl as a souvenir at the end. All drinks are served in owl mugs or glassware, which is a nice touch. What really made this experience special was the lovely staff. They were so sweet and informative, and you could tell they loved each and every owl. Such a great experience that I would recommend to everyone traveling to Harajuku.
    Thank you for visiting our store. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with our owls. They are our family. We will continue to do our best so that everyone can enjoy their visit with peace of mind. Please come back to see our cute owls again! Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💗😊
    Written January 31, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 12, 2023
  • T_Harris15
    California114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great owl cafe with friendly staff
    I love owls and being able to pet and feed them was amazing! Some of the owls are rescues and are a little timid. The staff advises which ones can be pet and which ones not to touch. The owls are everywhere. They fly around and hang out wherever they please. One flew on top of my head. I didn’t mind at all. The staff was extremely friendly. They tell you the names of each owl and show you how to pet, massage and feed them. You can tell how much the staff cares for these owls. They take care of them very well. I had booked a tour that included a different owl cafe, unfortunately the tour failed to make the reservation and I could not get in, and all the owl cafes were booked the remaining of my trip. Luckily this place was able to take me, and I am extremely grateful that I didn’t miss out on this opportunity.
    Thank you very much for coming. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with our owls. Your nice comments are very encouraging. If you ever want to see our cute owls again, please feel free to visit us. We are waiting for you with our 18 owls. Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💕😊
    Written May 4, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 24, 2024
  • Michelle M
    Kansas City, Missouri9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list experience
    This was a bucket list experience for me. The staff were well trained and took excellent care of the birds (foremost) and guests (second). The birds get downtime between groups (every hour). Some of the owls were rescues. It was really enjoyable and so glad I got to go with my daughter.
    Thank you very much for coming. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with our owls. Your nice comments are very encouraging. If you ever want to see our cute owls again, please feel free to visit us. We are waiting for you with our 18 owls. Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💕😊
    Written May 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 7, 2024
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles201 reviews
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STEVENSNY
New York City, NY315 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
What a fun and different experience. The owls are all beautiful and appeared to be well cared for by a diligent staff. I could not resist visiting this and other animal cafe's in the area as it is something quite different and very unavailable in the states. There is a nice selection of owls large and small that you can pet (they are really soft!) and hold. The staff was caring and did not rush us through the cafe. Unless you have an exotic animal cafe in your hometown, visiting here is a must!
Written December 13, 2022
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Thank you for visiting our store. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with our owl. Our 18 cute owls are always waiting for you. Thank you🦉💖🥰 OwlVillage Harajuku
Written January 4, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kyoko Kieu P
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The owls were cute for sure, but I felt badly for them. There are 30 of them living in a tiny cafe. I can't imagine it not being stressful. Their wings work fine, but because the space is so small, they can't fly. The staff was friendly
Written August 28, 2023
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Thank you for visiting. Thanks again for your concern for them. We have 18 owls in our store. They are creatures that, unlike eagles and hawks, do not fly long distances or require much exercise. They also hunt in a style where they wait for prey to pass in front of them. But our store is small, so on sunny days we go with them to Yoyogi Park to fly and run. Sorry our English is not good enough to explain properly. We hope to tell you how they are doing in the next time. Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💕😊
Written October 17, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cassie G
81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Truly one of the highlights of my trip. An hour was the perfect amount of time. The owls are so well-loved and cared for, and you get the opportunity to pet all of them and hold them. The staff instructs you on how each individual owl likes to be pet, and they even give a cute owl comic book and glass owl as a souvenir at the end. All drinks are served in owl mugs or glassware, which is a nice touch. What really made this experience special was the lovely staff. They were so sweet and informative, and you could tell they loved each and every owl. Such a great experience that I would recommend to everyone traveling to Harajuku.
Written November 12, 2023
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Thank you for visiting our store. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with our owls. They are our family. We will continue to do our best so that everyone can enjoy their visit with peace of mind. Please come back to see our cute owls again! Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💗😊
Written January 31, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

eryceyl
Longmont, CO13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had a memorable time visiting the Owl Cafe and Village in Harajuku. While we have some reservations about these wild animals being kept in captivity, the staff seem to really love and take good care of them. We loved being able to pet and hold the owls, and to watch them interact with one another. We'll be telling stories and sharing photos for years to come.
Written January 12, 2020
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Thank you for visiting us. We are glad you love the owl. We want more people to know the greatness of owls. We strive to make our owls live in a better environment. Please come to play again. Thank you.
Written January 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michelle M
Kansas City, MO9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
This was a bucket list experience for me. The staff were well trained and took excellent care of the birds (foremost) and guests (second). The birds get downtime between groups (every hour). Some of the owls were rescues. It was really enjoyable and so glad I got to go with my daughter.
Written May 7, 2024
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Thank you very much for coming. We are glad to hear that you had a good time with our owls. Your nice comments are very encouraging. If you ever want to see our cute owls again, please feel free to visit us. We are waiting for you with our 18 owls. Thank you very much. OwlVillage Harajuku🦉💕😊
Written May 18, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lynn W
15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Friends
This place is more like a petting zoo as you have a drink in one room and visit the birds in another. They look well cared for but to be stuck in a room 4 flights up never feeling fresh air seems real cruel to me. Didnt like it at all.
Written April 19, 2016
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WorldWideEyesNow1
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Business
I traveled all the way to Tokyo, to show my pet mouse an enjoyable time. Thought he would feel closer to nature by coming to visit the owl bar.

Big mistake! Owls like mice. Like, way too much.

Suffice to say, I left my mouse in Tokyo.
Written September 27, 2017
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283darrenj
Paris, France1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Solo
I bought a ticket to go Owl cafe in harajuku.
They cost me 1,500 JPY and it was a very small Owl cafe with just 5~6 owls.
if you go straight down to harajuku street, you can find a much better owl cafe with 7~800 JPY.
Never visit for Owl cafe
Written December 19, 2016
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Rob
New York City, NY3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
If you are trying to locate this dump walk 10 secs. down the alley to the right of the building and you will see an elevator located on your left. This garbage business is located on the third or fourth floor.

Cafe? Bar? Village? None of those words apply to this place. This establishment is literally in a small studio apartment.

When you first arrive everyone will sit on the ground around a table and have a drink. Then you will get up and take two steps into where the owls are located and kept tied to a branch.

You will find many cafes like this mostly located in Harajuku and Akihabara. The psychology behind why people support these places and find them interesting will forever be quite sad.

Cafes like this have absolutely nothing to do with Japanese culture. If you want to experience a unique cafe, go to one of the themed cafes where the servers are dressed in cosplay.
Written April 18, 2018
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Hello. Thanks for coming. Thank you for your valuable opinion. The owl is a family of staff, so we will improve the environment. But they are not always connected. They go down to the floor and play freely, and go to the park for training. Please come and see those owls if you have a chance. Thank you Owl Village Harajuku
Written April 20, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CKM
Cancun, Mexico36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
This place is sad. We walked in thinking it was an interesting concept, and left soon after. The owls are roped to their branches and look distressed - avoiding all contact with people. Yes, you can pet them, but it’s clear they aren’t happy. They have their wings clipped and are the most depressed animals you’ve seen in your life. When we asked, the staff claimed the owls get to fly around inside when the cafe is closed and they “take them to the park.” Considering their wings are obviously clippped, this was untrue. Even if it was true, owls need much more open space then flying around inside a tiny room. They also claimed the owls got breaks each hour. As we waited for our spot in line, they never switched them out - so another lie. Once we saw these animals being mistreated, we left, and will opt for the well-reviewed rescue dog cafe. I would not advise supporting a cafe like this if you care about animals.
Written April 7, 2018
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Hello. Thank you for coming. Thank you for your precious opinion. We have a break time for relieving stress of owls and go for a walk in the park on the morning of a warm day. Our owls are not cutting feathers, so we can fly freely. I would like to continue to operate in the future with reference to precious opinions. Thank you, Owl Village Harajuku
Written April 9, 2018
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