07 Nov '13, 12pm

Hoot! Owl cafés are the latest craze in Tokyo, Japan (Video)

Hoot! Owl cafés are the latest craze in Tokyo, Japan (Video)

Tokyo, one of the world's largest and most hi-tech metropolises, is known for having quirky hangouts, from love hotels , to hammock-themed restaurants to cat cafés , where people can enjoy feline company without the hassle of emptying the litter box. Now, the latest trend hitting Tokyo's streets is the owl café, where patrons can have a warm cuppa while observing these majestic birds. Called "fukurou cafes" in Japanese, these places offer owl-themed food and drink, and became popular last year since the opening of Fukurou no Mise (“Owl Shop”) and Tori no Iru Cafe (“The Cafe with Birds”). More have opened since then, including Fukurou Sabou (“Owl Teahouse”), Owl Family, and Crew. According to News.com.au , these cafés can have strict policies about handling the birds, though in same places, customers are allowed to have contact with them: The complexity lies in the fact tha...

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