Peek Inside a Japanese Owl Cafe

Rebecca OConnell

Japan has a plethora of adorable animal cafes—rabbit cafe, anyone?—but the most exciting, in my opinion, are the owl cafes. 

Now, thanks to YouTuber Alodia Gosiengfiao, owl lovers everywhere can take a virtual tour of Ikefukurou Owl Cafe in Ikebukuro, Japan. The small space features 14 different owls, including a stern-looking barn owl. 

The domesticated owls appear to be content in the room and are given plenty of treats throughout the day. The website promises that precautions have been taken to ensure the owls' safety and well-being.