FIKUROU: The Owl Cafes In Japan


Those with ornithophobia, turn away now—here is your worst nightmare. Lovers of Harry Potter, owls and quirky cafes, this one’s for you! We’ve all heard about the cat cafes and dog cafes all over Asia, but what about the newest trend—owl cafes! Known as ‘fukurou’ in Japan, these hangouts are all the rage and serve owl themed foods and drinks, and of course, serve plenty of good times with a bunch of real owls perched around the place. Maybe it’s just the dreams I’ve had of birds pecking me to death, but I’m not so sure I’d be able to relax in a café that was home to a bunch of wide-eyed, sharp-talon birds. ( By Rachel Oakley from )