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Bengal Cat's Forest

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Owls in Harajuku

Very unique place, but on the fence about supporting it. As other reviews say, the owls are... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Sandia W
Harijuku Owl Forest

We came upon the Owl Forest as we enjoyed the hype of Jingumae. We had already been to a cat cafe... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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Jul 11, 2018
“Owls in Harajuku”
Jan 15, 2018
“Harijuku Owl Forest”
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1-6-10 Jingumae | 3f, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
+81 3-6447-4216
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Loved my time in Tokyo but this was a rare negative experience on the trip. It's really my only regret from my entire trip to Japan. I didn't realize the owls would be in the condition/situation they are. They are roped to a stand and...More

2  Thank AlanBalding
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

If you like seeing owls chained to a branch with no possibilities of retreating from human contact and no way to fly or move away, then this is the place. We feel horrible not having done more research before buying tickets to support this nonsense....More

2  Thank Jasmin G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Very unique place, but on the fence about supporting it. As other reviews say, the owls are chained to a perch during the working day and some seem less happy about it than others. However, the business is operating legally (unlike other owl or exotic...More

Thank Sandia W
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Unethical. Touching the owls who are chained there all day. Terrible place, made me feel sick. DONT GO!

3  Thank Jenna M
Reviewed 22 April 2018

You don't go to the bengal cat café for the drinks... you go to play with exotic felines who are very friendly. Great location, inexpensive. It would be better with a few tables, but if you are used to playing with cats on the floor,...More

Thank lindseyctanner
Reviewed 16 April 2018

One of the worst things I've ever taken part in. They make you pay so you can go in and take pictures of what looks like drugged up or sick owls, tied up so tight they can't really leave their perch. These places need to...More

3  Thank Lachlan T
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Felt very forced sitting in a row with strict rules about how to interact with the cats. Sadly would not recommend

Thank Mel P
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We came upon the Owl Forest as we enjoyed the hype of Jingumae. We had already been to a cat cafe, so were just interested in what the the Owl Forest would deliver. Not at all what I expected, just a walk around with these...More

1  Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Before visiting Japan, I had been told about these "cats cafés" where you can stroke animals while having a drink. While in Harajuku, I have been attracted by the advertisement by the entry. I went down the stairs and entered a strange and dark artificially...More

1  Thank IsereeSky
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The reviews on the Owl portion of this establishment are quite harsh, and though I didn't go in (Owl's on the first floor), I would tend to agree with the reviews. As for the cats - hey, this is one of the more relaxed cat...More

1  Thank AsiaMorgan
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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.
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