A city where cultures are consolidated, Akihabara. It is popular among people as a sacred place of “otaku” (nerd) culture which Japan boasts of the world such as animation and idol, as well as one of the most famous electric streets in Japan. In such “town of otaku”, the appearance of fashionable facilities by redevelopment and the class B Gourmet (dishes that are delicious, inexpensive and provided in abundant amounts) have become topics and the attractiveness of the city has once again gained attention. Akiba Fukurou (Owlcafe in Akihabara) is located in such Akihabara. It is a unique concept of “a cafe that can meet with an owl”, and it is also a popular spot for foreigners visiting Japan.
Here you can play with a variety of owls such as barn owl and burrowing owl. In addition, stickers, T-shirts, puzzles and other goods suitable for souvenirs are also on sale. A lot of foreign tourists are visiting, attracted by its unique concept and good access with a 2-minute walk from Akihabara station.
The adorable appearance of owls are captivating a lot of people. The owl seems to have a therapy effect for people who are depressed and those who have become exhausted.
The theme of this shop is “healing”, and its thoroughness has surpassed other shops in the same business much more. In the shop based on white, the chandelier’s soft light is illuminated and the relaxing music is flowing. Also, as this is a small group booking system, customers can relax.
The secret that this store is popular with customers is the staff’s respect for owls. In this shop, the staffs do business respecting owls, such as owls not being unreasonable, not burdening, if they seem to be tired, they will take a proper break.
Round lovely eyes, and large face, and a squatty style with fluffy feather. The animal, which attract attention secretly these days and have increased the fan by its lovely looks, owl.
Following “Cat Cafe”, which created the big boom before in Japan, regular customers are increasing in “Owl Cafe” recently.
The charm of the “Akiba Fukurou” (Owlcafe in Akihabara), a two-minute walk from the Akihabara station is not only a lovely owl.
If you set foot on the store, many owls will meet.
The shop is stylish interior based on the white that seemed to totally visit another world.
The concept of the “Akiba Fukurou” is not a cafe, but “the room of the owl”.
In the space where special attention is paid to “music”, “lighting”, “coloring”, you can experience non-daily life with owls.
Musical pieces, such as a harp, flute, piano which gentle to ears and hearts, are playing as BGM.
Photograph can be taken inside of the shop. You can make a wonderful memory with the “entertainment of healing”.
In timetable of one hour, various direction is given and you can enjoy it as an attraction. It is also possible to put an owl on your hand and to take a commemoration photography.
Dreamlike one hour passes in an instant. To a visitor parting sorrowfully from an owl, a postcard is presented as a souvenir from the shop. The design of the postcard seems to change frequently.
The peacefulness space of the “Akiba Fukurou”.
During one hour in the shop, the finest healing effect should be got.
|Name:||Akiba Fukurou (Owlcafe in Akihabara)|
|Address:||Kandaneribeicho 67 Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0022 Japan|
|Access:||JR Yamanote-sen Line “Akihabara-eki Station” (2 minutes walk)|
|Price:||2,000 yen (One-hour shift)
Please refer the official web page.