Monday, September 19, 2016

TRAVEL TOKYO | Kotori Café - Minami Aoyama

 Kotori Café in Minami Aoyama


I want to share with you the perfect place to end your day after visiting the current exhibition of Noko Noko Felt at Gallery Palette. Kotori Café is located in Minami Aoyama and is a bird café = a place where you can have a sweet and a drink while admiring the birds in their cages and even pet them for a couple of minutes and a few extra yen.

The children and I were lucky to visit it when my friend Irene - the creative designer behind Singapore label Carrot Pepper, and her daughter Sophie came to Tokyo earlier this year. Irene and Sophie were familiar with the place but it was our first time to go to a bird café. I think the children enjoyed it a lot, although they would have liked to spend a lot more time in the room petting the birds in their room reserved to this activity - including an owl!

Pet cafés are very popular in Tokyo for romantic dates or to unwind after a stressful day at work. It can also be quite complicated to keep an animal at home in this huge city where apartments are usually pretty small and space is ultra limited, so I guess someone came up one day with this concept of "animal cafés". Most widely known are the cat cafés, but why not get out of your comfort zone and try out a snake or owl café? Tokyo IS the place to do things you wouldn't do back home ;-)

Please note that certain rules apply when visiting with children - including the age limit, so make sure to check out first to avoid any disappointment to the little ones.

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Kotori Café 6-3-7 Minami Aoyama
Minato-Ku ・107 0062 Tokyo
>> I see on their website that there is also one in Kichijoji. 
Check their website for all information.

 Irene and I - January 2016

Kotori Café 6-3-7 Minami Aoyama
Minato-Ku ・107 0062 Tokyo

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