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Owl Cafe Experience: Meet and Photograph Cute Owls in Osaka

Happy experience @Owl Family

Reviewed by: Joanna LAI, 2018/08/11

So convenient to buy n book the reservation! Great service of Owl family staff, enjoy so much:)

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Activity Date:2018/08/09
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Excellent experience and humane treatment of owls.

Reviewed by: Patrick P, 2018/06/05

This was a very enjoyable owl cafe. I thought that the store was very well-run, and the staff really knew what they were doing. There was a set schedule of how things were to proceed, and very clear instructions were given in both Japanese and English to help guide through the visit and process, including the proper way to handle the owls. While holding the owls, at least 2-3 staff members were mingling within the small group of about 8-10 to assist with putting the owls on your arm/shoulder/heads. Also, staff was ready to assist with the owls defecated. If you paid for your ticket in advance, you do get 1 free drink, however you don't go for the drinks, you go to see the owls. There is also a small gift shop within the store. Overall, I enjoyed that the owls seemed to be very well taken care of by the staff there, and in general they (the owls) seemed content. They were friendly to take pictures with and to hold. If you enjoy owls, this cafe is the place to visit.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/06/02
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Lots of fun-even for a solo traveler

Reviewed by: Maemi, 2018/05/20

I had a lot of fun at the owl cafe! I was in Osaka all by myself, and the staff was very nice and accommodating. They even took pictures for me so that I didn’t have to just take selfies with the owls.

The cafe was clean, and it seemed like the owls are well taken care of. I would highly recommend this to others!


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Thank you very much for visiting us.
We are glad that you enjoyed it.
It is a nice picture!
We are looking foward for your visit again.
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Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2018/04/29
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Fun for the whole family!

Reviewed by: Elizabeth , 2018/05/17

- This was a great opportunity to get up close and personal with owls. Coming from a country where we rarely see owls, it was an educational opportunity for me also because the staff will take the time to explain the breed of the owl and their age if you ask them about it.
- Although the experience is for 1 hour, the staff will give instructions about handling the owls for the first 15 minutes. Therefore, you will effectively only be getting 45 minutes or so to interact with the owls. This is more than enough time in my opinion. We were able to interact with all the owls "active" during that time.
- Staff could be inflexible. It was pouring heavily outside when we arrived at the cafe 10 minutes before our scheduled starting time. The staff did not allow us to go in to shield from the rain (I presume it's because we would then get an extra 10 minutes of viewing the owls since you will be able to see the whole activity area once you enter the cafe). However, this meant that we had to stand outside, balancing precariously on a tiny ledge under a tiny roof to get some cover from the rain.

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Please come to our shop when you come back to Japan.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/05/13
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Up close to the owls

Reviewed by: Anita, 2018/05/10

Perfect family experience. We booked online and had our printed confirmation. Entry price included a drink.
We were able to interact with 5 owls various sizes. Size depends where you can hold them, with glove on hand, shoulder or head or You can just pat them on their perch.
We could view the other owls resting but not touch. Attentive staff.


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Activity Date:2018/05/08
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Lots of fun!

Reviewed by: Michelle, 2018/04/30

A group of friends and I came about 5mins late and the staff had already begun explaining instructions. They were very accomodating to us and let us know what we missed in the beginning. Once we were able to begin interacting with the owls, the staff was again terrific. They gave us very helpful advice. Their lively and bubbly personality help made our experience.

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It seems that your group was satisfied with the group, and all the staff are pleased. Also please come and visit someday. We are looking forward to seeing you.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/04/05
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Enjoyed interacting with the various owls

Reviewed by: Monica, 2018/04/19

My sister, partner and I spent an evening here and enjoyed our time interacting with many owls. There was only one other party so we had more than enough time with each owl.


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I am fortunate to have a nice time with the owl.
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Activity Date:2018/03/25
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Must go cafe!!

Reviewed by: Xin ying, 2018/04/03

One of the unique experiences and a must go cafe! My friends and I didn’t expect the owls to be of different sizes- from tiny to huge. Service was good and the crew members were able to reassure us even when the owls pooped or flew. They were friendly and kind too! Overall, it was an extremely good experience! We will definitely comeback again the next time we visit Osaka!


  • Owls of different sizes and they are not the biggest!

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Activity Date:2018/04/01
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Lovely experience for a up close interaction with the owls

Reviewed by: Jerald Ang, 2018/03/30

The Owl Café certainly lived up to my expectations as the staff was very welcoming with us and the owls looked so adorable. There was some misunderstanding between us and the cafe regarding our booking initially so we went back the next day and went for the experience instead. The owls ranged from different sizes and the staff were very helpful in explaining to us the rules in English. We had a nice time taking photos with the owls as the staffs helped us to put the owls onto our hands and shoulders safely. The souvenirs there was also very nice as some were handicrafts while others were accesories that were all owl-themed. Overall, an experience not to be missed when visiting Osaka to go up close and personal with these majestic owls, definitely visiting the next time when going Osaka.

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Thank you for coming to our shop.

I am very glad that you are satisfied.
We look forward to your next visit from the bottom of my heart.

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Attended as:Friends
Activity Date:2018/03/28
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Amazing!

Reviewed by: Adrijana, 2018/03/25

It was an amazing experience! We get to interect with a lot of the owls and even have them on our head! The hosts were very kind, funny and helpful! I liked the comfort of booking it plus not having to worry about paying for it then. Also there is a nice shrine to check out nearby! Also you can get to dress up as Harry Potter if you wish :)


  • Sharing his astonishment look haha

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Activity Date:2018/03/22
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Another fantastic time with the owls!

Reviewed by: Liyana Thean , 2018/03/01

This is the 2nd time i've visited the same cafe since two months ago except i have brought my husband to visit this time!

I had very enthusiastic staff again and was very happy that i get to carry different types of owls.

I can happily say that even after visiting two times i had so much fun going there again.

I recommend this place highly to those who loves animals especially owls.








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Thank you for visiting our store for the second time. We are pleased that you visit with your husband. We understand the charm of the owl and aim to make many people know about the owl. I am waiting for coming agai

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Activity Date:2018/02/22
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Nice staff, great owls! A wonderful experience~

Reviewed by: Derek, 2018/02/18

We had a wonderful experience at the cafe!

There were more owls than we expected and most of them were so friendly~!

The staff were also friendly and well-experienced. They helped us a lot throughout the whole session.

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We are looking forward to seeing you again!

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2018/02/15
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IT WAS AMAZING!!!!

Reviewed by: Demi, 2018/01/28

I loved it! The staff was really nice and they knew what they were doing. The owls were properly taken care of. And the drink that came with the package (i got hot choco) was delicious.



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Thank you for coming to our store.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed touching owls in our store.
Please come to our shop when you come back to Japan!

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Activity Date:2018/01/01
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Great for Owl Lovers!

Reviewed by: Joyce, 2018/01/28

The owls were so cute and the staff was super cheerful and helpful! They explained everything really well in English and Japanese and they made sure you knew how to handle the owls safely. They seem to take good care of their owls and make sure you don't disturb the ones that are resting. The cafe seems really popular so reserving online made sure we had spots for the time we wanted.
Tip: There is a similar owl cafe with the same name nearby so make sure you know which one you're going to.


  • cute logo!

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Please come to our shop when you come back to Japan!

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Activity Date:2018/01/03
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Delightful experience

Reviewed by: Vivian , 2018/01/21

Kids & adults enjoyed the encounter experiences. Staff were able to speak English.

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Activity Date:2017/12/27
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Amazing Experience !!!

Reviewed by: Transter, 2018/01/14

Great time spent with the Owls and taking photos for a solid hour. But caution to those who don't book you are going to miss out as some turned up and missed out the hour and only had little time with the Owls so PLEASE !! BOOK!!

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Activity Date:2018/01/12
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1st owl cafe experience

Reviewed by: Ximerboy, 2018/01/14

Shop staff were very friendly and it helps greatly with english introduction of owls and their names and to do or not to do. Owls were very cute and mostly friendly to touch. Enjoy the experience and the warm drink was nice too(it was winter).

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Activity Date:2017/12/23
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Hoot hoot!

Reviewed by: Pamela, 2018/01/06

Raw chicken parts used to feed the owls. Boys were put off by the chicken eye! They told me not worth feeding but enjoyed the photography session. Very organised process and controlled group size so all had chance to take pics.


  • Only certain owls for feeding

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Activity Date:2017/12/14
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Interesting experience

Reviewed by: Pamela, 2018/01/06

Up close with the owls big and small. Good thing is it is limited to a reasonable group of people only so everyone has a chance to take pic with each owl. Very structured process.


  • This one is too big to be held so can only stroke and lean near to take pic

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Activity Date:2017/12/14
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Great experience!

Reviewed by: Owl lover, 2018/01/03

The owl cafe is one unforgettable experience!

My family of 6 had amazing time here.

As we visited on a weekday evening, we all managed to have good amount of time with diff owls.

Staffs are knowledgeable, polite and accommodating.

Would recommend this to families.

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Activity Date:2017/12/07
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Amazing owls, friendly staff

Reviewed by: abc, 2017/12/31

The owls were amazing and the staff were really friendly and welcoming.

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Activity Date:2017/12/05
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My Kids Want Pet Owls Now

Reviewed by: Sandra, 2017/12/28

Amazing staff. They care for the owls down to the very little details and are able to ensure guests do the same.

Great experience and will highly recommend this to anyone with children.

Lots of photo opportunities. ❤


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Thank you very much for visiting us.
We are glad that you enjoyed it.
It is a nice picture!
We are looking foward for your visit again.
Thanks for the experience story!

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Attended as:Families with Young Children
Activity Date:2017/12/26
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First time with owls!

Reviewed by: Khale, 2017/11/26

We had a fantastic time with the owls! We arrive slightly late but they accommodated to us. We also chose the feeding plan so we managed to feed the owls and the staff were assisting to take pictures of us as well. They were very kind to the owls, which greatly pleased us and the owls did not attack us when they placed the owls on our hands, shoulders and even head. Overall, I would greatly recommend this place to those who loves owls.

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Activity Date:2017/11/23
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Very great experience

Reviewed by: Byron, 2017/11/25

There were only 2 groups at the time we went, but it was a great experience. The three young ladies helping us were extraordinary.

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Activity Date:2017/10/31
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Lovely experience with the owls!

Reviewed by: Liyana Thean , 2017/11/24

I visited this place last Tuesday with my mother, it was an absolutely delightful experience. The staff was very helpful, patient and enthusiastic! The owls are adorable and very tame to carry and pat.

The instructions was provided very clearly and easy to understand.

I am hoping to book another session during my next trip to Japan!

I highly recommend everyone to participate in this activity. It is worth it and a unique experience you will not forget!




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Thank you very much for visiting us.
We are glad that you enjoyed it.
It is a nice picture!
We are looking foward for your visit again.
Thanks for the experience story!

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Activity Date:2017/11/14
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One of the highlights of our trip!

Reviewed by: Brian Ellis, 2017/11/17

The hour spent at Owl Family Osaka was one of our fondest memories of the city, and we were all grateful to have the photos to relive it for ourselves and for our friends.

The staff was patient, informative and FUNNY. One of the two hosts spoke perfect english and there was no hassle managing the logistics.

The owls themselves are adorable and docile, and perched on hands/shoulders/heads for photos and petting without a problem. I wouldn't necessarily recommend the experience for younger children, but for adults it was about as cute an experience as you can get, and definitely time better spent than at a cat cafe.

Probably common knowledge to any traveler of Japan, but as typical of most 'cafe' experiences in Japan, the drinks and such are basically just the cover charge to get in. The drinks were cute, but your drink cost goes into the facilities rather than the actual beverage.

I recommend scheduling a day when you can pay a small premium to feed them, as it'll likely be in the evening with a smaller crowd. Go to the area about 90 minutes ahead of time and relax with a cup of coffee at the nearby Moto Coffee, on a patio overlooking Osaka's river, then take a ten minute stroll through the riverside Nakanoshima Park on the way to the cafe. It'll be one of the most perfect evenings of your trip.





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Thank you very much for visiting us.
We are glad that you enjoyed it.
It is a nice picture!
We are looking foward for your visit again.
Thanks for the experience story!

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Activity Date:2017/11/08
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Awesome & Rare!

Reviewed by: Cory, 2017/11/11

I loved the time I spent in here. The owls were super cute, the staff were so friendly. They tried very best to speak english with me as tourist. Truly having fun with the owls.^^


  • Cool

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Activity Date:2017/10/22
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good!

Reviewed by: swan85, 2017/11/06

We took lot of nice pictures here, even we can put owls on our arm, owls are so cute!

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We are very happy that you enjoyed touching the owls in our shop!
Please come to our shop when you come back to Japan!

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Activity Date:2017/10/12
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Fun experience--the owls are beautiful

Reviewed by: Stephanie, 2017/11/04

Where else will you be able to have an owl sit on your head? The owls were trained and well-behaved, so no one got pecked. Of course, it helps if you follow the petting rules and only touch the owls where you're allowed to.

For potterheads, they actually have robes, glasses, and wand available if you want to take pictures. I didn't take advantage of the opportunity, but I appreciated that it was available. The experience is 90% owl and 10% cafe, so if you're not going for the owls (just accompanying someone else), you'll probably be a bit disappointed.

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Thank you for coming to our store.
We are very happy that you enjoyed touching the owls in our shop!
Please come to our shop when you come back to Japan!

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Activity Date:2017/10/24
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Wonderful experience

Reviewed by: tom, 2017/10/10

The owls and the staff were interactive and friendly. Great experience with owls.

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Activity Date:2017/09/30
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