Where once felines reigned supreme, themed cafes featuring a wide variety of animals are popping up all over Japan, from countryside hideaways to cafes in high-end shopping districts. So far we’ve seen cat, rabbit, and owl cafes and they are becoming increasingly common sights.

But what if you’re not a fan of those particular animals? Fear not! The latest addition to the cafe scene gives you yet another option – to enjoy your afternoon latte in the company of cute little birds!

The popular Kotori Cafe in Tokyo’s Omotesando opened its second store in equally trendy Kichijoji in June this year.


Guests can spend their visit in the company of about 25 feathered friends while enjoying special bird-themed desserts. While the birds are more for looking at than petting (though some birds will happily sit on your finger and nibble at you!), one of the cafe’s main charms is the beautiful chorus of tweets and chirps which will serenade you as you enjoy your coffee and cake.

The cafe also has a wide range of cute bird-inspired goods for purchase, so you’re sure to find something to remember your visit by.


Next time you’re in town, drop by the Kotori Cafe for a visit. It’s also conveniently located right opposite the famous Ghibli Museum, so why not make a day of it?

Cafe information
Address: 1-14-7 Shimorengaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013 (15-minute walk from Kichijoji and Mitaka Stations)
Hours: 10:30AM ~ 6:00PM (closed on the third Tuesday of every month)

Source/images: Entabe, PR Times