One of the most popular types of animal cafe is the owl cafe, and this genre has even now spawned an accommodation spin-off.
Wise Owl Hostels Tokyo opens July 22nd in Hatchobori, east Tokyo, featuring a Eurasian eagle-owl as its key attraction. If that sounds a bit gimmicky, rest assured that the hostel matches the feathered proprietress with a stylish, homely design and facilities.
As well as accommodation for travellers across four floors, the hostel also includes a furnished apartment on the top floor that can be rented, plus a cafe on the ground floor and bar (called “Howl”) in the basement.
The bar has an art and music theme while the cafe serves brews by popular third-wave coffee outlet Obscura Coffee Roasters. In addition to the coffee stand, the ground floor eatery also has regional sake and other rustic Japanese food.
The hostel will have a striking mural on the outside by Jun Inoue.