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Owl Cafe Experience in Kyoto
Enjoy the unique activities at the Owl Cafe. Japan has been a leader in animal themed cafes. The establishments featuring owls are in particular demand. Residents or visitors can enjoy watching the owls on display. Customers are encouraged to interact with them. The sessions with the owls last for about an hour. First, you will be given explicit directions on how to handle the birds and told to gently pet them only on the head or back using the back of your hand. The owls will sit on your shoulder or even on the top of your head. You will be allowed to have your picture taken with an owl to remember the unique experience and to share with family and friends. The cafe is set up to have a new group of people come in every hour on the hour. The chance to see and touch an owl is rare indeed. Owls are wild birds, and usually, people only see them from a distance, or in an aviary or zoo. Fortunately, the Owl Café makes it possible to enjoy the owls up close. The Owl Café at the Maikoya Kyoto is the best place to visit the owls. If you plan to see different areas of Japan, there are Owl Cafes in other cities including Tokyo where you will find Akiba Fukurou, Fukuro No Mise, Ikefukurou Cafe, Tori No Iru Cafe Kiba, and Owl No Mori. In Shinjuku, you will find the Owl Café Mohumohu. Visit the Owl Village in Harajuku. Make sure you do not pass by the opportunity to experience the Owl Cafes.
• Meet owls at the Owl Cafe in the Maikoya Kyoto
• All kinds of owls
• Have your picture taken with an owl
• A unique opportunity to hold and pet owls
Japan has been at the forefront of creating unusual restaurants. Theme oriented establishments continue to be popular. The interest in cafes that offer the chance to cuddle with creatures is a growing trend in Kyoto and across Japan. There are a variety of animal cafes with the opportunity to spend time with owls, cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and even reptiles. Homes are smaller than ever, and many people do not have the space to share with a pet. People are often busy and lack time to care for an animal. The cafes provide a haven for people craving time to spend with temporary pets. Residents enjoy the convenience of having nearby animal themed cafes in larger cities. Customers are allowed to pet and hold the animals and are encouraged to get close to them. The cafes are not about serving people, although you can order drinks and sometimes food, it is all about the animals. One creature, in particular, seems to draw attention and curiosity, the amazing owl. Unlike domesticated animals such as dogs and cats, owls are wild and usually only seen in their natural environment or zoos. It is a rare occasion to hold and pet one of the fascinating birds. The owls range in size from small and cute to large and formidable in appearance. Whatever brings you to Kyoto, make sure you visit the Owl Cafe.
• Cafes offer the opportunity to pet and hold a variety of animals
• Spending time with animals reduces stress
• Owls are amazing birds to observe and hold
Owl cafes are increasing in popularity
Includeda free drink
Kimono Tea Ceremony Maikoya KyotoWe are a cultural experience venue located in the heart of Kyoto, the cultural capital of Japan. We pride ourselves on providing authenthinc experiences in Kyoto. Founded on the four main pricinples of tea ceremony (Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility) Maikoya has gained recognition among both locals and foreigners. Maikoya also recently has been selected as one of the best tea ceremony venues in Japan by Tripadvisor. Learning about a country through cultural workshops and activities will give you a better understanding of our intricate history, valued social principals and holistic way of life. By learning about Japan and its people, you will be immersed in different perspectives and approaches that are unique to this country. Maikoya Kyoto offers you opportunities to understand this culture through local instructors and guides. There is no better way to learn about a new place from the viewpoints of those who grew up and live in this amazing country. What better way to spend an afternoon than learning a traditional, beautiful new art form with a knowledgeable tutor in a picturesque setting? You wouldn't find friendlier people to help you experience Japan in all its splendour.
Our address is Japan, 〒604-8006 Kyoto, Nakagyō-ku, Nakanocho, 565-4 JP Take Exit 9 at the Kawaramachi Station google map
Our phone number is 075-606-5303
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*** Please let us know the gender ratio and if you have any food allergies, Halal, gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Do you accept walk-ins?Yes, we accept walk-ins. However, it is chepaer to book online and you may need to wait if you show up without a reservation especially during the peak season.
Do I need to wear a kimono?Traditional tea ceremony is usually conducted by wearing a kimono but since you may simply not be interested in it or you may be pregnant (earlier than 3rd trimester OK) we don’t require you to wear a kimono.
Do I need to sit on my knees all the time or I can sit comfortably? Can I sit on the chair?Yes you can sit comfortably without sitting on your knees. Yes we do provide chairs and desks if you need.
What is the etiquette for tea ceremony?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have kimonos for kids?Please remember to --take your shoes off, --be quiet and not talk to your partner throughout the ceremony, —not use your cell phone (we allow photos before and after) but ideally you should forget worldly and materialistic thoughts.
Do you have plus size kimonos?Yes we do have extra size kimonos. If you are a plus size please let us know when you reserve about your size.
Can I walk outside wearing the kimono for the rest of the day?Yes! you can walk outside with additional fee JPY1000 by 6 pm!
Do you provide any hairdo services?Yes (for females), we will make sure you look your best and your hair matches the traditional kimono style.
Do you only show activities or you explain the meanings, symbols etc?Of course we explain all the meanings and symbols. We also answer many questions you may have (what tis the relationship between zen and tea ceremony, what is the relationship between zen and shodo, what is the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, etc.)
Do you have a souvenir shop where I can get matcha tea, tea ceremony set, calligraphy set, etc. to remember my experience?Yes we do.
Where can I buy a kimono?We can recommend you a few nearby shops that sell 2nd hand, upscale and economy kimonos, yukatas, samues and hakamas.