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Fukuro No Mise, Tokyo's Owl Cafe, Looks Like A Real Hoot (VIDEO)

07/31/2014 05:03 EDT | Updated 08/01/2014 09:59 EDT
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Everyone knows by now cat cafes are the perfect complement to a cappuccino but there's a new trend in the animal-coffee-shop world: owls.

Fukuro no Mise, which translates to "Owl Shop" in English, is one such cafe in Tokyo. The shop has as anywhere from 20 to 30 birds of prey to keep patrons happy as they eat snacks and sip their coffees.

Guests can touch, pet and even wear the owls on their heads during the one-hour session. Currently visitors of the shop must sign up for an appointment — and yes, line-ups stretch outside the shop.

The cafe is part of a trend to bring in more exotic animals for patrons in Japan. Some, like Fukurou Sabou (also in Tokyo) and Owl Family in Osaka specialize just in owls, according to Kotaku.

Then there's Tori no Iru Cafe in Tokyo which spreads its reach to all exotic birds. Since 2013, the cafe has given patrons an outlet to meet new feathered friends in a city where it's often illegal to own pets in apartments, the Daily Mail points out.

For more an inside look at some of the photos below or check the video above.

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Owner Ryusuke Akedo stands with his exotic birds at Tori-no Iru Cafe on February 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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Different species of owl and a falcon sit on display at Tori-no Iru Cafe on February 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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A hornbill is seen at Tori-no Iru Cafe on February 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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An owl sits on a lady's arm at Tori-no Iru Cafe on February 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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People take a photo of the owls at Tori-no Iru Cafe on February 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

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