Kurashiki Owl’s Forest

kurashiki owls forest

Hello world! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce Kurashiki Owl Forest this time.

Kurashiki Owl’s Forest

What do you think of owls? Big body with rounded eyes, or a cute birdy from Harry Potter? Well, I hadn’t seen one with my own eyes until this day. Let’s see what I found. It is located in Kurashiki Bikan Chiku (Bikan Historical Quarter).

Kurashiki Bikan Chiku (Bikan Historical Quarter)

 

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It is at the second floor of a souvenir store

 

An employee sprayed (sanitizer) our hands and told us how to pet them and the DON’Ts .

 

This is the owl that Ron Weasley owned in the Harry Potter films.

 

Pet like this. Do not touch their lower body as instructed.

 

Some are still not accustomed to be touched (they got a “Beginner. Please don’t touch” sign).

 

He’s OK to have on your hand. Ask staff for assistance.

 

Harry Potter’s owl!

 

Staring at me…

 

I figured that birds are hard to read their mind. Some of them looked very upset (sensed by their facial expression) but actually they wouldn’t mind being petted. Hmm. We just gotta try and see if they are really OK. It’s just a little tough especially for big ones. They are quite intimidating…

 

OK, let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Kurashiki Owl’s Forest (倉敷フクロウの森)
Access

1-1-7 Chūō, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama-ken

Business Hours Weekdays 10:00 – 17:30
Weekends 9:30 – 17:30
Admission Adult 680 yen (Jr. high school student and above)
Child 480 yen (free for under 4 years old)
Contact 086-423-0515
Website http://owls-cats-forest.com/free/owls-kurashiki

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was our first time to see real owls. Quite interesting, I’d say. Please try and share your thoughts with us!

See you around!

A cute squirrel

Blue Cat Cafe in Toiyacho

Blue Cat Cafe in Toiyacho

HI there! It’s Mr Wada back on duty. Do you know what cat cafe is? That’s where well-trained cat waters/waitresses serve you with heart…….believe or not. Why don’t we go investigate? There is one in Toiyacho, Okayama City.

Blue Cat Cafe in Toiyacho

Blue Cat Cafe is just a block away from maimai cafe or Ryugi cafe, with a huge sign of blue cat. To be frank I’d be against the whole animal cafe business because it just sounds silly to me. However, I learned that at least cats at this store are from the animal shelter (apparently it applies to many places) and looking for new owners. So you can go see and if you like them, you could adapt one(s). Hey I like that idea and system. Moreover, extra fee for the cat room goes to their food. Sounds perfectly great to me. Anyway I still need to see them.

 

Cafe Space

Here we are. We’ve got to pay for drink first and also need to tell staff if you want to go into the cat room or not. Staff asks you if you would like to have your drink etc before or after going into the cat room because we are allowed to enter it ONLY ONCE.

 

My drink (orange juice). Drank up in a min and headed to where the kitties are…..

 

 

Cat Room

The staff sprayed hands sanitizer and explained DON’Ts etc. You could leave your stuff in lockers as well before the entrance door. Grab cat toys and go play with cats! It seems the key is on how to get their attention but they are so used to humans in here! I totally failed.

 

My friend is doing well.

 

This guy’s totally bored lol

Information

Name Blue Cat Cafe
Access
13-104 Toiyachō, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama-ken

Business Hours

11:00 – 17:00

Closed: Wednesdays

Admission

Cat room: 500 yen / 30 minutes

*You have to order at least one drink to enter the cat room.

Contact 086-236-7155
Website http://bcc.noelpet.com/ (JP)

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It was a short time but I feel I had fun with them.