Penguin Bar Ikebukuro, Tokyo- how to get there and how much?
We featured several unique cafes/shops/hotels in Japan. Full list of major owl cafes in Japan, robot hotels, snake cafe, strange curry shop. There are cat islands, rabbit island, shark island but no penguin island in Japan.
Well...look what we found here! Penguin bar in Tokyo!
There are normally 4 penguins in the glass cage with some swimming pool. You can not touch them but you can take photo. Some may feel bad that penguins needing to work in the small cage for long hours. We are hoping that the bar treats them good. At some cat cafes in Japan, there were some cases where the cats overworked and the regulations came into effect to protect cats. Is there any penguin labor protection regulation too?
We do not know about outside of Japan and we would not think of keeping penguins as pets though, you CAN do so in Japan ( just they cost a lot to get and keep).
In this bar, there are "feeding times" every 2.5 hour. You make sure you will be there on time (see the time table below). The announcement comes when the time comes. If you do not want, you do not need to. You will be given a fish (one fish per person). When you feed them, you need to hold the tail of fish and give it. Penguins normally eat fish from their heads.
Time table for feeding penguins
4. 01:30AM (after mid-night)
So how much (excl. tax) to be there?
Price is relatively expensive considering the care for penguins.
Table charge is 800JPY per person. you can think this is the entrance fee on that top of eating and drinking. you expect to spend around 2000-3000JPY per head.
One glass beer (e.g. Kirin) : 600JPY
There are normal menus and some course menus as below:
Penguin course menu : 4320JPY per person
Student plan : 3240JPY per person
Note: There are smoking area and non smoking area. (It is not completely separated. If you really hate smoking, you better not go there...)
Location of Penguin bar in Tokyo
Location: Cosmy1 1st floor, 2-38-2 Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (東京都豊島区池袋2-38-2 COSMY1ビル) 7 mins walk from JR Ikebukuro station West exit. ( please refer to the map below)
Tel: +81 3 5927 1310
Other Penguin bars
Now you know where the penguin bar is in Tokyo.
Well, you do not visit Tokyo? Do not worry, there are two more as of 2017.
1) Penguin bar in Okinawa
Location: 12-6-16 Matsuyama, Naha city, Okinawa ( 沖縄県那覇市松山12-6-16 )
Contact: +81 98-863-9993
2) Bar Little Feat in Kobe, Hyogo (near Osaka)
Location: 2 Chome-12-6 Shimoyamatedōri, Chūō-ku, Kōbe-shi, Hyōgo-ken (兵庫県神戸市中央区下山手通２－１２－６)
Contact: +81 78-321-2369
penguins are so cute
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Source: Tabelog, Bar's official page
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