cafes

Ghibli found out about the unofficial Ghibli cafe in Nagoya…then something very sweet happened

Anime studio had something to say about the restaurant filled with its characters and a menu inspired by them.

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Starbucks Challenge: How long does it take to visit all the branches in downtown Shinjuku?

Mr Sato puts on his walking boots to give us a whirlwind tour of all the Starbucks in one of Tokyo’s busiest areas. 

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A trip to the deadline cafe in Tokyo, where staff won’t let you leave until you’re done writing

A place where you can pay staff to look over your shoulder to help you stop procrastinating.

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How origami changed the life of a Japanese woman in the U.S.

A lesson in how to overcome your fears and change your destiny.

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This Tokyo cafe won’t let you inside unless you’re a writer or translator with a deadline looming

And they won’t let you go home until you meet your writing goal for the day.

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The Japanese dog cafe that isn’t technically a dog cafe

Drink in the company of cute golden retrievers at Cafe de Monca.

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Step into a manga at Japan’s 2-D cafes in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto

Magical cafes whisk you away from the harsh realities of 3-D living. 

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Japanese cat cafe in Tokyo is a Ghibli-esque village run by felines in a castle

If Studio Ghibli ever created a cat cafe, this is what it would be like.

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Akihabara Nagomido manga cafe x Felissimo Cat Division Parlor collaboration café is open meow

Month-long specialty cafe offers the purrfect dishes and goods for cat lovers in Japan’s capital.

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Eternal Shojo Cafe opens in Tokyo, serves up ‘90s anime nostalgia by the plateful

Kodomo no Omocha, Akazukin Chacha, and three other series saluted with special menu items and character merch.

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Japanese confectionery store Toraya serves up a surprising meal in Paris

Wagashi suppliers to the Imperial Family offer a different experience to customers overseas.

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Beautiful Starbucks in Kyoto blends into its traditional landscape in more ways than one

Beverages taste better here, when you can drink in Japanese scenery like this.

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Limited time Pokémon Lapras Cafe in Miyagi Prefecture promotes tourism in northern Japan

Like Lapras? Like the northern Tohoku region? Then you’re in luck.

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Snoopy’s Japanese-style tea house opens new location, brings Snoopy Chocolat along as a bonus

Enjoy Snoopy’s classic cuteness with some traditional Japanese tastes and trinkets.

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Tokyo kotatsu cafe wants to keep your legs warm and your coffee VERY cold

Nescafe combines Japan’s favorite warming furniture with chilled sweets and drinks.

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Cute desserts, release! Card Captor Sakura collab cafe unseals tasty cakes and goods this Winter

Satisfy your inner Kero-chan and stuff yourself with sparkly Sakura-style sweets!

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End of the line for Gundam Cafe as entire chain announces permanent closure

After an 11-year-run of anime-themed food and giant robot merch, it’s last call at the Gundam Cafes.

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Gundam Cafe serves up new meals and drinks from the anime series in Japan

Taste the flavours enjoyed by the characters, who’ll be serving customers in costume for a limited time!

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Starbucks Japan is a great place to go for…lasagna?!?【Taste test】

Only a handful of Tokyo branches serve it, but it’s worth tracking down, especially if you pair it with a special kind of green tea.

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We try Uniqlo coffee at first-ever cafe inside Ginza flagship store

One of the few places in Tokyo serving Geisha Coffee at an affordable price. 

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