8 recommended popular characters’ cafes :April 2018

13.April.2018 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Cafés and menus collaborated with popular characters in Japan are gathering much attention these days. In this article, I will introduce to you some recommended collaboration cafes/menus available on April 2018.

 

「リラックマタウンカフェ池袋」スイーツバーガー

Rilakkuma×Seibu Ikebukuro

“Rilakkuma Town Café” will be opened for a limited time offer along with the 15th anniversary exhibition “Rilakkuma Towne Yokoso”

Photogenic collaboration menus and original goods will be sold. The interiors of the shop using the illustrations of cute Rilakkuma and limited items are awesome!

 

Detailed information:

 

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Rilakkuma Town Café

Date: 2018/04/25 (Wed.) to 06/19 (Tue.)

Address: 1-28-1, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo

Gourmet Stadium Ⅱ, Dining Park Ikebukuro, Seibu Ikebukuro Honten 8F

Business hours (80 minutes): weekdays 11:30 to 21:50, holidays 11:00 to 21:20

Entrance fee: 500 yen (tax not included), reservation must be made. ※you can enter the café if the seats are available.

Website: http://rilakkumacafe.jp/

 

 

 

ポムポムプリン誕生22周年!バースデーメニューを原宿・梅田・横浜・名古屋で提供開始

Pomupomupurin’s birthday menus

The four Pompompurin Cafe branches in Harajuku, Umeda, Yokohama and Nagoya are introducing a special birthday menu to celebrate the popular Sanrio character’s birthday. With the tasty meal you’ll receive warm and fluffy Pompompurin rice, plump roast chicken and mash potato made to look like Muffin. You can also get a gift box with a red ribbon! Those who eat a meal at one of the cafes will receive a postcard with a limited-edition birthday design and a pin badge! But be quick, because there’s only a limited amount available

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/98186

 

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Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku

Address: CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU 3F, 1-7-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (Food Last Orders 20:00 / Drinks Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 3-minutes on foot from the Takeshita Exit at Harajuku Station

TEL: 03-5786-0770

 

Pompompurin Cafe Umeda

Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi

Opening Hours:

– 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30) Until March 27th

– After March 28th 11:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)

– Weekends & Holidays 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:30)

Access: 3-minutes from Osaka Station via JR

TEL: 06-6292-7140

 

Pompompurin Cafe Yokohama

Address: Yokohama Sotetsu Square, 2-1-5 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi

Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last Orders 20:30)

Access: 5-minutes on foot from West Exit at Yokohama Station via JR

TEL: 045-311-6750

 

Pompompurin Cafe Nagoya

Address: BECOME SAKAE 2F, 3-32-6 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi

Opening Hours: 11:00-20:00 (Food Last Orders 19:30 / Drinks Last Orders 19:30)

Access: 1-minutes on foot from Sakae Station via the Meijo Line

TEL: 052-249-8320

 

Website: http://pompom.createrestaurants.com

 

 

 

イタリアンレストラン「リストランテ マンジャーレ お台場」 アリスのスイートパレット付ランチコース

Alice in Wonderland × Restaurant Mangiare Odaiba

The Italian restaurant Mangiare in Odaiba has announced that it will serve up a limited-edition Alice in Wonderland themed lunch for 4 days. The Alice Sweet Palette Lunch Course will be available on April 29th, April 30th, May 5th and May 6th for ¥3,500. The three-course meal is made up of an hors d’oeuvre containing plenty of organic vegetables grown in mineral-rich red soil, a selection of entrées including seasonal soup and one of either pasta, meat or fish, and a specially made Alice-inspired photogenic dessert palette to top it all off.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/96502

 

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Alice Sweet Palette Lunch Course
Available: 29 April 2018 / 30 April 2018 / 5 May 2018 / 6 May 2018
Serving Time: 11:00-15:00 (last orders 14:00)
Price: ¥3,500 per person (*price is consumption tax and service charge inclusive)

Mangiare Odaiba
Address: Palazzoemare, Aqua City Odaiba 5F, 1-7-1 Daiba, Minato, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00-15:00 / 17:00-23:00
No Fixed Holidays.
Access: 1-minutes on foot from Daiba Station via the Yurikamome / 6-minutes on foot from Tokyo Teleport Station via the Rinkai Line
TEL: 03-3599-1899

Website:http://www.bestbridal.co.jp/restaurant/daiba_mangiare/

 

 

 

原宿・竹下通りコラボカフェ「ねこのごはんやさん」

Neko no Gohanyasan × Cute Cube Harajuku

Rather than being character-themed, this collaboration café incorporates the theme of “headwear for cats”, creating an entirely new kind of collaboration café called “Neko no Kaburimono” (Cats in headwear). Cat photographer Sakura Ishihara has displayed numerous photographs of adorable cats wearing headwear. There is not a single real cat at the exhibition so those who are allergic to cats can also enjoy this exhibition.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/99802

 

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Neko no Gohanyasan

Open: From Sunday 1st April (End date to be confirmed)

※ This is not a cat café and there are no real cats at this event.

 

Neko no Kaburimono (Cats in headwear)

Website:http://kitan.jp/products/nekosanrio

 

Kawaiya (Cute Cube Harajuku 3F)

Address: 1-7-1, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening hours: 10:00-22:00

No regular closing days

TEL:03-6463-7833

Website:cutecubeharajuku.com/

 

 

 

ぼのぼのカフェ

Bonobono × TOWER RECORDS CAFÉ

Tower Records are launching round two of their collaboration project with popular anime “Bonobono” which is currently broadcasted by the television station Fuji TV. The cute collaboration menu is themed around Easter. There are 11 collaboration goods and extras for customers to enjoy. Now let’s take a look at a few items on the menu!

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/99796

 

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Bonobono × Tower Records Cafe Round Two ~ Bono-chan Easter Café 〜

 

Available at two Tower Records stores only
Part 1: Tuesday 20th March 2018 — Thursday 12th April 2018
Part 2: Friday 13th April 2018 — Sunday 6th May 2018

 

Tower Records Cafe Omotesando

Address: Imon Harajuku Building, 6-3-9, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo

Opening hours: 11:00 — 22:00(Last orders: 21:00)

No regular closing days

Access: 1-minute walk from Meiji-Jingumae station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line/Fukutoshin line)

3-minute walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line)

8-minute walk from Omotesando station (Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line )

TEL: 03-5778-9491

TOWER RECORDS CAFE Sapporo PIVOT

Address: 5th floor PIVOT, 4 Chome Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido

 

Opening hours: 10:00 — 20:00(Last orders: 19:00)

No regular closing days

Access: 3-min walk from Odori station (Namboku subway line/Tozai line (Direct connection from POLE TOWN Underground shopping centre)

5-minute walk from Odori station (Toho subway line)

TEL:011-241-2344

 

Website: http://tower.jp/bonochang/

 

 

 

セーラームーン×マイメロディ キャンディパーラー

 

Sailor Moon × My Melody – Candy Parlor

Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon and My Melody are teaming up to open a collaborative café called Sailor Moon × My Melody Candy Parlor for a limited period in Osaka, Sapporo, Tokyo and Nagoya. See everybody’s favourite magical girls and Sanrio’s popular character come to life in the form of food, sweets and drinks served only at this café.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/90049

 

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Sailor Moon × My Melody Candy Parlour

 

Sapporo PARCO (Sapporo)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Sapporo PARCO 4F, 1-3-3 Minami, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Running: April 6, 2018 – May 14, 2018

Opening Hours: Sunday-Friday 10:00-20:00 (food last orders 19:00 / drinks last orders 19:30) / Saturdays 10:00-20:30 (food last orders 19:30 / drinks last orders 20:00)

 

Ikebukuro PARCO (Tokyo)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Ikebukuro PARCO Honkan 7F, 1-28-2 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Running: April 20, 2018 – May 21, 2018

Opening Hours: Café 10:00-22:00 (food last orders 21:00 / drinks last orders 21:30) / Merchandise Shop 10:00-21:00

 

Nagoya PARCO (Nagoya)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, Nagoya PARCO West Building 8F, 3-29-1 Sakae, Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi Prefecture

Running: April 6, 2018 – May 21, 2018

Opening Hours: Café 10:00-21:30 (food last orders 20:30 / drinks last orders 21:00) / Merchandise Shop 10:00-21:00

 

Shinsaibashi 161 (Osaka)

Address: THE GUEST cafe & diner, 2F, 1-6-1 Shinsaibashisuji, Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka Prefecture

Running: February 17, 2018 – April 15, 2018

Opening Hours: 11:00-21:00 (food last orders 20:00 / drinks last orders 20:30)

*Café will close at 18:00 on April 15th (food last orders 17:00 / drinks last orders 17:30)

 

THE GUEST café&diner Official Website: http://the-guest.com

 

©Naoko Takeuchi ・ PNP ・ Kodansha ・ Toei Animation

©1976, 2018, SANRIO CO., LTD.

 

 

 

はらぺこあおむし×銀座マロニエゲート

 

Harapeko Aomushi × MARRONNIER GATE GINZA

The world of “Harapeko Aomushi (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), one of the most loved picture books in the world, will become a café. The café is open from the 18th of January 2018 (Thurs.) in Ginza for a limited time offer! The items on the menu of the café will include French toast, omelet rice, Hamburger and pasta which everybody likes.

The healthy menu items will use lots of fresh and colorful vegetables which is for sure to make customers happy.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/84934

 

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Harapeko Aomushi Café

Date: 2018,01,18 (Thurs.) to 08,31 (Fri.)

※the café will be closed on 02,19 (Mon.)

Address: MARRONNIER GATE GINZA 1 (4F), Sunday Brunch, 2-14, 2nd Street, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Business hours: 11:00 to 21:00

※a reservation must be made before visiting the café (until 17:30).

You can sit at any seat after 17:30

 

Website:www.harapecocafe.com

TM & © 2018 Eric Carle LLC.

 

 

 

サンリオ キャラクターズ ラブリーカフェ

Sanrio Characters × Dining Park Ikebukuro

Sanrio Characters Lovely Café” where popular Sanrio characters from back in the 80’s will gather, is open at “Dining Park Ikebukuro” located on the 8F of Nishi Ikebukuro Honten, close to the east exit of Ikebukuro Station. It is be opened from the 31st of January (Wed.) to the 17th of April (Tue.). Original menu items of the good-old characters will be sold.

 

Detailed information:https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/88086

 

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Sanrio Characters Lovely Café

Time: 2018,01,31 (Wed.) to 04,17 (Tue.)

Address: 〒171-0022 / 1-28-1, Minami Ikebukuro, Toshimaku, Tokyo

Seibu Ikebukuro Honten 8F, Gourmet Stadium II

Business hours: 11:00 23:00 (Sat, Sun and holidays – open at 10:30) ※L.O. 22:00

Fixed holidays: according to the facility

TEL:03-5949-5675

Website:https://www.sogo-seibu.jp/ikebukuro/

 

 

 

How did you like our collaboration cafés/menus recommendation? Why not visit one of the cafes introduced in this article?

 

 

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    Animate Cafe Ikebukuro “High x Joker” Life-Size Panels

    The idol characters will be waiting to welcome you, the Producer, to a special “Sweetie Wonderland” themed space.

     

    Food and drink names, which are inspired by past event that have taken place in THE iDOLM@STER SideM video game, have been translated from Japanese by MMN.

     

    Themed Food Inspired by Past In-Game Events

    Ryu Kimura’s Workout Tray Don | ¥950 (+¥200 for Cocoa Protein Drink) | Comes With SASUGA Logo Sticker

    Super Live Fes 2016 Shiki Iseya – Shiki’s Kumacchiman Steamed Bun | ¥750

    2020 Valentine’s Event – Prepping the Cacao Soil | ¥800

    Bubbly AP CIDER!! Live Hokuto Ijūin – Sparkling Moment | ¥600

    Jiro Yamashita’s Jelly Drink | ¥600

    Shoma Hanamura’s Night Party Lemonade | ¥600

    Merch

    Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland A-Group (15 Designs) – DRAMATIC STARS / Altessimo / Shinsoku Ikkon /  Café Parade / S.E.M | ¥700

    Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (15 Designs) –  Beit / Sai / THE Kogado / F-LAGS / Legenders | ¥700

    Acrylic Key Rings Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (16 Designs) –  Jupiter / W / FRAME / High x Joker / Mofumofuen | ¥700

    Pins – Sweetie Wonderland A-Group (15 Designs) – DRAMATIC / STARS / Altessimo / Shinsoku Ikkon / Café Parade / S.E.M | ¥400

    Pins – Sweetie Wonderland B-Group (15 Designs) – Beit / Sai / THE Kogado / F-LAGS / Legenders | ¥400

    Pins – Sweetie Wonderland C-Group (16 Designs) – Jupiter / W / FRAME / High x Joker / Mofumofuen | ¥400

    Pin Cover Sets (3 Included / 15 Designs) | ¥500

    Pin Cover Example

    Frog Chocolates With 2 Coasters (46 Designs) | ¥1,800カエル型チョコ 注文特典コースター全46種よりランダム2枚付き 1,800円

    Clear Tasty Box With PVC Key Ring (15 Designs) | ¥1,800 Each

    Campaign

    Free Birthday Bromide Campaign

    Free Coaster Campaign

     

    ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

  • Uji Matcha Loaded Pancakes Get Served Up at Eggs ‘n Things Japan This Spring

    27.February.2021 | FOOD

    For the entire month of March this year, Eggs ‘n Things Japan is serving up “Uji Matcha Tiramisu Pancakes” and “Egg Scramble House Sandwich” at all branches.

     

    The Seasonal Menu


    Uji Matcha Tiramisu Pancakes | Eat In ¥1,480, Takeout ¥1,080

     These rich tiramisu pancakes are made with a dough laced in delicious Uji matcha and topped with succulent strawberries.

     

    *The takeout option doesn’t come with whipped cream

    Egg Scramble House Sandwich | Eat In & Takeout ¥1,380

     A classic BLT layered perfectly so every ingredient stands out for every bite.

     

    A Refreshing, Fruity Springtime Drink


    Tropical Fruit Mix | ¥650

     Customers can stay refreshed this spring with this tropical fruit mixed beverage of mango, pineapple, banana, and more.

  • Chairoikoguma Market to Open at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda This Spring

    27.February.2021 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    Japanese character goods and toy chain KIDDYLAND is collaborating with San-X, the creators of the iconic Rilakkuma and its friends, to open the Chairoikogumarché, a market themed on Chairoikoguma, at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda. It will be open for a limited time this spring from March 11 to 25.

    Chairoikoguma is a popular honey-loving bear character created by San-X who lives in the Honey Forest. This year marks the 5th anniversary since its debut.

     

    In 2018 and 2019, San-X opened the limited-time Korilakkuma Meets Chairoikoguma Store which was hugely popular amongst Rilakkuma fans, with repeat buyers returning multiple times. Chairoikogumarché was originally scheduled to open at KIDDYLAND Osaka Umeda in April 2020, but it was postponed and will now open next month. Once they book their attendance, fans can look forward to laying their eyes on original Chairoikoguma artwork coupled with phrases spoken in the Kansai dialect. There will be exclusive items to purchase, merch pre-sales, bonus goodies, and more.

     

    Merchandise Line-Up Excerpt

    Charm Set | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)

    Mask Case | ¥660 (Tax Included)

     

    Pre-Sale Merchandise

    Pre-Sale Release: March 11, 2021

    *This product will be released for general sale at Rilakkuma Stores in Japan, excluding the Osaka Umeda branch, on March 13.

    Chairoikogumarché & Nakayoshi Plush Toy (Sakuranokorisu) | ¥3,080 (Tax Included)

    *Not available at Rilakkuma Store Umeda Osaka. Pre-sale exclusive to Chairoikogumarché.

    *Will also be released on San-X’s online shop.

     

    Pre-Sale Release: March 11, 2021

    *This product will be released for general sale at all Rilakkuma Stores in Japan on April 3, 2021.

    Long Plush Pillow | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)

    Mini Shoulder Bag | ¥5,500 (Tax Included)

     

    *Will also be released on San-X’s online shop.

     

    Bonus Items

    1. Customers who spend over ¥3,000 (tax included) at Chairoikogumarché will receive a random free zipper case from a possible two designs. First-come, first-served.

    *One per person, per transaction. Design chosen randomly.

    *Available while supplies last.

    *Will be released at all Rilakkuma Stores except the Osaka Umeda branch on March 13.

    2. Customers who spend over ¥5,000 (tax included) at Chairoikogumarché will receive a free tote bag. First-come, first-served.

    *One per person, per transaction. Design chosen randomly.

    *Available while supplies last.

     

     

    ©2021 SAN-X CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • Japan’s Cafe Chain Bread, Espresso & to Open New Branch in Kamata

    25.February.2021 | FOOD

    Hitobito, the company behind Japan’s popular bakery cafe chain Bread, Espresso &, is set to open a new branch inside Makita General Hospital in Kamata on March 1. The cafe opened its doors for pre-openings earlier this month with shortened business hours.

     

    Bread, Espresso & has 20 branches across Japan including the popular one located in Omotesando, Tokyo. Its frequented by people of all ages for its deliciously soft bread made from 100% Japanese wheat.

    The cafe’s picture book-like interior design caters to children featuring bread-shaped tables and cute illustrations.


    Customers are welcome to try out the free samples on display. Each sample has a little card detailing various information which customers can take to the register if they want to buy that item. Often in Japanese bakeries there are tongs and trays which customers are free to use, but this new style of service lessens contact with others for a safer trip during the pandemic.

    The bakery serves Bread, Espresso & classics like French toast and their mu pastries, as well as alternatives like gluten-free breads, no-sugar treats, and more.

  • Sanrio Design Face Masks by Maison de FLEUR Keep You Stylish and Safe

    24.February.2021 | FASHION

    Maison de FLEUR has revealed a new collection of face masks created in collaboration with Sanrio which will be released in Japan on February 23.

    Sanrio Character Collab Masks | ¥2,200 Each (Tax Included)

    My Melody

         Cinnamoroll

    Little Twin Stars

    Pompompurin

    Kuromi

    The masks are designed from the popular Sanrio characters My Melody, Cinnamoroll, Little Twin Stars, Pompompurin, and Kuromi. The parts that hook over your ears are fitted with a big, cute satin ribbon, and the front of the masks feature a gold leaf print matte design.

     

    The masks can be used both as a fashion item and for protection against COVID-19.

  • Stop-Motion Anime Series Pui Pui Molcar Releases Cute and Fluffy Merchandise

    21.February.2021 | FASHION

    The popular stop-motion anime series Pui Pui Molcar released a small collection of cute items over on the Japanese anime, manga, and hobby merchandise website CharaDepa on Thursday (February 18) including key rings, an acrylic dioramas, and badges.

    Box of Badges (Contains 5) | ¥2,000 (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Key Rings | ¥620 (Before Tax)

    Acrylic Diorama | ¥1,800 (Before Tax)

    Pui Pui Molcar is an ongoing stop-motion anime series produced by Shin-Ei Animation and Japan Green Hearts that began airing on January 5 of this year.

     

    ©見里朝希JGH・シンエイ動画/モルカーズ

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