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.
“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!
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.
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
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
Pompompurin Cafe Umeda
Address: Hankyu Sanbangai South Wing B2F, 1-1-3 Shibata, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi
– 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
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
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
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.
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)
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
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.
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)
Kawaiya (Cute Cube Harajuku 3F)
Address: 1-7-1, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00
No regular closing days
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!
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 )
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)
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.
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.
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.
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
TM & © 2018 Eric Carle LLC.
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.
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
How did you like our collaboration cafés/menus recommendation? Why not visit one of the cafes introduced in this article?