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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    Beach Terrace: Kick back and enjoy the sea breeze

    The Beach Terrace is located along a footpath that leads from the top of the cliff down to the beach. This spacious area sits nice and close to the sea. The Okinawan Ryukyu-tatami flooring has cushions for you to sit on as well as cabanas, so you can sit and chat with people while enjoying the view of the ocean, offering the real Okinawan experience.

     

    Rocky Terrace: Lose yourself in the green wild of nature

    The Rocky Terrace is enveloped in plants and vegetation that has grown naturally—it’s like a hideaway created by nature. The area has a wooden deck and rocking chairs for people to kick back and relax in, and there are tables with towering rocks that offer shade too.

     

    Goro Goro Lounge: Lay down on a sofa and look out to the sea

    The final area is the Goro Goro Lounge where an entire wall is made up of open windows. Here, you can relax and lay down nice and comfy on the sofas. There are long tables by the sofas too, perfect for pulling out a map or guidebook and planning the rest of your trip.

     

    A true Okinawan cafe experience


    Bubbly Jelly Soda

    The cafe’s “Bully Jelly Soda” is inspired from a traditional bubbly Okinawan tea called bukubuku cha. It’s flavoured with lemongrass and mint and contains different jellies like mango and hibiscus.

    Chulato

    This gelato ice cream gets its name from the Okinawan word for delicious which is chura. Choose from a variety of classic Okinawan flavours like pineapple and guava and top your ice cream with purple yam and bitter melon chips, chinsuko, and more.

     

    Food Menu


    The food lineup is to die for, with tasty bites like pizza toast topped with bitter melon, pork and egg rice ball which is a soul food of Okinawa, hot dogs filled with juicy sausages, shrimp fritters served with mango sauce, fried chicken, and plenty of other finger food.

     

    Witness the magnificent sunset during business hours


    Banta Cafe is home to a gorgeous beach with coral. The sea is cobalt blue as far as the eyes can see, there are strangely shaped rocks worn by the waves, and in the evenings is an incredible view of the sunset which can be enjoyed with a cocktail in hand.

     

    Hoshino Resorts Olu Grill


    Banta Cafe will also have its own separate grilled food restaurant called Olu Grill. Olu is another Okinawan word which means “blue,” in this case referring to the blue ocean. From fried steak served with an original sauce made from Okinawan awamori liquor and kurozu black vinegar to seafood and juicy burgers, there’s plenty to fill you up.

  • Hello Kitty Becomes Japan’s Mythical Mermaid Figure Amabie in New Merchandise Collection

    26.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    A new collection of merchandise is being released for Sanrio’s popular character Hello Kitty this August which sees her becoming Amabie, a legendary Japanese mermaid which emerges from the sea and prophesies an epidemic.

     

    The first alleged appearance of Amabie was in Higo Province (now Kumamoto Prefecture) during the closing years of the Edo period. Legend has it that if a disease spreads, you must draw a picture of Amabie and show it to those who fall ill to cure them.

    Antibacterial Face Mask Pouch: ¥1,300 (Before Tax) *Design subject to change


    Antibacterial Eco Bag: ¥1,100 (Before Tax) *Design subject to change

    The item collection includes an antibacterial mask pouch, eco bag, and more—all items that are best used during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Lemon Drops: ¥400 (Before Tax) *Available Late June 2020


    Cream Sandwich: ¥600 (Before Tax) *Available Late June 2020

    Delicious sweets will also be available from late June.

     

    This line-up is a great way to bring some smiles about during these current turbulent times, whether as a gift to yourself or someone special to you.

     

    ©︎1976, 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD.

  • See KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU’s New MONSTER X Girls

    25.June.2020 | FOOD

    KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU has announced MONSTER X, a new roster of characters who are like sisters to the cafe’s MONSTER GIRLS and are personifications of popular areas in the cafe: Mushroom Disco, Bar Experiment, and the Mel-Tea Room.

     

    The theme and decor of KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU imagines customers inside the belly of a monster. But this is no ordinary digestion, as customers are pulled into a crazy and vivid world of colours. The cafe is split into various areas where you’ll find the new MONSTER X girls: the colourful mushroom forest Mushroom Disco welcomes MUSH, the bewitching jellyfish Bar Experiment says hello to JELLY, and the candy-filled Mel-Tea Room beckons MELTY. Let’s take a look at who these MONSTER X girls are.

     

    MUSH

    MUSH’s theme is “Cheer.” Her dress and hairstyle is fitted with lots of round mushrooms. She’s here to cheer everybody up with the power of her vivid, Harajuku-esque colours.

    Area: Mushroom Disco

    Mushroom Disco is a giant forest of colourful, poisonous mushrooms and plants from outer space.

     

    JELLY

    JELLY’s theme is “Deep.” Her dress and hairstyle personifies the bar which take son the image of a luminous deep sea jellyfish. Her glittery cool beauty will captivate all who see her.

    Area: Bar Experiment

    An enormously bright, glistening jellyfish has wrapped itself around this bar which also couples as a laboratory where people can experiment with different drinks.

     

    MELTY

    MELTY’s theme is “Sugary.” Her name speaks for her droopy dress and hairstyle which looks like it’s melting. She will heal all with her sweet and overwhelming aura.


    Area: Mel-Tea Room

    Follow the ants along the sugar trail and you’ll find the tea party room adorned with ice cream, chocolate, and macarons.

     

    Fashion x Entertainment x Virus Precautions

    KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU will continue to entertain customers while taking all the necessary COVID-19 precautions. The staff will coordinate masks to their outfits fitting of the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE while still paying respect to the spirit of Harajuku’s fashion style which encourages people to enjoy fashion however they like. When you look back at the history of Harajuku’s street fashion, decorative masks and gas masks have always been around, so it will be business as usual at the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE.

     

    Jokin Dance (Bacteria Elimination Dance)

    Before your meal at the KAWAII MONSTER CAFE, the MONSTER GIRLS will pay a visit to your table and invite you to join in doing the Jokin Dance (Bacteria Elimination Dance). KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU is an entertainment restaurant, and so it can make even taking precautions against something like COVID-19 a fun time.

  • PEANUTS Cafe to Open Nagoya Branch in Autumn 2020

    25.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FOOD

    Sony Creative Products has announced that it is set to open the first Nagoya branch of the PEANUTS Cafe inside Hisaya-odori Park this autumn.

     

    What is the PEANUTS Cafe?

     

    PEANUTS Cafe first opened in Nakameguro in 2015. This was followed by Cafe Blanket which opened inside Roppongi’s limited-time Snoopy Museum in 2016, both of which closed in September 2018. Then came the PEANUTS DINER which opened in the Minato Mirai area of Yokohama in 2017, and 2018 saw the grand opening of the 18-room PEANUTS HOTEL in Kobe in 2018. Last year, the Snoopy Museum was moved to Minami-Machida in Tokyo where another PEANUTS Cafe opened. The new PEANUTS Cafe Nagoya will be the first to open in the Tokai region of Japan.

    The PEANUTS Cafe is an American west coast-style cafe based on the Peanuts comics by Charles M. Schulz. Customers can enjoy food, drinks, and desserts inspired by familiar faces from the comics like Snoopy and Woodstock. The cafe even has its own merchandise corner with exclusive items. The new Nagoya branch too will have merchandise available only in Nagoya.

     

    Join Snoopy and his friends when PEANUTS Cafe Nagoya opens this autumn.

     

    ©2020 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

  • Sailor Moon Cosmetic Set Released in Collaboration With MAQuillAGE

    24.June.2020 | ANIME&GAME / FASHION

    To promote the upcoming 2-part film Sailor Moon Eternal, Japanese makeup brand MAQuillAGE has created some special Sailor Moon cosmetic items including a foundation set, makeup base, and compact pouch. Pre-orders opened on Bandai’s official shopping website Premium Bandai on June 22 and on the official Sailor Moon fan club Pretty Guardians on June 23.

    Sailor Moon x MAQuillAGE Premium Bandai Special Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included/Shipping & Handling Fees Charged Separately)

    The line-up features a limited-edition design compact case made by Shiseido’s MAQuillAGE in collaboration with the Sailor Moon franchise, the popular “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation, the “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX,” and an original design compact pouch. The item designs capture that sparkly moment when the Sailors transform.

    *The compact pouch is exclusive to Premium Bandai and the Sailor Moon store

     

    MAQuillAGE collaborated with Sailor Moon once before back in April 2017 and proved immensely popular amongst fans. Users have since expressed their desire for another collaboration, and their wish has finally been granted.

    The “Dramatic Powdery UV” foundation gently covers your pores and colour spots, leaving your skin looking clear and beautiful. It comes in three colours, more than the last collaboration: Ochre 00, Ochre 10, and Ochre 20. The “Dramatic Skin Sensor Base EX” tones up your face and prevents it from looking shiny.

    The products come as a set with the Compact Pouch which you can safely store them in. It’s made from velvet, adding a luxurious feel.

     

    Make your skincare routine even more glamorous with this new line-up of Sailor Moon cosmetics.

     

    ©Naoko Takeuchi
    ©Naoko Takeuchi・PNP / “Bishojo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal” Production Committee

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