Character cafés are an exciting experience in Japan which sees a café collaborate with well-known anime series, game series and various franchises by decorating the café interior with designs and illustrations based on them and meals and drinks inspired by them.
There are lots of themed collaborations happening this month, including Christmas ones. So many in fact that we’ve had to split the list into two parts!
Here is part two for December 2018. Click here for part one.
Usamaru x BOX CAFE&SPACE (November 2 – January 27)
A very special Christmas course will be served from December 14 to 25 as part of the ongoing Usamaru themed cafes in Tokyo (Harajuku), Osaka (Umeda) and Aichi (Nagoya). Usamaru is a popular sticker character on the LINE messenger app. The tables at the cafe make use use of projection mapping in collaboration with Sony Japan’s latest technology. Once your meal is placed on the table characters will appear through the projection mapping and perform animations with your food. These cafes are reservation-only so be sure to book your place quick♡
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/136258
Pikachu & Eevee x THE GUEST café&diner (October 27 – January 29)
PARCO have opened five Pokémon themed cafés at five The Guest Café & Diner branches across Japan in collaboration with the new Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! games which were released worldwide on the Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018. The foods and drinks force you to make a difficult choice between either Pikachu or Eevee – will you go for the Eevee pudding or the Pikachu pudding? The Eevee latte or the Pikachu latte? There’s lots of cute choices to pick from, so check the link below for more details♡
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/136711
The Very Hungry Caterpillar x J.S. PANCAKE CAFÉ (October 3 – January 31)
J.S. PANCAKE CAFE is currently collaborating with the internationally beloved children’s picture book The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle at 12 branches. The collaboration is running for four months. It began in October and will end in January next year. Each month they serve sweet pancakes that depict the tale of the caterpillar in the story as he grows. For December, there’s a whole range of autumn-themed delights to enjoy. One of them is the “Fat Caterpillar & Chrysalis Mont Blanc Pancake” which is made with chestnut cream, chocolate, cocoa powder and soy flour, bringing to life the colourful and vivid vision of Eric Carle. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in the world of this beautiful book!
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/146654
Onegai My Melody x Dining Park Ikebukuro (November 13 – January 31)
The popular anime series Onegai My Melody produced by Studio Comet and based on Sanrio’s popular character My Melody is getting its own themed café that will hit Dining Park Ikebukuro on November 13, 2018 and run to January 31, 2019. Dining Park Ikebukuro is located on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukuro which is just outside Ikebukuro Station’s east exit. The café menu brings to life the fantastic world painted by the unique characters in the series, including an omurice dish inspired by My Melody’s rival Kuromi which is made with squid ink to create a pitch-black colour. There’s also a mild black-coloured curry based on Usamimi Kamen that is packed with plenty of minced meat as well as sliced cheese, wafer cakes and rice. There’s plenty of other cute options where that came from♡
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/141609
Kirby x Tokyo Solomachi (September 27 – February 17)
Fans of Kirby absolutely have to visit the Kirby Café at Tokyo Solamachi. The food menu includes “Kirby’s Inhaled Capresse” which recreates Kirby’s ability to inhale anything, as well as “Waddle Dee’s Afternoon Nap Omurice” which features little Waddle Dee sleeping soundly under a blanket of omelette. There’s drinks and desserts too, so this is one for kids and adults to both enjoy! You’ll also need to make a reservation in advance to attend, so don’t forget.
Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/129077
Did you enjoy part two of our list? There are so many different themed cafés to enjoy this winter, so don’t miss out♡
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