5 Character Themed Cafés Running in March 2019

01.March.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD

Our lists of character cafés opening in Japan continue as we approach March.


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.


Before continuing this article be sure to check out our February 2019 list of characters cafes as some are still running.


Jin Akanishi & Gudetama Collaborative Café (Permanent Café)

Japanese musician and singer-songwriter Jin Akanishi and popular Sanrio character Gudetama opened a collaborative cafe on January 4 in the Sangenjaya area of Tokyo. There are lots of fun dishes to enjoy such as the “Jin & Gudetama’s Sleeping-In Omurice” and “Mango Jin-kun’s Treat Parfait,” as well as a selection of exclusive merchandise. Reservations are very crowded right now so be sure to book ASAP!


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/167180



Jin x Gudetama Café

Address: 1-40-5 Sangenjaya, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:00-21:30

No Fixed Holidays.

Official Website: http://jingudetamacafe.com/

Reservations: https://www.tablecheck.com/shops/jingudetamacafe/reserve


Pop Team Epic & Sanrio Collaboration Cafe (February 7 – April 14)

Internationally beloved anime series Pop Team Epic has joined hands with the Sanrio cast to open a limited time themed cafe at Dining Park Ikebukuro which is located on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukro. Enjoy themed meals such as the “Badtz-Maru VS Popuko Noodles” and “Popuko & Pipimi’s Hello Kitty Burger Set” as well as desserts and drinks which are also inspired by both franchises. Of course, there’s plenty of cute original merch to grab too♡


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/167253



Pop Team Epic x Sanrio Characters Cafe Ikebukuro

Address: Gourmet Stadium II, Seibu Ikebukuro Floor 8F, 1-28-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Running: February 7, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00 (open from 10:300 on weekends and holidays)

Last Orders: Food – 21:30 / Drinks – 22:00

TEL: 03-5949-5675


Pop Team Epic Official Website: http://hoshiiro.jp/

Sanrio Official Website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/



©’76,’84,’93,’96,’01,’05,’19 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S593879


The Prince of Tennis x Namja Town (March 1 – April 14)

The theme park Namja Town is set to hold an event in collaboration with the anime series The New Prince of Tennis. As well as tasty themed food and desserts, there will also be a limited time birthday menu to celebrate the birthdays of the characters Shūsuke Fuji and Kuranosuke Shiraishi. A free illustration will be given to each item bought on this menu. There will even be mini games so everyone from kids to adults can have a fun time.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/174696



The Prince of Tennis 2 Sweets Party in Namja Town

Location: Namco Namja Town, World Import Mart Bldg, 3-1-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima Ward, Tokyo

Running: March 1, 2019 – April 14, 2019

Event Page: https://event.bandainamco-am.co.jp/namja/tenipuri_sweet_party/

Namja Town Official Website: https://bandainamco-am.co.jp/tp/namja/

© Takeshi Konomi / Shueisha Inc, NAS, The Prince of Tennis Project


BT21 Café (March 2 – April 21)

Four branches of the BT21 Café are set to open in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Hokkaido. The BT21 Café is based on the BT21 character brand, a collaboration between South Korean boy band BTS and LINE FRIENDS. To celebrate 1 year since arriving in Japan the cafés will be decorated with 1 year anniversary art. Fans can get their hands on exclusive limited edition merchandise, character themed toast, pancakes and more. The cafés are reservation-only and tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations opened on February 15.


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/171283


Running: March 2, 2019 – April 21, 2019
Address: PINE UNDER FLAT Floor B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, TokyoOsaka
Location: TOWER RECORDS CAFE Umeda NU Chayamachi
Running: March 7, 2019 – April 14, 2019
Address: NU Chayamachi Floor 6F, 10-12 Chayamachi, Kita Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Running: March 8, 2019 – March 26, 2019
Address: LACHIC Floor B1F, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture

Location: TOWER RECORDS CAFE Sapporo Pivot
Running: March 12, 2019 – April 14, 2019
Address: Pivot Floor 5F, 4 Chome Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido

Reservation Fee: ¥650 (Before Tax)

Café Website (Reservations): https://box-cafe.jp


Detective Conan Café (March 26 – June 2)

To celebrate the release of Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue Sapphire coming on April 12, 2019, a string of themed cafés are set to open in Tokyo, Osaka, Hokkaido, Sendai, Saitama, Chiba, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Fukuoka. “Party” is the theme of this year’s café which will be inspired by Singapore, the setting of the film. Tuck into “Kaito Kid’s Illusion Pasta” served in a white top hat, sip on “Conan Edogawa’s Necktie Cream Soda” and more. The menu is an absolute must for fans of the series!


Full Details: https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/ja/170838



Detective Conan Café 2019

Pre-bookings for users of the Detective Conan app are now open until February 19. General bookings open on February 27 at 10:00AM (JST).

*Bookings will close once all seats have been taken.



Tokyo ①: March 26, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ SHIBUYA BOX CAFE & SPACE (Shibuya BOX/Shibuya LOFT)

Tokyo ②: April 4, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ THE GUEST Cafe & Diner Ikebukuro PARCO

Osaka ①: March 26, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ Abeno Contact (Abeno Q’s Mall Floor 4F)

Osaka ②: March 28, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ DEL SOLE (Osaka Station City)

Nagoya: March 30, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ NAGOYA BOX CAFE&SPACE (LACHIC Floor B1F)

Fukuoka: April 2, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ 4TOWER RECORDS CAFE Fukuoka Tenjin (Solaria Stage)

Hiroshima: April 4, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ TRATTORIA CACCiNU (SOGO Hiroshima Floor 10F)

Sendai: April 6, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ SENDAI BOX CAFE&SPACE (Sendai BOX/Sendai LOFT)

Chiba: April 6, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ Character Cafe SOGO Chiba

Hokkaido: April 9, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ Cafe Interlude, Coach and Four Shinkawa

Saitama: April 9, 2019 – June 2, 2019 @ BOX CAFE&SPACE (Aeon Lake Town)


Detective Conan Café Website: https://conan-cafe.jp/


There are many collaborations to look forward to this spring break. Which café do you want to dine at most next month?