7 popular character collaboration cafes that are open in May!

01.May.2019 | FEATURES / FOOD / SPOT

Every month, Japan runs a range of collaboration cafes with a range of popular characters and anime! What collaboration cafes are there this month?

 

You can check which collaboration cafes opened in April 2019 and are still open now with this link ♪ https://www.moshimoshi-nippon.jp/189940

 

Detective Pikachu x Roll Ice Cream Factory (24/04 ー 10/05)

Roll Ice Cream Factory is celebrating the upcoming release of Detective Pikachu with a collaborative Pikachu ice cream. The ice cream is inspired by Pikachu’s electric type move set through a mix of yellow peaches, strawberries and whipped cream. The ice cream is topped with popping candy that will leave you with a shock! The garnish consists of a cute neon sign and a Pikachu marshmallow. This is available for a limited period only and you just have to try it!

 

Detective Pikachu Roll Ice

Running: April 24, 2019 – May 10, 2019

Website: https://rollicecreamfactory.com

 

Crayon Shin-chan Hands Cafe collaboration (17/04 ー 15/05)

The new movie Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ will be released all over Japan from 19th April! To celebrate, there will be a collaboration between Crayon Shin-chan and four Hands cafe branches from Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019. Every customer who orders from the collaboration menu at the cafe will receive an original limited edition collaboration placemat as a novelty gift! This menu is full of wonderful dishes that children, as well as adults, will enjoy! ♪

 

Crayon Shin-chan X Hands Cafe

Running:Wednesday 17/04 to Wednesday 15/05 2019

Collaboration cafes:

Hands Cafe Shibuya ー Tokyu Hands 7th floor (12-18, Udagawacho, Shibuya City, Tokyo)

Hands Cafe Etomo Chuo Rinkan ー Etomo Chuo Rinkan 2nd floor (4-6-3 Chuo Rinkan, Yamato, Kanagawa)

Hands Cafe Umeda ー (Tokyu Hands Umeda 10th floor), 3-1-1, Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka.

Hands Cafe Piole Akashi ー Piole Akashi Nishikan 1st floor (1-1-23, Oakashicho, Akashi, Hyogo

 

Hands Cafe official website:https://www.handscafe.jp/

Crayon Shin-chan movie official website:https://www.shinchan-movie.com/

© Yoshito Usui /Futabasha Publishers Ltd., ShinEi Animation Co., Ltd, TV Asahi, ADK 2019

 

Colourful Wreck-It Ralph Café in Harajuku (19/04 ー 02/06)

To celebrate the new Disney Movie Wreck-It Ralph: Ralph Breaks The Internet, the MovieNEX OHMYCAFE commemoration cafe is open for a limited period. It is located on the first floor of Tokyu Plaza Omotesando. The interior is cute and very colourful ♡ The menu is packed with dishes that relate to the contents of the movie, and the shelves of the cafe are lined with original goods and merchandise!

 

Ralph Breaks The Internet – MovieNEX Release Celebration OHMYCAFE
Running: April 19, 2019 – June 2, 2019
Location: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku Floor 3F (4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)

Reservations can be made from 4 pm on Weds 03/04. The website opened at 5 pm on 03/04.
Official Website: https://ohmycafe.jp/

©Disney

 

Bonobono X Sweets Paradise collaboration cafe (08/05 ー 02/06)

The anime Bonobono is collaborating with Sweets Paradise for a second time now! The menu will be full of dishes that represent characters from the anime. You can also purchase original goods and novelty items too!

 

Sweets Paradise Sendai Parco

Address: Sendai Parco 8th floor, 1-2-3, Chuo Ward, Aoba, Sendai

Opening times: 10:00 ー 21:00

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 022-774-8122

 

Sweets Paradise Marui Omiya

Address: 7th floor, 2-3 Sakuragicho, Omiya Ward, Saitama

Opening times: 11:00 ー 22:00 (Open from 10:30 on Sundays & national holidays)

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 048-648-5552

 

Sweets Paradise Kawasaki DICE 

Address: Kawasaki DICE building 6th floor, 8 Ekimae Honcho, Kawasaki Ward, Kawasaki

Opening times: 11:00 ー 23:00

Running: 08/05/2019 ー 31/05/2019

TEL 044-223-6402

 

Sweets Paradise Ueno ABAB

Address: Ueno ABAB 7th floor, 4-8-4, Ueno, Taito, Tokyo

Opening times: 10:00 ー 21:00

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 03-3831-7522

 

Sweets Paradise Nagoya PARCO

Address: PARCO Nagoya Nishikan 8th floor, 3 Chome-29-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya

Opening times: 10:30 ー 22:30 (Open from 10:00 on weekends & national holidays)

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 052-263-0401

 

Sweets Paradise Tennoji 

Address: Tennoji MIO 11th floor, 10-39 Hidenincho, Tennoji Ward, Osaka.

Opening times: 11:00 ー 23:00 (Last orders: 22:30)

Running: 10/05/2019 ー 02/06/2019

TEL 06-6775-4180

 

Bonobono official website: http://www.bonoanime.jp/

Sweets Paradise official website: http://www.sweets-paradise.jp/

 

Hello Kitty cafe at Dining Park, Ikebukuro (25/04 ー 07/07)

This year will mark the 45th anniversary for Hello Kitty; one of Sanrio’s most popular characters! To celebrate, a Hello Kitty cafe will open at Dining Park Ikebukuro, which is on the 8th floor of Seibu Ikebukuro main store, close to the east exit of Ikebukuro station. The menu is full of cute and hearty dishes which will satisfy both your stomach and your heart. ♡ Come enjoy this specially made original menu and celebrate Hello Kitty’s 45th anniversary!

 

©1976, 2019 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO.S585334

 

Hello Kitty Cafe Ikebukuro

Address: :Gourmet stadium II, Seibu Ikebukuro 8th floor (1-28-1, Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo

Running: Thurs 25/04 ー Sun 07/07 2019

Opening hours: 11:00 ー 23:00 (Open from 10:30 on Sat, Sun & national holidays)

※Last orders: food: 21:30, drinks:22:00

No regular closing days. Closing days subject to Seibu Ikebukuro closing times.

TEL:03-5949-5675 (dial-in number)

 

Sanrio character cafe official website: https://www.sanrio.co.jp/special/chara-cafe/

 

Tama & Friends X Aqua City Odaiba cafe! (25/04 ー 31/03)

It’s been 36 years since anime Tama and FriendsUchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? was made, and so for the first ever, a Tama & Friends concept cafe “Tama & Friends 3 Chome Cafe” was created! There is a kid’s area inside the cafe where children can play with their parents. There are also photo spots, pieces of trick art, and a merchandise corner. There is also a terrace seating area where you can charge your devices! This is the perfect place for adults and kids to relax.

 

Tama & Friends 3 Chome Cafe

Address: Aqua City Odaiba 6th floor, 1 Chome-7-1 Daiba, Minato City, Tokyo

Open: 11 am ー 7 pm

Closed when Aqua City Odaiba is closed.

Running: Thursday 25th April 2020 ー Tuesday 31st March 2020

Aqua City Odaiba official website: https://www.aquacity.jp/

 

Tama & Friends : Uchi no Tama Shirimasen ka? official website: http://www.scp.co.jp/Tama/

(C)Sony Creative Products Inc. / Tama & Friends Project

 

 

Snoopy x Yufu

The Yufu branch of Snoopy-themed tea house Snoopy Chaya― brings together traditional Japanese elements with the internationally beloved comic Peanuts. It will turn 5-years-old on April 19. To celebrate, the cafe is receiving some exciting changes that will introduce a new menu and all-new original merchandise both inspired by motifs that echo the town of Yufu such as hot springs, nature and matcha. Doesn’t this place just spark your interest?

 

Snoopy Chaya Yufuin
Address: 1524-27 Yufuinchō Kawakami, Yufu, Oita Prefecture

Business Hours

Tea Shop: 10:00-17:00 (Last Orders – Lunch 16:00 / Cafe 16:30)
Takeout: 9:30-17:30
Store: 9:30-17:30

*The tea shop will be closed on April 19 to undergo renovation

No Fixed Holidays.

 

Snoopy Chaya Official Website: http://www.snoopychaya.jp/

Snoopy Japan Official Website: http://www.snoopy.co.jp/

© 2019 Peanuts Worldwide LLC

 

Aren’t you curious? This spring, make sure to pop by a collaboration cafe! ♩

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    Pokémon, ポケットモンスター, and ポケモン are trademarks of Nintendo, Creatures Inc., and GAME FREAK inc.

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