KIRBY CAFÉ: The World’s First Permanent Kirby-Themed Café to Open in Tokyo
The KIRBY CAFÉ is set to open on the 4th floor of Toyko Solamachiーthe shopping, dining and entertainment complex under Tokyo Skytreeーon December 12, 2019 as the world’s first permanent Kirby-themed café.
Though we still have a week to wait until Kirby inhales us whole into his café, the official website is already live, showcasing a new line-up of food and merchandise different from that held at the pop-up Kirby cafés (which we have covered extensively in Fukuoka and even Tokyo Solamachi, the latter of which has seen the most pop-ups).
Some of the menu items are served in a Kirby lunch box, on a Kirby plate, and more. Let’s take a look. Menu items below are translated from Japanese.
KIRBY CAFÉ’s Stone Baked Pizza ~Maximum Tomato Margherita~ – ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
KIRBY CAFÉ’s Stone Baked Pizza ~Greedy Half ‘n’ Half~ – ¥3,980 (Before Tax)
Served on an original plate, the half ‘n’ half comes served with two pizza flavours of your choice. Perfect for those times when you can’t decide because all the options are too good!
Kirby’s Munching Loco Moco Bowl – ¥1,980 (Before Tax)
Munch and chew on this tasty serving of loco moco just like Kirby is adorably doing on the lunch box it comes in.
Whole Egg Plant & Meat Pasta: Say Your Wish to the Galaxy – ¥1,380 (Before Tax)
Meta Knight’s Precious Matcha Mousse – ¥780 (Before Tax)
Doctor Kirby’s Secret Lab Soda – ¥1,280 (Before Tax)
As well as these incredible-looking dishes, there’s lots of other cute ones you can order for takeout too.
If you visit the KIRBY CAFÉ, you’ll have to pay a visit to KIRBY CAFÉ THE STORE as well which is located on the 2nd floor of Solamachi. There’s around 200 pieces of Kirby merchandise including exclusives as well as KIRBY CAFÉ-themed items.
The KIRBY CAFÉ has its own soundtrack which you can actually buy at the store too. It will be released on December 12. We did an article about it here.
Customers can received a specially-made sticker with the CD design when they buy something at the café or store.
The KIRBY CAFÉ gives priority to reservations, so if you’re hoping to get sucked into the world of Kirby, be sure to book in advance.
KIRBY CAFÉ TOKYO
Grand Opening: December 12, 2019
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Floor 4F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 10:00-22:00 (Last Orders 21:00)
*No fixed holidays except where Tokyo Solamachi is closed
Reservations & Website: https://kirbycafe.jp/tokyo/
*Reservations for February 2020 onward will open on Christmas Day at 18:00 (JST)
*Reservations can only be made via the official website – phone reservations not available
*The merchandise corner at the café is limited to café customers
*Depending on how busy the café is, customers may be permitted entry on the day without a reservation
*There is an allocated 85-minute time limit for using the café, and a group limit of up to 8 people
KIRBY CAFÉ THE STORE
Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi East Yard Floor 2F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00
Popular LINE Sticker Character Opanchuusagi Inspires Cafes in Tokyo and Osaka
The popular character Opanchuusagi, created by illustrator Kawaisoni, has inspired two collaboration cafes! Fans of the adorable rabbit will be able to grab themed dishes and goods in both Tokyo and Osaka from July 7 until August 21. Does the character look familiar? You’ve probably seen her on social media or on LINE!
Opanchuusagi does her best for everyone but tends to fail in hilarious ways. The melancholy character has been getting increasingly popular lately, leaving comments like “poor thing,” or “so cute!”
Cafe Visitor Bonus / Menu Order Bonus
Opanchu Shaved Ice
Opanchu Missing-Underpants Soda
Opanchu Pink Soda
Opanchu Strawberry Milk
The Opanchuusagi Cafe will offer a lineup of cute menu items perfect for posting on social media, from the curry and burger to the shaved ice and latte. The cafe will also sell original merchandise, so don’t miss your chance to snag some!
Why not come relax at this unique cafe on a hot summer day?
BOX cafe&space Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part 2
July 7 – August 21, 2022
Matsumoto Kiyoshi Ikebukuro Part 2, 4F (1-22-8 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo)
BOX cafe&space Umeda LOFT
July 7 – August 21, 2022
Golden Kamuy x Sanrio Characters Collaboration Cafe to Open in Shibuya
Characters from the popular anime series Golden Kamuy will team up with beloved Sanrio characters for a new collaboration cafe! Fans should visit Chugai Grace Cafe in Shibuya by July 18 to try some themed dishes and grab some exclusive merchandise.
Eat the Great North! Cream Stew Plate
Almond Pound Cake with Lingonberry Sauce
Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake
Monkichi the Monkey and Shiraishi’s Banana Soda
Cola Float and Strange Juice
Pin – Cafe ver. (7 varieties, random)
Acrylic Stand (7 varieties)
Acrylic Frame Keychain (7 varieties)
Acrylic Block – Cafe ver.
Let’s Go to the Cafe! Curry (2 varieties)
Pouch (10 varieties)
Genjirou Tanigaki Birthday Set
Collab Menu Order / Advanced Reservation Bonus Coaster (17 varieties)
Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake Order Bonus – Bromide
Goods Preorder Bonus Bromide (17 varieties)
The collaboration menu will include a tasty Almond Pound Cake with Lingonberry Sauce and Matagi’s Stump Birthday Cake to celebrate Tanigaki’s birthday! Don’t miss out on these exclusive menu items and goods.
© 2022 SANRIO CO., LTD. TOKYO, JAPAN(L)
Golden Kamuy x Sanrio Characters x Chugai Grace Cafe
Running: June 23 – July 18, 2022
Venue: Shibuya MODI 7F, Chugai Grace Cafe
Official Site: https://chugai-grace-cafe.jp/collaboration/kamuyxsanrio/
World’s First Apex Legends Collaboration Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka
The world’s first Apex Legends cafe will be opening for a limited time in Tokyo and Osaka this summer! The Nessie Cafe will be held at Tower Records Shibuya starting July 22 and at Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi starting August 20.
Over 100 million people around the world have played the battle royale title Apex Legends. Every aspect of the game, from the character designs to the maps and weapons, has been meticulously designed to create a truly engaging and fun experience. Basically, it makes sense that so many people seem addicted to it.
Menu at a Glance
Nessie & Wattson’s W Curry
Supplies Box Sandwich
Nessie & Wattson’s Crackling Orange Parfait
A Nessie Surfaces! Cake
Bloodhound / Gibraltar
Lifeline / Pathfinder
Wraith / Bangalore
Caustic / Mirage
Octane / Wattson
Crypto / Revenant
Loba / Rampart
Horizon / Fuse
Valkyrie / Seer
Ash / Mad Maggie
Newcastle / Nessie Latte
Drink in Original Bottle
The collaboration cafe will feature a selection of themed menu items based on Nessie, a loveable part of the title. Drinks inspired by every Legend in the game will also be available. Reservations are available by lottery only, but certain menu items will be available for takeout. Drinks will be available in a limited edition bottle.
Those who make reservations for the cafe will also have the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise on-site.
Veteran players won’t want to miss out on the world’s first Apex Legends cafe!
©2022 Electronic Arts Inc. Electronic Arts, the Electronic Arts logo, Respawn, the Respawn logo, and Apex Legends are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. InfoLens Inc. is an authorized Electronic Arts licensee.
Apex Legends – Nessie cafe
Tokyo Venue: July 22 – August 14 / Tower Records Shibuya *The cafe will be on the 2nd floor. Merchandise will be sold on the 8th floor.
Osaka Venue: August 20 – September 6 / Tower Records Umeda NU Chayamachi
Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe to Open in Tokyo and Osaka for a Limited Time
The characters of Sumikko Gurashi are celebrating an incredible decade! A 10th-anniversary cafe will open in Tokyo on July 1 and in Osaka on July 22 for a limited time.
Sumikko Gurashi characters have become popular with children and adults alike. Anyone who enjoys cute goods has likely been aware of these little critters as they’ve continued to become a global phenomenon. In November 2021, the second Sumikko Gurashi film premiered to celebrate the franchise’s 10th anniversary, pulling in over a million viewers.
Bonus for Guests Reserving a Spot in Advance / Purchase Bonus for Cafe Visitors
Menu at a Glance
10th Anniversary Celebration♪ Hamburger Plate
French Fry Bowl
Chilly☆Sumikko Shaved Ice
Sumikko Bouquet Parfait
Sumikko Milk Drink
Tapioca Orange Soda
Hot Cafe Latte
Sumi-cone Ice Cream (Limited Time Only)
Drink in Original Bottle
The cafe menu includes three unique items inspired by the popular characters Shirokuma, Penguin?, Tonkatsu, Neko, or Tokage. These treats range from parfait and ice cream to bowls of french fries and fluffy pancakes. Snap some photos of your favorite dishes for social media while you’re there, and pick up some exclusive 10th-anniversary merchandise!
© 2022 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Sumikko Gurashi 10th Anniversary Cafe
Oshiage, Tokyo: BOX cafe&space Tokyo Solamachi
July 1 – September 4, 2022
Tokyo Skytree Town / Solamachi 1F (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Abeno, Osaka: Abeno contact
July 22 – August 28, 2022
Abeno Q’s Mall 4F (1-6-1 Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka)
July 22, 12:00 – September 4, 23:59
Official Site: https://sumikkogurashi-10th-cafe.jp
Tokyo Solamachi’s Curious George Cafe Launches New Summer-Only Menu
Curious George Kitchen, located at Tokyo Solamachi, has unveiled a tropical summer menu along with new original merchandise! These goodies will be available from July 1 until September 25, 2022.
Bubbly & Colorful Fruit Punch: ¥1,480 (Tax Included)
‘Count the Stars’ Seafood Cream Pasta: ¥1,680 (Tax Included)
‘George Meets the Man in the Yellow Hat’ Drink Set with Figure: ¥1,800 (Tax Included)
The summer menu is perfect for those wanting to escape the heat, including colorful fruit punch and creamy seafood pasta utilizing seasonal ingredients.
‘I Love the Man in the Yellow Hat!’ Sicilian Lemon Cheese Cream Cannoli: ¥550 (Tax Included)
Colorful Grapa Panna Cotta: ¥450 (Tax Included)
Art Collection au Lait (Hot/Iced): ¥1,500 (Tax Included)
A refreshing Sicilian lemon cannoli is available for takeout, as well as a rich panna cotta topped with fresh cream and grape. The Art Collection au Lait includes a souvenir cup for customers to bring home!
Banana Stand: ¥3,280 (Tax Included)
Keychain: ¥690 each (Tax Included)
Apron: ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
New summer items are also available for purchase outside of the cafe. From a banana stand made of Japanese cypress to unisex T-shirts and even an apron, there’s something for everyone. Keychains with newly-drawn artwork have also appeared.
Chef George Swinging Stuffed Animal: ¥4,620 (Tax Included)
Menu Book Chocolate Cat Tongue: ¥1,080 (Tax Included)
An adorable Curious George stuffed animal and cute chocolate sweets inside of a book-like package will be available during this period. More details will be announced on the official Curious George Kitchen Twitter account.
Come enjoy summer with everyone’s favorite monkey and friends!
© Universal City Studios LLC. All Rights Reserved. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H. A. Rey, are copyrighted and registered by HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. and used under license. All rights reserved.
Curious George Kitchen
Address: Tokyo Solamachi East Year 1F #11 (1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo)
Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Last order at 20:00)
Available: March 17 – September 25, 2022
*Closed from June 27 until June 30
Official Site: https://curiousgeorge-kitchen.jp
Kuroko’s Basketball Collaboration Cafe Coming to Open in Ikebukuro
From June 21 until August 21, the GiGO Collaboration Cafe in Ikebukuro will be hosting a cafe inspired by the anime series Kuroko’s Basketball.
Kuroko and Kagami’s Japanese-style Tomato Pasta / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Rice with Bisque Sauce
Aomine and Imayoshi’s Carbonara with Black Sesame / Akashi and Mayuzumi’s Doria with Squid Ink Cream and Cherry Tomatoes
Midorima and Takao’s Focaccia Sandwich / Kise and Kasamatsu’s Chicken Omurice Plate
Midorima and Takao’s French Toast / Aomine and Imayoshi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Kuroko and Kagami’s French Toast / Kise and Kasamatsu’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Hanamiya’s ‘Akudo’ French Toast / Murasakibara and Himuro’s Mixed Flavor Parfait / Akashi and Mayuzumi’s Mixed Flavor Parfait
Big Acrylic Stand ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties)
Holo Pin ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
Art Panel ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
Mini-character Pin ~Cafe Ver.~ (13 varieties, random)
Mini-Character Acrylic Keychain with Stand ~Cafe Ver.~ (13 varieties, random)
Polaroid Acrylic Keychain ~Cafe Ver.~ (10 varieties, random)
Fans of the series won’t want to miss a collection of dishes based on popular characters and a slew of new merchandise! Those ordering menu items will receive an exclusive coaster.
© GENDA GiGO Entertainment Inc, All rights reserved.
GiGO Collaboration Cafe / Kuroko’s Basketball
Running: June 25 – August 21, 2022
Round 1 / June 25 – July 15
Round 2 / July 16 – August 5
Round 3 / August 6 – August 21
Venue: GiGO Collaboration Cafe Ikebukuro
Official Site: http://www.kurobas.com/
Tokyo City View at Roppongi Hills Welcoming Guests for Rainy Season Fun
17.June.2022 | SPOT
During late spring and early summer, Japan enters the rainy season. From mid-June until early July, Tokyo City View, the indoor observatory at Roppongi Hills, will be giving people a way to enjoy this dreary time. From photo spots to afternoon tea and cute menu items at the on-site restaurant and cafe, this is one of the best places to spend time in Tokyo.
Photo Spot Transforms Rainy Weather into Sunny Weather
Starting June 13, three photo spots featuring colorful umbrellas will appear around Tokyo City View. Even if it’s pouring rain outside, it’s always sunny under these pop-art umbrellas! Take some shots 250 meters above the streets of the city and post them on social media!
Normally, Tokyo City View ticket holders can enter the Sky Deck rooftop deck for an additional ¥500. For a limited time, a special set ticket including Sky Deck will be available at the on-site ticket counter! On rare sunny days during the rainy season, guests can enjoy the open-air Sky Deck, a perfect place to refresh and unwind.
Running: June 13 – July 4, 2022
Admission: ¥2,000 (General Admission, Weekdays)
*Certain areas of the indoor observatory will be closed during this period.
Spend a Rainy Day at THE SUN & THE MOON Cafe & Restaurant
NY Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce: ¥1,280 (Tax Included)
Banana Split: ¥1,150 (Tax Included)
THE SUN & THE MOON Cafe and Restaurant is attached to Tokyo City View. At the cafe section, guests will be able to order some cute new items from the dessert menu to sweep away the rainy day blues.
The restaurant section offers a spectacular city view and is filled with greenery, intending to make guests feel like they’re in a forest in the sky. On a rainy day, you may feel like you’re in the rainforest! Come enjoy a cup of tea and gaze out at the city.
The Roppongi Hills Observation Deck regularly hosts the Roppongi Astronomy Club. On July 7, the Tanabata Special Viewing Event will invite guests to enjoy a sparkling night view of Tokyo and the stars above. On July 15, a special Moonrise Viewing will be held, where visitors can watch the moon rise from the direction of Tokyo Skytree.
How would you like to spend a rainy day in this spectacular Tokyo landmark?
Roppongi Hills Observation Deck
Address: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Official Site: https://tcv.roppongihills.com/jp/
Ueno’s National Museum of Western Art Celebrates Reopening with Live Commentary for ‘In Dialogue with Nature’ Exhibit
16.June.2022 | SPOT
The National Museum of Western Art, located in Ueno Park, reopened in April 2022 after being closed for renovations for 18 months. The first special exhibition post-reopening will feature Van Gogh’s works in Japan for the first time, along with paintings depicting modern nature from both the National Museum of Western Art and the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany.
To commemorate the post-renovation reopening of the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, this exhibition traces the development of modern art born out of the dialogue between nature and humankind.
The event was realized in collaboration with the Museum Folkwang, and both institutions were founded on private collections: that of Karl Ernst Osthaus (1874–1921) in Germany and Matsukata Kojiro (1866–1950) in Japan.
The exhibition will feature over 100 paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs from both museums, spanning from German Romanticism to the art of the twentieth century, ranging from Impressionism to Post-Impressionism.
Guests can enjoy all aspects of the infinite expanse of nature as shown in both collections, from the smallest roadside flowers to the vast universe and all humanity contained within. Would you like to come and experience this unique exhibition?
The National Museum of Western Art Reopening Event
In Dialogue with Nature: From Friedrich, Monet and Van Gogh to Richter
Running: June 4 – September 11, 2022
Closed Mondays, July 19 (*Open July 18 and August 15)
Venue: The National Museum of Western Art (Ueno Park, Tokyo)
Hours: 9:30-17:30 (Open until 20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays)
Niconico Museum Homepage: https://ch.nicovideo.jp/niconicomuseum
Popular Snack Tabekko Doubutsu Inspires Collaboration Cafe in Omotesando
A new concept cafe for the popular snack Tabekko Doubutsu will be opening in Omotesando for a limited time, from July 5 until August 21. The snack is similar to animal crackers in the west, though these little creatures are a little cuter.
Korean-style Macaron Set
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe – Omotesando Goods Set (4 varieties)
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe – Omotesando Mini Drawstring Pouch (9 varieties)
Tabekko Doubutsu has been hugely popular with young children and adults alike since the snack was first released in 1978. Guests visiting the collaboration cafe can enjoy themed sweets and new merchandise along with a special photo spot perfect for social media!
Tabekko Doubutsu Cafe Omotesando
Running: July 5 – August 21, 2022 *Reservations required
Venue: 5-3-13 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo (1F)
Official Site: https://twitter.com/tabekko_cafe
GELATO PIQUE HOMME Limited Concept Store Opens at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo for Father’s Day
15.June.2022 | FASHION
Men’s roomwear brand GELATO PIQUE HOMME will open a limited-time concept store at Hankyu Men’s Tokyo from June 15 until June 21, 2022.
The store will offer a wide variety of items, including light and comfortable loungewear perfect for summer and unisex items perfect for partners. In addition, GELATO PIQUE x BE@RBRICK collaboration items will also be available for purchase.
Popular around the world, Medicom’s BE@RBRICK figure can now be purchased in full Gelato Pique loungewear, with customers able to choose between 400% and 1,000% sizes. Shoes are also available for each figure.
The summer collection includes soft and lightweight items perfect for the heat, including sweatshirts, long pants, and ultra-thin shirts.
Hand soap and face wash will also be available. Gelato Pique Homme’s original citrus mint blend is made with bergamot and patchouli essential oils sourced from France.
Come pick up some of these items, perfect for Father’s Day!
GELATO PIQUE HOMME LIMITED CONCEPT STORE
Running: June 15 – June 21, 2022
Address: Hankyu Mens Tokyo Main Base, 1F (2-5-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
*Business days and hours are subject to change.
GELATO PIQUE HOMME Official Site: https://gelatopique-homme.com/
Limited Time Attack on Titan Pop-Up Store and Collaboration Cafe to Open at Tokyo Solamachi
From June 25 until July 29, 2022, fans of Attack on Titan will want to visit Tokyo Solamachi at Tokyo Skytree! A special pop-up shop and collaboration cafe will welcome guests with exclusive merchandise and themed foods and drinks.
The original goods feature newly-drawn designs inspired by the Survey Corps’ rest outside the walls. These items can only be found here!
Please see the official website for store information, including more details about original goods and cafe menu purchase bonuses.
Attack on Titan x Tree Village Cafe & Goods 2022
Venue: Tokyo Solamachi West Yard 4F #4
Running: June 25 – July 29, 2022
Tree Village Official Site: https://tree-village.jp/
TOOTH TOOTH TOKYO in Ebisu Releases New Evening Parfait for Adults
TOOTH TOOTH TOKYO, a French bistro located in Ebisu, will offer three unique parfaits perfect for adult palates starting June 1, 2022 for a limited time.
These three sweet treats are perfect for an after-meal snack or a reward for a hard day’s work. As delicious as they may be, they’re also delightful to look at, each made with care and filled with seasonal fruits. An evening at TOOTH TOOTH TOKYO will be a luxurious and colorful experience this summer.
White Peach Fromage Parfait with Honey Tuile: ¥2,000 (Tax Included)
The melt-in-your-mouth parfait includes sweet peach covered with Earl Grey tea leaves, homemade apricot pound cake, lemon mousse, and a crispy honey tuile for a touch of luxury.
Parfait Exotica ~Mango Quenelle and Coconut Blancmange & Pistachio: ¥1,900 (Tax Included)
This mango treat with a dollop of coconut blancmange is made extra delicious with a pairing of pistachio ice cream. Dried pineapple and lotus flowers garnish this mature summer dessert. Enjoy the rum-soaked dried fruits!
Caramelized Figs & Red Wine Spiced Chocolat: ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Juicy caramelized figs doused with spiced sangria make up the heart of this dish. The Belgian chocolate ice cream is served with a light cheese tuile, an accent with just the right amount of texture and saltiness.
TOOTH TOOTH TOKYO
Venue: Tre di Casa Ebisu 1F/B1 (3-17-12 Higashi Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
Monday-Thursday, Saturday: Lunch 11:30-15:00 / Cafe & Dinner 15:00-23:30 (Last Order at 22:30)
Sunday: Lunch 11:30-15:00 / Cafe & Dinner 15:00-23:00 (Last Order at 22:00)
Friday: Lunch 11:30-15:00 / Cafe & Dinner 15:00-28:00 (Last Order 23:30)
*Closed from 15:00-16:00
Official Site: http://www.toothtooth.com/restaurant/tooth-tokyo/