Five Japanese-style cafes in Tokyo where you can enjoy the culture of ninja, Japanese food and Japanese desserts.
“bio ojiyan café” where you can enjoy good-old Japanese dishes in a stylish space(Harajuku)
Their ojiya (rice porridge) can be customized at will. The amount of rice, flavor of broth and topping can be chosen. They offer “donburi” and set menus as well. It is a café where you can enjoy new dishes since they offer limited menu items each season.
“Tsuruya Yoshinobu TOKYO MISE” where they demonstrate how to make Japanese desserts(Nihonbashi)
It is a Japanese dessert shop where you can enjoy freshly made Japanese desserts made by the artisans. You can also enjoy the atmosphere of Kyoto inside the new shop. They sell Tokyo-limited items such as “TSURUYA Pancake” using the chewy dough of a popular Japanese dessert “Tsubara Tsubara” and a cute looking monaka (bean-jam-filled-wafers) called “IROMONAKA” which looks like a macaron.
“Wacafe yusoshi chano-ma (Ueno)
A café which is popular among a wide range of generations. Its branch stores are located at Nakameguro and Shinjuku and they offer healthy menus. You can relax your legs and have a comfortable time since they have a raised tatami-floored seating area.
Did you find a café that you want to go? Why not enjoy visit to Tokyo at one of these Japanese-styled cafes.
Miffy x studio CLIP Merchandise Collection Revealed
Lifestyle brand ‘studio CLIP’ is collaborating with children’s author Dick Bruna’s popular character Miff with a cute merchandise collection that’s set to drop at all studio CLIP branches in Japan and the online webstore .st on August 1.
Limited-edition shopping bags
Fruit Soda & Soft Serve Ice Cream Parfait
studio CLIP collaborates with Miffy every year, and this year is no different, with a special line-up of character goods themed on friends and family. Boris makes an appearance this time too. Items include hand gel holders, vinyl umbrellas, tote bags, and more. There’s also exclusive shopping bags for Miffy fans who buy any of the collab merch, as well as themed drinks and desserts at studio CLIP CAFE.
studio CLIP x Miffy
Release Date: August 1, 2021
Locations: studio CLIP / studio CLIP Webstore
Running: August 1, 2021 until sold out
Location: 3 studio CLIP CAFE branches (Grand Tree Musashikosugi/Yume Town Hiroshima/Yume Town Hikarinomori)
Sumikko Gurashi Bubble Tea Released by XIE XIE PEARL
29.July.2021 | FOOD
Bubble tea shop XIE XIE PEARL is collaborating with San-X and their popular corner-dwelling characters Sumikko Gurashi with a line-up of drinks and merch until August 23.
Fruit is the theme of the collaboration which arrives in a line-up of colourful beverages served in limited-time cups. Each character’s drink is loaded with toppings.
Shirokuma’s Peach Milk | ¥756 (Tax Included)
Neko’s Jewel Berry Lemonade | ¥756 (Tax Included)
Tonkatsu’s Caramel Banana Milk | ¥756 (Tax Included)
Penguin’s Jewel Mint Lemonade | ¥756 (Tax Included)
Original collab goods
Large Stickers | 4 Designs | ¥330 (Tax Included)
Mini Tote Bag | ¥990(Tax Included)
Mirrors | 5 Designs | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Re-release of previous collab merch
Free novelty stickers and pouch
If you order one of the collab drinks you’ll receive a free sticker, and if you order all four drinks, you get an original Sumikko Gurashi pouch. All you need is your receipt to show at the register.
©︎2021 San-X Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
XIE XIE PEARL x Sumikko Gurashi
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 23, 2021
Official Website: https://www.krg-inc.com
Showa Summer Dessert Drinks Get Served Up at AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO in Tokyo
AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO is now serving up two new summer-exclusive dessert drinks inspired by the Japanese Showa era. The ‘Imitation Gold’ and ‘Blue Light Awesome’ are both available now until September 26.
Imitation Gold: ¥467 (Tax Included) / Blue Light Awesome: ¥467 (Tax Included) *both served in plastic cups (see below)
The Imitation Gold’s flavour is reminiscent of an energy drink. It’s topped with vanilla ice cream and colourful gummies. The Blue Light Awesome is a Blue Hawaiian syrup-infused pineapple juice topped with vanilla ice cream and a cherry. Both of these cute dessert drinks are the perfect refreshments for the summer.
Those who buy both drinks will also receive an original black straw to make the drinks even more Instagrammable. These are available while supplies last.
Some other popular must-tries
Other classics on the menu to try include soft and chewy bagels, coffees, and more.
Chocolate High | ¥396 (Tax Included)
Ebi Avocado | ¥396 (Tax Included)
Fuwa Toro Bacon Omelette | ¥396 (Tax Included)
AWESOME Organic Coffee (Hot/Iced) | From ¥217 (Tax Included)
AWESOME STORE & CAFE IKEBUKURO
Opening Hours: 10:00-21:00 (Currently operating on reduced hours – closes at 20:00)
Address: Q Plaza IKEBUKURO 1F, 1-30-3 Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Official Website: https://www.awesomestore.jp/store/pages/cafe.aspx
Key Coffee has recreated its coffee from 1920’s when the cafe chain first opened. Named the Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend, the coffee was released on July 20 and will be available at their 54 branches up and down Japan until August 24, the same date when the coffee shop first opened.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
A picture of Key Coffee’s Yokohama branch in 1936 when it was known as Kimura Coffee
Retro Showa-style espresso con panna
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend recreates the same flavour of coffee that the cafe served in 1920 when it first opened in Yokohama, an area bustling with restaurants serving both Asian and Western cuisine. It uses Brazilian coffee beans at its base, a type which was circulated a lot at the time. It has a distinct sweet fragrance and goes well with milk and sugar.
Back them, coffee was a commodity yearned for by the people of Japan. After releasing their hit coffee syrup in 1921, Key Coffee began serving coffee in a way that was simple, tasty, and accessible to everyone such as drip coffee and their Noi coffee-making series. In the 1930’s their products began to line the shelves of department stores as they began to develop as a spearhead for the emergence of coffee culture in Japan. They also began selling TOARCO TORAJA in 1978, a highly-regarded premium coffee. Today, the chain continues to be a hub for coffee lovers, and is creating new coffees and techniques.
Japan has been a boom in junkissa in recent years, a classic cafe which blends the atmosphere of the Meiji and Showa periods. Key Coffee is showcasing two coffees on their recipe page which capture this flair including an espresso con panna and milk brûlée.
Yokohama 1920 Founding Blend
Running: July 20, 2021 – August 24, 2021
Price: ¥648 (Tax Included) / 100
Recipe Page: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/store/direct/2021foundedblend_recipe
Official Website: https://www.keycoffee.co.jp/
BT21 Cafe to Open in Five Japanese Cities For Summer 2021
The BT21 Cafe is set to see its 9th run in Japan when six of them begin opening in Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, and Okinawa from July 22. The theme this time around is “MY LITTLE BUDDY.”
Uchiwa Fans (7 Designs) / Coasters (8 Designs)
Customers who book a table in advance will receive a free fan, and if they buy a drink, a free coaster.
KOYA Gapao Rice | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
RJ Omelette Stew | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
SHOOKY Loco Moco Don | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
MANG Coconut Green Curry | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
CHIMMY Chicken Over Rice | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
TATA Bibimbap | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
COOKY Sushi Bowl | ¥1,870 (Tax Included)
Parfaits (Mango/Melon/Grapefruit) | ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Mini Parfaits | ¥550 (Tax Included)
Milk Drinks (Strawberry/Mango/Blueberry) | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Shuwa Shuwa Fruit Tea | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Fuwamoko Latte | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Pins | ¥660 (Tax Included)
Acrylic Keyrings | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Folders ¥440 (Tax Included) / Clear Pouches ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Pin Case | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Stickers ¥770 (Tax Included) / Acrylic Coasters ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Milk Caramels | ¥1,080 (Tax Included)
The menu line-up is based on Asian cuisine and features cute dishes, drinks, and dessert combined with the BT21 characters. There’s also a collection of exclusive merchandise for fans to get their hands on.
BT21 Cafe 9th Run ~MY LITTLE BUDDY~
Tokyo Cafe ①
Address: TOKYO BOX cafe&space Omotesando Hills (4-12-10, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo)
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Tokyo Cafe ②
Address: BOX cafe&space Lumine EST (3-38-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Address: Collabo_Index Lumine Yokohama (2-16-1 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa)
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Address: Address: Nagoya Box Cafe&Space (B1F LACHIC, 3-6-1 Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture)
Running: August 26, 2021 – September 26, 2021
Address: kawara CAFE＆DINING Shinsaibashi (Shinsaibashi OPA 9F, 1-4-3 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka)
Running: July 29, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Address: OKINAWA BOX cafe&space (Naha OPA 2F, 1-20-1 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa)
Running: July 22, 2021 – August 29, 2021
Price: ¥715 (Tax Included) *Includes freebie
Cafe Website: https://2021-1.box-cafe.jp/
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Themed Cafe in Japan Celebrates Film’s 20th Anniversary
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, two Harry Potter Cafes are set to run for a limited time in Tokyo and Nagoya from July 22 and 23 respectively, serving magical food, drink, and dessert straight from the wizarding world.
Freebies for customers who dine at the cafe or spend a certain amount on merchandise
Gryffindor OBENTO BOX
Slytherin OBENTO BOX / Hufflepuff OBENTO BOX / Ravenclaw OBENTO BOX
Owl Post Snack Plate
HAPPEE BIRTHDAE Cake
Golden Snitch Parfait
Hot Tea / Hot Coffee
Lunch Boxes / Teacup
Cafe Original Merchandise
Acrylic Magnets Design A / Folders Design A / Letter Set
Stickers Design A / Acrylic Charms
Eco Bag / Satin Pouch / Bandana Handkerchief
Mirror / Masking Tape Design A / Oversized T-Shirt
Fantastic Beasts Menu & Cafe Original Merchandise
Niffler Orange Tart
Magical Trunk Cake
Stickers Design B / Acrylic Magnets Design B / Folders Design B / Masking Tape Design B
The film series adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fantasy series ran from 2001-2011 with eight movie total. Fans gather together to celebrate 20 years of movie magic and the release of the internationally beloved series’ first entry, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
WIZARDING WORLD characters, names, and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros.
Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s21)
Harry Potter Cafe
Running: July 22, 2021 – September 12, 2021
Location: OMOTESANDO BOX cafe&space
Address: Pine Under Flat B1F, 5-13-2 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Running: July 23, 2021 – August 22, 2021
Location: NAGOYA BOX cafe&space
Booking Price: ¥715 (Tax Included) *Comes with freebie
Japan’s Snoopy Museum Reveals New Merchandise, Workshops, and More
The Snoopy Museum has announced a sports themed event which is set to run from July 17, 2021 to January 10, 2022. Fans of the Peanuts series can look forward to new merchandise, workshops, and a themed menu at the PEANUTS Cafe.
Joe Cool 50th Anniversary Merchandise
Make Your Own PEANUTS | Running: August 5, 2021 – August 9, 2021
Snoopy Brass Charm Workshop | Running: August 12, 2021 – August 16, 2021
Charlie Brown’s Pitcher Mound Hamburger
Snoopy’s Longboard Surf Pizza Toast
KLOP! Baseball Maritozzo
GOOD GRIEF! Sliding Smoothie
Inside the PEANUTS Cafe Snoopy Museum
PEANUTS Cafe Original T-Shirts – “Lifting”
PEANUTS Cafe Cooler Bag
Official App – “Find Snoopy! by Snoopy Museum Tokyo”
At the Snoopy Museum’s shop, the Browns’ Store, which sells exclusive Snoopy merchandise, they will sell a collection of items in celebration of Joe Cool’s 50th anniversary such as a cushion and pin, an original Othello game set, and more.
Inside the museum’s workshop room, fans will be able to make their very own Joe Cool design Peanuts tote bag, as well as engrave their own necklace, keying, or tag.
At the Snoopy Museum branch of PEANUTS Cafe, they’ll serve up a sports themed menu with food and drink inspired by the characters from the Peanuts comic strip. The cafe will even have its own exclusive merchandise, and a new official app called “Find Snoopy!” will be released.
(C) Peanuts Worldwide LLC(短縮形 (C) Peanuts)
Snoopy Museum Sports Event
Japanese Event Title: 企画展「スポーツは人生のともだち」
Running: July 17, 2021 – January 10, 2022
Time: 10:00-18:00 (Last Entries 17:30)
Closed: August 17, 2021 / January 1, 2022
Official Website: http://www.peanutscafe.jp/snoopymuseum-tokyo/
eXcafe Gion, a cafe in Gion, Kyoto is now open for business on weekdays again.
Cat-shaped bread by Neko Neko Shokupan
The cafe is located near Tatsumihashi
eXcafe’s famous Hoku Hoku Dango Set
eXcafe Gion opened in November 2019 following the opening of the popular eXcafe Arashiyama. Gion is a major sightseeing spot of Kyoto for its fusion of traditional and contemporary Kyoto culture. One of its longest and most quintessential traditions of that of Chayamachi, also called Hanamachi, where maiko and geisha live and work.
eXcafe Gion is situated near Tatsumihashi where the relaxing sounds of the Shirakawa River can be heard. The cafe incorporates elements of a traditional Japanese teahouse with tatami flooring and wooden structures, ready to welcome guests with open arms who have been strolling around to see the historical architecture of the local area.
The summer season sees locals and sightseers dressed in yukata, the sound of geta shoes clacking on the floor. Summertime is also when the cafe serves their famous Hoku Hoku Dango, a must-try if visiting Gion.
Address: 57-1 Motoyoshicho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0087, Japan
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/excafe.official/
Hololive VTuber Sakura Miko Gets Themed Cafe in Akihabara to Celebrate 3rd Anniversary
In celebration of her 3rd anniversary, Hololive virtual YouTuber Sakura Miko is set to collaborate with STELLAMAP Cafe (located on floor 7F of Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store) from July 29.
Drinks Menu / Latte Art
Sakura Miko to serve as the cafe manager
Sakura Miko will attend virtually as the cafe manager via a monitor. See her work hours below:
1. August 7, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
2. August 8, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
3. August 14, 2021 @ 11:00 / 12:30 / 14:00
4. August 15, 2021 @ 15:30 / 17:00 / 18:30
Table bookings run through a lottery system
Book for a day when Sakura Miko is attending
Booking Window: July 5, 2021 – July 9, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 12, 2021
Book for a day when Sakura Miko isn’t attending
Booking Window: July 13, 2021 – July 16, 2021
Winner Announcements: July 20, 2021
Sakura Miko fans can enjoy a range of dishes, drinks, and desserts based on the VTuber, receive a free coaster and lunch mat when ordering from the menu, and get their hands on official and exclusive merchandise.
ⓒ2016 COVER Corp.
ⓒCopyright 2019 STELLAMAP CAFE
SAKURAMIKO 3rd Anniversary Cafe
Running: July 29, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Address: 1-10-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Location: STELLAMAP Cafe (Sofmap Tokyo AKIBA ④ Store Floor 7F)
Slots: (1) 11:00-12:15 / (2) 12:30-13:45 / (3) 14:00-15:15 / (4) 15:30-16:45 / (5) 17:00-18:15 / (6) 18:30～19:45
Official Website: https://www.hololive.tv/
Minerva Cafe to Open at The Promised Neverland Jailbreak Arc Museum Exhibition
Roppongi Museum is set to open its The Promised Neverland exhibition on July 17 where it will run until December 30. The exhibition covers the Grace Field House Jailbreak Arc, where guests can feel like they’re really walking through the house.
As part of the exhibition, a themed cafe called the Minerva Cafe will open inside the museum serving food and drink inspired by the anime series.
BLT Sandwich & Salmon Cream Cheese | ¥1,740 (Tax Included)
Minerva & Phil’s Chocolate Banana Pancakes | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
The Minerva Cafe menu includes the mysterious William Minerva who Emma, Norman, and Ray are pursuing, chocolate banana pancakes with Minerva and Phil designs, and more, including a range drinks.
Latte Art | ¥770 (Tax Included)
Isabella’s Brown Sugar Milk Tea | ¥540 (Tax Included)
The Emma, Norman, and Ray lattes also come with a coaster you can take home, and there’s a special Isabella milk tea you can buy at THE ALLEY, a food truck at Roppongi Musuem that’s popular for its Taiwanese milk teas.
The Promised Neverland Grace Field House Jailbreak Arc Exhibition
Running: July 17, 2021 – December 30, 2021
Venue: Roppongi Museum
Address: 5-6-20 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 (Until 20:00 on Saturdays)
Tickets: On sale June 30, 2021
Event Page: https://neverland.taiken-museum.com
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Anime Themed Cafe Opens in Tokyo
DINING CAFE ISERLOHN FORTRESS is a cafe themed on the anime adaptation Yoshiki Tanaka’s science fiction novel masterpiece series Legend of the Galactic Heroes which is now open for a limited time until August 31. It’s based specifically on Oskar Reuental and Wolfgang Mittermeyer, both known as the “Twin Pillars,” from the Legend of the Galactic Heroes: The New Thesis series.
The New Thesis Twin Pillars Muddler | ¥990 (Tax Included)
Suzuki’s Oven Baked Twin Pillars | ¥1,760 (Tax Included)
Twin Pillars Sworn Friend Dolce | ¥1,320 (Tax Included)
Drinks Menu | Serving: June 3, 2021 – July 4, 2021
Tristan Mojito | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Beowulf’s Mojito | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Drinks Menu | Serving: July 8, 2021 – August 1, 2021
Twin Pillars Gin & Tonic | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
Twin Pillars Cider Sidecar | ¥1,045 (Tax Included) *Non-alcoholic option available
The cafe is open as part of an event centred on Legend of the Galactic Heroes. The event returns again this year, with a menu of drinks and dishes inspired by the characters, merchandise, and more.
DINING CAFE ISERLOHN FORTRESS
Running: June 3, 2021 – August 31, 2021
Address: 2-1-9 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours: [Weekdays] 17:30-20:00 / [Weekends & Holidays] 11:30-19:00
Official Website: http://gineiden-iserlohn-fortress.com
Vegetable Shaved Ice Arrives On Honjitsuno’s Menu For Summer
Honjitsuno is a cafe based in Takeyacho, Kyoto, which introduced its new vegetable shaved ice desserts to the menu on July 1. Every month will see a different vegetable used.
Strawberry & Fruit Tomato | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Made with strawberry sauce, fruit tomato jam, and milk pudding. Hidden inside is soft cheesecake.
Peach & Corn | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Made with peach sauce, sweetcorn, custard cream, and caramel sauce. You can really taste the original sweet taste of the corn.
Matcha & Edamame | ¥1,600 (Tax Included)
Made with Mashed green soybeans, seaweed salted red bean paste, mango, and matcha sauce.
All of the sauces and jams are homemade. Combining vegetables with fruits on shaved ice creates a whole new delicious eating experience.
Address: 371 Sashimonoyachō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-0095, Japan
Opening Hours: 9:00-18:00 (Currently operating on reduced hours)
No Fixed Holidays
Official Website: http://www.bread-espresso.jp/