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Harajuku Girls' Top 10 Themed Cafés

Cafés Tokyo Harajuku Kanto

If you want to know what’s cool in Tokyo, all you have to do is ask a girl in Shibuya’s hip Harajuku district for advice. This trendy area is known for attracting a fashionable crowd with their finger on the pulse of emerging trends and new experiences around town, so a recent poll asked 300 girls the themed cafés they most want to visit.

10. Farmer Café (Setagaya): 6 votes

Set up in a converted house in the cool neighborhood of Shimokitazawa, this organic café serves up rustic vegetarian meals, which customers can enjoy while seated at low tables on the backyard terrace. The relaxed setting and fresh vegetable-based fare lets visitors experience a taste of the slow life enjoyed by farmers in the Japanese countryside.

Cafe Information
Noumin Café
Address: Tokyo-to, Setagaya-ku, Kitazawa 2-27-8
Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Closed Tuesday nights

9. Stationery Café (Shibuya): 7 votes

Located in a basement on a street behind Omotesando, this café is filled with all sorts of interesting stationery items. Customers are free to draw all over the paper-covered wall in the dining area or take their pick from the trays of colored pens and pencils to create a piece of art to take home while they sip their coffee.

Cafe Information
Bunbogu Café
Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jingumae 4-8-1, Uchida Building B1F
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Closed Tuesdays

8. Ninja Café (Akihabara): 8 votes

This ninja-themed café is so popular it has three branches around Akihabara, two of which are on different floors of the same building. The most popular one to head to is the Honjin, or Main Headquarters, but at all branches you’ll find it’s a very adult affair, as groups of scantily clad ninja girls thrill customers with live performances and cocktails.

Cafe Information
Ninja Kissa Sunabazu Honjin
Address: Tokyo-to, Chiyoda-ku, Soto Kanda 1-5-7, Takara Building 1F
Hours: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. (last order 9:30 p.m.) Closed Mondays

7. Detective Café (Ikebukuro): 11 votes

Staffed by "real detectives who investigate people and search for missing persons by day and pour your drinks by night," customers here get to enjoy solving mysteries while looking through case files in a bar-like atmosphere. Whether you want to dust for fingerprints, search for secret listening devices, get your mugshot taken as a keepsake souvenir, or dine on crocodile dishes, Detective Café Progress is a great place to go for an interesting experience.

Cafe Information
Tantei Cafe Progress
Address: Tokyo-to, Toshima-ku, Ikebukuro 2-47-12 Dai-ni Kizuna Building 9F
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (weekends and public holidays only); 7 p.m.-5 a.m. (Mon-Sun); 7 p.m.-12 a.m (Sun)

6. Sand Café (Shibuya): 16 votes

It doesn’t get much better than slipping your shoes off and enjoying a coffee in a café filled with sand. That’s the reason why young women are going crazy for Alee Beach, an eatery that’s bringing a little bit of Hawaii to Shibuya, with lounge chairs, a laid-back atmosphere and a floor of luscious white sand.

Cafe Information
Alee Beach
Address: Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Jinnan 1-15-12, Sato Building B1F
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

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