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10 Tokyo Cafés Your Date Will Love

Here's the goods on date-worthy cafés in some of Tokyo's trendiest neighborhoods.

Getting Started with Maid Cafés

Maid cafés have been around since the early 2000s, but if it’s your first time, you may want to know what’s in store before heading over.

Forget Maids: Try a Swallowtail Butler Café!

Swallowtail is every bit a classy restaurant that sells the whole “butler/master” fantasy.

Seeking Ground Perfection in Shimokitazawa

Café Use is a coffee shop for coffee purists.

The Café where Maids Pretend to Be Your Spouse

Their mission is simple: to make you want to come “home” to them every night.

5 Real Homemade Cafés Around Miyazaki & Saito

Miyazaki City and its northern sister Saito City offer plenty of prime cafés catering to tourists flocking to this beach-bounded, history-heavy area.

The Café for Stuffed Toys

No toys will feel like misfits in this land where they'll get an omelette from a flounder, coffee from a monkey and even a bedtime story before getting tucked in for the night.

6 Super Sites for Coffee Seekers

If you’re looking for something specific for your next cup of joe, these sites offer a broad selection both in Tokyo and across the country.

7 Things You Need to Sleep in a Manga Café

Eye masks and ear plugs are high on the list!

10 Unforgettable Old-School Cafés in Kyoto

Kyoto's hip coffee culture is nothing new. Check out these 10 cafés that are decades-old relics (or at least look like one), and are full of character.

5 Swish Cafés to Hit After Shopping in Ginza

Find some swanky spots for a sip after wearing out your pocketbook.

5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka

If you're not near pancakes right now, avoid these mouth-watering images at all cost.

Neco Republic: A Cat Café for Rescue Cats

We wanted to know more about Neco Republic and their plan to save Japan’s homeless cats, so we stopped by the new Tokyo location and sat down with the branch manager.

Sip Around Shibuya at these 4 Fun Cafés

With its vast number of pubs, bars and nightclubs, it may be easy to bypass some of the excellent cafés to be found in Shibuya.

Kyoto’s Top 5 ‘Machiya’ Cafés

Some of Kyoto's most stylish cafés can be found in repurposed traditional houses.

Cafe Unizon: Food, Books & (Some) Live Music

I was first introduced to Cafe Unizon by a couple of fellow Kiwis also living on Okinawa. It has been a frequent stop for us ever since.

9 Tokyo Cafés that Love Kids!

High chairs, changing tables, play space and more: these cafés will welcome your kids with open arms!

Kyoto's 6 Best Third-Wave Coffee Shops

Tokyo may seem like the coffee capital of Japan, but Kyoto certainly gives it a run for its money.

Anime Hunks Dominate 'Hana Yori Dango' Café

While the "Flower Four" snacks are a feature, the biggest treats for "Hana Yori Dango" fans are no doubt the life-sized art panels, where you can pose with the hunk of your choice.

11 Hot Cafés & Lunch Spots in Namba

Where can you catch a casual yet tasty bite in Osaka's prime entertainment district? Read on!

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