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The Café where Maids Pretend to Be Your Spouse

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

Clean-Aired Cafés: 5 Super Smoke-Free Chains!

Smoke-free sipping may not be Japan-standard just yet, but now you can at least enjoy your coffee in clean air at a few more non-Starbucks chains almost anywhere in the country!

Go Chicly Green at these 5 Organic Cafés

Those looking for a more naturally sourced latte can look no further than the Harajuku-Omotesando area.

5 Awesome Third-Wave Coffee Shops in Tokyo

Move over Starbucks and Tully’s, a new wave of coffee is beginning to surge in Japan.

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.

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.

Seeking Ground Perfection in Shimokitazawa

Café Use is a coffee shop for coffee purists.

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.

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.

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.

Italians Taste-test Japanese Canned Coffee

Nothing beats the satisfaction of sipping a warm can of coffee fresh from the vending machine just as the weather starts to get chilly. But do Italians agree?

Kyoto’s Top 5 ‘Machiya’ Cafés

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

Forget Maids: Try a Swallowtail Butler Café!

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

Manga Cafés: Japan’s Cheapest Places to Sleep

When you miss the last train, why not crash in a place with a free drinks machine?

An Interview with Band-Maid

Since the launch of their music video 'Thrill' in late 2014, Band-Maid have been turning heads with their heavy sound and the inevitable reaction, 'Are these cute girls really playing?'

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.

5 Tokyo Cafés That Give You an Instant Getaway

Stuck in the city? These transporting cafés will make you feel like you’ve left it all behind!

7 Great Cafés in Kamakura

One of Japan's former capital cities has a great café scene.

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