My Little Pony Café (Briefly) Rides into Tokyo
If you’re in Harajuku and looking for your fellow Pegasisters or Bronies, you won’t want to miss this!
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.
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.
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.
At the 'Anti-loneliness' Moomin Bakery & Café
You don't get the stuffed toys right away, but you also don't have to be lonely to drop by.
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.
Seeking Ground Perfection in Shimokitazawa
Café Use is a coffee shop for coffee purists.
5 Swish Cafés to Hit After Shopping in Ginza
Find some swanky spots for a sip after wearing out your pocketbook.
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.
Kyoto’s Top 5 ‘Machiya’ Cafés
Some of Kyoto's most stylish cafés can be found in repurposed traditional houses.
7 Things You Need to Sleep in a Manga Café
Eye masks and ear plugs are high on the list!
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.
9 Tokyo Cafés that Love Kids!
High chairs, changing tables, play space and more: these cafés will welcome your kids with open arms!
10 Tokyo Cafés Your Date Will Love
Here's the goods on date-worthy cafés in some of Tokyo's trendiest neighborhoods.
Forget Maids: Try a Swallowtail Butler Café!
Swallowtail is every bit a classy restaurant that sells the whole “butler/master” fantasy.
5 Fluffy Pancake Cafés in Osaka
If you're not near pancakes right now, avoid these mouth-watering images at all cost.
11 Hot Cafés & Lunch Spots in Namba
Where can you catch a casual yet tasty bite in Osaka's prime entertainment district? Read on!
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.
The Café where Maids Pretend to Be Your Spouse
Their mission is simple: to make you want to come “home” to them every night.
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.