You will absolutely love these authentic cafes if you want to experience the retro Showa vibe of the Japanese "kissaten" -a type of European-influenced cafe that was particularly popular up until the 1980s). They have a relaxed atmosphere and the coffee is carefully made and delicious! These are the best Kissaten (Japanese Cafes) in Shinjuku, Tokyo you need to try ASAP!
Kissatens are traditional Japanese cafes with a retro vibe. They aren't just about getting your coffee fix, it's a place where people come to unwind and talk with friends or read the newspaper. You will feel instantly transported to another era and is a must-try Japanese experience!
While in Tokyo, there is an absurd number of crazy restaurants to pick from. Besides the maid cafes and the cat cafes, there are some really weird restaurants out there that you need to try in order to make your Tokyo journey complete. We narrowed down the list for you; here are the must-go to crazy restaurants in Tokyo.
Taiwan Cafe Zen serves an original drink: the butterfly pea tea. It serves all kinds of other colourful drinks too, and some popular local foods from Taiwan.
The land of rice? Think boulangerie instead! If you've ever been to Japan you've probably encountered the "Japanese Bakery" serving up delicious treats, usually located around train stations and pretty much anywhere people go. Here are 6 Japanese bakeries worth a visit in Tokyo!
'Cafe Tint' is a small cafe tucked away in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. The cafe's signature menu item is its omurice, which can be fully customized with more than 13,000 possible combinations! They don't just look good, however, they also taste fantastic by any omurice standard!
When it comes to classic yokai(spiritual monsters) manga, I think of GeGeGe no Kitaro. The manga's author, Shigeru Mizuki, spent most of his adult life living in Chofu, in the suburbs of Tokyo. There, near the large 'Jindaiji Temple,' is a Kitaro-themed tea house that sells awesome cafe food, drinks, and merchandise based on the manga. Check it out this summer!
The cafe has a beautiful and tasty breakfast special that includes 18 traditional Japanese food items on small plates. Enjoy it while looking at the stately Honganji Temple.