Searching for Japanese Spiritual Monsters at 'Kitaro Chaya'
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!
1.About the Manga 'GeGeGe no Kitaro'
1F Gift shop
If you're a fan of the GeGeGe no Kitaro series, or just of yokai in general, you'll find lots of things that you'll want to bring home with you.
2F Yokai Gallery
If you like yokai, you'll definitely get a kick out of the second floor!
3. Kitaro kissaten
Ice cream ( Ittanmomen Chaya Sundae ) ¥800
This ice cream is perfect for eating in the summer since it is not too sweet. However, if you're the type who prefers more sweetness, you can add more of the kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup). The red bean paste mixed with the ice cream is quite delicious, even if you don’t add any kuromitsu.
Even if you're unfamiliar with Kitaro, this ice cream is a lot more fun than your average sundae, and it tastes great!
Gegege latte ¥500
When you order, you can choose your favorite character to be added as a design on the top. This latte is creamy, delicious, fun, and highly recommended!
4.Yokai Are Waiting at Kitaro Chaya
The yokai in the GeGeGe no Kitaro series don’t make people feel fear, but instead, make people feel happy! Kitaro Chaya is a special place that is definitely worth making a trip to. Check it out for yourself!
- Foods hunter