Japan is well known for it's cute character cafes that run for a limited time period like this Cinnamoroll cafe or the Card Captor Sakura Cafe, but this time here at TokyoTreat we decided to compile a list for all you Japanese snack and Japanese candy lovers of themed restaurants that are open all year round! So no matter if you decide to visit Japan in Summer or Winter, these themed cafes will always have their doors open!
Vampire Cafe – Ginza
With the boom of vampire stories in both manga and anime in recent years its no wonder a cafe with a vampire theme exists! The vampire cafe in Ginza really does go all out with not only its decor but also the food and even the staff! Due to the restaurant being inspired by tales of European vampires, all the food is European style with a Gothic vampire twist! The staff also dress the part with the Vampire Cafe's main server Vampire Rose being sure to provide an immersive experience!
As you can see all the food is delightfully creepy and sure to please whether you love European cuisine or Japanese candy! Though be warned with the Vampire Cafe you're not only paying for the food but for the experience as a whole, so it's a little bit on the pricier side! However still definitely worth visiting!
Address: La Paix Building 7F, 6-7-6 Ginza, Chuou-ku, Tokyo
Access: 2 minute walk from Ginza Station
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday, 17:00~23:00 (last order 22:00)
Kawaii Monster Cafe – Harajuku
The Kawaii Monster Cafe in Harajuku is just something out of this world. It was designed by Sebastian Masuda, the designer also responsible for the famous Harajuku brand 6% DOKIDOKI and many of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's music videos. The concept of the cafe is just colourful monsters and this can be seen in the decor and food choices as well as the cute staff. The staff also give regular performances throughout the day.
As you can see (unless you're colourblind!) all the food at the Kawaii Monster Cafe is super colourful and crazy! It's also more affordable than the Vampire Cafe, with a 1/4 slice of the above cake costing around 800yen!
Address: YM Square Building 4F, 4-31-10, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo.
Access: 2 minutes from Meiji Jingumae Station
Opening hours: Mondays to Saturdays: Lunch time 11:30-16:30 (Last call for food and drink at 16:00) Dinner time 18:00-22:30 (Last call for food and drink at 22:00) Sundays and Holidays: 11:00-20:00 (Last call for food and drink at 19:30)
Sengoku Buyuden – Shinjuku
A themed restaurant based on Japan's Sengoku period aka the warring states era. Perfect for any Japanese history buff this restaurants concept is to make you feel like a Japanese warlord with private rooms based on different famous warlords like Oda Nobunaga and battles and a fancy set Japanese style meal.
As you can see the food looks amazing along with the presentation and is exactly how we imagine a warlords banquet would look back in the Sengoku period! Furthermore there's several different set menus you can choose from which are suitable for anyone's budget!
Address:Tokyo, Shinjuku-ku, Kabukicho 1-6-2, T-wing Building 4F
Access: 3 minutes walk from Shinjuku Station
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 17:00~23:30
Moomin House Cafe – Tokyo Sky Tree, Oshiage
Though The Moomins originally hail from Finland they're extremely popular and well loved in Japan, which has often led to the misconception that they're a Japanese character. With their popularity in Japan there is actually several Moomin themed cafes about, but the Moomin House Cafe is the largest with the most menu choice.
There's a large abundance of dishes to choose from at the cafe, with most of the dishes being Finnish inspired. The prices are also pretty standard as far as themed cafes are concerned.
Address: Tokyo, Sumida-ku, Oshiage 1-1-2, Tokyo Skytree Town Soramachi 1F
Access: 1 minute walk from Oshiage Station or Tokyo Skytree Station
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday 08:00~22:30
Ninja Akasaka – Akasaka
As you may have guessed from the name, Ninja Akasaka is entirely Ninja themed! The decor is incredibly detailed, looking exactly like how you'd imagine a ninja's hideout to look like and you're served by ninjas clad out in their gear! It feels like they've really gone all out in all aspects of this restaurant and you certainly wont be disappointed!
Even the food is incredibly detailed featuring things like throwing stars, knives and even a realistic looking bonsai tree made entirely of Japanese sweets! Their courses start from around 5000yen and the non set items are an average 1500yen which is pretty standard and definitely worth it considering the experience you're getting!
Address: Tokyo, Chiyoda-ku, Nagatachou 2-14-3, Akasaka Tokyu Plaza 1F
Access: 1 minute walk from Akasakamitsuke Station
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 17:00~25:00, Sundays and public holidays 17:00~23:30
We wish we could include some of this amazing themed food in your Japanese snack boxes! What did you think of these themed cafes and restaurants? Would you like to visit? Do they have themed cafes in your hometown too? Let us know in the comments!
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