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10 Most Beautifully Designed Japanese Starbucks

We are sharing with you the 10 coolest and beautifully designed Japanese Starbucks that let you keep sightseeing as you take a break. It will keeps you coming back for more!

#1. Toyama Kansui Park – Toyama

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Photo Credit: Shinji W@flickr

It is said that this Starbucks winning the best store design award in 2008 is the most beautiful Starbucks in the world. It’s located within the beautiful Kansui Park in Toyama, built where a canal was originally located, only a 15-minute walk from Toyama station. The store was to fit in to the environment with the beautiful scenery which allows visitors to really sense the seasons through the cherry blossoms, green pasture, colored leaves, and snow. The store has large walls of glass stands in the darkness of the park with lights up is extremely wonderful, beautiful and romantic.
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Address: 5 Minatoirifunecho, Toyama City, Toyama Prefecture

Access: 16 minutes walk from Toyama Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Phone: 076-439-2630

Website: Starbucks Toyama Kansui Park


#2. Kamakura Onarimachi – Kanagawa

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Photo Credit: starbucks.co.jp

Kamakura Onarimachi is located just a few minutes from Kamakura Station loved by a lot of artists and they tend to live here. This location also used to be the residence of  anime artist Ryuichi Yokoyama. His works are on display in the shop. They have not only standard tables or sofas, but also a high ceiling, open space faces the garden, and even the pool. In spring season you can enjoy coffee, seeing cherry blossoms tree in the garden. This must be special relaxing moment.
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Address: 15-11 Onarimachi, Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 4 minutes walk from Kamakura Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 0467-61-2161

Website: Starbucks Kamakura Onarimachi


#3. Kobe Kitano Ijinkan – Hyogo

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This Starbucks is an old timey house built in 1907 owned by American. Even though it was damaged by Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, it has been relocated and rebuilt 2001. The design of architectural structure and furnitures channel those days. The signature of Starbucks green mermaid is made of wood designed only for this store.
[map]3-1-31 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe[/map]

Address: 3-1-31 Kitanocho, Chuo Ward, Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture

Access: 11 minutes walk from Sannomiya Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 078-230-6302

Website: Kobe Kitano Ijinkan


#4. Ueno Onshi Park – Tokyo

Japanese Starbucks
Photo Credit: Antonio Tajuelo@flickr

You can enjoy nature and art culture in deepen green at this store located in Ueno Park, Tokyo. You can just sit down to have a coffee break to watch the world goes by. It’s just more than just about coffee break. It might be very relaxing time after spending a few hours walking around the national museum, zoo and cherry blossom in spring. Cherry blossom wood and leather made from Koutou-ku were used for the part of this store to have connection with this area. Just relax yourself here.
[map]8-22 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo[/map]

Address: 8-22 Uenokoen, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Access: 7 minutes walk from Ueno Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-5834-1630

Website: Starbucks Ueno Onshi Park


#5. Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando – Fukuoka

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This Shinto shrine style Starbucks designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is located along to the main entrance of the Dazaifu Tenmangu which is the most famous shrine in Japan. Signature for the shop is the wooden batons used more than 2,000 line the interior of the shop. It’s sure that you might enjoy the collaboration of the modern western Starbucks and traditional Japanese style.
[map]3-2-43 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka[/map]

Address: 3-2-43 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Prefecture

Access: 4 minutes walk from Dazaifu Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Phone:  092-919-5690

Website: Starbucks Dazaifu Tenmangu Omotesando


#6. Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi – Kyoto

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Photo Credit: Chris Gladis@flickr

You might have an amazing and an excellent view if you can get a seat on the external decking which offers great views of the Kamogawa River after walking around the city of Kyoto.
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Address: 113 Nakajimacho, Sanjo-Kawaramachi-Higashiiru, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto

Access: 2 minutes walk from Sanjo Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 075-213-2326

Website: Starbucks Kyoto Sanjo Ohashi


#7. Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya Book Store – Kyoto

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Photo Credit: top.tsite.jp

Just after new year of 2016, brand new Starbucks store collaborated with one of the famous books store TSUTAYA opened in beautiful city Kyoto. It is located in the main approach to Heian Jingu, one of the most famous shrine in Japan. It is located inside of Kyoto-Kaikan built in 1960 designed by Kunio Maekawa represents one of the famous architect in Japan. The historic structure building backs into the Starbucks books and cafe which brings you “things that move the soul”. As you know Kyoto is the city breathes history and culture, you will definitely enjoy this Starbucks has been embraced by the culture.
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Address: ROHM Theatre Kyoto, 13 Okazaki-saishojicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

Access: 10 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 075-754-0400

Website: Starbucks Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya


#8. Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku – Tokyo

Japanese Starbucks
Photo Credit: Ray S@flickr

Starbucks located at the top of Tokyu Plaza Building in Omotesando offers a great view from the 6th floor of the tower overlooking Harajuku and Omotesando. The rooftop itself is admirable for its peaceful setting provides fresh air and coffee in the garden  even though it is in the heart of buzzing Harujuku district at the Omotesando crossing. You will be amazed of the contrast of up stairs of green garden and down stairs of the crowds of shoppers pass below.
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Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Meiji Jingu Station

Hours: 8:30 AM – 11:00 PM

Phone: 03-5414-5851

Website: Starbucks Tokyu Plaza


#9. Hirosaki Park – Aomori

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Photo Credit: starbucks.co.jp

You shouldn’t miss this unique and posh design Starbucks because the registration tangible cultural property has been remodelled to the cafe makes you feel Taisho-era between 1912-1926. Inside the store boasts traditional crafts from Aomori as well as other historic images.
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Address: 1-1 Kamishiroganecho, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

Access: 18 minutes walk from Hitosaki Station

Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 0172-39-4051

Website: Starbucks Hirosaki Park


#10. Izumo Taisha – Shimane

Japanese Starbucks
Photo Credit: ★Kumiko★@flickr

This Starbucks is located near to the Izumo Taisha Shrine which is one of the most important places of shinto worship. The design draws inspiration from the shinto’s imagery.

You will find the interior made of black pine and cedar which makes table shaped like a magatama and shinto’s curved ceremonial beads. Definitely enjoy the combination of Wafu taste and western style which represents marriage as Izumo Taisha came to be regarded as the god of marriage.
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Address: 841 Taisyacho-kizukiminami, Izumo City, Shimane Prefecture

Access: 6 minutes walk from Izumo Taisha Station

Hours: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Phone: 0853-53-8812

Website: Starbucks Izumo Taisha


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