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Visit Popular Character Themed Cafes in Tokyo

Visit 10 of the many character cafes in Tokyo. Sanrio, Studio Ghibli, and the Gundam cafe is probably the most popular. Have a meal while surrounded by your favorite character!

#1. Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty was created in 1974 by Sanrio, she is supposedly a white Japanese Bobtail cat and she always wears a red bow. Legend says that Hello Kitty is from London, the cafe is decorated with a British theme.

character cafes japan
Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohtake@flickr

This cafe serves pancakes, ice cream, sandwiches, and drinks. There is a drawing of Hello Kitty on every hot drink. The gift shop has all kinds of Hello Kitty souvenirs.
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Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty

Address: 4F Diver City Tokyo Plaza, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo

Access: 6 minute walk from Daiba Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-6426-0516

Website: Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty (Japanese)

 

#2. Pom Pom Purin Cafe

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Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohtake@flickr

Pom Pom Purin is an adorable golden retriever wearing a brown beret and he loves cream caramel pudding. This character was introduced by Sanrio is 1996. The cafe serves savory and sweet food plus drinks. There are Pom Pom Purin souvenirs that can be purchased at the gift shop.
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Pom Pom Purin Cafe

Address: 3F Cute Cube Harajuku, 1−7−1, Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Harajuku Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Phone: 03-5786-0770

Website: Pom Pom Pudding Cafe (Japanese)

 

#3. My Melody Dream Cafe

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Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohtake@flickr

Th main character at this cafe is Sanrio’s My Melody. This cafe at Sanrio Puroland offers various My Melody themed desserts and sweets.

character cafes japan
Photo Credit: Tomohiro Ohtake@flickr

The cafe opened in 2015 in honor of the 40th anniversary of the character. The original inspriration was the character was “Little Red Riding Hood.” She changes into pastel colors and becomes more stylish with cherries and flowers.
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My Melody Dream Cafe

Address: 1−1−31 Ochiai, Tama City, Tokyo

Access: 8 minute walk from Tama-Center Station

Hours:
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Weekdays)
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Weekends)

Phone: 042-339-1111

Website: My Melody Dream Cafe

 

#4. Gundam Cafe

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Gundam is a science fiction media franchise that features giant robots called “mobile suits.” The franchise started in 1979 as an anime, later the popularity rose to multiple television series and OVAs, movies, manga, novels, and video games.

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Photo Credit: Masaru Kamikura@flickr

This Gundam themed cafe serves curry, omelette rice, desserts, coffee, and other drinks. After 5:00 PM alcohol can be ordered. The gift shop sells souvenirs like mugs, cups, key chains, t-shirts, dishes, and food etc.
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Gundam Cafe

Address: 2F Atre Akihabara, 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute from Akihabara Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-3251-0078

Website: Gundam Cafe

 

#5. Moomin House Cafe

Moomin House Cafe
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The Moomin character was created by Tove Jansson in Finland and and it is very popular in Japan. The character resemble hippopotamuses, they are white and round. At the cafe there are many Moomin plushies and they sit with the customers while eating.

character cafes japan
Photo Credit: Red Skelington@flickr

Coffee that is served at the cafe is very popular in Finland, the brand is called Robert’s Coffee and the most popular favor is blueberry. On your way out be sure to check the souvenir shop with many Moomin goods.
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Moomin House Cafe

Address: 1F Tokyo Skytree Solamachi, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station

Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Phone: 03-5610-3063

Website: Moomin House Cafe

 

#6. Shirokuma Cafe

Shirokuma Cafe is a story about a laid back polar bear who is the owner of an organic cafe. The coffee beans are even roasted by a group of kangaroos. Most of the customers are animals that “work” at the local zoo. This is an anime for animals lovers. On your way out, don’t forget to grab some stationary and a mug. The have drinks, coffees, desserts, and a few savory options.
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Shirokuma Cafe

Address: 2-1-2 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo

Access: 7 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-3204-7818

Website: Shirokuma Cafe

 

#7. Lien de Sazae-san

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Photo Credit: Chi-Hung Lin@flickr

Sazae-san started as a four panel comic in 1946. The original comics were about Sazae-san, she wanted to be herself instead of trying to find a husband. She eventually marries and the comics describe what she does daily. During the time it was being published, it was considered controversial. It is seen as a nostalgia back to a more simpler Japan without modern technology. In 1969, Fuji Television made it into an anime, airing on Sundays at 6:30 PM. It is the longest-running anime and non-soap opera scripted TV series in history. At Lien de Sazae-san they serve face-shaped pancakes filled with whip cream and jam, sweet red bean, honey, custard, or chocolate. They also have ice cream, coffee, and ice tea. Don’t forget to stop at the gift shop for a tote bag or thermos.
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Lien de Sazae-san

Address: 1-8-9 Sakurashinmachi, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 4 minute walk from Sakurashimmachi Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
* Closed Mondays

Phone: 03-5799-6781

Website: Lien de Sazae-san (Japanese)

 

#8. Peanuts Cafe

Peanuts Cafe
Photo Credit: Kentaro Ohno@flickr

The Peanuts is a comic strip that was created by Charles M. Schulz in 1950. The comic strips focus on a society with no adults and the main character in Charlie Brown. The Beagle Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s dog. The Peanuts Cafe offers burgers, pasta, drinks, desserts, and salads as the main course. Some popular goods at the gift shop are the tote bags and the mug cups.
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Peanuts Cafe

Address: 2-16-7 Aobadai, Meguro Ward, Tokyo

Access: 9 minute walk from Naka-Meguro Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-6452-5882

Website: Peanuts Cafe

 

#9. Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

Peter Rabbit is a fictional character from children’s’ books that started in 1902. This cafe is serves dishes using seasonal vegetables. The restaurant feels like a garden and it is very peaceful. There is a rabbit logo somewhere in every dish.
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Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

Address: 1-25-20 Jiyugaoka, Meguro Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Jiyugaoka Station

Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 03-3725-4118

Website: Peter Rabbit Garden Cafe

 

#10. Cafe Mugiwara Boshi

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Cafe Mugiwara Boshi is in the Studio Ghibili museum. Mugiwara Boshi means straw hat. You can see orange wall and red window frames of the cafe. For a limited time there is omelet rice, curry, cheese cake, and peach soda. The usual menu has sandwiches, cake, and coffee.

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Studio Ghibili was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, Isao Takahata, and Yasuyoshi Tokuma. Studio Ghibili movies have grab the hearts of millions.
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Cafe Mugiwara Boshi

Address: 1−1−83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka Ward, Tokyo

Access: 17 minute walk from Mitaka Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Phone: 0422-40-2411

Website: Cafe Mugiwara Boshi

 

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