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The Incredible Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan

The goldfish phone booth fascinates both locals and visitors as it's unique design and concept attracts onlookers from all around Japan. Come have a coffee and a crepe while sitting beside the goldfish phone booth!

The Incredible Goldfish Phone Booth

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

Hidden within the Nara Prefecture in the city of Yamatokoriyama, in front of the popular K Coffee cafe sits a phone booth, but it’s not an ordinary phone booth. This phone booth has been attracting quite a bit of attention because its filled with live gold fish. The “kingyo no denwa bokkusu” as its called, is definitely a unique take on recycling something that has otherwise become obsolete.

 

Yamatokoriyama, the “Goldfish Town”

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

Its actually not very unexpected to see something of this sort in Yamatokoriyama as it has been dubbed the “Goldfish Town”. Yamatokoriyama is famous for it’s abundance of Goldfish and Koi farms which is the largest of its kind in Japan. Made as part of an art event by the Kingyobu (Goldfish Club) based out of Kyoto, the goldfish phone booth caught such interest from K Coffee and the locals that they decided to keep it as a mainstay in front of K Coffee. This ads to the already unique atmosphere of K Coffee.

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

The goldfish are definitely one of the main attractions of K Coffee as the goldfish phone booth is a vital part of the image of K Coffee. The shop regularly feeds and cleans the goldfish phone booth to ensure the fish are well taken care of and happy when they greet customers. You can rest assured that the gold fish at K Coffee are healthy and happy!

 

The goldfish phone booth in front of the popular K Coffee

The goldfish phone booth
Photo Credit: K Coffee

The goldfish phone booth is surely what attracts visitors to this location but the coffee and service of K Coffee is what keeps people coming as they are serving up some of the most delicious coffee in the Nara prefecture.

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

The goldfish phone booth is not the only unique point of interest at K Coffee but the actual K Coffee cafe itself is set up inside an old gas station giving it an original atmosphere. K Coffee is well known for offering up some of its delicious original roast coffees, crepes, and Japanese shaved ice. Visitors can purchase a variety of original K Coffee creations to take home; such as coffee drip bags that come inside a cute plastic cover which is the same as that of the ones given during kingyosuki, Goldfish scooping.

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

Customers can enjoy a hot cup of coffee on a cold winter day or a delicious “K COORII” shaved ice on a hot summer day while hanging out next to the goldfish phone booth. The goldfish phone booth attracts customers from all around as they can come enjoy the originality and creative environment.

Goldfish Phone Booth in Nara, Japan
Photo Credit: K Coffee

K Coffee is a mainstay in the community which means they not only bring in many visitors from around Japan but they are also very near and dear to the locals. People come from all over to enjoy the atmosphere and friendliness of K Coffee while eating and drinking beside the amazing goldfish phone booth.
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K Coffee

Address: 4-46 Yanagi, Yamatokoriyama City, Nara Prefecture

Access: 10 minute walk from Kintetsu Koriyama Station

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
*Closed Thursdays

Phone: 090-6986-3255

Website: K Coffee (Japanese)

 

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