People who visit Japan not only look forward to exploring the country’s ancient historic sites, taste their highly-rated cuisines, ride their super-fast Shinkansen or bullet trains, and take photos of the amazing natural scenery, but they also want to experience something unique that they cannot find somewhere else on the planet. In Japan, you can find so many quirky and out-of-the-ordinary cafes that can definitely make that dream a reality. Below are some of the weirdest cafes that you should check out the next time you come to Japan:
Maidreamin is one of the most renowned maid cafes in Japan. It was founded in 2008, and currently has 16 locations not only in Japan, but in Thailand as well. It is known for its colorfully designed rooms, where guests, whether male or female, can relax and be served by staff members dressed in cute maid outfits. It offers various wholesome and entertaining song and dance performances by the maids, while you enjoy your kawaii-themed set meals or snacks.
You can find more information about their services and menu on the Maidreamin official website.
- Address: Akihabara Head Store – Sumiyoshi Building 6F 3-16-17 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Phone number: 03-6905-7735
Swallowtail is a butlers café in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district. It is like a maid café for female customers. Instead of maids, it has butlers, which are men dressed in black suits, ready to treat you like a princess. It creates a wonderland that many women dream of, where a well-dressed, good-looking man welcomes them home after a long day at work or in school, serving them drinks and food while making small talk.
You can find more information on Swallowtail’s services, reservation process, and others on the Swallowtail official website.
- Address: Showa Building, 3-12-12 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
Kawaii Monster Café
Kawaii Monster Café is a bright and vibrant restaurant that exudes wackiness, craziness, and cuteness, all at the same time. It is made up of four zones that visitors can check out while they are taking a break from enjoying their food and drinks. There are unicorns, giant cupcakes and candies, and many other colorful decors, and their menus include some weird dishes too, such as rainbow painter spaghetti and chocolate chicken. Throughout your stay, your will never be bored, as performers on stage give their all to the tune of loud and upbeat techno music.
You can find more information on the shows, menu, and reservation process on Kawaii Monster Café’s official website.
- Address: YM Square Building 4F, 4-31-10, Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
- Phone number: +81-3-5413-6142
Soine-ya Tinker Bell
Soine-ya Tinker Bell is a cuddle café in Tokyo. It is the perfect place to go to if you are lonely and looking for a warm body to cuddle with. It is very popular among Japanese men who do not have time for a relationship or do not want to be in one, and just wants to spend an hour or so of their day laying next to a woman. For an entrance fee of 3,000 yen, you can choose any of the standard courses offered, such as sleeping next to a woman (with strictly no physical contact) for an hour for the price of 6,000 yen. If you can afford to pay more, you can request for other non-sexual activities, such as staring at each other for 60 seconds, which costs an additional 1,000 yen; or have her sleep with her head on your lap for 3 minutes, which costs an extra 2,000 yen.
- Address: 1-70-2 Kanda Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- Phone number: +81-3-6206-8846
Robot Restaurant is a high-energy, sensory-overloading experience that you can find in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo. It features giant robots, loud motorcycles, and scantily-clad women performing different dances and stunts on a brightly lit, neon colored floor, with blaring music in the background. Once inside, it is like you are taken to a futuristic dimension, where large mirrors, brilliant colored lights, and glamorously adorned spaces are everywhere.
You can find the opening hours, schedule of performances, tickets, menu offers, and other information on the Robot Restaurant official website.
- Address: Shinjuku Robot Building B2F, 1-7-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
- Phone number: 03-3200-5500
Gundam Café is a paradise for Gundam fans all over the world. Even if you are an adult now, the excitement of being in a restaurant that features decorations, food, and other items that are futuristic and robot-themed just takes you back to when you were a young kid who spent a lot of his time playing with his miniature robot figures. Upon entering, you are immediately welcomed by warm and friendly staff members who are dressed in the same uniforms the characters in the anime wear. Then, you get to decide which Gundam robot dish you want to order — from a curry bowl with robot-cut veggie toppings to cocktails with Gundam designs.
More information on the restaurant, menu, and other services offered are found on the Gundam Café official website.
- Address: (Akihabara branch) 1-1, Hanaoka-cho, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
: (Odaiba branch) 1-1-10m DiverCity Tokyo Plaza 2F, Aomi, Koutou-ku, Tokyo
Moomin House Café
Moomin House Café is a cute and adorable café that lets you dine with soft and huggable Moomin stuffed toys that are scattered all around. Its menu includes food options that are based on the popular Swedish children’s fantasy book and comic-strip character. There are pancakes, ice cream, pudding, cupcakes, and mousse. There are also silhouette latte beverages that showcase four different latte art designs: Moomins, Little My, Hattifattener, and Snufkin. After eating, you can buy souvenirs and take home original Moomin accessories and goods from the Moomin store right next door.
To find out what the opening hours are, how to get there, what the menu options and prices are, what products the store has for sale, and other information, check out the official Moomin Café website.
- Address: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi, 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
- Phone number: +81-3-5610-3063