07 unique character cafes in Japan 2019!

Character cafes are one of top attractions in Japan today. It’s a special cafe that collaborates with popular characters, games, movies, etc, and serves super cute decorated themed food and drinks as well as offering special merchandise collection. Especially in Tokyo, there are various kinds of character cafes available such as Pokemon, Snoopy, etc which are extremely popular.

Also check out “limited-time only” character cafes in Japan 2019!

1. Pokemon Cafe / ポケモンカフェ

Pokemon Cafe is located at Pokemon Center Tokyo DX & Pokemon Cafe (), 5F the East Building of Nihonbashi Takashimaya department store, Tokyo. Super cute Pokemon character themed food and drinks are available including Pikachu and Eevee, as well as the seasonal menu available only for a limited time of the year. Some of merchandise are only sold at Pokemon Cafe. The cafe is reservation only, so make to make an online booking in advance!

Address: Short walk from Nihonbashi Station or 5 mins walk from Tokyo Station Yaesu North Exit
Opening Hours: Pokemon Center 10:30〜21:00 /Pokemon Cafe 10:30〜22:00

2. Cinnamoroll Cafe / シナモロールカフェ

Cinnamoroll Cafe is a character cafe collaborating with the popular Sanrio character, Cinnamoroll. Colourful, photo-worthy and super cute Cinnamoroll themed food and drinks are served, and also seasonal limited menu is available through the year such as for summer, Halloween and Christmas. It’s located on 1F Shinjuku Marui Annex.

Address: 6 min walk from JR Shinjuku Station
Opening Hours: 11:00~21:30

3. Moomin Cafe / ムーミンカフェ

Moomin and his friends are one of the world’s most popular characters, and there are currently three Moomin themed cafes in Japan (two in Tokyo and one in Fukuoka). At Moomin Cafe, limited themed food, drinks and desserts are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moreover, at Moomin Bakery & Cafe (Tokyo Dome City LaQua), Moomin themed bread and pastry are available. The cafe shops offers a wide variety of Moomin products from stationary to imported furniture.

Store 1: Tokyo Dome City LaQua Store
Address: 3 min walk from Korakuen Station
Opening Hours: 9:30~22:30 (weekdays), 8:00~22:00 (weekends and holidays)

Store 2: Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi Store (1F)
Address: short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station
Opening Hours: 8:00~22:30

4. Pompompurim Cafe / ポムポムプリンカフェ

Pompompurin Cafe features the popular and adorable Sanrio character, Pompompurin. Currently, there are 4 themed cafe in total across the country: Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya and Osaka. The cafe is fully decorated with the Pompompurin theme and super cute food and drinks are available including some limited menu for season or in each store. The cafe also have a shop selling various Pompompurin products.

Address: 3 min walk from Harajuku Station
Opening Hours: 11:00~21:00

5. PEANUTS Cafe / ピーナッツカフェ

Peanuts characters (Snoopy and friends) are one of the most beloved characters of all time, and their exclusive cafe is located by Meguro River (near Shibuya area), Tokyo. The Peanuts Cafe is a cozy and relaxing cafe inspired by the American west coast serving delicious and healthy cafe menu. The cafe shop offers various original PEANUTS products including mugs, bags and T-shirts.

Address: 9 mins walk from Nakameguro Station
Opening Hours: 10:00~22:00

6. Lien de SAZAESAN / リアン・ドゥ・サザエさん

Sazae san is a long-running Japanese TV animation aired from 1969, which currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest running animated television series. Sazae san’s very own themed cafe, Lien de SAZAESAN has opened in Sakura Shinmachi, Setagaya area, Tokyo in 2017. The cozy cafe serves some themed pastry and drink menu. The limited merchandise collection is also available at the cafe.

Address: 3 mins walk from Sakura Shinmachi Station
Opening Hours: 10:30〜19:00 (closed on Monday)

7. Shaun the Sheep Cafe / ひつじのショーンカフェ

Shaun the Sheep Cafe with Sunday Brunch collaborates with the famous British clay animation character Shaun the Sheep. The cafe serves photo-worthy themed food, pastry and drinks, also the original themed products. Shaun the Sheep Cafe is located at 4F of Kichijoji PARCO near Kichijoji Station.

Address: 2 mins walk from Kichijoji Station
Opening Hours: 10:00~20:00

Also check out the limited time pop-up character cafes in Tokyo this year!

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