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Must-Visit Anime Themed Cafes in Tokyo

With Japan being the country where anime was born, the country, particularly Tokyo, is FULL of anime themed things to do. One of the most popular and fun anime themed things to do in Tokyo, is visit an anime themed cafe. The city is full of anime themed cafes that are based off of a single anime or character and are completely decorated according to that anime. On top of this, they have a full menu of food and drinks that are based off of the anime or character and even sell unique anime merchandise that relates to the cafe. Although these anime cafes can be a little on the pricey side, it is certainly worth it for such a fun and unique experience in Tokyo. There are both permanent and pop-up anime cafes in Tokyo, all of which are dedicated to various anime or anime characters. If you’re looking to visit an anime themed cafe in Tokyo, make sure to keep reading to find out the best ones that exist in Tokyo!

1. Gundam Cafe

Located in both Odaiba and Akihabara, the Gundam Cafe is a whole cafe that is dedicated to the popular manga and anime series, ‘Gundam’. The anime is centered around giant robots which is reflected through the way the cafe is decorated, and through the huge Gundam robot statue that is located outside of the Odaiba cafe. The food and drink available at the cafe have all been decorated in a way to reflect the anime and the characters that appear within the series. At the Odaiba cafe, there are cafe lattes available that have characters from the anime printed on top! At the Akihabara cafe, there is a full food menu that has been based off of the anime and its characters. There is Gundam themed pizza, snacks and desserts! If you’re an anime fan, particularly a Gundam fan, you have to check out this amazing cafe in Tokyo!


Odaiba: 135-0064 Tokyo, Koto City, Aomi, 1 Chome−1−10

Akihabara: 1-1 Kanda Hanaokacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0028


2. Pokemon Cafe 

The Pokemon cafe is located in Nihonbashi and is a whole cafe that is dedicated to the popular anime and game series ‘Pokemon’. The cafe offers a full menu of Pokemon themed food and drinks, as well as Pokemon decorations and even a live show from ‘Chef Pikachu’! The restaurant sells tons of different foods and drinks including burgers, sweets, coffee, soft drinks and much more! The cafe also sells unique Pokemon merchandise that is in collaboration with the cafe. Although the cafe is a little on the pricey side, it is worth it for such a unique experience that can only be experienced in Japan. If you’re an anime lover, particularly someone who loves Pokemon, this is one anime cafe in Tokyo that you must visit.


103-0027 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashi, 2-chōme−11−2


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3. Sanrio Cafes

Tokyo is full of cafes that have been based off of various Sanrio characters. Some of the most popular include the Pompompurin Cafe, Cinnamoroll Cafe and the Sanrio Cafe (which features all of the characters). The Sanrio themed cafes are dotted throughout Tokyo and so are easy to access no matter where you are staying in the city. The cafes are each decorated according to their character, offering amazing photo spots and a unique experience. On top of this all the food and drink is decorated in accordance with the character/theme of the cafe. The food and drinks are usually shaped like or decorated with the character that the cafe is based off of. If you’re a fan of Sanrio characters and are looking for a ‘kawaii’ experience in Tokyo, you HAVE to visit these cafes!


Pompompurin Cafe: 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−7−1 CUTE CUBE HARAJUKU

Cinnamoroll Cafe: 160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 3 Chome−1−26

Sanrio Cafe: 170-6090 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−28−1 


4. Straw Hat Cafe (Studio Ghibli Cafe)

The ‘Straw Hat Cafe’, also known as the Studio Ghibli Cafe, is located inside the Studio Ghibli museum in Mitaka. Due to this, in order to access the cafe you need to buy tickets to enter the Studio Ghibli Museum (these can easily be purchased online and cost 1000 yen). This is great as it means you can have a whole Studio Ghibli themed day out in Tokyo! The cafe itself sells food and drink that are Studio Ghibli themed, including dishes that were featured in Studio Ghibli movies!! The cafe is decorated in-line with the Studio Ghibli aesthetic, making the whole experience even more enjoyable! If you’ve ever wanted to enjoy food that was in the Studio Ghibli movies, you have to visit the Straw Hat Cafe!


1 Chome-1-83 Shimorenjaku, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-0013


5. Tokyo Revengers Pop Up Cafe

The popular anime ‘Tokyo Revengers’ will be collaborating with Animate Cafe, located in Ikebukuro, to create a whole Tokyo Revengers themed pop up anime cafe! This exact cafe was actually opened up once this year already but due to popularity the cafe is going to be reopened in November. The cafe will be held until December and will include a full Tokyo Revengers themed menu as well as a full range of Tokyo Revengers merchandise! Due to this being a pop-up cafe, you will have to book your place online before you go. The official website can be accessed via the link below. This is the perfect day out for all Jujutsu Kaisen lovers!

Ikebukuro: 170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−21−13 Aune Ikebukuro 4F


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