Tokyo’s Must-Visit Anime Cafes and Restaurants
If you’re visiting Japan and love all things anime and manga, then you’re going to be super busy as there are TONS of things to do in Tokyo that are anime and manga related. Whether it’s shopping for anime merchandise, visiting real life locations that appeared in anime or taking part in all the anime themed activities in Tokyo…there really is so much to do. In this article we’re going to be focusing on something which is a super fun activity for all anime lover, and that’s…visiting anime themed cafes and restaurants!!
There are both permanent and non-permanent anime cafes in Tokyo so that’s why we’ve decided to divide this list into two parts: Permanent anime cafes and cafes on for a limited amount of time in 2020. So keep scrolling to find out more!
Permanent Anime and Manga Cafes in Tokyo:
1. Sailor Moon Restaurant
In Tokyo there is a WHOLE restaurant that is dedicated to Sailor moon and is Tokyo’s first permanent Sailor Moon restaurant!! It opening recently in September 2019 and has been very popular since then! The restaurant features a full menu (which changes monthly), that is full of Sailor Moon themed food! On top of this, there is a live stage show where professional actors perform as different characters and do different dances that have been inspired by the anime!
If you’re looking for anime restaurants in Tokyo, this should definitely be at the top of your list of places to visit! For more information make sure to check out the official website of our in-depth article.
106-0045 Tokyo, Minato City, Azabujuban, 1 Chome−1
Take the Namboku Line to Azabu-Juban Station
2. Pokemon Cafe
This permanent Pokemon cafe which has opened in Tokyo recently, is truly everything Pokemon fans have dreamed of!! The cafe offers a full menu of super cute Pokemon themed food and drinks which are very tasty. The cafe is also decorated very cutely with pokemon decor all around it! If you’re lucky, you will also get the chance to meet chef Pikachu, who comes out to do a show sometimes throughout the day!
Although this cafe is a little on the pricey side, I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for anime themed cafes in Tokyo!
103-0027 Tokyo, Chuo City, Nihonbashi, 2 Chome−11−2
Take the Ginza Line to Nihombashi Station.
3. Sanrio Character Cafes
Did you know there are tons of permanent Sanrio themed cafes in Tokyo? pictured above is the Hello Kitty Cafe, Cinnamoroll Cafe and the Pompom Yurin cafe! Although Sanrio is not technically anime, I’m sure if you’re an otaku like me then you love everything Sanrio too! These permanent cafes are located all over Tokyo, so make sure to check out the official websites for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out our article down below for more info on other character cafes in Tokyo!
4. Gundam Cafe
The Gundam Cafe located in Odaiba is a permanent cafe that really makes you feel like you’re a part of the Gundam world! You can eat Gundam themed food, drink character themed drinks and also buy tons of Gundam Merchandise in the shop that is located there! You can choose to take away your food or eat in the amazingly decorated cafe!
If you are a Gundam fan and are looking for anime themed cafes in Tokyo, this is the perfect place for you!!
135-0064 Tokyo, Koto City, Aomi, 1 Chome−1−10
From Shinjuku Station, take the Saikyo Line to Tokyo Teleport Station.
5. Cafe Mugiwara
Cafe Mugiwara is a One Piece themed cafe and restaurant that is located in Tokyo Tower! The cafe offers tons of One Piece themed food and drinks and the cafe itself is decorated with all the characters and merchandise from the anime.
Prices for food range from 900yen – 1,300yen and they have a selection of both sweet and savory food. If you’re a One Piece fan and are looking for some amazing anime cafes in Tokyo, this is somewhere you HAVE to go.
105-0011 Tokyo, Minato City, Shibakoen, 4 Chome−2−8
Take the Oedo Line to Akabanebashi Station.
Non-Permanent Anime and Manga Cafes in Tokyo (2020):
1. Haikyuu!! X Animate Collaboration Cafe
A new ‘Haikyuu!!’ collaboration cafe is coming to the Animate cafe located in Tokyo! The cafe will feature tons of Haikyuu!! themed foods and drinks as well as LOADS of limited edition Haikyuu!! merchandise on sale. The cafe in Ikebukuro, Tokyo will be open from 05/08/2020 to 07/09/20! The food items range from 800yen to 1,200yen and drinks are all 600yen! For every item you buy, you will receive a free Haikyuu!! coaster as a present!
If you’re a Haikyuu!! fan in Tokyo, this is an anime cafe that you CAN’T miss!
170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−2−1
Take the JR Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro Station.
2. Demon Slayer X Raku Spa Collab
Raku Spa, a spa with branches all over Japan are collaborating with the extremely popular anime, Demon Slayer. The two are collaborating to bring Demon Slayer decoration all around the spa, a Demon Slayer themed cafe and much more! The collaboration will be on from 08/07/2020 to 30/09/20 and will cost the entrance fee to the spa, plus 700yen to join in with the event.
2 Chome-9-9 Kanda Awajicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0063
Take the Keio Line to Ogawamachi Station.
3. Yuri on Ice X Sanrio Collaboration
If you’re a Yuri on Ice fan and also love Sanrio, then this is the perfect event for you! The two are collaborating to bring out a super cute cafe with character themed food, drinks and merchandise! Each character has been paired up with a Sanrio character to suit them and the food, drinks and merchandise will be themed around this!
This cafe was actually held in 2018 but due to it’s popularity it is coming back this summer!
150-0042 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Udagawacho, 18-21-1
Take the Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station
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