Cafe / Coffee Shop Spots in Japan

  • Pokémon Center Tokyo DX & Pokémon Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Chuo-ku Nihonbashi 2-11-2 Nihonbashi Izumi-chuo SC Higashidate 5F
    Located in the Nihombashi Takashimaya S.C., the official Pokémon store sells game software and original goods, and hosts numerous campaigns and events. The cafe has a wood-toned interior where you can enjoy Pokémon-themed food and drinks to your heart's content.
  • Starbucks Coffee Kyoto Ninenzaka Yasaka Chaya
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Kodaiji South Gate Dori Shimogawara Higashiiri Masuyacho 349
    Starbucks' Regional Landmark Stores reflect the local culture, one of which is the Kyoto Niningsaka Yasaka Chaya Store, which opened in 2017 (Heisei 29). The store is housed in a 100-year-old Japanese house and offers a space to experience traditional Japanese culture with tatami mat seating and a tsuboniwa garden. Prices are the same as those at regular stores, and customers can enjoy their favorite drinks in a special space.
  • The Biwako Terrace – THE MAIN Terrace Café
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    4.5
    23 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Kido 1547 - 1 Biwako Valley
    The Biwako Terrace is an observation terrace located within the Biwako Valley nature resort, around five minutes' drive from the Shiga Interchange of the Nishi Otsu Bypass (Kosei Road), from which visitors can enjoy superb views of Lake Biwa. The terrace is situated around 10 minutes' walk from the ropeway summit station, on the summit of the 1,174 meter-high Mt. Horai. The terrace features an open, spacious design that makes use of large arches; visitors can enjoy a spectacular panorama, with views of Lake Biwa, the Ibuki Mountains, and even as far as Hira Mountains. Beverages and snacks are available from Cafe 360. Premium seats are available (for an additional charge). The terrace is open between April and October each year.

    快晴の日でしたがロープウェイで標高1100mの山頂につくとモヤがかかっていて、ぼんやりとした景色しか見えませんでした。それでも琵琶湖を一望できる景色は素晴らしかったです。水盤が琵琶湖と一体化するようにデザインされていて美しいです。 レストランとカフェがありましたが土産物店はありませんでした。お土産はロープウェイの下の駅で少しだけ売っていました。

  • Starbucks Coffee Toyoma Kansui Park Shop
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    4.0
    410 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Minatoirifunechou 5 Toyama Mt. Fujiwa Canal Water Park
    This Starbucks Coffee is located inside Toyama Kansui Park, a 16-minute walk from Toyama Station's North Gate. It is notable for the simple design of its glass-walled building that blends into the scenery of the park. Customers can enjoy a coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery of Kansui Park, which was built on an old boat haven. The park is illuminated at night, giving guests an entirely different view to enjoy.

    富山運河環水公園内にあるスターバックスです。富山駅前にもスターバックスはあり、こちらの方が駅より距離があるのですが、公園という周囲に高い建物がほとんどない開放的な空間にあり、しかも店の目の前に景色としてよく映える運河があるからか、利用客はこちらの方が圧倒的に多いです。店内・オープンテラス席共に席数は充分にあるものの、比較的利用客が少なく落ち着いてティータイムを過ごせるのは夕方以降で、午前中及び昼過...

  • Tenpyoan (Todai-ji Temple Branch)
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    4.5
    24 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nara Pref. Narashi Kasuganochou 16 Todaiji Temple Yumeikaze Hiroba
    This is a Japanese confectionary store in the Yume-Kaze Plaza in front of the gate of the Todai-ji Temple in Kasugano Town, Nara City. The store makes sweets from locally grown ingredients such as Japanese Yamato-imo yam and Yoshino-kuzu arrowroot. A popular item is the Japanese hotcake sweet bean paste sandwich called Yamato sanzan dorayaki. They are made freshly daily with red beans, and flour and eggs from a Tokachi farm. There is also a cafe on the second floor where customers can enjoy sweets and Miwa Somen noodles.

    I was looking for something sweet on my way out from Nara Park, and this shop looked really nice! I bought a small strawberry daifuku and a matcha cake with white chocolate cream filling. Let me tell...

  • SKYTREE CAFE
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2
    There are two cafes on the Tembo Deck. SKYTREE CAFE 340 on floor 340 has table seating where you can enjoy the spectacular view with your meal. Don't miss the Tokyo Sky Tree mascot Sorakara-chan's parfait and Teppenpen Sundae. There are also standing tables at the SKYTREE CAFE 350 on floor 350 where you can try their special Sky Tree dessert vinegar drink made with fresh milk.
  • Canal Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Kagurazaka 1-9
    A restaurant and cafe where diners can enjoy the seasonal changes of the canal from which the Canal Cafe takes its name. The deck area has a self-service style cafe and bar area which also allows pets. The Canal Cafe also has boats on which diners can enjoy the restaurant's food menu.
  • IVY PLACE
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    4.0
    317 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Sarugakuchou 16-15
    The restaurant IVY PLACE combines a cafe, dining room, and bar in a setting that feels like an old forest library or a taste of home. It has a large terrace surrounded by lots of greenery, including a large keyaki elm tree, its symbol. You can spend time in various ways from morning until night.

    Quite atmospheric Pet friendly Delicious avocado salmon toast Good charcoal omelette egg but need to add bread with it Their coffee nice

  • % Arabica Kyoto Higashiyama
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    4.5
    456 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Hoshinochou 87-5
    A coffee shop in Higashiyama. The first location in Japan for this chain which has shops in Hong Kong, Dubai, and Kuwait. Here patrons can enjoy coffee made with high quality equipment using beans from company farms in locations like Hawaii. One of the shop’s baristas is a former world latte art champion!

    Very tiny and rather crowded Cafeon even mis weekday. The coffee was really great and so was the sparkling lemonade!

  • Ivorish Shibuya
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 3-3B1F
    A French toast restaurant from Fukuoka located in the Udagawa-cho area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The keys to the shop's delicious toast are the special bread that was developed by Ivorish over a half year period and the appareil made with a careful balance of eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla essence. Served fresh from the pan and redolent with maple syrup, the shop's French toast is crisp on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Ivorish also offers season- and location-specific menu items topped with seasonal fruit and ice cream. The bare brick and warm wood interior of the restaurant creates a comfortable, natural atmosphere. Takeout available.

    I discovered this place on a previous visit to Tokyo and its been on my must visit list ever since. The French toast is to die for (both sweet and savory) abd their menu changes very regularly so...

  • Fuglen Tokyo
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    4.0
    158 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Tomigaya 1-16-11
    The very first overseas location of this popular coffee shop from the coffee-loving nation of Norway. Located close to Yoyogi Park in the Tomigaya area of Shibuya City, Tokyo, the shop serves light roasted Norwegian style coffee distinguished by its fruity aroma. Located inside a remodeled home, the shop’s many international regulars like to relax in the shop’s European-style interior. At night, the café also operates as a bar serving ales and cocktails.

    Fuglen offers good coffee - not groundbreaking- in a really charming retro atmosphere. The full bar can satisfies those wanting alcohol in the evening. Its location means it can become very very...

  • Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 4-1-6 NEWoMan (Newman) 1F
    This is the third Japanese store of ‘Blue Bottle Coffee’ to open domestically and which brought a revolutionary change in Japanese coffee culture. The café is located in the shopping facility ‘NEWoMan’ in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is said to be the representative of third wave coffee, and sells only coffee within 48 hours of being roasted. The inside of the glass-enclosed shop is bright and airy and you can enjoy the wonderful aroma of the coffee with light snacks. Some of the menu is limited to only the Shinjuku café. Take-out is also available.
  • Inoda Coffee main shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Sakaicho-dori Sanjo Down Le Dogusa cho 140
    A venerable coffee shop located in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture that was established in 1940. Outside, the shop looks like a Kyoto merchant’s house; inside, the Western-style, retro atmosphere resembles the lounge of a high-class hotel and looks like a scene out of a movie. The fragrant, nel drip brewed coffee is a point of pride for the café. On request, the shop’s popular Arabian Pearl blend can be served with the perfect amount of sugar and milk. Open from 7 am, the Kyoto Breakfast served until 11 is one of the shop’s specialties and attracts many a repeat customer.
  • Ippodo Tea (Kyoto flagship shop)
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    4.5
    214 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Nakagyo-ku Teramachi-dori Nijo Le Ru
    A venerable Japanese tea specialty shop founded in 1717 facing Teramach-dori Street in Kyoto City. The shop mainly carries renowned Kyoto teas characterized by a delicate fragrance, refined sweetness, and mild flavor. From teas which require a whisk and teapot to teabags, the shop carries a wide array of products, and customers can taste before they buy. The shop also provides a takeout service, making it the perfect place to stop by while strolling along Teramachi-dori Street of the Kamo River on a sunny day. You can also enjoy making your own tea in the adjoining Kaboku tea room.

    They have a small bar where you can choose premium green tea types alongside matcha. There’s usually a wait so be prepared to wait around 20 mins before seating. The teas offered are absolutely...

  • Bakery Penny Lane (Nasu Main Branch)
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    4.0
    385 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto 656-2
    This bakery is located in Yumoto, Nasu Town. It offers many popular homemade bread, including blueberry ones. In addition, the next-door restaurant features terrace seating where visitors can enjoy their food, and there are occasionally limited-time dessert buffets as well.

    This bakery is one of my all time favorites anywhere in the world! It is a large bakery with shelves filled with yummies! I wanted to try everything here, but had a little self-control and only spent...

  • Cafe Kitsune Tokyo
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 3-17-1
    A cafe owned and operated by the French fashion brand Maison Kitsune located a three minute walk from Omotesando Station in 3 Chome Minamiaoyama, Minato City. In the cafe's Japanese-style interior, you can enjoy espresso as well as beverages made with matcha green tea and hojicha roasted green tea.
  • Korobokkuru Hutte
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    4.5
    30 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Nagano prefecture Suwa City Kirigamine championship shoulder
    This is a small mountain hut offering lodging on Mt. Kuruma in Kirigamine, Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture, and it provides a cafe service as well between the end of April to the end of November. The rooms all require prior booking. The cafe has a wooden deck terrace from which one can look out over the Mt. Kuruma wetlands while enjoying the fresh mountain air along with a light meal or sweets. Popular menu items include the limited cheesecake, special siphon coffee, and warm borscht. They also sell souvenirs and original goods.

    ボルシチが定番。テラスで景色を眺めながら食べると良い。車山のバイキングコース沿いにあるので、ランチにちょうど良い。ニッコウキスゲの時間は特に混み合う。夏の土日は無料の駐車場の収容台数は少ないので注意。

  • Blue Bottle Coffee Aoyama Café
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Minato-ku Minamiaoyama 3-13-14 Masuda Building 2F
    American Blue Bottle Coffee’s second Japanese location, situated in the Minami-Aoyama area of Tokyo. Like Blue Bottle’s flagship shop, this café only serves coffee made with beans roasted within the last 48 hours. The shop also has a food menu, ensuring you can enjoy a meal or a sweet with your coffee. The café’s huge windows let light pour in, creating a refreshing and relaxed atmosphere. With table, sofa, and terrace seating, you can enjoy whichever suits your purposes and length of visit.
  • Peanuts Cafe
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    4.0
    56 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Meguro-ku Aobadai 2-16-7
    A café based on the famous Peanuts comic strip featuring Snoopy, located along the Meguro River in the Aobadai area of Meguro City, Tokyo. The café has a natural, West Coast style, an area closely connected to the peanuts. The café is divided into the roomy and playful first floor and a second floor which resembles the hideaway of a fervent collector. In addition to snacks and sweets themed after characters from the comic, the café also has a full dinner menu. The café has gained popularity as a place a mature adult can visit regularly. Reservations are only accepted over the Internet.

    This is an amazing place for someone who is a true Snoopy fan. It’s a tiny spot, you are recommended (or required, I don’t remember), to make reservations. Easily done online. 1st floor has a...

  • Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-shirakawa Roasterie & Cafe
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Koutou-ku Hirano 1-4-8
    The first Japanese location for this popular coffee shop from the city of Oakland in the USA, Blue Bottle Coffee is said to have ignited Japan’s third great coffee boom. Selling coffee made only with beans roasted in the last 48 hours, the shop serves its coffees at the time when each bean variety is at its most delicious. Inside, Blue Bottle Coffee is filled with beans from around the world, giving it a vibrant, warehouse-like feel. Patrons can enjoy an espresso, single origin, or blend coffee while watching beans being roasted or baristas showing off their skills. The closest station is Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station.

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