There are many kinds of anime cafes in Japan – from regular ones that feature anime series produced by specific companies, to collaboration cafes that highlight hundreds of anime titles in a year. Here are 11 anime cafes to check out in Japan!
— アニメイトカフェ総合 (@animate_cafe) March 19, 2018
While animate is best known for their stores, they also have their own cafe! Throughout the year, the cafe will hold collaboration events for a limited time where you get limited goods as well as enjoy snacks and drinks from a custom series-themed menu.
There are currently 17 animate cafe branches in Japan and 7 overseas locations. Make sure to check out their website for the schedule and to make a reservation prior to your visit!
Fans of games like Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and Kingdom Hearts should not miss ARTNIA by Square Enix in Shinjuku, Tokyo! Find yourself transported to a game-like world as you enter ARTNIA. Get exclusive Square Enix merchandise such as plushies and keychains from their store. But the prime reason to visit is enjoying popular dishes at their cafe, like the Slime Pancake inspired by the slime enemies you defeat in Dragon Quest!
— コラボカフェ本舗・きゃらドリ【公式】 (@c_cafe_honpo) March 11, 2018
Collaboration is the name of the game for COLLABO CAFE HONPO! Some of their recent collaborations are for popular series like My Hero Academia and Blood Blockade Battlefront.
— マチ★アソビCAFE 北九州 (@machiasobi_cafe) May 14, 2018
Look forward to the dishes especially made for the collaboration menu of Machi Asobi CAFE! Their collaborations are not just limited to anime series but films as well, like the recent collaboration for Kalafina 10th Anniversary Film.
Machi Asobi CAFE branches are in Tokyo, Osaka, and Kitakyushu.
— NewType新宿@天華百剣 斬コラボ6/2〜 (@nt_shinjuku) May 16, 2018
CAFE & BAR NewType is a collaboration cafe in Shinjuku. While eating from their special menu, you can also watch the featured series, wear the costumes they have on hand, and even sing karaoke on Fridays! Among their past collaborations are for Dengeki Bunko’s light novel series Kino’s Journey and Spice and Wolf.
CAFE & BAR NewType has two branches: the main store in Shinjuku, Tokyo and another branch in Sannomiya, Kobe.
— ガンダムカフェ お台場店 (@GundamCafe02) March 10, 2018
Gundam fans should not miss visiting the GUNDAM Café! Enjoy their food by dining in at the Akihabara branch or the DiverCity Tokyo Plaza branch. The two branches have different sets of menus so you will get an entirely different experience from each one. Both cafes sell exclusive Gundam goods, too!
— プリンセスカフェ&ショップ池袋館 (@princesscafe011) May 23, 2018
A popular collaboration cafe that provides a special menu and limited goods, PRINCESS CAFE features a lot of anime series in each of its 10 locations all over Japan. Some of its recent collaborations featured Devils’ Line, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens, and School Babysitters.
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— 裕（ゆう (@RainbowReaper_) May 4, 2018
Cakes and other baked sweets at SWEETS PARADISE are to die for! They also offer a good selection of pasta, salad, and snacks, together with original and homemade drinks. Their recent anime collaborations include Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card and Idolish7.
SWEETS PARADISE has over 31 locations in Japan.
— 刀剣乱舞-ONLINE-×THEGUESTcafe&diner@池袋パルコ (@THEGUESTcafe) May 18, 2018
THE GUEST is known for their pop-up cafes in collaboration with different anime series. They have also begun collaborating with Creator’s File (Japanese only), which highlights artists from different fields such as comedian/actor Robert Akiyama and fashion designer Yoko Fuchigami.
THE GUEST cafe & diner has 5 locations in Ikebukuro, Osaka, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Sapporo.
Music chain Tower Records operates cafes in various locations across Japan, including Sapporo, Shibuya, Umeda, and Omotesando. Their recent collaboration was with the anime film Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple, which offered an event-exclusive menu and goods.
— ufotablecafe (@ufotablecafe) May 8, 2018
Animation studio ufotable also has its own cafe at its headquarters in Nakano, Tokyo. They recently featured a collaboration with the ongoing anime series Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family and the film Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel.
Dine and shop at these anime cafes in Japan! Don’t miss out on their exclusive offerings available only for a limited time.