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Japan’s Biggest Coffee Chains

Japan has a long tradition with coffee most perfectly symbolized by the presence of kissaten in the early 20th century, which would be both tea houses and coffee shops. Some kissaten, especially those specializing in coffee, are famous and renowned for their knowledge, the quality of their coffee, and their old world atmosphere. But just…

Have a Break in one of Japanese Coffee Shops!

Cafés are very popular in Japan. More and more Japanese prefer coffee (ko-hi- コーヒー) over tea (ocha お茶) and especially the young generation enjoys meeting, studying or just hanging out in a coffee shop. The American giant coffee shop chain “Starbucks” is particularly trendy among the young generation. But there are also a nice handful…