Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world, with various famous sites ranging from Japanese pop culture all the way to Japanese tradition. There are also many cafés around Tokyo and it is hard to pick which to visit during your trip to Tokyo. Here are 6 cafés that you don’t want to miss for some great Instagram worthy snapshots!
1. Tawaramachi, Asakusa: the antique style café - Iriya Plus Cafe
The Iriya Plus Cafe is the second branch of its chain and is conveniently located just 3 minutes from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station. A warehouse was refurnished to create this café, giving it an extremely unique atmosphere. Many of the furnitures and decorations are wood based, including antique ones brought from America. The French Toast of the breakfast menu is highly recommended, where you have a choice of 6 different flavors. The pastas and cakes are also a must-try.
Iriya Plus Cafe
Address: 4-7, Kotobuki, Taito, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 8:30pm (closes at 7:30pm on Sunday and holidays)
Access: 3 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Tawaramachi Station
Website: Iriya Plus Cafe
2. Nogizaka, Roppongi: the museum café - Salon de The Rond
Salon de The Rond is a café located in the National Art Center, Tokyo. There are a total of 1 restaurant and 3 cafes in this museum, and one of the best ones is Salon de The Rond, located on the 2nd floor of the museum. This café, looking like a café in the sky, is well known for its delicious sweets like cakes and eclairs. Do give it a try after a great day of art appreciation!
Salon de The Rond
Address: 7-22-2, Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo (inside the National Art Center, Tokyo)
Opening Hours: 11:00am - 6:00pm (closes at 7:00pm on Friday) (Closed on Tuesday)
Access: 1 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Nogizaka Station
Website: Salon de The Rond
3. Toranomon: the open style café - Good Morning Café & Grill
The Toranomon Street in Tokyo is undergoing the “Champs-Élysées project” to make it more vibrant and global, like The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in France, in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. There are many cafes and boutiques opening at Toranomon Street today. Good Morning Café & Grill is one of those, located just 7 minutes from Toranomon Station. This stylish open air café has a breakfast menu, lunch menu, dinner menu as well as the “bar time”, making it a perfect café that can be visited any time of the day.
Good Morning Café & Grill
Address: 2-16-6, Nishishinbashi, Minato, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 7:30am - 11:00pm (open at 8:00am on Weekends)
Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Toranomon Station
Website: Good Morning Café & Grill
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4. Ebisu: the western dining bar - Lion no iru Circus
Lion no iru Circus, literally translating to “the circus with the lion”, is a bar located just 4 minutes from Ebisu Station. The café was named after a piece of artwork that happened to be hung on the wall. Here, western style dishes including Italian cuisine can be enjoyed.
Lion no iru Circus
Address: 2-3-1 Ebisuminami, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11:30am - 11:30pm, Weekends: 12:00pm - 11:30pm
Access: 4 minute walk from Ebisu Station
Website: Lion no iru Circus
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5. Yoyogi, Shibuya: the first branch in Japan - Fuglen Tokyo
Fuglen is a famous café found in Oslo, Norway. The Fuglen Tokyo is the first international branch of the Fuglen café. It is designed based on how the original shop looked like in 1963, and the western and chic design of the café gives it a nostalgic and calm atmosphere. High quality coffee can be enjoyed at Fuglen Tokyo, including beans that will otherwise be difficult to savor in Japan. It also has a café-bar time at night, and is highly recommended.
Address: 1-16-11 Tomigaya, Shibuya, Tokyo
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 8:00am - 7:00pm, Weekends: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Access: 7 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Yoyogi-Hachiman Station
Website: Fuglen Tokyo
6. Ikebukuro: the oasis in the city - Racines Farm to Park
Racines Farm to Park is a café found in the Minami Ikebukuro Park that was newly reopened in 2016. The park is like an oasis in the busy city of Tokyo and has a huge open grassy space. The 2 floor café is bright and spacious, with big windows that offer a great view of the greenery outside. Different menus are served during breakfast, lunch and dinner, and you can even choose to order your food take-out to enjoy your meal in the open space! Free Wi-Fi is also available.
Racines Farm to Park
Address: 2-21-1 Minamiikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo
Opening Hours: 8:00am - 10:00pm (opens at 9:00am on Weekends)
Access: 7 minute walk from Ikebukuro Station
Website: Racines Farm to Park
Tokyo is becoming the café capital!
Many of the places around Tokyo can be easily accessed via the reliable subway and bus services. Do check these cafés out when you are visiting Tokyo!
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