10 Themed Cafes In Osaka, Japan

themed cafes in osaka
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Osaka is one of the largest metropolitan cities in Japan after Tokyo. It is considered as the largest port city and the commercial hub of Honshu. The city of Osaka was initially known as Naniwa which was once the capital city of Japan before the beginning of the Nara period. It is presently one of the most modern cities in Japan and boasts modern architecture, cultural institutions, happening nightlife, music scenes, and great street food options. If you are a foodie, Osaka lets you experience the best food scene in entire Japan with lip-smacking delicacies and cute themed cafes. Adding to the warm hospitality, rich cultural heritage, and great food, Osaka is definitely a place well worth a visit. Let’s have a rundown at the top themed cafes in Osaka, Japan.

1. Ccocha

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This themed café is located in Osaka, Japan. This maid themed café is popular among locals and tourists. It’s an amazing sight to watch as young ladies dressed in fancy costumes to welcome you. This themed cafe is known for serving a variety of delicacies and drinks. Some of the popular ones are Maid’s favorite cocktail, Menadione, wizard sally, etc.


Address: 2 Chome-4-8 Nanbanaka, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0011, Japan

Website: Ccocha

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 3pm - 9.30pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 9.30 pm

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2. Maidreamin Cafe

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This Maidreamin Cafe in Namniwaku Osaka is a famous maid café where the waitresses dress up in cute maid costumes to welcome the guests. The interior of the café is colorful with attractive designs. The café is popular for its iconic representations and designs on the food. You can order food every hour for 500 yen (4.65 USD) and enjoy custom-prepared food made by the maids. Before you leave the café, make sure you click a photo with the maid as a token of remembrance for the fun times in the café.

Maidreamin Cafe

Address: Japan, Moth556-0011 Osaka, Naniwa Ward, Nanbanaka, 2 Chome−2−21 Namba Pare Building 3F

Website: Maidreamin Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 10.30am - 11pm

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3. Dog Tail Cafe

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This café is a popular animal café where you can find different kinds of dogs ranging from Poodles, Pomeranian to dachshunds, Chihuahuas and other breeds of pet, as they come rushing to welcome you. After you enter the café, you will be assigned a place to be seated to enjoy your drink or food. You can play with these furry puppies as long as you want. Irrespective of whether you are a dog owner or just a visitor, these furry little puppies are bound to enlighten your day.

Dog Tail Cafe

Address: 2 Chome-4-6 Dotonbori, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0071, Japan

Website: Dog Tail

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 8pm ; Sat - Sun: 11am - 8pm

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4. Americamura Snake Café

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This snake café in Osaka is a perfect destination for snake lovers. The snakes in the café are beautifully maintained and the knowledgeable staffs help you in holding the snakes to ensure you don’t harm them. This amazing café lets you have a relaxing time while touching those snakes followed by great food.

Americamura Snake Café

Address: Japan, Moth542-0086 Osaka, Osaka City Chuo Ward Nishi Shinsaibashi Chuo Ward, 8, 1-8-11 Yajima Building 4F

Website: Americamura Snake Café

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 11am - 10pm

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5. Usayu

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This animal café is bound to brighten your day as you witness cute-looking nine resident rabbits to give you company. This charming café is spread over three large rooms and the visitors are allowed to cuddle and touch these cute creatures one at a time. The owner created this establishment for pet therapy and mental relaxation. You can enjoy the regular menu in the café and have a fun time with the tamed rabbits.


Address: 3-16 Matsugamotocho, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0033, Japan

Website: Usayu

Opening hours: Fri - Tue: 1pm - 7pm (closed on Wed & Thu)

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6. Reptile Café

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Located in the tranquil corner of the city, this Rockstar Reptile café is filled with a variety of creatures that you can possibly think off. As you take a glance at the café, you can witness a variety of creepy creatures ranging from lizards, tarantulas, centipedes, scorpion, and many other species. After you are seated, you can order your choice of drinks as you caress your favorite creature.

Reptile Café

Address: Japan, Moth556-0011 Osaka, Naniwa Ward, Nanbanaka, 2 Chome−7−7 Number FK Building

Website: Reptile Café

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

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7. Prison Restaurant The lock-up Umeda

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This lock-up restaurant is a horror-themed café in Japan. This café is one of its kinds where you can have a real prison like experience with a quirky ambiance. The café serves amazing izakaya dishes that are presented with a scary look and mysterious cocktails. The café is full of surprises as you walk past the corridor before entering the waiting area but, irrespective of the ghostly setup, you can expect to relish on the delicious food served here.

Prison Restaurant The lock-up Umeda

Address: Japan, Moth530-0027 Osaka, Kita Ward, Doyamacho, 4−12 Hakuba Building Part 1

Website: Prison Restaurant The lock-up Umeda

Opening hours: 5pm - 1am (daily)

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8. Princess Cafe

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Located in Osaka Japan, this character-themed café also has its branches in the other five locations of Japan namely, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo, Ikebukuro, and Akihabara. All the menus in the café are inspired by special characters with a customized design available only in this café. You can choose from the five different available dishes or you can opt for your choice of desserts. Even the name of the drinks is inspired by special characters such as Lupins cola, Saint-Germain’s coffee, etc.

Princess Cafe

Address: Japan, Moth 556-0005 Osaka, Naniwa Ward, Japan 4-8 16 KUS Nihonbashi Building 2F / 3F

Website: Princess Cafe

Opening hours: 11am - 7.30pm (daily)

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9. The Hearth Board Game Cafe

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Is it cold out there? We wouldn't know in here! The heat is on, the coffees are hot and the games are fire! Open until...

Posted by The Hearth Board Game Café and Bar, Osaka on Monday, January 4, 2021

This themed bar and café gives you an opportunity to enjoy more than 100 board games at a cost of 500 yen (4.65 USD). The café hosts regular events and games tournaments for the guests. Alongside, visitors can also enjoy delicious food in the rooftop beer garden. Some of the amazing delicacies include chicken parmigiana, lasagne, and assorted cheesecakes.

The Hearth Board Game Cafe

Address: Hannan Building 4f, 14-25 Nanbasennichimae, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0075, Japan

Website: The Hearth Board Game Cafe

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 12pm - 12am (closed on Wed)

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10. Save Cat Cafe

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Posted by SAVE CAT CAFE on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This quaint cat studio is located in Osaka, Japan, and it is one of the few cat rescue cafes in Japan that have been providing shelter to these street cats. The café has more than seventeen kittens and you can have a playful time interacting with these little kitties. The cat room does not have any tables or chairs. You have to sit on the floor with a blanket on your lap and witness how these kittens crawl on you. The café is separated by a large window where you can enjoy all the action in the cat room while sipping your coffee.

Save Cat Cafe

Address: 5 Chome-7-8 Tenjinbashi, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0041, Japan

Website: Save Cat Cafe

Opening hours: Sun, Tue - Fri: 12am - 8pm; Sat: 12pm- 10pm (closed on Mon)

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Osaka: perfect place for food lovers

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This second largest metropolitan city is not just the commercial and cultural center of Japan, the city is also known for its happening nightlife and delicious food available in every nook and corner of the city. To relish on those mouth-watering delicacies coupled with a themed atmosphere, make sure you pay a visit to these recommended places in Osaka.

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