Kawaii Monster Cafe is unlike any other coffee shop in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has many interesting traditionally Japanese sites and areas (like the Asakusa district for example) but it’s also full of peculiar, and sometimes borderline weird, attractions. One of them is this coffee shop I’m telling you about!
Let’s have a look at what’s waiting for you at Kawaii Monster Cafe for starters:
How To Book At The Kawaii Monster Cafe
Just so you know, the best time to go to Kawaii Monster Cafe is Wednesday night because Wednesday night is pop Culture night ! You’ll get to spend an entire evening with the cafe’s monsters in a really nice burlesque atmosphere. To book your spot, you can use this link. I also recommend you buy a package where you can drink as much as you want so you can enjoy your evening. FYI, the package covers alcoholic drinks too.
Otherwise, if you are not available on Wednesday night, you can also go there any day of the week and book your seat by following this link.
How To Get To The Kawaii Monster Cafe
Kawaii Monster Cafe is located in the Harajuku district, which is also known for being the kawaii culture spot. What does kawaii mean? It literally means “cute” and this cuteness has become a trend in Japan. The idea is to look super cute but in a childish way. There are even clothing brands that specialize in kawaii fashion and they are often located in Harajuku.
To go back to our coffee shop, the location of Kawaii Monster Cafe is actually here and the best way to get there is to take the metro and stop at the Meiji-jingūmae subway station. Here is an example of a route you can follow if you’re coming from Ueno Station for example.
Once you get there, take the lift to the 9th floor and you’re done!
The Pop Culture Night Show
The party will take place in the mushroom room where all tables and chairs are mushroom-shaped. As you can see, the very colorful decor makes for a very peculiar change of scenery. It’s like you’ve suddenly found yourself in Alice’s Wonderland. Doesn’t it remind you of your childhood? 🙂
There are also monsters in Kawaii Monster Cafe, obviously. But don’t panic, there is nothing scary about them because they are kawaii monsters! Cute monsters, that is. Actually, the monsters are the waitresses that will be serving you throughout the evening and performing very lively shows as you could see in the video at the beginning of the blog post.
People are also invited to participate in shows and the atmosphere is so nice that you almost want to hug those kawaii monsters and stay with them! They’re cute, right?
And since it’s Kawaii Monster Cafe, even the food is kawaii! Your salad will have colorful croutons.
Your pasta dish will be as colorful as a rainbow!
And finally, a tasty colorful cake I devoured in no time!
Kawaii Monster Cafe is really an unusual place that I highly recommend for a nice evening with friends. You can also meet people there and party together in a very friendly atmosphere. It’s certainly different from anything you can do at night in Shibuya or Roppongi for example. By the way, if you want to try more unique activities, feel free to read these articles too: Weird Japan.
And if you are really into this Kawaii culture, you can subscribe to the Kawaii Box and receive very cute products every month.
If you have questions or just want to share your opinion, feel free to use the comments below. For other great ideas on what to do in Tokyo, don’t forget to check out my other blog posts on the topic: Tokyo Travel Blog.
And if you want to know more about the Kawaii culture, feel free to check out this article: Kawaii Fashion.
See you around,
PS: For more activities to do in Tokyo, feel free to read this blog post too: Things to do in Tokyo.