Japanese people have not only absorbed various cultures around the world, but have also managed to create their own unique culture and values across each era. Visit unique restaurants in Tokyo and directly feel the world of Japanese pop culture and countercultures.
Roppongi Kingyo, presenting fascinating night shows
A leading show pub in Japan founded in 1994. The avant-garde stage performances based on a "NEO Kabuki" concept are presented to guests with elaborate stage settings and sound effects. The performers are of various genders and the venue is filled with excitement and enthusiasm every night. World-famous film directors and fashion designers also secretly visit this place. Enjoy and appreciate these gorgeous performances while eating a makunouchi bento box, a typical meal eaten during the intermission of Kabuki plays.
- Address 3-4-7 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032, Japan
Unwind 120% at the Hapineko afe
A "cat cafe" that is just a 4-minute walk from the Shibuya scramble crossing, a location known as the epicenter of Japanese youth culture. When you find your favorite cat, you can put it on your lap or hold it and enjoy some tea. It is said that the first cat cafe in Japan was founded in Osaka in 2004. The 16 lovely cats, including American Shorthair, Scottish Fold, and Persian cats, greet guests in the bright cafe space with large windows.
Neko Cafe Hapineko猫カフェ ハピ猫
- Address 2-28-3, Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0043, Japan
Experience Japanese Nostalgia at Dagashi Bar
Dagashi refers to cheap candies and snack foods that can generally be bought for a few ten yen coins. They used to be available in privately-run candy stores in every town but now no longer exist. However, the popularity of Dagashi has been revived by people who fondly remember the 1950s to 1980s period and the Ningyocho Dagashi Bar, where you can eat dagashi as much as you like, draws a lot of attention today. You can also enjoy izakaya (Japanese style bar) dishes and drinks in the bar with a retro atmosphere. Enjoy snacking on as many dagashi such as "Umaibo", "Momotaro", and "Cut Yotchan" as you want. The friendly service from staff members is also nice.
Ningyocho Dagashi Bar人形町駄菓子バー
- Address 2-11-4, Nihonbashi Ningyocho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 103-0013, Japan
Feel a night in Shinjuku Nichome with your entire body!
Aisotope Bar is located in Shinjuku Nichome, known as Japan's most famous LGBTQ town. The bar's event program changes every day. On weekdays, some entertainment programs are presented in the bar area. On weekends, the bar is used as an event space for a wide variety of events and is visited by guests of various ages, genders, and orientations. During the daytime, it offers space for gatherings, birthday parties, and same-sex wedding parties.
Aisotope LoungeAisotope Lounge
- Address 2-12-16, Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0022, Japan
Powerful Shows at Robot Restaurant
A show restaurant that stands out in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, one of Tokyo's major entertainment districts that sparkles with colorful neon. The restaurant, which opened in 2012, presents crazy performances by metal-body robots, dinosaur replicas, and dancers. Since international media often talks about this show, many visitors from abroad also come here. Enjoy dynamic and great shows in a myriad of lights and roaring sound!