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TOKYO ONLY CAFE
Since it is true that Japan is No.3 importer of coffee after the USA and German, as you might have assumed, downtown Tokyo has many thousands of coffee shops. In this page, unique all-about-cafe is linked, and some useful information for those who would like to be an owner of your taste of cafe. You may visit some of them before you open your stylish cafe shop in your city, before you decide which part of downtown Tokyo you would like to move into. Already an owner? already a resident of Tokyo? wanna lost in translation? you may add some "bean" and "aroma" which could lead more spirits into your life (even temporary life) in Japan.

Peace, Nature, Love and Light, oh, Cat? and Rabbit? and Dog? and even Owl?!
Gallery ef in Asakusa
Map http://www.gallery-ef.com/
The used-to-be storage house (Kura in Japanese language, now you know why there is Kuramae or Kura-mae station next to Asakusa on Toei Subway Line) built in 1868 still remains the original antique taste, also does establish new style of gallery nearby Kaminarimon. The success combination of cafe with gallery spirits.
Asakusa Bunka Kanko Center
Map http://asakusabunkakankocenter.google.image
Just opened in May 2012 as new Asakusa information center located right in front of Kaminarimon Gate, also very near to new Tokyo Tower. Why not Asakusa coffee over Sensouji Temple and Skytree over Sumida river (Sumidagawa).
MUJI Cafe&Meal
Map http://www.muji.net/
All about MUJIRUSHI RYOHIN (known as MUJI), the above Map shows only for the one in Yurakucho, but they have branches in Shinjuku, Hibiya, Minami-Aoyama and even in Kyoto.
Daiwa Tekkojo in Okayama
Map http://www.daiwa-teko.co.jp/coffee/
Daiwa Tekkojo produces water-gate, flood-gate, hatch, part of dike, water-pipeline, drain, sewage, floating pier, pedestrian-bridge and so on. In 2001, the factory was asked if they could produce new type of meister by an owner of coffee shop (see below at Bach Kaffee). Start from scratch, original and unique meister was born to the market.
Kotobukiya in Hiroshima
Map http://www.poppo-cafe.co.jp/dripbag.html
If no time no funds no space to install your own meister machine, you may knock the door of this company to OEM your own coffee brand (more than 30 selections of coffee beans from all over the world) in your own drip-bag. Established in 1948 (only 3 years after the atomic bomb), small family oriented touched-to-local company has all ears to your taste. They are also ready to ship your own drip-bag machine (factory itself) to your country.
Bach Kaffee in Minami-Senju (north of Asakusa)
Map http://www.bach-kaffee.co.jp/
Born in 1968. This is THE coffee shop which desiged own meister (production at Daiwa Tekkojo, see above), started using them in 2002. The shop owner also hold a seminar or class or lesson to any coffee lovers at his coffee shop. Mr.Taguchi is the master of coffee in Japan.
Kappabashi Coffee in Asakusa
Map http://www.kappabashi-coffee.com/
One of the relax coffee shops for Asakusa local people as well as those who visit world famous kitchenware street, Kappabashi.
Cafe Otonova in Asakusa
Map http://www.cafeotonova.net/
One of the back street, very hidden location in western Asakusa, east side off Kappabashi.
Union Commerce in Asakusa
Map http://www.kappabashi.or.jp/shops/162.html
Would you like to roast beans at your own kitchen? Easy handy original home roaster is available at this shop. next to which has all about knife => http://www.unioncommerce.co.jp/ .
Subtone in Asakusa
Map http://www.subtone-nishi-asakusa.co.jp
Magic hands create such a wine glass of coffee. Also Japan's top whiskey brand Yamazaki (or Hakushu) is served. Only one type of beer is available but worth trying in whole life time, Japanese black beer from Niigata where good Sake is produced. You can imagine how good it is! Please do not expect Guiness, it is totally different, actually very NEW type of beer.
Cat Cafe in Ueno
Map http://www.nekomarucafe.com
Are you a cat fan? Not able to bring your loving cat while you are travelling but would like to pad cuties, then this cat cafe should satisfy your minds. Their cat food looks delicious, even it says yummy in its label, but it's for cats! You may order good coffee while feeding the laid back animals.
Wan Love in Asakusa
Map http://dogcafe.jp/cafe/1310.html
Are you a dog fan? You can also come along with your dog/s and/or you may meet many dogs there off the main street in Asakusa. They also arrange wheel chair for your loved one! Wan-wan (sounds One-one) is actually Bow-wow in Japanese language, so One-Love for both human and dog!
Gundam Cafe in Akihabara
Map http://g-cafe.jp/
You might have searched Gundam or Akihabara on google to reach this cafe. After and in the middle of your wonderful anime otaku manga day in Akihabara, why not sit and relax with Amuro and Sha with their mobilesuits.
Basecamp in 2nd oldest shopping street (shou-ten-gai) of Japan
Map http://www.satakeshotengai.com/basecamp/basecamptennai.htm
This roaster shop is located in the 2nd oldest shopping street in Japan. The #1 oldest is in Toyama-ken. While you are waiting your beans are being roasted by the shop master, you are served their special coffee. Aroma from the roaster, aroma from inside your body that you just enjoyed drinking, wish you fulfill coffee life in Taito-ku, Tokyo.
Sunset with train and camera in Asakusa
Map http://maruru110.exblog.jp/18386655/
Are you travelling with your sweet camera, digital, single-lens-reflex, silver-salt, lomography, or regardless, this is the place to be. N-gauge (nine milimeter gauge) trains are also running crossing river and through mountains. Whatelse can you ask for in Tokyo if you had already train, camera and coffee (good music, too).
Cafe and Bar Steam Locomotive
Map http://www.steamlocomotive.jp/index.html
Are you a rail fan? H gauge or N gauge? Yurakucho is only one stop south of Tokyo central station, and you may enjoy cafe in the railway miniture world.
ain soph in ginza
Map http://www.ain-soph.jp/index.html
Very green and very clean cafe restaurant in Ginza, central Tokyo (Asakusa is connected on Tokyo Metro Ginza Line). You'll find your SELF once you have this ever-waiting chance to be there. Words cannot say, please take this opportunity to pursue your mission of this time of your life
February Cafe
Map http://www.february-cafe.co.jp/
Having been looking for real cafe latte in Tokyo? Owner learned a lot and opened her cafe with Italiano machine. Espresso to start good downtown walking? This is the best place to begin your day with. Thick toast bread is from one of the top of Tokyo (Perican).
Nisshodo in Nikko?
HP http://www.ganso-nisshodo.jp/en.html
Traditional sweets maker in Nikko? such place cannot be found in downtown Tokyo but in mountain skirt area some 2 hours north from the capital city.
Cafe in Hakone?
Map http://www.naraya-cafe.com/j/welcome.html
No more downtown Tokyo city life is interested in, but would you be in a mood to relax in mountain in Hakone? It is worth travelling out of Tokyo to get the nature feeling. Right next to Miyanoshita station on Hakone Tozan Railway.
Vegetarian plate on beach?
Map http://www.anuenue-backpackers-herbs.org/
Zen, Spiritual Life, Universal One, Surfing, Pacific Ocean, all available within 2.5 hours away from Tokyo city center. Located in a tip of Chiba Boso Peninsula, there is nothing but big ocean in front of you. Temporary closed until mom gets ready for new born baby. 2011 July was the last chance, we all hope it'll open again.
Cafe all over Japan? and Singapore?!
HP http://pascalization.blogspot.jp/
This is a great web site written by Narita (Airport) based Japanese gentleman who simply LOVEs coffee. He is going to open his own coffee shop soon in downtown Tokyo, hopefully in Asakusa.
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