We’ve been taking quite a long break from Japan travel posts since it was impossible for most of us to visit but now that my Instagram feed is full of friends and artists sharing their travels, it feels good to bring them back. Whether you’re planning your own Japan trip or just enjoy seeing all the kawaii, here’s four new cafes you’ll love.
Rainbowholic Bungu Kissa
The most exciting news of the month is that Kaila and her Rainbowholic team have opened a stationery cafe in Tokyo! As you’d expect, it’s extremely kawaii and filled with all the cute stationery and journaling supplies you could ever want, including their own original designs. You can even hang around, order a cute drink and use their journaling supplies, souvenir stamps and photo props.
Rilakkuma 20th Anniversary Cafe
Can you believe Rilakkuma has been around for 20 years? That certainly deserves a celebration and there’s lots happening this year including a pop-up character cafe. There’s a menu full of super cute meals, snacks and drinks plus some exclusive merch too. It’s only open in Tokyo from now until April 16th but it’s possible they’ll add more dates and locations if it’s popular. Don’t forget, there’s permanent Rilakkuma Sabo restaurants across Japan too.
Kirby Cafe Petit
While there’s been permanent Kirby Cafes at Tokyo Sky Tree and Fukuoka for for quite a few years, it’s great to see it expanding with smaller Kirby Cafe Petit takeout sweets stores opening next month in Tokyo’s Character Street and Osaka. They haven’t released many photos yet but I already want a Kirby car dessert! There should be many more treats too, plus exclusive merch.
Q-pot. x Cardcaptor Sakura
If you’re a fan of Cardcaptor Sakura and cute sweets, you’re going to love this new collaboration with sweets jewellery brand Q-pot. There’s a huge range of beautifully-detailed jewellery and gifts and a matching menu of edible treats. The jewellery collection goes on sale on 31st March and they do have an international shop. The cafe menu is available from 1st April-10th May at their Harajuku cafe & shop.
Marceline is the co-founder and editor of Super Cute Kawaii and the author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii. She lives by the seaside in Scotland in a flat full of kawaii, creating cute character goods as Asking For Trouble, working on endless craft projects and playing Nintendo.