Saturday, June 2, 2012

Exploring Tokyo: Theme Cafes

I'd like to start a new series of posts about the cool places I've discovered in Tokyo. Each post will have a particular theme, such as museums, crafts, fashion, etc, or be about a certain neighborhood. I thought I'd kick it off with a post about theme cafes.

Coffee Prince - Shinokubo 

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Shinokubo is Tokyo's Korean district, where you can find lots of delicious food, K-pop idol stores and crazed K-pop idol fans. One of Korea's older but still well-loved TV dramas is "Coffee Prince", which also happens to be my favorite Asian drama. I checked out the Coffee Prince Cafe, themed after the one from the drama, two years ago when I first came to Japan. It's very cute and looks a lot like the one from the show and the drinks were a bit expensive but good. Since then it's gotten on TV and become super-popular, so look out for crowds.