There is a hottest cafe in Harajuku now. Its name is “KAWAII MONSTER CAFE”. Mr. Masuda Sebastian, a producer who distributes “’Kawaii’ Culture of Harajuku”’ to the world, has attracted attention from all over the world with its unique concept.
The entrance of the cafe is set on the tongue of the image character Mr. Ten thousand chopsticks. The first thing that goes through it is the “SWEETS GO ROUND Zone” where there is a cake style merry-go-round. Then there are five zones in all, such as “MUSHROOM DISCO” which imagined the colorful mushroom and the forest of the space plant, “MILK STAND” welcomed by animals drinking milk from a baby bottle hanging from the ceiling, A counter seat “Bar Experiment” surrounded by eerie shining jellyfish, “Mel-Tea ROOM” with huge macaroons in sequence.
No matter which zone you visit, it is decorated in the shop with a surprising and no doubt impact. Not to mention it when came for the first time, but it is a cafe that makes you feel as if you came to a different world even if you come over and over again. Besides, bouncy ball is packed in the washbasin of the toilet in the cafe, and everyone can enjoy Masuda Sebastian’s view of the world anywhere.
The KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU was opened on August, 2016, and it is entering into a list of Tokyo’s must-see lists.
The cafe is located in the hub of Tokyo’s Harajuku district and was created by artist Sebastian Masuda.
For a 500 yen entrance fee visitors can spend 90 minutes inside the overwhelmingly adorable design. You step into inside, you can see oversized macarons as wall decorations, a bubble tea large enough to bathe in, a birthday cake merry-go-round, and unicorns, bunnies, and kitty cats everywhere. The shop is staffed by five so-called “Monster Girls”—Baby, Dolly, Candy, Nasty, and Crazy, it seems their names are not indicative of their customer service skills. You needn’t have any anxiety on this point.
The concept of the cafe is next-generation’s Kawaii. The inside of the cafe is filled with the art objects of the colorful animal and mushroom form, and the shortcake-shaped merry-go-round turns to the center. It is poppy and colorful, and partly poisonous-looking.
The interior has an atmosphere as if you are swallowed to “Inside of the stomach of a monster”. The number of visitors continues increasing since opening of the cafe and becomes the spot of the extreme popularity.
|Name:||KAWAII MONSTER CAFE HARAJUKU|
|Adresse:||YM square building 4F, 4-31-10,Jingumae,Shibuya,Tokyo 150-0001|
|Access:||Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin-sen line "Meiji-Jingu-Mae eki Station” (1 minute walk)|
|Price/Charge:||500 yen (admission fee, excludes food and beverages)|