While Akihabara is known for its countless game and anime stores, recently it is gaining attention for is anime collaboration cafés.
Here are our top four cafes in Akihabara.
Good Smile×Animate Café Akihabara
GOOD SMILE×Animate Café Akihabara is located in AKIBA CULTURES ZONE building, only a 4-minute walk from Akihabara station. AKIBA CULTURES ZONE is an anime, game, and hobby shopping complex perfect for buying Akihabara souvenirs.
GOOD SMILE×Animate Café Akihabara is on the 5th floor. Once you reach the floor using escalators, you will see a cosplay shop ACOS Akihabara.
Turn right where you should see the café information board. looks like the café is surrounded by ACOS Akihabara sign, so it looks like it is part of the store.
GOOD SMILE×Animate Café Akihabara is a collaboration café that offers anime-inspired limited edition drinks. This makes it popular and difficult to get in without reservation. However, it is less crowded during weekdays. It is worth stopping by if you happen to visit AKIBA CULTURES ZONE.
5F, 1-7-6 AKIBA Cultures ZONE, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
- JR Akihabara station: 4 minutes from Electric Town exit
- Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Akihabara station: 9 minutes from the 2nd exit
- Tsukuba Express Akihabara Station: 7 minutes from A1 exit
- Tokyo Metro Ginza Line Suehiro station: 5 minutes from the 3rd exit
COLLABO CAFE HONPO
COLLABO CAFÉ HONPO also offers a limited-edition menu inspired by different anime every season. It is easily accessible from Akihabara station Electric Town exit.
Shaton Bld., 4-3-10, Sotokanda, Chiyoda Ku, Tokyo To, 101-0021, Japan
Myoujin Café is located right next to Kanda Myoujin shrine which makes it sound like a traditional or formal restaurant. However, it is a casual, relaxing café.
There is an extensive anime collaboration menu which makes it a perfect spot for a break after visiting the shrine.
Regular day off：Tuesday
Ochanomizu Bld., 1-2-13-1F, Yushima, Bunkyo Ku, Tokyo To, 113-0034, Japan
Needless to say, GUNDAM Café is associated with the popular anime series GUNDAM. It is just a minute-walk from Akihabara Electric Town exit. Just turn right and you will see a large V with Gundam Café written under it.
GUNDAM Café is highly-rated for its interior and colorful menu with all foods and drinks available throughout the year.
1-1, Kandahanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0028, Japan
And a little extra – Square Enix
Square Enix is not an anime café but it is owned by the game developer that brought us Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest games series. It is on the first floor of Yodobashi Multimedia Akiba next to JR Akihabara.
They are selling game goods at the cash register, too.
Yodobashi Akiba, 1-1, Kandahanaoka-cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, 101-0028, Japan