Must-Visit Character Cafes in Japan 2021

Best Limited Time Character Cafes in Japan 2021

Have you visited character cafes in Japan?? Character cafe is a cafe/restaurant collaborating with popular character, animations, games, movies, etc, and serving exclusive themed food and drinks as well as limited merchandise at cafe shops. From Pokemon to Sanrio characters, there are various character cafes across Japan, and they are now one of the top tourist attractions.

Some of character cafes are temporarily open and you can visit there any time of the year, yet many of them are open only for limited time in order to promote special events such as new releases of movies, games and animation. If you wish to visit a collaborated cafe of your favourite character, it’s definitely a good idea to check the availability and the opening information about character cafes in Japan in advance!

In this article, I have listed some of the most anticipating limited time pop-up character cafes that will be available in Japan in 2021 including Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto!

Check the date and location, and enjoy the exclusive character dishes, desserts and drinks as well as shopping the special merchandise!

Some of character cafes may be closed (temporarily) or change operation hours due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We recommend you to check their official websites before visiting.

-Sailor Moon Cafe -Eternal-

Date: December 2020 to March 2021 (See more details from the attached link below)

Sailor Moon Eternal Cafe
©武内直子・PNP/劇場版「美少女戦士セーラームーン Eternal」製作委員会

Sailor Moon is celebrating the release of new movies, Sailor Moon Eternal (part 1 & part 2) by opening its own limited-time cafes in Japan. The special themed cafe “Sailor Moon Cafe -Eternal-” will be taking place at 5 cities across the country (Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hokkaido and Okinawa). Don’t miss super cute exclusive food and drinks inspired by the movie as well as limited cafe merchandise!

More info:


Tokyo 30 October to 29 November 2020
Osaka 15 January to 21 February 2021


The MARVEL themed cafe is opening in Harajuku/Omotesando area in Tokyo for a month from late October 2020, followed by Osaka from mid January 2021. The cafe offers a menu with limited-edition food and drinks inspired by characters and scenes from popular MARVEL movies such as Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Mighty Thor. The limited merchandise is also available at the cafe as well as photo spots with statues of MARVEL characters.

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-Disney Twisted-Wonderland Cafe

Tokyo: 20 November 2020 to 31 January 2021
Osaka: 20 November 2020 to 2 February 2021
Nagoya: 27 November 2020 to 9 February 2021

The popular Japanese mobile game, Disney Twisted-Wonderland is opening its own themed cafe in three cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya). The cafe presents the world of Twisted-Wonderland and is modeled after the food hall of Night Raven Collage. The cafe offers delicious and photo-worthy themed food and drinks as well as special merchandise. (More info:

Location : OH MY CAFE TOKYO (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 3F)

Location : kawara CAFE & DINING (Shinsaibashi Store)

Location : kawara CAFE & KITCHEN (Nagoya PARCO Store)


Date: 14 October 2020 to 31 January 2021

© Disney. Based on the “Winnie the Pooh” works by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard.

The limited-time Winnie the Pooh themed cafe will open inside Odakyu Department Store in Shinjuku, Tokyo from mid October to end of January next year. The cafe offers collaborated food and drink menu with Winnie the Pooh and his adorable friends as well as limited merchandise with three different themes.

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-Ichigo Shinbun 45th Anniversary Cafe

Date: 1 November 2020 to late January 2021

© 2020 SANRIO CO., LTD. APPROVAL NO. L613344

The monthly newspaper published by Sanrio, Ichigo Shinbun (Strawberry Newspaper) is celebrating its 45th anniversary with the limited-time themed cafe opening at EGG & SPUMA on 8th floor of Shinjuku Lumine Est from November to late January next year. The cafe offers special menu collaborated with various Sanrio characters including savory dishes, afternoon tea set and takeaway drinks.

Location: 8F Shinjuku Lumine Est


Hours: 11:00〜21:00

-Sumikko Gurashi Cafe

Date: 6 November 2020 to 17 January 2021
© 2020 San-X Co., Ltd.

Sumikko Gurashi (means “living in the corner”) is a group of characters produced by the Japanese company, San-X. Sumikko Gurashi’s own cafe is opening in Harajuku, Tokyo for a temporary time. The cafe offers limited food and drinks with the motif of adorable Sumikko Gurashi characters. The original merchandise such as key ring and mask case is also available at the cafe.

Location: Harajuku Box cafe&space


Hours: 10:00~19:40 (last entry)

Did you enjoy the list?? More and more character cafes will be opening in Japan in 2021, so make sure to save this link and check the latest info in future 🙂

There are also numbers of “permanent” character cafes in Japan where you can visit anytime of the year! Check out “permanent” character cafes in Tokyo ▶ Best Character Cafes in Tokyo 2021

If you are curious about popular character cafes in Japan from past years, you can also check out this article ▶ Best Character Cafes in Japan

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