SANRIO CAFE in Ikebukuro, Tokyo

The Permanent Sanrio Theme Cafe in Tokyo

Character themed cafes and restaurants have been a huge trend and tourist attraction in Japan for the past couple of years. Today, you can find various kinds of themed cafes and restaurants in collaboration with popular anime/game characters. Moreover, many cafes offers limited-edition merchandise collections with exclusive items besides food and drinks.

There are two types of character cafes in Japan, temporary or permanent. Many of character cafes open only for a limited time in order to celebrate special events such as new releases of movies and games. For those, you will need to check the opening information in advance so you won’t miss a chance to enjoy the exclusively collaborated menu.

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On the other hand, several character cafes are open permanently, which makes us easier to plan a visit. Currently, there are over 30 permanent character cafes across Japan and around 10 are in Tokyo including the Pokemon Cafe, Snoopy Cafe and Moonin Cafe.

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In 2020 summer, a brand-new character cafe with Sanrio theme has opened in Tokyo. There have already been several permanent Sanrio theme cafes in Japan, which are dedicated to individual characters such as such as Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin and Hello Kitty, but at this new Sanrio Cafe, you can find various kinds of Sanrio characters.

A brand-new permanent Sanrio themed cafe “SANRIO CAFE Ikebukuro Store” opened on the B1 floor of Ikebukuro Sunshine City, which can be accessed within 8 mins from Ikebukuro Station.

The cafe is divided into two areas: a cafe space with 44 seats and a cafe wagon corner for takeaway. For both eat-in and takeaway, the cafe offers exclusive food and drink menu in collaboration with our favourite Sanrio characters including Hello Kitty, Gudetama, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Pompompurin and more.

The eat-in menu includes burgers, pancakes, latte art and smoothies which have character prints or shapes. You can get an original drink coaster on each drink order. The takeaway wagon also offers a great selection of Sanrio character themed snacks such as Hello Kitty shaped donuts, daifuku-mochi, crepes and ice cream. In addition, the cafe offers the Sanrio character merchandise exclusively sold there. Don’t miss these out when you visit the cafe!

Before visiting, please be informed that SANRIO CAFE is at the moment open with safety measures in order to prevent further spread of COVID-19, advising each guest to wear a mask and keep a 1.5m distance from others.

-SANRIO CAFE Ikebukuro Store

Access: 8 mins walk from Ikebukuro Station
Hours: 10:00~21:00 (L.O. 20:00)

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