Colorful pulsing lights, larger-than-life decorations and zany music are all part of Kawaii Monster Cafe. If you want to experience Japan's wacky youth pop culture, this is the place to come.
While the decor and ambiance is amazing, the food is pricey. Consider filling up at the cheaper Tenya restaurant beforehand to save money.
The entrance to Kawaii Monster Cafe is designed to look like a monster's face, and is located on the 4th floor of the YM Square building. At the entrance lobby you will be asked to choose a seating zone from four options and then one of the friendly staff (pictured below) will guide you into the dramatic interior (pictured above).
Depending on which zone you've chosen, you might be seated under a psychedelic mushroom, inside a teacup or next to a giant horse head (no joke).
The menu comes on an electronic tablet and is full of weird and wonderful options. I recommend the matcha flavored milkshake with real strawberries and kiwis (shown in the picture below). The cafe's official website also shows a limited selection of other menu items. To take a look, click here.
Even the restrooms feature chandeliers and bouncy balls!
Kawaii Monster Cafe is fairly new, it only opened in August 2015, but they are already planning a Halloween party for the 31st of October.
It's true that some of the decorations are quite creepy...
This is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience, and worth a visit. Weekends can be crowded but during weekdays you'll usually have your pick of seating. Why not experience some wacky culture and give yourself a break from reality?
See our map for the exact location of Kawaii Monster Cafe.
For more information see the cafe's official website.