**Unfortunately, Kawaii Monster Cafe has permanently closed since my last visit to Tokyo!**
Kawaii Monster Café is an explosion of color. If you are looking for the ultimate Japanese sensory overload, get to Harajuku for an unforgettable experience. With its high-energy spirit, Kawaii Monster Café captures the essence of Japan’s most famous fashion district, Harajuku.
Kawaii Monster Café gets its name from the popular Japanese word “Kawaii” meaning cute— and is it ever!
Here’s my experience visiting Kawaii Monster Café in Tokyo!
In the Harajuku District
The Kawaii Monster Café is set in the Harajuku District of Shibuya (the area that is the epicenter of famous Japanese fashion culture). Takeshita Dori is the heart of the neighborhood. Packed with trendy boutiques, restaurants, and cafés, this is the place to be.
Even if you aren’t in the market for Kawaii Harajuku fashion, the Harajuku District is an amazing place for people-watching and window-shopping.
Right around the corner from Takeshita Dori is Tokyo’s version of Champs-Elysees, Omotesando. This gorgeous avenue is home to international favorites and caters to a more grown-up, chic audience.
Kawaii Monster Café
Open for barely over one year, this place has become an international sensation. Walking into this bright and photogenic café is like stepping into a comic book. With its pink cake carousel, neon food, and crazy decor, this place is a must-see.
From the rainbow spaghetti to the rainbow french fry dips, Kawaii Monster Café is a nonstop rainbow swirling around you. While it’s not particularly famous for its food, it has an incredible selection of sweet treats.
As soon as you arrive, you’ll see the Sweets Go Round.
This vibrant merry-go-round is shaped like a cake and it’s the symbol of the Kawaii Monster Café. It’s also a good place to whip out your camera and start snapping shots of this incredibly Instagram-worthy hot spot.
The Monster Girls
The Monster Girls keep the café constantly buzzing with energy. Local celebrities in their own right, they are considered visual icons at the café. Known as Sweet Baby, Selfish Dolly, Happy Candy, Sexy Nasty, and Moody Crazy, these ladies aren’t just there to serve you food!
The Monster Girls put on regular shows that’ll totally redefine your idea of dinner and show.
The Kawaii Monster Café has four unique areas. The Mushroom Disco is covered in an array of otherworldly plants and beautiful, but poisonous, mushrooms. This area has even got a secret ladies-only gossip room!
The Milk Stand is where crazy baby animals come for a drink. The mascots for this sector are unicorns, sheep, and rabbits. With its ceiling covered in glowing baby bottles, this is the perfect spot to quench your thirst.
The Mel-Tea Room is the perfect spot for a tea party, this area is full of melting ice cream, chocolate, and macaroons.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Bar Experiment has a particularly cool ambiance with mysterious glowing jellyfish surrounding you while you try out colorful cocktails.
If you’re looking for a crazy, bright, once-in- a-lifetime experience while in Tokyo, look no further than the Kawaii Monster Cafe!
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Great post, this is at the top of my list for Harajuku this fall. Also FYI, those are macrons not macaroons. Macaroons are Italian coconut treats, very different from the trendy French cookies.
Plan to go to Monster cafe in July! Are reservations recommended or can you just rock up? X
We just walked in!