Bunbougu Cafe: A Stationery Lover's Dream
As always is the case in Japan, if you arrive on a weekend, you'll probably have to put your name down on a wait list to get in, but don't worry – time will fly by while you check out all the goodies on display in the waiting area (all of which are for sale).
The dining section is surrounded with books, drawers, pencils, files and crayons. There’s also a big black cart in a corner nearby stocked with stationery that anyone is free to use. Bliss! If you’re here in the afternoon, try out one of the reasonably priced set lunches, or go ala carte if you’d like something from the regular food menu. They also have a small selection of wine to choose from.
The atmosphere is easygoing and relaxed with plenty of opportunities to start a conversation and make new friends. If you see yourself coming here regularly, for a one-time fee of 700 Yen you can sign up as a member and get a special key that gives you access to the members-only drawers that dot the cafe.
If you’re in Harajuku or Omotesando, this is one theme cafe you don’t want to miss!
B1F, 4-8-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo
Omotesando Station (Ginza, Hanzomon, and Chiyoda lines), take exit A2
03 3470 6420
10.00am – 11.30pm daily
1,000 – 3,000 Yen
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