Starbucks Reserve® Roastery


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Starbucks Reserve® Roastery

Stretching across four floors in a beautifully designed building in Nakameguro, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery is one of the most unique as well as the biggest Starbucks in Japan. Even if you're not a fan of this coffeehouse chain, we would highly recommend visiting just for the experience alone. And if you don't really fancy coffee, there are plenty of other drink choices for you to enjoy, such as their signaure cocktails and an eclectic range of tea blends. Plus, a variety of delicious pastries, bread, and savory dishes. As can be expected, everything is priced on the higher end. Also, be aware tickets are limited by the day, so be sure to get there early.


Cafe culture is thriving in Tokyo, where novelties such as the manga craze have taken over many venues. In addition, the Japanese are caffeine fanatics and kissaten, literally, a "tea-drinking shop" that is also a coffee shop, has been set up on every corner to cater to this demand. During the past decade, Tokyo has seen the emergence of the 24-hour manga kissaten, which offers comic books, internet access, and even a place to sleep for cartoon addicted night owls. Manga, literally translated as "crazy drawings", total almost 40 per cent of everything published in Japan. Magazines can amount to 5 or 6 hours of reading time each, which perhaps indicates the need for around the clock access in manga cafes.