Must-visits for manga fans: Places to spend a whole day surrounded by comic books

Japan is the birthplace of manga culture. So it’s no wonder that there are many places in Tokyo where you are literally surrounded by Japanese comic books. In this article, we will introduce a Japanese-style manga cafe where you can choose from 25.000 mangas and enjoy delicious meals, and a manga hotel where you can sleep inside an actual bookshelf!

Over 25,000 mangas: Nagomi Style Cafe AKIBA

‘Nagomi Style Cafe AKIBA’ is a manga and internet cafe inspired by Kyoto’s traditional inns. When you enter the store through its mystic wooden door, a colorful Japanese world unravels right in front of you!

The staff costumes and the whole interior is also Japanese-style. They even have a cute red arched bridge!
A nostalgic candy corner with Japanese dagashi snacks!

When you come into the manga and internet cafe, you are first asked to decide how long you want to stay what kind of room you would like to stay in. Since everything is very Japanese, the cafe offers tatami rooms, too. You have to try it out if you get the chance!

Before entering the manga cafe area, you take your shoes off. Very Japanese, right?

This is a tatami room for one person. It has the size of exactly one tatami mat. It’s very cozy and has everything you need.

‘Nagomi Style Cafe AKIBA’ features a free soft drink bar. In addition, there is also an extensive meal menu. You can order your meal using the computer in your room or at the reception counter. 

This ‘ginger ochazuke’ is exactly the right size for a light meal

This cafe was even used as a location in the popular Netflix series ‘Queer Eye: We’re in Japan!’ (Episode 3)! All the more reason to go, right? We hope you have a great time!

Nagomi Style Cafe AKIBA

https://nagomi-cafe-akiba.com
Sakai Suehiro Building B1F, 6-14-2 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://g.page/nagomicafe
Nearest station: Suehirocho Station, Akihabara Station, Yushima Station

 

Sleeping in a hotel surrounded by manga

‘MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO’ is a unique concept hotel that fulfills every manga fan’s deepest wish: sleeping in a manga bookshelf! The hotel is located in a very deep otaku and easy-access location. It’s just a short walk from Akihabara, Japan’s sanctuary of anime and manga. Also, Jimbocho, Tokyo’s book quarter, is within walking distance. Nice!

The hotel reception is on the 5th floor of this building.

This hotel is divided into a male guest floor and a female guest floor. Each floor has white comic bookshelves as well as dormitory beds with curtains for privacy. It’s like a capsule hotel – but with manga! You will literally spend the night inside a bookcase surrounded by great masterpieces. What a baffling and attractive space!

This is the floor for female guests.

The hotel has a collection of about 5,000 carefully selected comic books of world-famous manga artists. Another highlight worth mentioning is the huge number of Japanese manga in English. When you spend a night at this hotel, you will make many discoveries for sure.

Thanks to the manga introduction cards (in Japanese AND English), you can easily find your new favorite manga!
You can actually purchase the works you liked!

‘MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO’ is a very quiet and calm space, and the accommodation charges are very reasonable. If you stay at this hotel, you might actually not be able to fall asleep until the early morning hours, because you will continue reading comics all night… 

 

Enjoy your stay!
There is a veranda on the 4th floor.

A night a the manga hotel is a valuable art experience that you can’t get anywhere else!

MANGA ART HOTEL, TOKYO

https://mangaarthotel.com/index-en.html
4F and 5F of Landpool Kanda Terrace, 1-14-13 Kanda Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zMVW7FiXyuJMP1rk7
Nearest station: Ogawamachi Station, Awajicho Station, Jimbocho Station, Shin-Ochanomizu Station, Ochanomizu Station