Question: Why are cafes so popular in Japan?

As popular with Japanese people as they are with foreigners living in Japan, they are also a must-see for any visitor. Clients are drawn to those quirky places for their atmosphere or simply because their concept seems intriguing.

Culture wise, coffee differs greatly from a traditional Japanese tea culture. Coffee is primarily viewed as Western wise as a solitary drink. Japan has a similar view of the beverage. In the 1960s and 1970s, coffee became popular with Japanese businessmen working alone in public.

What are cafés in Japan?

A kissaten (喫茶店), literally a tea-drinking shop, is a Japanese-style tearoom that is also a coffee shop. They developed in the early 20th century as a distinction from a café, as cafés had become places also serving alcohol with noise and celebration.

What is Cafe in Japanese hiragana?

Japanese Cafe: 喫茶店 (kissaten)

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