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.
How did coffee get popular in Japan?
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)