Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

There are loads of internet cafes in Japan. But it seems there's only one that looks like a traditional Japanese inn. Welcome to Nagomi Style Cafe.

Located in Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara, this internet cafe is designed after a Kyoto inn. The Japanese word "nagomi" (和み) mean to soothe or calm. That's exactly what this net cafe aims to do!

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

So, this could also be the most relaxing and peaceful internet cafe you've ever visited.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

The staff is decked out in traditional garb.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

Each booth is also done up in Japanese style with tatami mats. The booths are singles or doubles.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

[via Nagomi Tsubaki]

But traditional doesn't mean analogue! Nagomi Cafe says all its computers are "high spec."

If you get bored of surfing the net, you can also read any of the twenty-five thousand manga volumes the cafe has.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

That's a lot of manga — many of the volumes are new, too.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

[via Nagomi Tsubaki]

Just don't read them all at once.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

You can also order food and drinks.

There's even a place to shower in case you're planning on an extended stay or just need to freshen up.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

[via Nagomi Tsubaki]

But don't shower in your clothes! You'll be happy to know that soap, shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a towel are included in the shower fee, which is only a couple bucks for those using a booth.

But how much does it cost to get a booth? First, visitors need to register for 200 yen (US$1.68). Then after that, you can reserve blocks of time. For example, three hours during a weekday is 1,280 yen ($US10.75), while thirty minutes is only 300 yen ($US2.52). Weekends and holidays are slightly more expensive.

Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe
Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

For those interested in visiting, check out the cafe's official site for directions.

Pictures: Nagomi Style Cafe via Facebook/Twitter


Comments

    I've been there! I like the decor. I almost burned the cafe down! (True story)

      Sounds like my chemistry prac test in high school.

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