6 Themed Hotels in Japan: we’ve stayed in all of them

Japan has a reputation for its wacky themed restaurants. It’s also the home of quirky themed hotel rooms. We’ve stayed in six of the best themed hotel rooms in Tokyo – read on for a glimpse into these weird and wonderful places.

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Pompompurin Cafe Harajuku: a super kawaii Sanrio restaurant in Tokyo

Japan is the home of kawaii, themed cafes and Sanrio. One of Sanrio’s cutest characters, Pompompurin has a cafe in the heart of Harajuku, one of the most kawaii suburbs in Tokyo. Naturally, we had to check it out.

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Sanrio Puroland: a theme park for Hello Kitty and friends in Tokyo

We’ve been on a bit of a Sanrio ride of late. Having just spent a night at an amazing Hello Kitty themed hotel room, our next destination had to be Sanrio Puroland – a theme park dedicated to Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Pompompurin and more!

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Inside Tokyo Disneyland Hotel’s Alice in Wonderland Themed Room

We spent the night in an Alice in Wonderland themed room at Tokyo Disneyland Hotel. Read on for pictures, a video, and plenty of information on staying in a quirky, kawaii, Disney themed room in a five star hotel.

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Hello Kitty Mini Pancakes: bite-sized Sanrio themed treats

Themed cafes and restaurants are great for when you want to sit down for a full meal, and when it comes to eating themed snacks on the go, Japan has this covered too. Diver City shopping centre on Tokyo’s island of Odaiba has an official Hello Kitty store which sells mini Hello Kitty pancakes. We recently tried all four flavours.

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Café de Miki with Hello Kitty: delicious and kawaii pancakes in Tokyo

Café de Miki with Hello Kitty is located in Diver City, one of several large shopping centres on the man-made island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. It specialises in a small but tasty range of Hello Kitty themed pancakes, lattes and other Hello Kitty treats.

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Kawaii Monster Cafe Harajuku: Tokyo’s trippiest restaurant

The Kawaii Monster Cafe – かわいいモンスターカフェ – opened in August 2015 as a collaboration between artist Sebastian Masuda and Diamond Dining, the company responsible for several of Tokyo’s best known themed restaurants. No less than a match made in heaven, the Kawaii Monster Cafe is right at home in iconic Harajuku (原宿), the home of kawaii. Read on to find out about the crazy, colourful dining experience Tokyo’s most trippy themed cafe has to offer.

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