Hi,I’m Keiko from Osaka!
Internet cafes(Manga cafes)in Japan usually offer unlimited access to comics, magazines, movies, soft drinks/coffee and tea.
You can usually choose a type of chair (from a flat space, a regular chair to a massage chair, etc.) and a room (open space, private room).
Some are equipped with shower rooms, TV, etc. It is entertaining on its own, you might just want to experience it once while you travel in Japan.
It is also one of the best and most inexpensive places to get a quick nap or an overnight stay.
You might be surprised with this idea of sleeping in an internet cafe, but it is much more comfortable than what you might have experienced overseas!
Here are Top 5 best Internet Cafes(Manga Cafes) in Kyoto!
Local tells Top 5 best Internet Cafes(Manga Cafes) in Kyoto!
1.Media Cafe Popeye Shijo-Kawaramachi Shop/メディアカフェポパイ 四条河原町店Conveniently located 2 minutes away from Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Line, Media Cafe Popeye offers anything you need beyond internet: games, movies, printers for your business transactions, shower rooms, massage chairs, a tanning machine.
It is a well-known chain and is stocked with more than 40,000 comics and magazines.
It is operated 24 hours 7 days a week.
The basic plan starts at ¥440 to ¥540 per hour depending on the type of chair/room you choose.
Some rooms are equipped with a massage chair!
They have a 5 hour night pack for ¥980, which is a lot cheaper than a room at a hotel.
The plan comes with all you can soft drink/coffee, and they also have a great selection of snacks.
2.Tops Cafe Hachijoguchi Shop/トップスカフェ 八条口This is another internet cafe that is conveniently located right in front of Kyoto Station.
Tops Cafe offers a friendly atmosphere, along with a lot of games and movies.
Just like other internet cafes, Cafe also has a shower room that you can pay extra to use.
The entrance is ¥120 to ¥160 per 15 minutes and it also have various packages for long-hours users (ex. ¥1,050 for a 3 hours plan in an open area).
For the first time user, you need to pay ¥200 for a membership fee, along with a passport for ID.
3.Jiyu Kukan Kawaramachi Shop/自遊空間 河原町店Located in the middle of Kyoto, Jiyu Kukan offers much more than a relaxing room and internet access.
It has various games and entertaining activities such as darts, karaoke, billiards, gaming machine, etc.
The fee is ¥200- ¥400 for 30 minutes depending on the type of the room, ¥1,112 for 3 hours package, including free drinks (soft drinks, coffee, tea).
This might be a perfect place to take a quick nap or to hang out with a couple of friends as a group room is also available.
Jiyu Kukan has a fairly extensive food menu, which you can order for an extra fee. The nearest station is Kawaramachi Station on Hankyu Line.
Next,let’s go to one of the most famous internet cafe chains in Japan!
4.Kaikatsu Club Shijo-Omiya ekimae shop/快活CLUB 四条大宮駅前Kaikatsu Club is one of the most famous internet cafe chains in Japan.
It features a wide variety of entertaining activities including darts, karaoke, billiards,online game etc.
It has a female-only section, so women can use the facility without any safety concerns.
Rooms are spacious and nicely decorated with items made in Bali.
The best thing is they have all you can eat soft-serve ice cream:)
The usage fee is ¥206 for the first 30 minutes, ¥51 per 10 minutes after that,and ¥515 for a 3 hour package.
They also offer various long-term plans.
They are located 3 minutes from Hankyu-Omiya station.
There are some other internet cafes around this area, but I think Kaikatsu club is the best among them.
For the first time user, you need to bring a passport for ID.
5.Poco Agio Shijo-Karasuma Shop/ポコアージョ 四条烏丸店Poco Agio is a small internet cafe, but has a very reasonable rate.
It is convenient since it is near the station and near convenient stores.
It claims to have the most reasonable rate in the area.
It is ¥200 – 260 for 30 minutes depending on the seats and Shijo Karasuma and it is ¥800 for 3 hours for an open seat.
It is ¥100 for weekends.
Of course, it comes with free drinks and soup.
It has a variety of food items such as karaage (fried chicken), curry, pasta, rice menue, etc., that you can order.
Though it is with an extra fee, there is all-you-can-eat potatoes fries.
You can even leave your luggage there for a fee after your use while you travel around the city.
It is a few minutes’ walk from Karasuma Station on Hankyu Line.
Top 5 best Internet Cafes(Manga Cafes) in Kyoto!
- Media Cafe Popeye Shijo-Kawaramachi Shop・・・ It is a well-known chain and is stocked with more than 40,000 comics and magazines.
- Tops Cafe Hachijoguchi Shop・・・This is another internet cafe that is conveniently located right in front of Kyoto Station.
- Jiyu Kukan Kawaramachi Shop・・・It has various games and entertaining activities such as darts, karaoke, billiards, gaming machine, etc.
- Kaikatsu Club Shijo-omiya ekimae shop・・・It has a female-only section, so women can use the facility without any safety concerns.
- Poco Agio・・・Poco Agio is a small internet cafe, but has a very reasonable rate.
I hope you’ll have a great time at internet cafe in Kyoto!
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