We are sharing with you the best 10 coolest Starbucks in Japan. Let you keep sightseeing as you take a break.
No.10 IZUMO TAISHA – SHIMANE
This Starbucks is located near to the Izumo Taisha Shrine which is one of the most important places of shinto worship. The design draws inspiration from the shinto’s imagery.
You will find the interior made of black pine and cedar which makes table shaped like a magatama and shinto’s curved ceremonial beads. Definitely enjoy the combination of Wafu taste and western style which represents marriage as Izumo Taisha came to be regarded as the god of marriage.
Address: 841 Taisyacho-kizukiminami, Izumo, Shimane Access: Izumo Taisha Station on the Ichibata Densha Taisha Line, 6 minutes from the Exit Hours: 8:30am – 6:30pm Tel: +81 (0)853-53-8812
No.9 HIROSAKI PARK – AOMORI
You shouldn’t miss this unique and posh design Starbucks because the registration tangible cultural property has been remodelled to the cafe makes you feel Taisho-era between 1912-1926.
Inside the store boasts traditional crafts from Aomori as well as other historic images.
Address: 1-1 Kamishiroganecho, Hirosaki, Aomori Access: Chuo Hirosaki Station on the Kounan Tetsudou Oniwa Line, 18 minutes from the Exit Hours: 7:00am – 9:00pm Tel: +81 (0)172-39-4051
No.8 TOKYU PLAZA OMOTESANDO HARAJUKU – TOKYO
Starbucks located at the top of Tokyu Plaza Building in Omotesando offers a great view from the 6th floor of the tower overlooking Harajuku and Omotesando.
The rooftop itself is admirable for its peaceful setting provides fresh air and coffee in the garden even though it is in the heart of buzzing Harujuku district at the Omotesando crossing. You will be amazed of the contrast of up stairs of green garden and down stairs of the crowds of shoppers pass below.
Address: Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku, 4-30-3 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Access: ・Meiji Jingu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line or Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, 1 minutes from the Exit EV ・Meiji Jingu Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line or Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line, 3 minutes from the Exit 4 or 7 Hours: 8:30am – 11:00pm Tel: +81 (0)3-5414-5851
No.7 KYOTO OKAZAKI TSUTAYA BOOK STORE – KYOTO
Just after new year of 2016, brand new Starbucks store collaborated with one of the famous books store TSUTAYA opened in beautiful city Kyoto. It is located in the main approach to Heian Jingu, one of the most famous shrine in Japan.
It is located inside of Kyoto-Kaikan built in 1960 designed by Kunio Maekawa represents one of the famous architect in Japan. The historic structure building backs into the Starbucks books and cafe which brings you “things that move the soul”.
As you know Kyoto is the city breathes history and culture, you will definitely enjoy this Starbucks has been embraced by the culture.
Address: ROHM Theatre Kyoto, 13 Okazaki-saishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto Access: ・Higashiyama Station on the Kyoto Shiei Chikatetsu Touzai Line, 11 minutes from the Exit 2 ・Higashiyama Station on the Kyoto Shiei Chikatetsu Touzai Line, 12 minutes from the Exit 1 Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm Tel: +81 (0)75-754-0400
No.6 KYOTO SANJO OHASHI – KYOTO
You might have an amazing and an excellent view if you can get a seat on the external decking which offers great views of the Kamogawa River after walking around the city of Kyoto.
Address: 113 Nakajimacho, Sanjo-Kawaramachi-Higashiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Access: ・Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Oto Line or the Keihan Honsen, 2 minutes from the Exit 7 ・Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Oto Line or the Keihan Honsen, 3 minutes from the Exit 6 ・Sanjyo Station on the Keihan Oto Line or the Keihan Honsen, 3 minutes from the Exit 10 Hours: 8:00am – 11:00pm Tel: +81 (0)75-213-2326
No.5 DAZAIFU TENMANGU OMOTESANDO – FUKUOKA
This Shinto shrine style Starbucks designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma is located along to the main entrance of the Dazaifu Tenmangu which is the most famous shrine in Japan.
Signature for the shop is the wooden batons used more than 2,000 line the interior of the shop. It’s sure that you might enjoy the collaboration of the modern western Starbucks and traditional Japanese style.
Address: 3-2-43 Saifu, Dazaifu, Fukuoka Access: Dazaifu Station on the Seitetsu Dazaifu Line, 4 minutes from the Exit Hours: 8:00am – 8:00pm Tel: +81 (0)92-919-5690
No.4 UENO ONSHI PARK – TOKYO
You can enjoy nature and art culture in deepen green at this store located in Ueno Park, Tokyo. You can just sit down to have a coffee break to watch the world goes by. It might be very relaxing time after spending a few hours walking around the national museum, zoo and cherry blossom in spring.
Cherry blossom wood and leather made from Koutou-ku were used for the part of this store to have connection with this area.
Just relax yourself here.
Address: 8-22 Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo Access: ・Ueno Station on JR Keihin Touhoku Line, JR Yamanote Line, JR Jyouetsu Shinkansen, JR Nagano Shinkansen, JR Touhoku Shinkansen or JR ・Touhoku Honsen, 7 minutes from the Kouen Exit ・Keisei Ueno Station on Keisei Honsen or Narita Sky Access, 11 minutes from the Ikeno Hataguchi Exit ・Keisei Ueno Station on Keisei Honsen or Narita Sky Access, 11 minutes from the Main Exit Hours: 8:00am – 9:00pm Tel: +81 (0)3-5834-1630
No.3 KOBE KITANO IJINKAN – HYOGO
This Starbucks is an old-time house built in 1907 owned by American. Even though it was damaged by Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, it has been relocated and rebuilt in 2001.
The design of architectural structure and furnitures channel those days.
The signature of Starbucks green mermaid is made of wood designed only for this store.
Address: 3-1-31 Kitanocho, Chuo-ku, Kobe Access: ・Sannomiya Station on the Koube Shiei Seishin Subway Yamate Line, 11 minutes from the East Exit 8 ・Shin Koube Station on the Hokushin Kyuko Dentetsu or Koube Shiei Seishin Subway Yamate Line, 12 minutes from the South Exit ・Hankyu Sannomiya Station on the Hankyu Koube Line or Hankyu Koube Kousoku Line, 12 minutes from the East Exit Hours: 8:00am – 10:00pm Tel: +81 (0)78-230-6302
No.2 KAMAKURA ONARIMACHI – KANAGAWA
Kamakura Onarimachi is located just a few minutes from Kamakura Station loved by a lot of artists. This location also used to be the residence of anime artist Ryuichi Yokoyama. His works are on display in the shop.
They have not only standard tables or sofas, but also a high ceiling, open space faces the garden, and even the pool. In spring season you can enjoy coffee, seeing cherry blossoms tree in the garden. This must be special relaxing moment.
Address: 15-11 Onarimachi, Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan Access: ・Kamakura Station on the Enoshima Dentetsu, 4 minutes from the Exit ・Kamakura Station on JR Yokosuka Line, 5 minutes from the West Exit ・Wadazuka Station on the Enoshima Dentetsu, 13 minutes from the Exit Hours: 8:00am – 9:00pm Tel: +81 (0)467-61-2161
No.1 TOYAMA KANSUI PARK – TOYAMA
It is said that this Starbucks winning the best store design award in 2008, the most beautiful Starbucks in the world. It’s located within the beautiful Kansui Park in Toyama, built where a canal was originally located.
The store was to fit in to the environment with the beautiful scenery which allows visitors to really sense the seasons through the cherry blossoms, green pasture, colored leaves, and snow.
The store has large walls of glass stands in the darkness of the park with lights up is extremely wonderful, beautiful and romantic.
Address: 5 Minatoirifunecho, Toyama, Japan Access: From Toyama Station on JR Takayama Honsen or JR Hokuriku Honsen, 16 minutes walk from the North Exit Hours: 8:00am – 10:30pm Tel: +81 (0)76-439-2630