Lonely Planet Writer

Ready for a snooze? A nap café has opened in Tokyo for weary travellers and workers

Throughout the years, Tokyo has provided travellers and locals alike with a range of eccentric themed establishments. While cat cafés, mayonnaise restaurants, and even toilet-themed dessert cafés have proved popular in the past, Tokyo’s latest unique offering is a nap café where patrons can unwind with a cup of coffee and a snooze.

Opened last Friday to mark World Sleep Day, the pop-up nap café is a joint venture between coffee brand Nescafé and the France Bed company. Located in Nescafé’s Harajuku branch, the experience allows customers to nap in $9000 luxury reclining beds and enjoy smart phone-controlled mood lighting and soothing music. Customers wishing to participate in the experience are required to order at least one food item from the café’s regular menu, which comes complete with a free cup of decaf coffee. After waking up from their nap, customers will be given a cup of regular coffee for a quick pick-me-up.

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The nap café is open for a limited time only, with availability until 26 March from 11 am to 9 pm, with last call at 8.30 pm.

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