How to utilize the internet and manga cafe during your trip in Japan?

Jan 15, 2024

How to utilize the internet and manga cafe during your trip in Japan?

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Internet cafes in Japan were opened so people could get online in the years before access to the Internet became widespread.

Manga cafes on the other hand, were opened to cater manga lovers who don’t have the opportunity to buy and collect the hard copies of manga.

Although these places were built to achieve certain goals, many people these days use these facilities to spend the night when they accidentally miss the train.

In this feature, we will let you know how to utilize these facilities to save money when you’re traveling around Japan.


1. How does the internet and manga cafe work?

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Japanese Internet and manga cafes offer private rooms with a desk, computer, and a comfy seat where you can do your work, browse the Internet, play games, read manga, or rest.

In addition to that, the Internet and manga cafes in Japan allow you to stay not only for an hour or two, but it also offers a half-day or 1-day package, allowing you to use their private rooms for at least 6 hours.

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2. What do Internet and manga cafes offer?

Japanese Internet and manga cafes offer a range of different options available for rent, from a single desk in an open area to a private room with lock and key. The private rooms are equipped with a desk, computer, reclining chair or mattress, and other amenities like a lamp, electric sockets, and a coat hanger.

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The cafes also offer hot meals that you can order and have them delivered straight to your door, just like the room service at hotels. At the receptionist, they also offer toiletries such as toothbrushes, razors, shampoo, soap, and socks for an additional charge. And if you want to shower, there are also shower rooms for rent.

These places are open 24 hours a day, so it is very easy for you to book a room whenever you want.

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3. Internet and manga cafes room rates

The private room rates vary depending on each facility, but expect to pay at least 500 yen for short use, and at most 5,500 yen for a 24-hours stay. The shower room is available for rent too, and some facilities also have washing machines, dryers, and ladies area as well.

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4. Pros and cons of using the Internet and manga cafes while traveling

Below are the pros and cons of using the Internet and manga cafes while traveling:

  • Cheap
  • Relatively safe and clean
  • Easy access to stations as most facilities are built near train stations
  • Privacy with minimum spending
  • Not noise-proof
  • Uncomfortable
  • You have to sleep with your lights on
  • Some Internet and manga cafes don’t have divide the rooms with full wall, so there are chances for strangers to peek on you


So, now you know how amazing these cafes are, how about renting it once during your trip in Japan? 😉

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