For a limited time, “Sailor Moon Cafe”s will open in four of Japan’s cities from Sept. through early Dec.
Tokyo, Osaka,Nagoya and Fukuoka will have the cafes open for only a few days with special menus that relate to the popular Japanese manga series and animation. All items on sale and store decorations will use the original animation illustrations.
Here’s the catch: because of its anticipated popularity, there’s an advance reservation system. Only those who who have reservations up to three days before opening day can come to the cafe. Reservations must be made at least three days before each opening day and for each reservation there is a max of four seats held. By using reservations, the cafe can allow guests to enter without a waiting time.
They will not accept same day reservations by phone so guests must book ahead of time.
For those who have already booked their seats, the cafe is giving clear “Sailor Moon” posters as gifts when they come in.
Guests can stay up to 80 minutes as it will use a replacement system (as each guest leaves, others come in). They also must arrive at the cafe ten minutes before their scheduled time, otherwise reservations will be cancelled.
If you’re still interested in booking those last couple seats, each reservation costs ¥650 per person and must be booked three days before the cafe’s opening day.
To check the dates, locations and to make reservations, click on each individual location:
Tokyo: Sept. 22 – Oct. 29
Osaka: Sept. 28 – Nov. 5
Nagoya: Sept. 29 – Nov. 5
Fukuoka: Nov. 1 – Dec. 3