What is a Japanese Kissaten?

A kissaten (喫茶店), literally a “tea-drinking shop”, is a Japanese-style tearoom that is also a coffee shop.

Is Starbucks a Kissaten?

Plus the perfect old-school coffee to drink with it. It might seem a little weird that the theme of Starbucks Japan’s newest menu line is kissaten, since kissaten is just the Japanese word for “coffeehouse.” Since Starbucks itself is a coffeehouse, shouldn’t that make its whole food and beverage lineup kissaten-style?

What are the most popular cafés in Japan?

Best Cafes In Japan

  • Micasadeco and Café Jingumae. Image Source.
  • Little Darling Coffee Roasters. Image Source.
  • Totoro Café and Bakery. Image Source.
  • Fishing Restaurant. Image Source.
  • R Burgers and Liquor Bar. Image Source.
  • Cat Café Asakusa Nekoen. Image Source.
  • Weekenders Coffee. Image Source.
  • R.a.a.g.f Rabbit Café Image Source.

What do they serve in a Japanese café?

Dishes seen in cafés include chicken or pork sautés, fish muniere, hot sandwiches, pastas, or big bowls of multi-grain rice topped with ingredients like sashimi and avocado, or okra and tororo (grated yam). When soups are included, they tend to be Western-style chicken or veggie broth-based instead of miso and dashi.

What is otera?

Jinja (神社) is the Japanese word for a Shinto shrine and otera (お寺) the one indicating a Buddhist temple. As such, names like Yasaka-jinja literally mean Yasaka Shrine. Taisha (大社) is also used to mean “grand shrine” as in Fushimi Inari Taisha. Lastly, jingu (神宮) is also used as in Meiji-jingu.

What is Japanese for tea?

A little language lesson: “Ocha” or お茶 means literally “tea” in Japanese, but specifically refers to Japanese tea, which is by default Japanese green tea. Since sencha is the most common type of green tea in Japan, the word generally refers to sencha.

Why are maids so popular in Japan?

The Japanese culture has so much love for maids, in fact, that an entire culture has developed around them. Rooted in Japan’s love of cuteness, it’s not at all uncommon to see women dressed as maids in the streets of Akihabara, handing out fliers to promote the shops there.