List of the Cheapest (and most Convenient) Manga and Internet Cafes in Tokyo

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Tokyo is an expensive city. There is no doubt about it. This is where manga cafes come in. First opened in 1995, these manga and internet cafes are more than just a place to surf the web and read comics. They are a viable alternative to renting a hotel, crashing on the street when you miss the last train, or even an apartment.

With a growing number of unemployed (or underemployed) Japanese youth who can’t afford to shell out for a cheap hotel or apartment, these manga cafes are typically stocked with everything you would need to, well, survive. Each booth has a computer and a reclining chair that can be almost comfortable to sleep in.

Manga cafe seating chart

Amenities at a Manga Cafe

Nearly every manga café will:

  • Have unlimited soft drinks
  • Have coffee
  • Have DVDs
  • Have PCs, TVs, games, and unlimited internet
  • Have hundreds of manga books

Most manga cafes will:

  • Sell ramen noodles
  • Sell other instant food meals
  • Have a place to charge your phone
  • Let you store your luggage somewhere
  • Let you print things out
  • Let you walk in and out of the manga café (others won’t let you leave)

Some Manga Cafés will:

  • Have vending machines for food
  • Prohibit smoking
  • Have showers
  • Have a ‘changing area’
  • Cut the power and internet from midnight to 5am (to allow people to sleep)
  • Have a sofa option (rather than just the regular reclining sofas)
Manga Cafe seat

Prices for Manga Cafés in Tokyo:

Prices run for most manga cafes are:

30 minutes: 250yen to 400yen

Three hours: 900yen to 1,300yen

“All night” (seven hours): 1,400yen – 2,500yen

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The Cheapest and Most Convenient Manga Cafés in Tokyo:

GeraGera Manga Café:

  • Roppongi (Siseido Bldg. 3F, 7-14-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3408-3750)
  • Komagekijo (Humax pavilion 2F, 1-20-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-5285-0585)
  • Ikebukuro (Ikebukuro Hata Bldg.6・7F, 1-40-2 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3980-3733)
  • Asakusa (Akasaka Kyodo Bldg.2F, 4-3-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3505-8186)
  • Akihabara (Kogure Bldg.3F, 1-11-6 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3254-2243)
  • Ueno (Marutoku Bldg.2F・3F, 4-5-11 Ueno, Taito-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3834-6683)
  • Shibuya (KN Shibuya Bldg.7F, 13-11 Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3463-1982)

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  • Tsukiji (104-0061 東京都中央区銀座4-14-8 佐野ビル3F. Contact: 03-5565-5584)

Naogomi Manga Cafe

  • Akihabara (Sakaisuehiro Bldg.B1F, 6-14-2 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-5812-9753)

Media Café Popeye

  • Shibuya (Chitose kaikan Bldg.3F, 13-8 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-5459-3375)
  • Ikeburkuro (Humax pavilion 7F, 1-21-2 Minami-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-5958-5230)
  • Shinjuku (Rainbow Village Bldg.5F, 3-5-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-5367-8909)
  • Kichijoji (Sunroad Bridal Palace 3F, 1-11-30 Kichijojihoncho, Musashino city , Tokyo. Contact: 0422-29-0315)
  • Yokohama (Sankyo Bldg., 2-8-19 Minami-saiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama city, Kanagawa. Contact: 045-410-0369)

Manboo Manga Cafe

  • Shibuya (12-3 Udagawa-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5428-5188)
  • Shimbashi (2-15-7 Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5156-0061)
  • Shinjuku (3-32-10 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5368-6116)
  • Ikebukuro (1-28-6 Nishi-ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5954-9611)

Asyl Esse

  • Takao (Takao Park Heights Bldg. B 1F, 1231-19 Hatsuzawa, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo. Contact: 042-668-8490)
  • Chigasaki (Sashihata Bldg. 1F, 8-13 Shineicho, Chigasaki-shi, Kanagawa-ken. Contact: 0467-59-5001)
  • Warabi (Hanami Dai 3 Bldg. 3F, 1-2-14 Tsukagoshi, Warabi-shi, Saitama-ken. Contact: 048-434-8100)
  • Toritsudaigaku (Toritsu Center 2F, Nakane 1-2-10, Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5731-6528)
  • Chiba (266-0026 Furuichibacho 718-1, Midori-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken. Contact: 043-209-1280)

Manga Teikoku

  • Ebisu (High Life Ebisu 2F. 1-7-9 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5420-5211)

Comica

  • Ebisu (4F, 1-13-2 Ebisunishi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5459-1635)

Mangaland

  • Roppongi (Siseido Bldg. 3F, 7-14-10 Roppongi, Minato-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3408-3750)

Manga Hiroba

  • Roppongi (Syuwa Roppongi Bldg. 2F, 3-14-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3497-1751)

Internet & Comi Rakuda

  • Akihabara (Suzuki Bldg., 1-3-7 Soto-kanda, Chiyoda-ku , Tokyo. Contact: 03-3526-6206)

Chi Kou Raku

  • Asakusa (3-10-4-B1F Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5545-0984)

i-Cafe

  • Akihabara (Akibaplace Bldg. 7F-8F, 3-15-1 Soto-Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. Contact: 03-5298-0126) 

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Grace is a Texan girl, married to a Japanese salaryman, living in Tokyo. She is a master of everything cheap and spends her time cooking, biking all across Tokyo to save on train tickets, and going to midnight grocery sales to buy newly-expired food for a fraction of the cost. As a freelance writer, comic book artist, and occasional tv personality on Japanese tv, she has plenty of time to explore Tokyo.

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