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Akihabara Cafe: Miko-san Cafe +

Miko-san Cafe in Akihabara

The Japanese tradition of Miko-san or shrine maiden, goes back thousands of years. They are the female attendants of Shinto shrines. Their duty is to assist the priests in ceremonies and weddings, and to perform ordinary shrine functions.

Miko-san Cafe in AkihabaraMiko-san Cafe in Akihabara

However, in Akihabara, the Miko-san also have a new duty. To perform popular JPop songs, while serving you fruit juice and rice balls. The Miko-san Cafe has opened on Chuo Street, near Dragon Ice Cream for those of you actually in Japan. Their traditional Shrine attire has received a makeover… well really it was just raised like 2 feet turning it into almost a mini-skirt.

Miko-san Cafe in AkihabaraMiko-san Cafe in Akihabara

For 1,000 yen, you get one drink, a toy, and 60 minutes. The Miko-san Cafe occupies two stories. The eighth floor is the cafe, and the seventh floor, is the stage complete with lights and smoke. The menu is simple, but includes an assortment of fresh fruit drinks as well as cola.

Miko-san Cafe in AkihabaraMiko-san Cafe in Akihabara

If you want to know more about the Miko-san working there, the cafe has set up an info page for each of their employees, including thier Shinto name, birthdate, hobbies, and even their blog. You can even vote on your favorite Miko-san! Hagemaru via Akibablog.

Do you think the Miko-san Cafe will survive a year in Akihabara?

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5 Responses to “Akihabara Cafe: Miko-san Cafe”

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    ShiiNo Gravatar Says:

    I went to the miko-san cafe today. The theme was very cute and the mikos did their best to chat in simple Japanese for me, but sadly I was the only one there. I love miko outfits but I fear for the future of this cafe!

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    Google street view tour of Akihabara Says:

    […] wrote about the Miko-san cafe back in June. This unique cafe features shrine maidens that not only serve delicious meals and […]

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    HAIIINo Gravatar Says:

    I’m sure it will do fine!
    And you girls are so beautiful :3

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    What is Moe? Says:

    […] am Miko […]

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    AL-sanNo Gravatar Says:

    I want those maids…. Haha…. Still any thing like that (establishment) will survive. But probably won’t be as successfull as traditional maid cafes.

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