There have been some questionable cafes popping up in Japan, like one where men pay women to sleep next to them, but the newest specialty sleeping shop to make the rounds on the internet has a pure and innocent motive.
Nap Cafe Corne is a quaint little shop in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo where patrons are invited to take a load off and get some shut-eye for a small fee. It isn’t the only place in Tokyo where you can pay to take a snooze, but Nap Cafe Corne is getting a lot of attention for its cheap prices, attention to detail, and women-only policy.
Nap Cafe Corne targets working women in Tokyo who might be in need of a break in the middle of their long day. The cafe has different areas dedicated to the needs of women on-the-go.
▼ Nap Cafe Corne features a make-up and changing room, a cafe featuring snacks and drinks to relax patrons, a shop, kitchen, restroom, and of course, a nap space.
Here is the nap space which has hanging curtains above each couch. In the picture below, the space is being used during a press conference about the opening of the shop.
Before entering the sleeping quarters, patrons can choose the type of pillow they would like to use while enjoying their nap.
Once finished napping, there are a number of amenities patrons can enjoy, including a small cafe that serves things like toasted sandwiches, salads and of course drinks.
▼ A sample of foods served in the cafe.
▼ A very stylish and clean cafe area gives patrons a space to fuel up before or after their nap.
▼ They also serve specialty drinks to help you feel relaxed and calm.
If you’re wondering when exactly someone would patronize this place, Nap Cafe Corne suggests some of the best times to stop by:
1) When you’re sleepy and had to get up early in the morning
2) When your feet are tired from walking around all day
3) When you got caught in the rain and your clothes are all wet
4) When you have plans late at night and you want to rest up before going out
5) When you want to laze about and think by yourself
You might think you’d rather slip into the nearest McDonald’s to take a break, but at a price of 150 yen (US$1.50) for every ten minutes, Nap Cafe Corne is an inexpensive way to comfortably relax in the middle of a hard day. With a grand opening on November 19, it’s safe to say that this is the newest nap cafe in all of Tokyo. If you’re a woman and would like to snooze for a bit in the Tokyo area, here’s a little more information on Nap Cafe Corne:
Shop name in Japanese: おひるねカフェcorne
Address: 2-14 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0051
Hours: Weekdays 8:00 – 18:00