Updated March 14, 2024

Top Internet Cafes in Tokyo for Remote Work: Manga Cafes and More


Japan Dev Team

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For many, working remotely means working from home. But this can get monotonous fast, and it might even negatively impact our mental health.

Luckily, there are lots of internet cafes, coworking spaces, and even "manga cafes" in Tokyo that can help you break this habit. I’ve already covered most of these coworking spaces in Tokyo, but there are plenty of alternatives if you don’t want to stay in one place for too long. 

Below, you’ll find some of the best Internet and manga cafes in Tokyo that are affordable, have the best atmosphere, and have good internet. 

Best Tokyo Cafes With WiFi: Internet Cafes With Power Outlets

First off, let’s begin with some nice cafes with power outlets and working WiFi, where you can get some work done and hang out with friends. This means that the places I’ll introduce below aren’t strictly for working but are often frequented by freelancers and remote workers.

So, if you’re looking for a completely quiet work environment, scroll down for better options or check out the coworking spaces I introduced in another blog.

With that in mind, here are some of the best cafes in Tokyo for working, studying, and socializing all at once.

Caffice (Shinjuku)

If you need a clean atmosphere with minimalist light-wood aesthetics, Caffice is probably the best Internet cafe in Tokyo. Its super central location in Shinjuku makes it a great spot to stop by and work for a few hours, and the name Caffice comes from the words Coffee and Office, so you’re right at home here.

Finding outlets is not a challenge as there’s one on each table. Plus, the WiFi connection is fast and stable, as many people rely on it to work here throughout the day. 

With good coffee, a nice atmosphere, and a perfect location, it’s hard to beat Caffice, which you can get to in about seven short minutes on foot from the Shinjuku Sanchome Station.

Anjin (Shibuya)

Anjin is not your average cafe, which you’ll instantly realize when you set foot into the tastefully decorated space that resembles a posh bookstore. This isn’t too far off, as the cafe is located in one of the best bookstore complexes in the world, the Daikanyama T-Site.

A closer look will reveal that the bookshelves that cover the cafe's walls are indeed decorated with old books with historical value rather than props. A good WiFi connection accompanies the unique atmosphere, and some tables have outlets as well.

In addition, you can have some nice wine here, which is one of the things that make this place unique, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere while working. Getting here is as simple as taking a five-minute walk from the nearest station, Daikan-Yama.

Brooklyn Parlor Shinjuku

Continuing with the elegant theme, Brooklyn Parlor Shinjuku feels like a cross between a whiskey bar and a wine house, but with a strong emphasis on the individual cafe experience rather than a social one.

The place has good WiFi, and many people come to work here in peace, which is exactly the vibe Brooklyn Parlor is going for. The crowd is a mix of different cultures, and you’ll feel right at home as an expat. 

Some tables also have power outlets, so you can spend a long time here. Getting to Brooklyn Parlor Shinjuku takes only seven minutes from the Shinjuku Sanchome station, so you can stop here to get some work done while going about your day in this very central spot. 

Best Internet Cafes in Tokyo: Tokyo Cafes With WiFi


Those who are after practicality and just want to get some work done require only the basics: a good internet connection, a table, and a chair. However, if you’re looking for more variety in the facilities offered, here are some of the best internet cafes and cafes/restaurants with good internet connection, various services/facilities, and a nice atmosphere.

Nagomi Cafe

Located in Akihabara, Nagomi Cafe is the perfect place to get work done. This cozy cafe’s common seating area resembles the living room of an old house. 

Sparkling chandeliers, a dark wood aesthetic, leather/velvet bolstered sofas, and old rugs give off the coziest vibes, and you can spend as much as you need to here (it’s open 24 hours). Not only do you have a large manga/comic book library, but also private rooms and showers when you want to take a break.

High-speed WiFi, power supplies, chargers, laptop rentals, and copy machines are all available to all guests. Surprisingly, there’s no table fee or membership requirement, so you can stop by to just have a meal as well, which makes Nagomi Cafe all the more versatile.

You can reach Nagomi Cafe by taking a short seven-minute walk from the JR Akihabara Station.


Aprecio is another internet cafe with a time-based concept where you pay for the table and the time you spend there, and you can use the high-speed internet and the computers available on the premises.

For female guests, Aprecio also offers a women-only seating section, and entertainment options like pool and darts are available for everyone. Plus, Aprecio also has a comic book library where you can pick a good read. 

Membership is also an option here if you want to visit frequently, and getting here is as simple as taking a seven-minute walk from the JR Shinjuku Station.

Kaikatsu Club

Kaikatsu Club takes the concept of an internet cafe to another level and approaches the theme from a business perspective. This is why you’ll find soundproof meeting and conference call rooms here, as well as private rooms to work without any distractions, which are also soundproof.

Like Aprecio, this cafe-club hybrid also includes a women-only seating area, and you have both membership options and pay-by-the-hour type seating. 

High-quality computers accompany the speedy WiFi, and you’ll find the usual amenities for personal hygiene, like showers, with the added bonus of a coin-operated laundry service.

Kaikatsu Club is only a three-minute walk away from the Akihabara station.

24-Hour Internet Cafe Tokyo: For Those Who Like To Work At Night

My recommendations above are all top-notch places if you’re the type who works during the “usual” work hours, which correspond to daytime for many. That said, some of us are night owls and can only get work done when it’s quiet and dark outside. 

So, here are some of the best internet cafes that are open 24 hours and are in easy-to-access spots in Tokyo.

Gran Cyber Cafe Bagus

If you just want to get some work done without any distractions or time limits, Gran Cyber Cafe Bagus has pretty much everything you may need. 

Located in Shinjuku, this place offers the basics like a good internet connection, a quiet place to work, and even private rooms if you want to be completely left alone. What’s more, during your downtime, you can use the billiard tables, dart boards, and the table tennis area to blow off some steam.

Gran Cyber Cafe also has a shower room, so you can continue working without having to leave your spot. You can also enjoy a nice meal from the menu in case you get hungry. They have a membership where you can use all the facilities for a monthly fee, but you can also visit as a guest.

Getting here takes only a five-minute walk from the East Exit of Shinjuku Station.


Hailey 5 Cafe (Shibuya)

You may have heard of Hailey 5, a chain franchise known for its internet and manga cafes across Tokyo. 

Located conveniently close to Shibuya Station, this place has both private and public seating, so you can get work done in peace by yourself or with friends. Needless to say, it’s open all the time, and you can even take showers here. 

The concept is time-based, which is common with these types of establishments. You only pay for the time you spend, and you can have drinks or food that’s available at the cafe without additional charge.

You can reach the cafe in a few short minutes by taking a walk from the Shibuya Station.

Coffee Aristocrat Edinburg

If you’re looking for a 24-hour internet cafe with a bit more style, nothing can beat Coffee Aristocrat Edinburgh. The golden accents and marble tabletops make you feel like you’re about to have high tea with royalty, and the high-speed internet is a bonus!

Here, you’ll find tables equipped with electrical sockets, and you can work for as long as you want if you order a drink at least every three hours or so. 

Speaking of which, if you’re looking for a budget option, this isn’t it. The menu is on the pricier side, which is okay considering the unique atmosphere. Reaching here takes only a few minutes from the nearest station, Shinjuku-Sanchome.

Best Manga Cafe Tokyo: For Manga and Comic Lovers

In case you didn’t know, Japan has unique cafes that are designed to kick back, relax, and enjoy the many mangas and comics the country has to offer. 

You usually pay for the time you spend at most of these places, and they are pretty much like internet cafes: there’s an internet connection, you can spend a long time, and most of them are open 24 hours.

After all, next to anime series, mangas are one of the best things about Japanese culture, and if you check out my post on the best easy-to-read Japanese mangas, you’re bound to find something that piques your interest.

Last but not least, here are some of the best Tokyo manga cafes in central, accessible city locations.

Manboo! Manga Cafe

A prominent chain establishment, Manboo! Cafe has many locations in Tokyo, but the most convenient one is, without a doubt, the one in Shibuya, Udagawa. 

The cafe is open 24 hours, seven days a week, and takes about 3 minutes to reach from the nearest station. There are both private and public areas available, a good internet connection, and power outlets on nearly all tables.

In addition to a comprehensive manga collection, Manboo! Cafe offers karaoke rooms as well. Dartboards are also available for fun breaks from work.


Another great chain establishment, Takarajima24 has locations all over Tokyo, just like Manboo! Cafe. Here, you have the standards: an internet connection, a quiet space to work, and drinks and snacks. 

However, the place also has a VR room and karaoke rooms if you want to have some fun. 

This place may be more expensive compared to similar establishments, and only people over 18 are allowed inside, but it’s without a doubt one of the most well-known manga cafes in Tokyo nonetheless.

You can reach the Shibuya location by taking a short walk from the Shibuya Station.


Conclusion: Working Remotely Doesn’t Have To Be Boring

While working remotely can be a dream as it allows you to have much more freedom, working from home can get stale pretty quickly. This is why the options I shared above are great for switching things up every once in a while.

Most of the cafes I introduced are quite affordable, and most offer monthly memberships or charge you based on the time you spend there.

That said, internet cafes aren’t your only option. You also have tons of manga cafes that are usually open 24/7, and you can skim through some quality manga during your break, which is one of Japan's finest arts.

Besides, the spots I introduced are some of the most easily accessible ones in Tokyo due to their central locations. 

So, if you’re considering living in Tokyo and working remotely, you have plenty of options to switch up your day-to-day routine. 

If you want to find remote jobs you can do from anywhere in Japan or fully remote positions that allow working from anywhere in the world, make sure to check out my posts. Also, if you want to live in Japan and work for an overseas employer, I recently wrote a post about it that might interest you.


Japan Dev Team

This post was written by our Japan Dev editorial team.