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Internet Cafe Refugees Tokyo Japan

Updated on July 23, 2015
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This author is a former I.T. graduate turned vagabond who travelled extensively and has lived and worked in Japan for many years.

24 Hour Comic Book Internet Cafe

This isn't free but is cheaper than a hotel, and a good last minute option for a cheap place to sleep. Many are open 24 hours a day. They are cheap places for people to nap and spend the night if they have missed the train home. Many of Japan's working poor have also embraced Tokyo's Internet cafés as temporary homes, and have been called Internet Café Refugees.

Shibuya picture by Moyan Brenn on Flickr
Shibuya picture by Moyan Brenn on Flickr | Source
Shinsekai Local Osaka Japan
Shinsekai Local Osaka Japan | Source

Internet Cafe Facilities

Internet cafes in Japan have private rooms, reclining chairs, and sometimes beds. Cafes may also have shower and bathrooms facilities for overnight visitors. There are lots of computers with fast Internet, shelves full of comic books, DVD’s, TV’s, food for sale, free all you can drink soda, power outlets to charge your phone and printers. Some cafes will have an area for you to leave baggage, and will even allow you to come and go from the cafe if you pay for a one-week stay. I don’t recommend staying here long term, its quite hard to sleep there. Prices will vary depending on the services you require.

Best Internet Cafe In Tokyo

The best 24 hour Internet cafe I found in Tokyo was Com Com Manga Cafe opposite the south exit of Higashi Ginza Staion. It is also near the Tsukiji Morning Fish Market. Prices in Tokyo vary between: 250yen to 400yen per hour, three hours 900yen to 1,300yen, All night 1,400yen – 2,500yen.

Japan, 〒104-0061 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 4 Chome−14−11 七十七ビル

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I Love Tokyo Sign Ginza Tokyo Japan
I Love Tokyo Sign Ginza Tokyo Japan | Source

Osaka's Best Internet Cafe

The best Internet cafe in Osaka is Media Cafe Popeye just seconds walk from Nanba Station.

Seat Prices are : 780 yen for 5 hours or 1560 yen for 10 hours.

Private Cubicle Prices are: 980 yen for 5 hours or 1,860 yen for 10 hours.

The Cleanest Internet Cafes In Japan

Bagus Internet cafes are the cleanest and most upmarket internet cafes in Japan.

Private Cubicle Prices are: 950 yen for 5 hours or 1,550 yen for 8 hours.

Japan’s largest Internet cafe chain

Manboo Internet Comic Cafe is Japan’s largest Internet cafe chain. Prices are good, but because there are so many lights it’s really hard to sleep.

Seat Prices are: 750 yen for 5 hours or 980 yen for 7 hours and 1290 yen for 10 hours.

Private Cubicle Prices are : 980 yen for 5 hours, 1,200 yen for 7 hours and 1,780 yen for 10 hours.

Japan's Disposable Workers Net Cafe Refugees Documentary

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      3 years ago from Osaka

      I just added an interesting documentary on Japan's Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees

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      3 years ago from Osaka

      That's right. Cheaper than a capsule hotel. Many workers stay here if they finish work late. It saves time on traveling home.

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      JR Krishna 

      3 years ago from India

      Very strange indeed

      An internet cafe for over night stay?


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