Boys school and butler cafes, open for men, too!

During my visit to Ikebukero, I descended the stairs to the entrance of Swallowtail, the famous butler cafe. I had a delightful chat with the butler door man, who told me in a gentle and soft voice that reservations are required. Or so I think.

Swallowtail butler cafe

Thanks to an internet tip, I also learned that Shibuya now has a European-style boys boarding school cafe, Edelstein, also aimed at fujoshi (腐女子), or female otaku into boys love. Here’s a photo of the interior. I need to find some girlish company to make a reservation and check it out.

Edelstein, Euro style boys boarding school cafe for girls

Thanks again, Adrik, for letting me know that men are welcome at these “girls’ cafes.” Adrik, if you’re in Tokyo before May 23, let’s meet there!

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  1. How was your host club experience? Not much written on your blog about it. Are Kyoto hosts up to Tokyo standards? I loved you photo on the Edelstein welcome mat. No photos with the “students” and your name cards?!

  2. ahaha, no, no photos allowed (like maid cafes)
    the host club was cool, it was not a Japanese one unfortunately, but a Filipino one cause i know the DJ – would love to go to a Japanese one but i dont speak enough Japanese to get inside 🙂

  3. I’m going to Japan next week. I’m hoping to make reservation at swallowtail, but don’t know how. Is it via email or call? if call, i cant seem to find the contact number ><"

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