Tokyo is renowned as the capital of colorful neon, high-tech innovation, efficient and resourceful infrastructure, and of course, how could one forget, bizarre entertainment. It seems as though Japan has a certain connection to the extraordinary which shines through in its wide array of themed cafes. These are Tokyo’s most unusual and imaginative coffee houses.
Pepper PARLOR Cafe
It is no secret that Japan is at the forefront of state-of-the-art robotic technology. Operated by the Softbank Robotics Corp., Pepper PARLOR boasts a uniquely mechanical experience. Orders are taken by robots, which utilize facial-recognition technology and machine learning to offer recommendations specifically tailored to those human customers placing their orders. The robots are also responsible for the customers’ entertainment: They sing, dance, play games, and make small talk with the customers.