Alice’s TOKYO Walk vol.30〈Lion Cafe〉at Shibuya

モデル・斉藤アリスが英語と日本語で東京を案内! Alice’s TOKYO Walk vol.30〈Lion Cafe〉at Shibuya


“Oh...I never knew there was a place like this!”
If I go a little farther from my favorite areas, there is so much more TOKYO that I haven't yet found. So, I go out in search of new discoveries.

斉藤アリス / ハナコラボ所長


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I went to "Lion Cafe" in Shibuya on Dogenzaka Street. They opened in 1926 and it has been an iconic cafe in Tokyo ever since.


Hello! Even at 11am, classical music echoes throughout the dimly lit cafe. All of the seats are facing the same direction. How mysterious!


Actually, many people come here for the music specifically. Long long ago, it was a popular date spot before the days of movie theaters or home stereo. On the second floor, there are box seats especially for couples.


There are huge 3 meter tall speakers in the middle of the cafe order made by Pioneer. I want to hear what kind of impact these speakers can make.


People who want to listen to their own classical records on these speakers can bring them in. I don't own any records, but I can understand why people would do this. Don't worry, even if you don't have any records, they take requests.


I asked the 85 year old owner, Keiko Ishihara, why all of the seats are facing the same direction. She said it's to help you focus on the music. Also, the dim lighting and curtains are for the same reason.


I requested something bright and happy music for the morning. They chose Mozart. With a British style coffee in one hand, I immerse myself in the melody.

〈Lion Cafe(名曲喫茶ライオン)〉

■11:00〜22:30 年末年始休

■Shibuya-ku Dogenzaka 2-19-13
■Closed: New Year's holiday

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