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Nap cafe for women opens in Tokyo

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By Michelle Lynn Dinh

There have been some questionable cafes popping up in Japan, like one where men pay women to sleep next to them, but the newest specialty sleeping shop to make the rounds on the Internet has a pure and innocent motive.

Nap Cafe Corne is a quaint little shop in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo where patrons are invited to take a load off and get some shut-eye for a small fee. It isn’t the only place in Tokyo where you can pay to take a snooze, but Nap Cafe Corne is getting a lot of attention for its cheap prices, attention to detail, and women-only policy.

Nap Cafe Corne targets working women in Tokyo who might be in need of a break in the middle of their long day. The cafe has different areas dedicated to the needs of women on-the-go.

Before entering the sleeping quarters, patrons can choose the type of pillow they would like to use while enjoying their nap.

Once finished napping, there are a number of amenities patrons can enjoy, including a small cafe that serves things like toasted sandwiches, salads and of course drinks.

If you’re wondering when exactly someone would patronize this place, Nap Cafe Corne suggests some of the best times to stop by:

1) When you’re sleepy and had to get up early in the morning 2) When your feet are tired from walking around all day 3) When you got caught in the rain and your clothes are all wet 4) When you have plans late at night and you want to rest up before going out 5) When you want to laze about and think by yourself

You might think you’d rather slip into the nearest McDonald’s to take a break, but at a price of 150 yen for every ten minutes, Nap Cafe Corne is an inexpensive way to comfortably relax in the middle of a hard day. With a grand opening on Nov 19, it’s safe to say that this is the newest nap cafe in all of Tokyo. If you’re a woman and would like to snooze for a bit in the Tokyo area, here’s a little more information on Nap Cafe Corne.

Shop Info Shop name in Japanese: おひるねカフェcorne Address: 2-14 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 101-0051 Hours: Weekdays 8:00 – 18:00

Sources: Asahi Shimbun Digital, Nap Cafe Corne

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I had this idea a long time ago. I never could find a place to crash for lunch, in between meetings, etc. net cafes suck, I think this is the answer.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

All that women only stuff is so stupid. Women Only trains, many restaurants have lunch designed for women only, internet cafes have a women only area... What's the point? That is brutally irritating. It creates more hate. Just make it equal for satan's sake!

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Ladies can sleep at my house for free.... ;)

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

Net cafes, manga cafes, cat cafes, and now nap cafes. I propose inventing a new word to replace "cafe" because surely no one is going to these places for just a cup of coffee. The article above didn't even mention drinks!

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I wish I had time to take a nap during the workday. Obviously these "working women" have quite a lot of free time: If I manage to sit down and eat lunch I'm quite happy. I understand taking a snooze in between work and a social situation after work, but, "When you’re sleepy and had to get up early in the morning?" Sounds like these ladies need to ice up.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Seems legit.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Most net cafes are, alas, havens for unbridled smoking. Not restful. Wish Japan would join the civilized world and ban all indoor smoking.....otherwise, the net cafes would indeed be a pleasant alternative.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

It's a not a new concept, since a few years ago there are actually a few ladies-only places like this in my city. I guess the male equivalent would be the net cafe. Personally, if I get sleepy during the day I just pop into one of those so-called "quick massage" places for a for 30 min reflexology session. I get to take a refreshing nap and I get nice smooth feet. Two birds, one stone!

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Zzzzzzzzzz...

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

HollisBrown Actually, it is forbidden... I don't think you can be caught, but strictly speaking, you need to pay

-7 ( +0 / -7 )

130 yen for an unlimited time on the Yamanote line.

Very true! I love having a mothly pass for the shinkansen; I can use my local station like an old-style gentleman's club: comfortable chairs, wi-fi access, convenience store and a well-stocked bar. Great place for a nap!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

130 yen for an unlimited time on the Yamanote line.

8 ( +10 / -2 )

It's funny I think because in French 'Corne' means 'horn'...

1 ( +1 / -0 )

If they come to my apartment, I'll only charge them 100 yen for ten minutes.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

More sexist stuff !

Double standards again !

-13 ( +6 / -19 )

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