Meet Maids At Maid Cafe & Bar REI
Most people coming to Japan will have heard of the Maid Cafe phenomenon. Maid Cafes are shops where one can have a drink and a meal and enjoy the presence of ladies in cosplay. Generally, the costume of the women at the cafe will be one of a maid. They will treat the customers as masters and try to make them feel as at home as possible.
Going to a Maid Cafe has been a popular tourist activity for many years now. If you’re in Nagano and want to see one of these cafes, the Maid Cafe & Bar Rei is close to Nagano Station. This cafe serves soft drinks like cola and coffee, but also alcoholic beverages. There are three different all-you-can drink menus (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) for if you’re feeling thirsty.
You can also eat food like omurice shaped cutely like a maid and sing some karaoke. Interesting for those looking for a unique souvenir, you will get the opportunity to take a photo with your favorite maid for free.
Beware that having 1 drink every 30 minutes is obligatory.
It is a unique experience in Japan definitely not one to let go unchecked, so go have fun at Maid Cafe Rei
Mon. - Fri. 17:00 to 24:00
Sat. 16:00 to 2:00
Sun. 13:00 to 21:00
Entree fee for men is ¥800, ¥500 for women (+¥200 on weekends and event days)
From Nagano Station: When exiting the station go to the right up Nagano Oo-dori (長野大通り） and walk on the left side of the street. Walk along this road for around 4 minutes and cross the road when you get to the traffic lights. You will see the Aisei pharmacy on the other side of the traffic lights. On the left of Aisei you will find the maid cafe Rei on the third floor.