You really have to visit this place for yourself to make sense of it all. One of our own described the experience of even entering this Asakusa café as 'pushing your way through the wall like Harry Potter at Platform 9 3/4'. We'd argue a mishmash of Narnia and Alice in Wonderland with a dash of Wes Anderson's cinematography would be an equally apt description, considering that the entrance is through a yellow door above which an old signboard for 'Furta Shoes' still hangs strong. Inside, the world of Chocolate Jesus is on full display, with pink walls and crockery worthy of the Queen of Hearts.
The interior was DIY'd together by the owner, Chiho Hirano, who says that her inspiration was the video for Björk's 'Venus as a Boy'. Menu-wise, expect coffees and blended teas, with a smattering of handmade cheesecake and scones thrown in for that extra tea party touch. Chocolate Jesus is usually open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, but as Hirano likes taking random days off, best check her Instagram before you head for this wonderland.
|Venue name:||Chocolate Jesus||Contact:|
5-10-3 Asakusa, Taito-ku
|Opening hours:||Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun 1pm-8pm|
|Transport:||Iriya Station (Hibiya line); Asakusa Station (Asakusa, Ginza, Tobu Skytree, Tsukuba Express lines)|