Kichijoji is renowned for its chilled-out atmosphere; perhaps the locals have cottoned on to what may very well be Tokyo’s only hammock café and gallery. Lacking chairs, Mahika Mano is a quasi-showroom for distributors Hammock2000, where guests are invited to choose a hammock and settle in for a kip (time limits enforced). Also operating as a gallery and event space, the café enforces a no children rule and offers a variety of LOHAS-style health conscious meals, the menu detailing the nutritional benefits of each dish. Liquid refreshment comes via boutique beers, original herb cocktails and coffee and tea. Hammocks are available for purchase, allowing customers to take a little bit of that ‘Kichi’ vibe back home.
|Venue name:||Hammock Cafe and Gallery Mahika Mano|
Sunpalace Bldg 1F, 2-8-1 Kichijoji-Minamicho, Musashino-shi
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 12noon-10pm (last orders 9.15pm), Sun 12noon-8pm (7pm)|
|Transport:||Kichijoji Station (Chuo, Sobu, Keio Inokashira lines)|