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Everything You Need To Know About The Cafés In Japan Where Women Dress Like Maids

Sure, it's a little awkward, but it's also pretty cool!

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Hi, I'm Ryan. I was in Japan recently and decided to check out one of Tokyo's infamous maid cafés. If you've never heard of one before, it's exactly what it sounds like.

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The women working at maid cafés are usually between the ages of 16–25 and they make about 900 yen an hour. Which is actually fairly standard for the restaurant industry in Japan.


My drink was blue. I asked them what was in it but they didn't know the English word for it. After some googling, we figured out that I was drinking peach liqueur. It was delicious!


There are misconceptions about what a maid café is in Japan. Many think the women who work there are doing some kind of sex work. But in truth, it's all really innocent. It's just about being cute and have a fun time.

Anyway, that's a maid café! You should totally check one out if you're ever in Tokyo. But most important, be polite, have fun with it, and don't be a creep to the maids!

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