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  • from travel karaoke to dining experience

  • more and more options in japan are being specifically catered to individuals

  • this is the so-called  okitorisama movement

  • which can be roughly translated as solo customer movement

  • more and more people are embracing a solo lifestyle

  • and many facilities are starting to realize the importance of ohitori-sama customers

  • today i will be showing you some of the best facilities and services in  tokyo

  • specifically geared towards solo customers

  • let us start with a cafe

  • there are many different options you can choose from

  • probably the most peculiar type  of a cafe is an animal cafe  

  • here you get to spend your time with dogs  cats rabbits even owls or piglets

  • you name it

  • i decided to go with the cat cafe where  you get to enjoy the company of many catswhile sipping on your coffee this specific one  is located in ikebukuro and is called moca cafe

  • while sipping on your coffee

  • this specific one is located in ikebukuro and is called moca cafe

  • these cats literally ignore the crap out of me

  • they don't pay me any attention

  • they're like dude what do you want

  • we don't want to cuddle with  you

  • this is the kingdom you know

  • and you were an unwanted visitor it seems

  • if the cats ignore you like they did me

  • you can still enjoy by choosing one of many available mangas

  • or you can bribe the  cats into loving you by giving them cat ice cream

  • apart from animal cafes there are still  many other options for solo customers

  • who are just looking for some quality alone time

  • my today's companion is also quite furry but it's definitely less responsive than the   cats

  • even though i didn't believe that it  would even possible but yeah it's moomin

  • welcome to moomins anti-loneliness cafe

  • this cafe is located in skytreetown solamachi

  • and allows its customers to enter the world ofcute fairytale character

  • MOOMIN. While moomin is a fairy tale originally based in Finland

  • it found  a big fan base in japan across all generations

  • moomin cafe prides itself in offering their  customers an opportunity to share their meal  

  • with a MOOMIN to help them combat the  feeling of loneliness when eating solo  

  • mashed potato sand

  • berry sauce  i'd like to know what that is

  • that's a very northern europe taste

  • they even have them this rye bread

  • this is not a real dry bread rye  bread to taste like eating rocks  

  • and now it's time to go have some fun  and to be honest i cannot really think  

  • of a better way to have fun in japan than  karaoke

  • not just any karaoke this one is a one-man karaoke called wan-kara

  • and you get  to enjoy karaoke in a complete privacy here

  • this is like a mini record studio. what??

  • i don't even know what all this is how do i  

  • work with this thing i've never  seen so many buttons at karaoke  

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  • now i need  to figure out where i plug this in

  • oh yeah oh what

  • not bad okay time to sing

  • sorry i'm i'm just too excited

  • my original

  • it was quite horrible but so  much fun

  • i like it so next song

  • after my memorable solo performance  it was time to go get some food  

  • i chose a family restaurant jonathan's

  • that offers  okitori-sama seeds to their customers

  • many locals come here alone to enjoy a warm meal

  • study or  even work remotely

  • of course i had to try it too

  • so this is actually first time for me trying  this kind of Ohitorisama seat in the restaurant  

  • there's this kind of notion that when you were going to a restaurant it has to be kind of a   social event

  • especially in japan dining out or  eating out is an important part of socializing

  • i'm sure that not all of the people feel very  comfortable eating by themselves

  • but this kind of environment really makes it easy to get used  to it

  • especially here like i'm literally in the corner

  • i have a wall in front of me and there's  just like space to get out

  • but if this is like my little corner where i'm gonna enjoy my meal  and chill for a while

  • i ordered some spring fair menu which is like grilled chicken with cheese  sauce and bread

  • so let's try

  • it's pretty nice

  • actually better than i expected

  • eating alone in the corner

  • i decided to finish off with an  afternoon tea atbed and book tokyo  ”

  • this cafe /bookshop attracts their customers  by giving them a place to doze off

  • while surrounded by dozens of books

  • on top of that they also provide affordable accommodation in one of their capsules

  • for those  who decide to prolong their stay

  • lift my legs

  • like you can also go to manga cafe it's kind of  the similar concept but you know to be honest i  

  • was at manga cafe once and i didn't really  like it because it made me feel extremely  

  • lonely like it was so cold there the light  was like that prison or like hospital light  

  • this place has a totally different vibe to it

  • it's just built in a way that makes you relax immediately

  • and which ochirisama facilities  have you tried

  • let us know your favorite

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Solo in Tokyo Best Facilities for Ohitorisama Customers

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/31
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