R-za Dokushokan is quaint reading cafe in Japan for stationery lovers, where you can write letters and wax seal them, all while sipping your drink.
Letter Writing & Reading Cafe in Tokyo Japan
Tucked away upstairs in a quiet street near Koenji station (Japan) is a quaint reading cafe called R-za Dokushokan.
While the interior is cool and dark, sunlight filters through the windows and indoor plants, giving a sense of airiness and respite from the afternoon heat. The room is full of antique-style furniture, books, bric-a-brac and desks adorned with different trinkets and interesting, decorative items. There is a no-talking policy, aside from whispering your drinks order to the cafe owner.
On the menu was also a 'letter-writing set' option, where you can choose from a range of envelopes, letter writing paper and use the cafe's glass pen, nib, ink and supplies to wax seal your letter too! It was so cool to rummage through the wooden chest to see what treasures I could find, and to have the chance to play around with stationery that I've never used before.