The aesthetic and charm of the Taisho Era (1912-1926) in Japan is often under the name “Taisho Roman” (Taisho Romanticism), with many restaurants and clothing brands adopting the now vintage look of the time.

On September 17th, a celebration of the sweets of that era continued when a Taisho Roman style takeout café opened at Asakusa Taisho Roman Hall.

The menu consists of crepes, fruit punch, soft-serve ice cream, and cream soda, all based on retro style from the Taisho days.

The store has the interior decor of a European style house, with lots of good photo spots. The staff’s uniforms are also in the retro café style, too.

It is located about a 2 minute walk from Asakusa Station’s Kaminari gate, right at the intersection of Nakamise and Denpoin streets.

There is also a gift shop where you can purchase various traditional Japanese souvenirs right next to the cafe. Additionally, a Kimono rental shop is opening in the Hall as well, before the end of the year




Asakusa pudding a la mode crepe: 950 yen

Strawberry shortcake crepe : 850 yen

Café Napolitan crepe: 850 yen

Chocolate banana crepe: 800 yen

Retro ice cream/soft-serve :

Glass ball fruit punch: 700 yen

Shirotama Mitarashi soft serve ice cream: 700 yen

Tokyo soft serve ice cream: 550 yen

Cream Soda: 600 yen each

Melon cream soda

Strawberry cream soda

Sky blue cream soda

Ice cream float: 600 yen each

Coffee float

Coke float

Asakusa Taisho Roman Hall

Address 2-2-4 Asakusa Daitou district Tokyo

Hours: 10:00 – 18:30 (L.O. at 18:00)

Open throughout the year

Instagram: @romankan_cafe

By - Mugi.