Free Cafe Harimaya StationFree: All time

Free Cafe in Ginza is run by Harimaya, a traditional rice cracker maker. When it first opened, Free Cafe offers free rice cracker treats from its “Okaki Bar”, as well as coffee, green tea, and juice at the drink bar. All at no cost whatsoever! What’s the catch? There’s none. Apparently, this strategy has led up to increase in sales of their rice cracker products to bring home or to give as gift. However, as of October 2010, the cafe has begun charging for the rice crackers. Drinks are still free though. Drop in for their freshly grounded coffee and roasted green tea!

Address: Ginza 4-chome building 2F, 4-9-13 Ginza, Chuo-ku Tokyo
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 7pm
Direction: Subway Higiya Line to Higashi Ginza Station, exit A6
Phone: +81 03 5550 6110

Photo credit: Yusuke Kawasaki (Flickr CC)