You can buy some coffee or ice-cream to go (Photo: Olga Kaneda)

Cafe Mikado in Karuizawa

A popular spot for coffee and ice-cream lovers

Olga   - 1 min read

Mikado is a famous coffee shop whose speciality is mocha soft serve ice cream. You can it eat it in a cone or in a cup, or in a coffee float (with iced coffee, of course). When served in a cup, mocha soft ice-cream is garnished with a dried Californian prune soaked in a special syrup. But this time I've already had some sweets so I just ordered a single-origin coffee.

There are now several Mikado coffee shops in Japan. The original store is in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, while the second branch of Mikado in Karuizawa is located in Ginza Dori.


Olga @olga.kaneda

Living and freelancing in Japan since 2013. A big dog lover. Adores Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, Argentine tango, Spanish language, good coffee and Scottish shortbread.