Castanets Cafe and Restaurant

A fancy Italian cafe and restaurant in Jiyugaoka

By Karin Wu    - 1 min read

Tucked away just north of Jiyugaoka Station is Castanets, an elegant Italian restaurant and cafe. Try the flatbread pizzas, the many types of pasta, or one of the specials of the day - the choices seem endless. The flavors are light and refreshing, while still retaining the core Italian essence of the dishes. Castanets is also known for its variety of delicious cakes and pancakes (a recent boom in Japan), and the black tea that they serve is remarkably flavorful. Castanets is great for groups but is also a perfect choice for an intimate meal with a friend or special someone.

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Karin Wu

Karin Wu @karin.wu

Hi! I'm Karin Wu and I'm currently living and working in Tokyo. I took part in the photojournalism internship for JapanTravel in 2013, and I now contribute every so often when I can get out on the weekends. Writing is a passion of mine, and this site gives me not only an additional excuse to explore Japan but the opportunity to write about it and share with others! 

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