World Cafes to bring fans a literal taste of Wrestle Kingdom before January 4 & 5 2020
With the unprecedented two night event of Wrestle Kingdom 14 around the corner, NJPW and TV Asahi are teaming up to bring pop-up cafes and stores to six cities across Japan for a limited time between December 18 and January 13.
Three locations in Tokyo (Ikebukuro, Shinjuku and Yurakucho) as well as Osaka and Fukuoka will each have cafes, while Sapporo, Nagoya, Hiroshima and Fukuoka will have collaboration stores offering original merchandise together with the best NJPW goods. December 18 will see special fan events to kick off festivities, with the cafes and stores open for business from December 19 through to January 13 2020.
Fans can experience the phenomenal action that only comes with an NJPW World subscription in the cafes, as well as get a literal taste of the action with some novel menu items!
Why not emulate IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada by eating the same meal he does before every big match: a Rainmaker beef bowl!
Feeling ungovernable and economical? Tetsuya Naito would have Tokyo Sports reporters pay up for his Family Restaurant Hamburger, but we have to ask you to foot the bill!
Cultivate the body of an Ace with Hiroshi Tanahashi’s chicken salad!
Or perhaps the Golden Star Plate is more to your liking? With roast beef and garlic rice, this delicious dish will have you looking and feeling like Kota Ibushi!
For desert? It has to be Togi Makabe with his original parfait!
That’s not all, as the drink menu has a range of themed beverages, with everything from SANADA’s Cold Skull Cola to the red and white of Jyushin Thunder Liger’s strawberry milk!
Check out the full details below:
NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING WORLD CAFES & STORES
Open: Wednesday December 18 2019 – Monday January 13 2020
Opening hours: 10AM – 8:50 PM
Reservations: Reservations are possible with a 650 Yen reservation fee (special gift included). Entry is possible with no reservation depending on capacity. Gifts are only available with a reservation.
Reserve from https://pricafeyoyaku.com/wrestling/ (Japanese)
Princess Cafe Ikebukuro Character House (Dec.18 – Jan.6)
Ikebukuro 1-32-4 Toshima, Tokyo B1F
Princess Cafe Shinjuku Marui Annex
Shinjuku 3-1-26, Shinjuku, Tokyo 6F (Dec. 19- Jan.8)
Princess Cafe Yurakucho Marui
Yurakucho 2-7-1, Chiyoda, Tokyo 8F (Dec.20-Jan.13)
Princess Cafe Osaka
Nihonbashi 4-8-16 Naniwa, Osaka KUS Nihonbashi Bldg. 2F (Dec.19-Jan.6)
Princess Cafe Fukuoka
Tenjin 1-11-11 Fukuoka Central Tenjin Core B2F (Dec.20-Jan.8)
Hakata Station Central 9-1 2F (Dec.20-Jan.8)
Tokyu Hands Nagoya
JR Nagoya Takashimaya 8F (Dec.26-Jan.12)
Tokyu Hands Hiroshima
Hachobori 16-10 Hiroshima (Dec.26-Jan.12)
Sapporo details forthcoming
All events to take place in the Ikebukuro cafe. Tickets are required. Check njpw1972.com and social media for details.
Wednesday, December 18: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Monday, December 23: Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma
Tuesday December 24: Taichi & El Desperado
Thursday December 26: Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata
Sunday December 29: Jyushin Thunder Liger
Monday December 30: SHO & YOH