Akihabara is known for its wide range of appealing cafes catering to all sorts of tastes, but the combined Vampire Danso (women dressed as men) and Vampire Maid Café Dracula and Alucard manage to both be specific and universally-appealing! Vampires are widely popular even outside of manga and anime but Dracula and Alucard’s proximity to anime fans with a taste for something different definitely benefits the business. Nearly everyone can find their type here with the Alucard side offering cute and girly maid-vampires while Dracula offers regal, masculine vampires.
Vampire Danso Cafe & Bar Akihabara Dracula Info
|Location|| Japan, 101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 4 Chome−6−10 1/3 Residence BLDG ４F|
The Ginza Line will take you right to Suehirochou Station, only two minutes away by walking.
|Cost of Admission||￥900 for entry per hour, about $8.23|
|Hours of Operation|| Weekdays from 14:00 – 24:00|
Weekends from 12:00 – 24:00
Phone Number: 070-4194-1382
A short elevator ride up from the streets of Akihabara transports you to a vampire castle. The walls are covered in elegant black and red wallpaper and from the ceiling hang numerous red, black, and white gothic style chandeliers. Candles, blood-platters, skulls, and other ominous paraphernalia cover the room and give it an almost busy feeling even with the spooky atmosphere. On one side, vampire girls in maid outfits with cute accessories serve customers in a rather open area. Dracula is just on the other side of a wooden wall that nearly divides the two areas and is a much more intimate space. The women on that side, dress like distinguished bishounen vampire lords complete with capes and epaulets. Everyone clearly takes a lot of time on their appearance which enhances the experience.
Many times, you can find one of these vampires promoting their bars on the streets of Akiba and they will be happy to escort you should you find yourself lost. Once inside, you’ll be seated at a long table and, depending on how crowded it is, may be sat next to other guests. Talking among other customers and vampires not currently serving you personally is highly encouraged and there’s a generally friendly atmosphere. You’ll be asked if you’d like the drink special or to just order food and drink separately. If you’re feeling generous, you can also order a drink for your new vampire friend! The staff are all quick to keep your glass full as well and will talk with you as you enjoy your drinks and/or food. At the end of the hour, you have the option of extending your time or taking your leave but make sure to keep track of time yourself as it’s not the policy for staff to warn you.
While knowing Japanese will make things easier, there’s a handy English menu and several of the vampires speak some English. They’re all committed to ensuring you have a good time as well and will try their best to communicate as best they can so even shy customers can enjoy themselves. Food options include snacks like gyoza and chips and full meals of fried rice, pasta, and omurice that your vampire will decorate with ketchup. Photos of the inside and staff are not allowed but you can buy polaroid pictures with the vampires present to help you remember your special dark time!
While Dracula and Alucard may not have the same mature and elegant atmosphere as the Vampire Café in Ginza, it’s the openness and friendliness that makes it such a fun place for vampire lovers. You won’t have to worry about being ignored as these vampires are great at engaging with customers young and old of any gender. Feel free to dress up or wear something casual and enjoy the beautiful, personable vampires day or night at Dracula and Alucard!