Weirdest Maid Café Ever

EarCleaningCafe As if it wasn’t strange enough that there are a lot of maid cafés that offer the service of extracting their customers’ grotty earwax while calling them “Master Of The House,” now there’s a café where ear maidens dressed in shiny mini-kimonos will perform that service with the customers’ heads in their laps! Behold this billboard advertising “Knee Pillow Ear Cleaning” in (where else?) the heart of Akihabara. And for only ¥3200! (That’s $26.04 US, at today’s exchange rate.) If I had to do this, I would totally be charging ¥32,000,000 for 30 minutes, in the hope that my customers would stick to making me play endless games of rock-paper-scissors!

If you’d like to visit the Akihabara area the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & maps are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

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