Maid cafes are quite the thing to do when you visit Japan, but it is not only for the tourists, they are for the locals as well. Most people who comes to the Maid cafes in Japan only do it for the experience but some are into cos-play and others well, just wants to look at the pretty and young girls there.
Maid cafes are themed cafes obviously and there are so many sprouting in every corner in Japan especially bigger cities like Tokyo. You are usually not allowed to film inside the cafes or take photos but there are some who would let you take a picture of them for a few hundred yens.
There are of course different maid cafes around Japan , and all of them do have food involved as well as drinks. They also dance for you and before you can partake your food, you need to do some singing or dancing or both from what I know. I don’t know if they are popular for the older folks but for the younger folks , both men and women , they seems to have been quite taken by all the cos-play and the cutesyness of the dress up and cos- play.
Oh btw, maid cafes are not hostess hereby they drink with you and you can neither touch them. This isn’t a prostitution ring , no naughty business here, so cheeky old men out there, you can do away with the idea, if you think it is this kinda establishment.
Now the tricky part of one’s experience with the maid cafes are that there is a table charge plus whatever you order during your 1 hr stay at the cafe. If you intend to stay longer, you will be charge another table charge , so the turnover of the tables are fairly quick. You cannot hang around the cafes and not pay for the table charge.