Starbucks has opened a new coffee shop Japan's ancient capital Kyoto. It is unlike any other Starbucks the world as it has three rooms tatami – the traditional straw matting that is used floors Japanese houses. There are no chairs the tatami rooms. People sit flat cushions on the tatami mats. The new coffee shop is a 100-year-old house in one the most historic areas of Kyoto. It is located the attractive Ninen-zaka shopping street. It is situated two UNESCO World Heritage-listed temples. The area is very popular tourists, many of whom rent traditional Japanese kimono to go sightseeing in. The three tatami rooms are the second floor of the house.
Starbucks has done its best to make sure the coffee shop blends in its traditional surroundings. There are no neon signs and no big, green Starbucks logos. Instead, there is a traditional one-metre-long dark-blue curtain hanging the front door. The top half the coffee shop's logo is printed the curtain dark grey and black. Starbucks has reformed the house the traditional style and has created a Japanese garden people to look . The company also wants to be a good neighbor. It has decided not to let people form lines front of the shop. It will also limit the number customers during peak hours. This is to avoid disrupting the quiet atmosphere the area.