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