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The World's First Teahouse-Style Starbucks Is Officially Opening In Japan


If you've seen one Starbucks, you've pretty much seen them all.

That's not saying that the tasteful, modern designs with muted colors in the coffee shops aren't pleasant: they are. In fact, a lot of the appeal in going to Starbucks is the lounge-tacular locations that are packed with laptop toting people working on the next great American novel.

And this new one in Kyoto, Japan is as welcoming as the coffee chain's other locations; just in an entirely different way. Because it's in a 100-year-old Japanese home with traditional tatami rooms.