Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

You would like to go to Eorzea Café but don’t know how? You don’t wanna go there in the morning and chance it to get a free table on the same day maybe?

Do not fear anymore, Riiko has the solution for you:

Riiko’s FFXIV Eorzea Café Reservation Guide and how to use Loppi machines at Lawson

My guide will cover the necessary steps to visit Eorzea Café.

Quick Guide

Reserve ticket online –> Pick up reservation from Loppi machine at Lawson and get ticket from counter –> Go to Eorzea Café 15 min prior to time slot –> Enjoy Eorzea Café

What you need to reserve a ticket

– internet
– credit card (can also pay by cash but you need to pick it up within a few days after reservation)
– email address
– a japanese phone number (for example from your hotel)

First up, useful translations that you will read 10+ times during the reservation process.

エオルゼアカフェ Eorzea Café

ファイナルファンタジー Final Fantasy

秋葉原 Akihabara

東京 Tokyo

大阪 Osaka

How to reserve a ticket

Go to the website https://l-tike.com/ and enter “エオルゼアカフェ” (Eorzea Café) in the search field.

It will forward you to this page: http://l-tike.com/search/?keyword=エオルゼアカフェ

Now you will see the following overview. I removed the menus from the website in my screenshots. Click on any screenshot for a larger version.

Yellow marked: Tokyo
Blue marked: Osaka
Green marked: Dates for which you can reserve

Select the city and time frame in which you want to reserve a ticket and click the pink button on the right side.

On the next page scroll down a bit to skip the text and you will get to the calendar. Here you can see on which date and time slot there are still free tables and which are booked out.

Click on the time slot at which you want to reserve a table.

The following pop up will appear:

If the button on the right side is pink, on this day and time slot the corresponding table for the number of persons is available. If it is grey, all tables of this type are booked out. Try a different day or time slot.

Click the pink button to add the table for x persons to your cart.

The popup will disappear. Instead you can find this at the right side of your screen:

Now select the number of tickets you want. I selected 1 table for 2 persons.

When done, click on the pink button.

You will be forwarded to the login page. Here you can log in if you have an account or chose to register an account.

I recommend to not register an account and continue without registration! For this select the very bottom right button.

Next, you have to enter your email address twice and a Japanese phone number.

The phone number is only accepted if you do not enter the country code. Please refer to the example number. I used the phone number of the hotel. Make sure to write down the number as you need it to pick up your tickets at Lawson store.

Make sure that the telephone number is of the format that’s sampled below the field. For example:
Not accepted: +81-031-1234-1234
Accepted: 03112341234

Shio commented for an update on the telephone number: “I was able to use my US phone number (i.e. 1-123-123-1234) by leaving out the dashes”

Click again on the pink button to continue. To return to the previous page, click the left blue button.

You will be forwarded to a very long page.

At the top part you can again confirm you booking details. The ticket can only be picket up in the store, no other possibility to get them.

Scroll down a bit and you can select the payment type.

I like to use credit card as you can pick up the tickets up to the day of the reservation itself – but only until about 3h before the time slot, from what I understood.

If you use cash payment, you have to pay at the Lawson store when you pick up the tickets at the Loppi machine. The tickets are only reserved for 3-4 days. Please check in detail until when you can pick them up when reserving. This would make sense if you are already in Japan or book the day of your flight for example. You can then directly pay at the counter of the Lawson store.

After filling out your credit card details, scroll down.

Here you need to chose a password in order to access the confirmation of the registration online later on. Do not worry, you also get an email confirmation with your registration number.

When all is filled out, click on the pink button. This will finalize the purchase.

I do not have a screenshot of the next page but if you did everything correct, it will say that you successfully reserved and list all details again. You will also receive it via email.

The email will contain a lot of text. Scroll down until you find something looking like this:

Please note: Where I wrote about Loppi pickup, it actually tells you about the phone number that you used during reservation process. Don’t forget it to write it down and bring with you!

Checklist: What should I bring to the Lawson store?

– registration number (from email)
– phone number
– your name in katakana

In the email you received there is also a guide on how to pick up the tickets from the Lawson store Loppi machine. It’s in Japanese of course.

Shio commented to update this topic: “I also did not have to write down the registration number, you now access your reservation using your email, phone number, and pin password”
– bring your email and pin password!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

How to pick up your ticket in Japan

Lawson is a “combini”, a supermarket, that’s basically everywhere and open 24/7. Every Lawson store has a small Loppi machine that is often near the ATM machine. Sometimes it’s hidden away a bit. Don’t be sloppy in searching for it, even if it’s a (s)Loppi machine… (Pun intended)

Select “Lawson Ticket” 「ローソンチケット」 on the screen.

Then select “Pick up Reservation Ticket” 「予約済(当選)チケットの引取り」.

Enter the reservation number 「予約番号入力欄」 and the phone number 「電話番号」.

Then enter your name in Katakana. If you don’t know Katakana, this website can help you: http://www.lexilogos.com/keyboard/katakana.htm

Make sure to use a blank / space between first and last name. I had trouble finding the blank/space key for it as it was in complicated Kanji. Just try it out or ask the staff. If you registered an account during the reservation process, you do not need to enter your name at the Loppi Machine (from what I experienced).

Update 19th Oct 2017: Thanks to pouelman’s comment
There seems to be a button that enables you to enter your name also in Roman (our) letters. It wasn’t obvious which button it was but just try all of them and it might eventually work!

Spatzist commented to update this topic: “They have a QR code system now that makes this much easier. I’m not sure if you need to be registered (I was), but my reservation confirmation contained a link to a page with a QR code. Scanning the code into the loppi machine using my phone automatically filled out every piece of information save the phone number, making the process very easy.”

The Loppi machine will print out a receipt for you. Bring it to the counter and they will you the actual tickets.

Bring the tickets with you to Eorzea Café, obviously.

Where is the Eorzea Café (Tokyo)?

The Tokyo Eorzea Café is in a famous quarter called Akihabara. You can reach it best by going to Akihabara station by either subway or JR train. From there, walk a few minutes.

I used to orient myself in the train station by following the exits to Akihabara Electric Town. Then look out for the Gundam Café. From there, just follow the map. Across the street from Eorzea Café is an Animate store (status April 2017). The Café itself is in a building of “Pasela Resort” on 2F. The small red square on the picture is the entrance…

It’s difficult to see, so I also checked it on Google Street View:

Enter the building and you will see on 1F in the back on the right a room with different costumes and merchandise. This is where you can find a few FFXIV merchandise items. You can pay them at the bakery directly next to the merchandise. It is worth checking out this little merchandise room in the morning before other customers have come by. So you might still get M/L sized t-shirts or other items that might sell out quickly.

How Eorzea Café works

Enter the building (if you are not inside yet) and take the elevator to (2F). In Japan, the ground floor where you enter is called 1F, the next floor above is 2F, 3F etc.

You will directly see a counter. It cannot be missed. From there you can go to 3 different Cafés, so show the staff your ticket. If you are there more than 15 min in advance, they ask you to wait. If you are not there 15 min in advance, they might give your table to someone else.

Once it’s time, they will give you an iPad which serves as the menu. If you reserved, the first drink is on the house. For this you have to select one drink per person from a sheet of paper and give it back to them. You can also chose one of the job coasters which contain artworks of each job. You also get a cactpot ticket.

They ask you to wait again in front of the Café door until all customers have received their iPads. Then they will lead everyone to their table.

After an introduction in Japanese, they do the drawing of the cactpot numbers! The 3rd and 2nd place were pins or other small merchandise when I was there. The 1st place is a massive dessert plate that 2 people will struggle to eat. It will be served about 1h after drawing.

You can order as much food and drinks as you want and as often as you want. Beware as the tables are quite small to not order too much at once. The plates are sometimes quite big even if the food portions are decently sized.

With each item you order you will get a random coaster.

Among these coasters there are also job coasters but they do not have the artworks from those at the entrance but ingame screenshots on them. My Paissa knows which cards are best. ò.óV

The last order can be placed half an hour before the time slot end time. They will make a short announcement for it in Japanese a few minutes before.

They have PCs and a PS4 where you can log into your account. If you would like to do this, bring your security token. One of the PCs has an English client. I didn’t know this at the time. Playing in Japanese was really tough, and I was just trying to do a nice emote to take a photo!

In case many people want to use it (usually it’s not the case as everyone takes pictures or enjoy the food), they ask you to not take too long there.

Feel free to take as much pictures as you like. The staff is kind and will also take pictures of you if you ask.

In the end, you pay at the counter at the entrance. You just need to give them your ipad and they give you the bill. :)

For each item you ordered, you will receive one stamp in a stamp book. They are Grand Company themed so you can chose which one you prefer. For 18 items you will receive a small pin.

 

If you have any questions, please comment.

I wish you a lot of fun at Eorzea Café! Enjoy your stay. :D

 

>> Read about my visit at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/holiday-in-japan-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Read about the awesome food at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/holiday-in-japan-food-of-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

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Holiday in Japan: Food of Eorzea Café in Tokyo

Eorzea Café offers a lot of different FFXIV themed food and drinks.

As drinks, they have cocktails of each job, of each primal and character-based drinks.

The following set is a seasonal (Songbird Event) set. It comes with dango that have a Cactuar, Moogle and Bomb face on them! So cute! Next to it is a Mochi with filling, wrapped in a leaf. And of course some green tea.

This tea is a Tataru tea with petals. It’s as kind as Tataru and makes you feel all relaxed.

Here you can see a Chocobo cocktail and a Moogle beer. I think it wasn’t actually beer but made to look like marshmallows. XD

As starters, they have a virety of choices. I tried Ysayle’s Soup because it reminded me of when we all sat together at the at the camp near Moghome on our journey to save Ishgard and the Dragons.

Mag tried the Typhoon Takoyaki. One of them is full of Wasabi and super spicy. Mag’s famous words were “It’s not as spicy as I thought.”, then he suddenly bit into the Wasabi one.

This Dzemael Family Gratin actually looks like a Bowl of Embers. It’s some kind of potato gratin. Really tasty!

Don’t mix it up with the Ball of Embers. It’s a potato ball with crispy baked/fried peppers set on fire.

Another meal that was set on fire was the Tonberry Omurice. Delicious Basilic flavored Rice went really well with the soft omelette and the traces of blood ketchup.

Mag tried the Ravana soup bowl. It did not contain any bugs, luckily.

As a refreshing drink inbetween, we tried the Moogle fruit juice mix. It was a drink served in a pineapple. If this isn’t awesome in itself then I don’t know what is!

They also had a demon wall dessert. It was honey toast with cream, ice cream and fruits. Make sure to evade the AOE attacks on the floor while eating!!

I ordered this adorable minion dessert!

Unsure what it actually was, I took a bite. It was slightly green tea flavored fluffy cake with chocolate filling. GODLIKE! Every time I look at this minion, I get hungry now… >.<

With each meal, you get a random coaster. This are first coasters Mag and me received from our first orders.

On the second visit, Mag won the Cactpot lottery!

We weren’t sure if we should be happy or sad because it’s a massive dessert that they would serve us.

It contains ice cream, american pancakes, bisquits, cream, marshmallows, massive lemon toast, more cream, fruits, cornflakes and chocolate money (actually British Pound with the Queens face on them). You wouldn’t be surprised if I told you we didn’t manage to eat it all, right? XD

After Eorzea Café we were stuffed and full. Please note that the food above comes from two visits. I haven’t chosen every piece we ordered but the most interesting ones. The job and primal cocktails are also very nice but beware to not order too many alcoholic ones. XD

Look at what Mag bought at the Merchandise corner!

I wanted to buy one too but Mag said no. :\

Did you like my posts about the Eorzea Café and want to go there yourself? The next blog post will be a guide about how to reserve and pick up an Eorzea Cafe ticket as well as how the Café works, how to find it and what to enjoy.

>> Read about my visit at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/11/holiday-in-japan-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Riiko Rinkoko’s Eorzea Cafe Guide: Reservation and pickup of tickets, how to use (s)Loppi machines, where to find Eorzea Cafe and how the Cafe works

Holiday in Japan: Eorzea Café in Tokyo

Tokyo is home to the first Eorzea Café in Japan. It is located in Akihabara. Finding it is a challenge if you don’t know where you have to look: Pasela Resorts, super small entrance door, only advertisement in written katakana outside the building.

Inside, you can find a merchandise corner with a few selected goods. If you want some T-Shirts in any size but S, make sure to come here as early as possible.

When the time had come, we were handed iPads with the menu and guided to the entrance of the Eorzea Café!

A Lalafell Retainer welcomed us. I’m not joking. The waitress was a small Lady in retainer outfit. ö.ö At least the second time we visited.

The inside is Gridania themed. It looks really amazing. They put a lot of work into it.

The room has several small tables and during late March, there was something lying on the tables… Could it be…?

It was a small poster of the songbirds! ö.ö We asked the staff if we could take them home. Now, mine is hanging on my door and always reminding me of the great times at Eorzea Café.

The room has a bar with a variety of bottles that allow the staff to mix the cocktails and drinks from the menu.

In the middle of the room is the Moogle space. They are watching over the visitors and guarding the PCs and PS4 on which you can log into Eorzea.

The walls are decorated with pictures, monitors and weapon replicas!

The best Moogles are of course the drinking Moogle and the Post Moogle.

Near the entrance, there is an actual framed picture of Hildibrand and Nashu! I want this one!!

This is the ipad with the menu.

You could order as much as you wanted within the 2h time slot. Curious about the awesome food choices? Tomorrow I’ll tell you more about the drinks and food they offer.

>> Read about the awesome food at Eorzea Cafe: https://riikorinkoko.wordpress.com/2017/05/12/holiday-in-japan-food-of-eorzea-cafe-in-tokyo/

>> Riiko Rinkoko’s Eorzea Cafe Guide: Reservation and pickup of tickets, how to use (s)Loppi machines, where to find Eorzea Cafe and how the Cafe works

Holiday in Japan: The traditional side of Kyoto, Arashiyama, Fushimi Inari, Hanami

Japan has many faces. So far I’ve shown you the nerdy and cool face. Now it’s time to show you the calm and traditional face.

In Kyoto, we had a room in a Ryokan. This is a traditional japanese style hotel. Already from the outside it looked traditional but well maintained of course.

The inside gave off a really nice flair of old Japan. The staff was very welcoming and even spoke english! When they noticed that I do speak some japanese, they tried to use easy Japanese to explain everything. It was really awesome!

Our room was obviously also a japanese style room. This is the room, behind the doors are our luggage and a water cooker with tea bags. In all hotels they have so far offered free tea. Behind where the picture was taken is the bathroom. You wonder where to sleep? Well, move the table and the “chairs” to the side and take out the futon matraces from the cupboard on the left. That’s how you make your own bed in japanese style.

Japan has a lot of temples and shrines and you will find millions of pictures of them. That’s why I decided to not post pictures of all the temples/shrines. Instead, please enjoy a small trip through Arashiyama, an older part of Kyoto with a lot of shrines, temples, old streets, small stores, amazing snacks, touristy stores and a bamboo forest!

The bamboo forest is most impressive. The bamboo trees reach up to the sky and offer shadowy pathways to the visitors. It’s a relaxing and impressive sight.

When tired from all the walking, there are some nice opportunities to rest along the way.

Here we found a place that sells dango.

So we sat down and had a few of these lovely soft balld with honey sauce and green tea. IT was so relaxing to just sit down for a few minutes and forbet about the touristy sightseeing.

Japanese people have the most amazing ice cream flavors. This one tasted like white chocolate and green tea. O.O;;;

Near some temples or shrines, there are booths with different types of food. They offer so many things, you will surely find something for yourself to enjoy.

Here we got squid rings, yakisoba (noodles with vegetables and meat) and sweet corn! All awesomely tasty. I highly recommend trying out these booths. Sometimes, they even have chocolate banana! ö.ö

Let’s continue the path through the more and more rural Arashiyama. The further you follow the streets, the less touristy it becomes. It’s simply beautiful!

Here and there they have displayed their goods and sometimes even have selfmade items to offer. Here I found a circle of adorable owls!

They would have these kind of small “sceneries” in front of the houses.

You could find old stores that sell sake, bamboo products, cute figures made of silk cocoon, beautiful cloth, selfmade paper, variety of fans and much more. All shopkeeps were really nice and helpful.

Another day, we visited the Gion area in Kyoto. It’s where the geishas used to have their establishments. Nowadays, it’s full of tourists and they offer Geisha and Maiko dance performances. Needless to say, we went to see one.

There is one Shrine that I always wanted to visit. The Fushimi Inari Shrine. It’s known for its 1000 red gates. You will ususally see two fox statues guarding the gates.

The foxes are the messengers of god Inari who is living inside the mountain. The red gates are donations to the shrine and build up long pathways on which you can walk across the mountain.

How to destroy beautiful scenery dreams, left of the arrow in below photo it says “Hair Cleanin…” XD

The arrow was purchasable at the shrine at the bottom of the mountain. It is for good luck or something. Certainly I knew I always wanted such an arrow (because Kazuha from Detective Conan got such an arrow at a shrine once…). The funny part of the story is that it didn’t fit in our suitcases. So we walked through town for hours and checked all the stores, until Mag finally discovered a very small store that sold tools. There, I bought a small hand saw and sawed the arrow into two pieces that fit into the suitcase! :D At home, I glued it together. Well, I intend to cause my super glue is dried and I have to buy a new one first… XD

And here is my most favorite and hardest picture I took: An empty red gate pathway.

It’s so beautiful and I just love that place ö.ö

We weren’t in Japan in the time we were there just for fun. it was for the Cherry blossoms!

In the second week of the holiday, they were in full bloom in Tokyo. It was the most beautiful flower scenery I’ve experienced all over town.

In parks, people reserved picknick spots under the rewws with blue plastic blankets and cardboard cartons as tables for their friends, family or coworkers.

Everyone seemed really happy and took many pictures and especially selfies in front of the cherry blossoms.

In Meguro, there is a canal that has paths of cherry blossom trees on both sides. A wonderful sight!

With the sun shining through the petals, you might notice that the smallest things can make you smile.

Holiday in Japan: Gashapon and Pokémon Center

Japan is the home of Gashapon Machines. It is a machine where you put 300-500 Yen in and get a plastic ball (similar to the surprise eggs but bigger and without the chocolate) out of it. Inside is one random item from those that are advertised on the outside of the machine. So you will certainly get one of the cool items and not something super random like with surprise eggs.

They have these gashapon machines everywhere but in one department store in Kyoto we found walls of these!

On the right side you can see the FFXIV Gachapons. They have key chains with various characters.

Mag managed to get me nanamo and Tataru! So adorable <3 They are now hanging in my room near my PC. :D

Of course we had to check out the Pokémon Center in Tokyo. Later on I got to know that there was one in Kyoto and it had super adorable Kimono Pikachus. ARGH! >.<;;

Anyway, the Pokémon Center is an experience for everyone who ever enjoyed Pokémon.

They have figures all over the store inbetween the merchandise. Here is Pikachu riding on some legendary Pokémon whose name I never knew because there are so many.

Next up some figures of the Starter Pokémon from Sun and Moon. They are decorated for spring and Easter time already.

Need some merchandise? No problem, they got it. And they surely have a Pikachu that suits you. With this I mean, it’s dressed up. Unless you like it without clothes…

They have anything you can imagine and more.

The only thing they didn’t have was a Mimikyu figure…

But they had all these adorable Pikachus everywhere ö.ö

At the check out, they had the typical japanese queue (nobody cuts queues in Japan except tourists maybe if they are ignorant). They also had even more Pikachus!

Mag discovered something. A Mimikyu plushie! But you had to join the lottery to win it.

He got 2 tickets an won it for me! ö.ö Thanks again!! I put it on my TV furnishing so that I will always see it!

Here is my haul from Pokémon Center:

Unfortunately, I can’t find my Rowlet plushie (the little owl plushie) anymore. ;_; I’ve looked everywhere (so I think) and I might have put it at an unusual spot but it’s not even in the cellar in my “old plushie bag”. If you have any ideas where I might have put it, any hint is welcome!

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