The PPAP cafe's menu will comprise of mainly apples and pineapples

A cafe inspired by Pikotaro’s pen-pineapple-apple-pen (PPAP) viral video will open in Tokyo.

The PPAP Cafe, which will serve a range of pineapple and apple-inspired food, will open in the Japanese capital on 1 November.

The meals won’t feature pens but will come with chocolate sticks instead.

The cafe will only be open for a short period and is set to close its doors on 20 November.


The PPAP cafe draws its inspiration from a viral video featuring Japanese singer Pikotaro performing his single, ‘PPAP’.  The song features nonsensical English lyrics, “I have a pen. I have an apple. Apple pen.” The video has been viewed more than 70 million times since it was first published on YouTube in August.

The song holds a Guinness World Record for the shortest song to enter the Billboard Hot 100, lasting only 45 seconds. The short video only cost 100,000 yen ($950) to make.