If you dislike that feeling of needing to purchase something every few hours in a cafe, then check out a work cafe in Tokyo. A work cafe is a cafe you can rent by the hour and have all drinks and snacks included.
If you didn’t know, Tokyo, Japan is an extremely dense city where space is at an absolute premium.
A few observations from my time in Japan:
Apartments and offices are typically smaller. Offices, meetings, and homes can be at a distance from each other. It is impolite to be loud in public. I rarely ever saw phone calls in public. I might have been stared at a few times when talking too loudly. Sorry about that…
So what can you do?
Where do you go when you need to work outside of the office or home and don’t have a coworking or shared workspace membership?
The Typical Cafe
On a typical work day in Tokyo, just drop by any local or chain cafe, and you will see this: