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Shingo Naganuma isn’t exaggerating when he compares the atmosphere of his coffee shop, Nejimakigumo, to a temple. Open the menu here and you’ll find a list of rules, ranging from prohibitions (no smoking, no pets) to a requirement that laptop users buy extra drinks if they plan on occupying one of the cafe’s dozen seats for more than an hour.

You don’t have to take a vow of silence to fit in here, but you may want to turn your conversation down a few notches, at least.

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