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  • Animate Sunshine
    Shopping
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-20-7
    This eight-floor building located at the entrance to Otome Road in the Higashi Ikebukuro district of Tokyo’s Toshima City is comprised of floors with a lineup of products particularly for the benefit of female fans, more so than other Animate locations around the country. Inside is a cosplay shop as well as shops for second-hand character costumes and doll-related merchandise, a studio offering cosplay photography, and also an Animate Café where guests can enjoy a menu that collaborates with anime works. This building is constantly being visited by anime fans from all over the country.
  • Animate Akihabara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 4-3-2
    This is the Akihabara store of the largest domestic cartoon, animation and game related goods specialty shop and is located adjacent to “Comic Toranoana.” In addition to books such as newly released comic books, light novels and specialty literary magazines and reading material, there is an abundant collection of art supplies, character goods, CD/DVD, and games, etc. on all six floors of the store. There are also many events held inviting animation song singers and voice actors as well as limited-time only shop events. The nearest station is Akihabara Station.
  • Animate Shibuya
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Udagawachou 31-2 Shibuya BEAM 3F
    This is Shibuya’s largest anime and comic specialty store, located in the “Shibuya Center Town” in Udagawa-cho, Shibuya City, Tokyo. In the large store, there are a variety of new comics and doujinshi books, CD/DVD, character goods. There are corners around the shop for popular pieces, and it is devised to be easy to find the desired item. There are also special corners for limited periods selling themed limited items and special distribution items.
  • ACOS Ikebukuro
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-2-1 Animate Sunshine 2-3F
    A one-stop cosplay shop carrying a huge variety of cosplay items such as wigs and color contacts in addition to, of course, costumes. From new works to old favorites, the shop carries costumes for a stunning array of anime. ACOS also only stocks the best cosplay accessories, such as prop swords, an item no Japanese character cosplay costume can be without. The shop also allows patrons to try things on before they buy.
  • animate Café Ikebukuro 3 Shop
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-20-6 Plaza Inn Ikebukuro 3F
    A concept café operated by animate, the anime merchandise chain store. The café is located on the third floor of the Ikebukuro Plaza In building. The café offers food and drinks themed after current popular anime and video games. The interior and music is also connected to anime and video games, creating a unique, anime-themed atmosphere. The café sells merchandise available nowhere else and some menu items come with unique novelties—many fans come here seeking these special goods.
  • Kotobukiya Akihabara
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Sotokanda 1-8-8 Okashima Building
    A popular shop dedicated to action figures located in Akihabara, the otaku subculture mecca. From videogame and anime to movie characters, the shop carries action figures from a wide array of genres. In addition to action figures, Kotobukiya also sells stuffed animals and plastic models. Many of the shop’s customers are women and international tourists, and Kotobukiya has the lineup to meet the diverse needs of its customers.
  • LINE FRIENDS STORE
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 4-31-12 Harajuku Zero Gate
    The official shop for LINE character goods located on Meiji-dori Avenue in the Jingumae area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The shop carries a variety of original merchandise themed after popular LINE characters such as Brown, Cony, and Sally. Here shoppers can find stationary, stuffed animals, kitchenware, and much more. Items such as the matcha tea and mug set make perfect gifts.
  • Snoopy Town Harajuku
    Shopping
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 6-1-9 Kidairand Harajuku Store B1
    A Snoopy Town shop located on the basement floor of Kiddy Land Harajuku in the Jingumae area of Shibuya City, Tokyo. The shop, themed after the Peanuts comic popular with young and old alike, is crammed with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, and other Peanuts Gang goods. The shop carries a variety of items perfect as gifts, including stuffed animals, lifestyle goods, and wood figures. The shop also sells items exclusive to the Harajuku location.
  • Hello Kitty Japan Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi
    Shopping
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree Town Tokyo Sola Machi East Yard 4F
    A Hello Kitty souvenir shop located inside Tokyo Skytree Town Tokyo Solamachi, a shopping mall standing at the base of Tokyo Skytree. The shop is filled with merchandise relating to Hello Kitty, a character loved around the world, including stuffed animals, lifestyle goods, accessories, and sweets. The Japanese-style original merchandise and local products from around Japan are particularly popular with both Japanese and international tourists. The closest station is Tokyo Skytree Station.
  • miffy style Tokyo Station
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1
    The official shop of the popular character Miffy, located in the Tokyo Character Street shopping facility just past the Yaesu North Exit of Tokyo Station. Miffy Style is filled with goods sure to be irresistible to Miffy fans, including stuffed animals, stationary, life goods, and bento boxes. The shop also sells items found nowhere else and is a popular destination for shoppers seeking souvenirs and gifts.
  • Rilakkuma Store Kichijoji
    Shopping
    Tokyo Musashinoshi Kichijoujihonchou 1-11-5 Kopichi Kichijoji Building A 6F
    A shop dedicated to the popular Rilakkuma character located in the Character Park section on the sixth floor of the Coppice Kichijoji shopping center. Built around the concept of a “happy life with Rilakkuma,” the shop carries Rilakkuma, Korilakkuma, and Kiiroitori merchandise and lifestyle goods.
  • Aikatsu Stars! Official Shop Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi
    Shopping
    Tokyo Sumida-ku Oshiage 1-1-2 Tokyo Sky Tree - Town/Solamachi - Stay 5F12
    This is the official shop of the popular game and animation work “Aikatsu Stars!” located in “Tokyo Solamachi” in Tokyo Skytree Town. In addition to enjoying “Glitter Garapon” where you can win prizes or the photo sticker machines where can take photos with your favorite characters, the shop also sells original goods such as miscellaneous goods with character motifs and fan certificates. The nearest station is Skytree Station or Oshiage Station.
  • Tora no Ana (Ikebukuro Store A)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-1-2 Takamura Building 6F
    Tora no Ana is a dojin shop in Higashi-Ikebukuro in Tokyo’s Toshima City. It deals mainly in fan-created magazines and fan merchandise but also sells commercially produced comics and anime. There are two Tora no Ana shops in the Ikebukuro area, and Tora no Ana A is one of them, while Tora no Ana B sells mostly merchandise that appeals to women. The store also has an event floor and a novelty goods space. In November 2015, the former Store A and Store B changed places, so the current Store B is in the building where Store A was formerly located.
  • WTW SURFCLUB
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Shibuya-ku Jingumae 5-16-13SIXHARAJUKUTERRACE
    This is a lifestyle shop opened in Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo in 2015. The concept is “SURF LUXE.” It is a new store of the interior brand “WTW” that proposes a comfortable beach surf style, selling urban furniture, kitchenware, and living goods based on black and white monotone designs. In addition to original products, the store also offers tastefully selected domestic and international items.
  • Tora no Ana (Ikebukuro Store B)
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 1-9-1 Seiko Sunshine Building XI 6-7F
    Tora no Ana is a dojin shop in Higashi-Ikebukuro in Tokyo’s Toshima City. It deals mainly in fan-created magazines and fan merchandise but also sells commercially produced comics and anime. There are two Tora no Ana shops in the Ikebukuro area, and Tora no Ana B is one of them, while Tora no Ana A sells mostly merchandise that appeals to men. The store also sells adult comics along with action figures and other toys. In November 2015, the former Store A and Store B changed places, so the current Store A is in the building where Store B was formerly located.
  • Red Mercury (Ueno Shop)
    Shopping
    Tokyo Taitou-ku Ueno 4-9-2 Koide building 4F
    A store specializing in American toys located a five minute walk from Ueno Station's Shinobazu exit. There isn't a toy collector in Tokyo who doesn't know about Red Mercury. The sheer number of toys crowding the store's shelves and showcases is stunning. The abundance of Star Wars and Transformers toys and merchandise, in particular, will amaze you. And as you might expect from a store which has been in business so long, you can find some truly rare items tucked away here and there. Red Mercury carries a wide selection of other toys, from action figures to vending machine toys to ornaments and decorations. Merchandise and other items are also sold on the store's website.
  • Rilakkuma Store, Tokyo Station shop
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 street B1F
    Very popular among a wide age-range of people, this official shop of Rilakkuma bear, is located on the Tokyo Character Street, on the first basement floor of Tokyo Station Ichibangai. The Rilakkuma Tokyo Station Shop is the Rilakkuma specialty shop built around the concept of Happy Life with Rilakkuma. The bright white walled interior is lined with approximately 3,000 Rilakkuma bears, and baby Korilakkuma and the yellow bird friend, Kiiroi Tori. Sold here also is a line of items that are exclusive to this store alone.
  • Nippon Animation Official Shop ANi★CUTE
    Shopping
    Tokyo Toshima-ku Higashikebukuro 3-1-2 Sunshine City Specialty Store Area Alpa 2F
    ANi★CUTE is inside Ikebukuro Sunshine City. They offer goods featuring characters from Nippon Animation's productions. The goods featuring Rascal the Raccoon, Chibi Maruko-chan, and Penelope are particular well represented. They often hold promotional campaigns and release new products, so there's always something to delight fans. With the shop concept of inspiration, it brings smiles to the faces of young and old alike.
  • OTONA JYOSHI BIYORY, Character Beauty Shop
    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 1-9-1 Tokyo Station No.1 Street B1F - Tokyo Character Street
    OTONA JYOSHI BIYORY, where beauty, fashionable and kawaii come together. Women can find cute items of such girls' manga characters as: Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Magical Angel Creamy Mami, Neighborhood Stories, Urusei Yatsura and Ranma 1/2. Located in Tokyo Character Street in First Avenue Tokyo Station. Find limited edition items only available here. Very popular among working women and foreign tourists. New items every month, giving customers a new experience every time.
  • Gundam Cafe (Akihabara Shop)
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    Shopping
    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Kandahanaokachou 1-1
    A cafe modeled after the world of the hit giant robot anime series Mobile Suit Gundam. The Jaburo coffee was created for Gundam fans wanting to try the coffee made at Jaburo, the home base of the Earth Federation in the Gundam universe. The Gundam mecha-themed curry and food names riffing off of popular episode titles and character lines are sure to tickle the hearts of Gundam lovers. The cafe also sells merchandise such as Gundam-themed Kutani ware, an amusing soy sauce bottle modeled after M'Quve's vase, shirts, and much more.

    Very small restaurant with limited menu. The food was good but it just seemed like a tourist trap to me. The service wasnt good compared to other places in Japan and the wait was too long. The...

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