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10 Best Places For Akihabara Shopping: Anime, Models & More!

10 Best Places For Akihabara Shopping: Anime, Models & More!

Date published: 6 July 2019
Last updated: 14 January 2020

Lining the streets of Akihabara, Tokyo are a huge number of shops selling everything from consumer electronics to anime. Items that are hard to find in other parts of town, particularly goods sought by avid collectors. Akihabara shopping is amazing - this place will definitely awaken your desire to hunt for unique items!

There are so many shops in this area many people find it difficult to know where to go. To help visitors with that dilemma this article will introduce great places to shop in Akihabara divided into five categories: consumer electronics, computers, anime and manga, hobbies, and “other”.

Table of Contents
  1. Onoden Honkan: Ask the friendly staff at for help with consumer electronics
  2. Yodobashi Camera AKIBA: Consumer electronics and more, this store has everything!
  3. Sofmap Akiba Shop #2 Personal Computers Complex: Lots of PCs perfect for gamers!
  4. Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara: Wide selection of attractive PC products
  5. Suruga-ya Anime and Hobby Pavilion: Among the best anime shops in Akihabara!
  6. Akihabara Gamers Main Store: One of Tokyo's best anime stores!
  7. Akihabara Gachapon Hall: Akihabara toy store with 500 capsule-toy dispensers!
  8. Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Super-impressive high-quality figurines!
  9. Akiba Tolim: A convenient Akihabara shopping spot for travelers
  10. mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi: Excellent selection of Akihabara souvenirs and more!

Onoden Honkan: Ask the friendly staff at for help with consumer electronics

Onoden Honkan: Ask the friendly staff at for help with consumer electronics
Onoden Honkan

Look for the Onoden Boya character in front of the store! This well-established consumer electronics shop opened in 1951.

Inside Onoden Honkan

Its motto is: “Friendly Electronics Shop”.

It has a large selection of items suited for every season from fans to low, heated tables called kotatsu. The staff are all veterans familiar with all the products and able to answer any questions you might have. Some of the staff even speak Chinese and other languages.

The first floor is mainly for foreigners visiting Japan, and sells rice cookers and digital cameras that can be used overseas. There is also a corner where you can find all sorts of Japanese souvenirs having Japanese designs.

Rice cookers and electric pots are popular with foreigners visiting Japan
  • Onoden
    オノデン
    • Address 1-chome-2-7 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo-to 101-0021
    • Nearest Station 2-minute walk walk from the Electric Town Exit of JR Akihabara Station
      5-minute walk from the Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
      5-minute walk from the Suehiro-cho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line.
      5-minute walk from JR Ochanomizu Station
    • Phone Number 03-3253-3911
    • Hours of operation: 10:00 a.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.
      Closed: always open

Yodobashi Camera AKIBA: Consumer electronics and more, this store has everything!

Yodobashi Camera AKIBA: Consumer electronics and more, this store has everything!
Yodobashi Camera AKIBA

This is a very large consumer electronics shop directly connected to Akihabara Station Showa-Dori Exit.

Floors 1 through 6 have a wide selection of all kinds of consumer electronics ranging from personal computers, AV equipment, home appliances, to cameras. There are also toys. The 7th floor contains specialty items, such as clothes, books, and CDs; the 8th floor has restaurants, and on the 9th floor there is a golf practice area and a batting center.

This Akihabara shop is so large that you probably could spend the whole day here and not see everything.

Sofmap Akiba Shop #2 Personal Computers Complex: Lots of PCs perfect for gamers!

Sofmap Akiba Shop #2 Personal Computers Complex: Lots of PCs perfect for gamers!
Sofmap Akiba Shop

Sofmap is a mass electronics retailer based in Akihabara that now has shops nationwide. As its name suggests, the AKIBA #2 Personal Computers Complex specializes in the retail of computers. It has an especially large collection of high-performance gaming PCs.

Many foreign visitors come to Sofmap Akiba Shop looking for gaming PCs

The store also has a gaming zone where you can play games and try out computers, other devices, and gaming chairs.

Sofmap Akiba Shop's e-sports zone

In addition, an e-sports delivery studio has been added to the 2nd floor. You can also buy official goods of e-sports teams here.

  • Sofmap Akiba Shop #2: PCs et cetera
    ソフマップ AKIBA ②号店 パソコン総合館
    • Address 3 Chome-13-8 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
    • Nearest Station 5-minute walk walk from the Electric Town Exit of JR Akihabara Station service by the JR Yamanote Line and Keihin Tohoku Line
      8-minute walk from the Asakusa Station on the Tsukba Express Line
      10-minute walk from the No. 2 exit of Asakusa Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
      For those taking the No. 1 exit at Suehirocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line after going out the ticket gate for going in the direction of Asakusa, it is about a 5-minute walk from Exit No. 3.
    • Phone Number 0077-78-9888
    • Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
      Closed: Open daily

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara: Wide selection of attractive PC products

Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara: Wide selection of attractive PC products
Yamada Denki LABI Akihabara

Good access directly from the JR Akihabara Station Electric Town Exit. This store that mainly sells PC products is part of the major electronics retailer Yamada Denki. It handles a wide variety of personal computers from laptop to BTO (made-to-order) computers. There is also a huge selection of peripheral devices and digital cameras. The displays have clean, sharp images.

Suruga-ya Anime and Hobby Pavilion: Among the best anime shops in Akihabara!

Suruga-ya Anime and Hobby Pavilion: Among the best anime shops in Akihabara!
Suruga-ya Anime and Hobby Pavilion

Suruga-ya has six shops in Akihabara. Each store has distinctive areas, such as games, trading cards, board games, and plastic models with the Anime and Hobby Pavilion focusing on figurines and anime goods.

Suruga-ya Anime and Hobby Pavilion has a huge collection of anime figurines

The 1st floor caters to visiting foreigners and has a substantial collection of Jump and Sailor Moon figurines. The 2nd floor has robots. The 3rd floor has special effect items and the 4th floor handles products designed for young girls.

Carrying not only new, used, and "junk" items, there is a good possibility that you can find that "treasure" you have been looking for.

This shop is noted for the quality and low prices of its products. Its business hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 10 p.m., making it easy to spend much time here.

  • Suruga-ya Akihabara Shop Anime Hobby Pavilion
    駿河屋 アニメ・ホビー館
    • Address 101-0021 Tōkyō-to, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 4-chōme−5−1 KHK building1~4F
    • Nearest Station : 6-minute walk from the JR Akihabara Station
      3-minute walk from the Suehiro-cho Station on the Tokyo Metro
    • Phone Number 03-3255-2115
    • Hours: 9:00 - 22:00
      Closed: Open daily

Akihabara Gamers Main Store: One of Tokyo's best anime stores!

Akihabara Gamers Main Store: One of Tokyo's best anime stores!
Akihabara Gamers Main Store

This is a comprehensive anime shop in Akihabara that offers anime-related DVDs / Blu-ray, CDs, goods, comics, products of voice actors, and more. There are also many limited gamers goods. You can also get Akiba Miyage sweets featuring the character Moe.

Various events, such as illustration exhibitions and costume exhibitions, are often held, so anime fans will have fun visiting even if not for your Akihabara shopping.

The 1st and 2nd floors stay open until 10:00 p.m., so you can easily spend time here after checking in to your hotel.

  • AKIHABARA GAMER Flagship Store
    AKIHABARAゲーマーズ本店
    • Address AKIHABARA GAMER Flagship Store
    • Nearest Station 1-minute walk from the Electric Town Exit of JR Akihabara Station
    • Phone Number 03-5298-8720
    • Hours: 1F, 2F 10:00 - 22:00; 3F - 7F: 10:00 - 21:00
      Closed: Open daily

Akihabara Gachapon Hall: Akihabara toy store with 500 capsule-toy dispensers!

Akihabara Gachapon Hall: Akihabara toy store with 500 capsule-toy dispensers!
Akihabara Gachapon Hall

This capsule-toy specialty shop in Akihabara has about 500 dispensers. In addition to characters, it has a selection of many kinds of capsule toys that can be enjoyed by adults as well as children, such as realistic animals, food-shaped objects, and humorous goods.

About 50 new items arrive each month, so you should be able to see new products whenever you visit. There are so many to choose from it may be difficult to know where to start.

Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Super-impressive high-quality figurines!

Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo: Super-impressive high-quality figurines!
Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo

This shop directly sells products of the world-renowned figure modeling company Kaiyodo. It is located on the 5th floor of Radio Kaikan, long a popular landmark of Akihabara.

The inside of the store is crammed with all sorts of figurines, such as robots, Buddhist images, and special effects items.

The Japanese monkey figurine is especially popular with foreign visitors. The pink version in particular is popular.

Japanese monkey 3,240 yen (including tax).

There are also many capsule toys made by Kaiyodo. Hand-size elaborately-made animals and tanks, fairies, and works of art make excellent souvenirs to take back home with you to remind you of your trip to Japan.

  • Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo store
    海洋堂ホビーロビー東京
    • Address 1 Chome-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
    • Nearest Station 1-minute walk from the Electric Town Exit of JR Akihabara Station
    • Phone Number 03-3253-1951
    • Hours: 11:00 - 20:00
      Closed: Open daily

Akiba Tolim: A convenient Akihabara shopping spot for travelers

Akiba Tolim: A convenient Akihabara shopping spot for travelers
Akiba Tolim

Akiba Tolim is a complex commercial facility directly connected to TX Akihabara Station, with 19 stores including restaurants and lifestyle general stores. It is a rare spot in Akihabara where you can purchase clothes, sundries, daily items and much more.

In addition to convenience stores and banks, there is also a Tokyo Tourist Information Service for foreigners (in TX PLAZA Akihabara) on the 1st floor.

In addition, there are also Muji and UNIQLO shops which come in handy if you should suddenly feel cold or need to replace soiled clothing. There are restaurants on the 5th and 6th floors where you can get lunch and dinner.

The 6th to 18th floors of the building are the Hotel Remm Akihabara. This is really convenient for shoppers staying in Tokyo.

  • アキバ・トリム
    アキバ・トリム
    • Address 1 Chome-6-5 Kanda Sakumacho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0025
    • Nearest Station Directly connected to the A1 exit of the Tsukuba Express Akihabara Station.

      JR: Turn right immediately after going out the central ticket gates of JR Akihabara Station; Take the Exit 3 of Akihabara Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, and go along the main road next to the Yodobashi Camera, heading towards the JR Akihabara Central ticket gate exit.

      About 6 minutes from the Toei Subway Shinjuku Line Iwamotocho Station A3 Exit.
    • Hours: 11:00 - 21:00
      Closed: Open daily

mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi: Excellent selection of Akihabara souvenirs and more!

mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi: Excellent selection of Akihabara souvenirs and more!
mAAch ecute Kanda Manseibashi

It is a commercial facility built using the Manseibashi Station which was used from 1912 to 1943. You can really feel a bit of history in this building that houses many highly unique Akihabara shops and restaurants.

This is a great place for finding souvenirs among the many tasteful household goods offered for sale.

Today there is an observation deck where the train platforms once were and from it you can watch trains on the Chuo Line and Sobu Line go by right next to you. Also, the open deck facing Kandagawa is very relaxing. This is a great place for taking a leisurely stroll.

You are bound to enjoy looking for souvenirs unique to Akihabara at these shops noted for their unique and vibrant atmospheres!

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*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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