Here are the best Other Shopping in Akihabara, with travel tips and more, according to LIVE JAPAN, a top-class travel website for visitors to Japan. Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in a given category. For instance, OTACHU.AKIHABARA, Animate - Akihabara, Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan and other related spots will be listed. Be sure to check them out during your visit to Akihabara!
If you're looking for toys, figures, figurines, games, or trading cards in Akihabara, be sure to visit us first! Product Categories include: Bishoujo figures, “Love Live!”, “Bakemonogatari”, “Hatsune Miku”, “Fate”, “One Piece”, “Dragon Ball”, “Kamen Rider”, “Super Sentai”, “Ultraman”, “Godzilla”, “Gundam”, robots, “Robotech”, American toys, etc., plus “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, “Duel Masters”, “Vanguard”, “Dragon Ball Heroes”, “KanColle Arcade”, and much more. With 10 locations throughout Japan, this well-established used entertainment shop chain has expanded to Akihabara!
No.2：Animate - Akihabara
The Akihabara branch of of one of Japan's biggest total anime/comic shop chains, Animate. It is located along Chuo-dori in Akihabara Electric Town. The first to seventh floors of this 8-storey building are sales floors, displaying various goods ranging from DVDs and Blu-rays of TV anime series, to comic books, figurines, and anime song CDs. There is a collection of tickets and souvenir goods on the first floor and an event space on the seventh floor. In addition, there are original goods and cosplay items found only at Animate, making it a place where you can thoroughly enjoy the world of anime. Various credit cards and China UnionPay cards can be used, making it convenient for foreign tourists to shop. It is a 4-minute walk from the Electric Town Exit of JR Akihabara Station.
No.3：Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan
A space dedicated to gachapon, with around 500 gachapon machines. There is plenty of variety, including gashapons related to Pokemon, which are popular even outside of Japan, Plarail, and gachapon of other popular characters. Events such as raffles, which give winners the opportunity to challenge a lottery gachapon, are also held periodically, with prizes such as free tickets and figurines. In addition, if you collect the ”win” stickers on the capsules from gachapon machines, you can get a free turn at a gachapon. There is also a mini museum corner on the fourth floor with a collection of old and nostalgic gachapon. It is a 2-minute walk from Exit 3 of Suehirocho Station on the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line, or a 6-minute walk from the Electric Town Exit of Akihabara Station on the JR line.
Our store has been operating in Ochanomizu for over 45 years and we aim to bring the fun of drawing and creation to everyone, from beginners to professionals! We are a popular place to get presents and souvenirs, such as stationery and art supply sets.
• 1F: Copic products, stationery, and miscellaneous goods!
As an official Copic store, we stock all Copic-related goods.
*We also offer limited edition and early release goods (no set schedule).
We get our hands on popular Japanese-made stationery items, such as calligraphy brush pens, ballpoint pens and erasers, ahead of the crowd. We also offer a huge selection of other fun items, such as seasonal greeting cards, stickers, and masking tape!
• 2F: Art supplies!
For acrylic paints, we stock products by the famous pioneering brand Liquitex. For watercolors, we have high-quality products from Winsor & Newton.
We also offer masterpieces such as brushes crafted by Japanese artisans, paints made from Sumi ink, suihitsu brush pens, and sketch books.
We will definitely have something you are looking for!
Just browsing our store is exciting! Come by and see for yourself.
No.5：Book House Café
We opened the Book House Cafe on May 5, 2017, aiming to become a store that can provide a truly friendly environment for people of all ages. A Cafe Space is available for guests to enjoy food and beverages, while we also offer a Kids' Space so that customers with children can use the space without reserve.
Our colorful Japanese picture books are popular even among guests who do not understand Japanese, and we've noticed customers from overseas buying them as souvenirs.
In an age where we can buy anything online, time to choose a book with your own two hands, at a picture book themed cafe, will create nice memories. In two of our private rooms, we always hold an exhibition of original picture book paintings. And to make it enjoyable for many of our guests, we hold events and workshops on a daily basis. It is a unique store proactively conveying Jimbocho culture through exhibitions and lectures held in a large gallery on the second floor. We hope you will stop by at the Book House Cafe when you make it to Jimbocho, the city of books.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.
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