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Top 9 Character Stores in Tokyo

1. Pretty Cure (PreCure) Store, Tokyo Character Street

Pretty Cure Store, Tokyo Character Street.
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Pretty Cure, known as PreCure is a popular anime both in Japan and overseas! Due to it’s popularity in Japan, a whole store has been opened that is dedicated to the anime. This is located in Tokyo Character Street which is underneath Tokyo Station.

The store opened in 2011 and is FULL of Pretty Cure anime merchandise, from plushies to snacks to stationary…they have it ALL. In fact, they have over 400 different items on sale, all Pretty Cure themed!

There are in fact only 3 official Pretty Cure merchandise stores in Tokyo, the other two are is Osaka and Fukuoka…so if you’re in Tokyo and are a Pretty Cure fan…you HAVE to go here!

More Information:

Address

100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1−9−1 Tokyo Station, First Street B1

Access

There are multiple lines leading to Tokyo Station. From Shinjuku, take the JR Chuo Line.

Hours

10:00AM – 20:30PM daily.

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2. Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo, Ikebukuro

Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo, Ikebukuro.
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The Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo is located in Ikebukuro and is the BIGGEST official Pokemon store in the whole of Tokyo! The decor of the shop is AMAZING…with there being a giant poke ball in the entrance along with the iconic Charizard and Pikachu statue!

The store was first opened in 2014 and has continued to grow in popularity since then thus resulting in the store to expand their products. Today, you can get anything from Pokemon themed food to various plushies and merchandise from the store! They also have many games on offer in the store. This really is an unmissable spot in Tokyo especially for Pokemon fans

More Information:

Address

3-1-2 Higashiikebukuro 2F Sunshine City Special Shops Alba, Toshima 170-6002, Tokyo 

Access

Take the JR Yamanote line to Ikebukuro Station.

Hours

10:00AM – 20:00PM daily.

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3. Sanrio World GINZA, Ginza

Sanrio Store GINZA, Ginza
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Sanrio World GINZA, is one of the biggest Sanrio stores in Tokyo, selling everything that a Sanrio fan would want! They also have a sizable area for each character, whether is Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll, My Melody, Gudetama or Pompompurin (or any of the other characters) they have merchandise for them ALL!

The merchandise ranges from food to stationary to plushies and is all sanrio themed! This store is also great for souvenirs as Hello Kitty has become a symbol of Japan, even if people don’t know about sanrio…they have to know Hello Kitty!

More Information:

Address

104-0061 Tokyo, Chuo City, Ginza, 4 Chome−1

Access

Take the Marunouchi Line to Ginza Station

Hours

11:00AM – 21:00PM daily

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4. Rilakkuma Store, Tokyo Character Street

Rilakkuma Store, Tokyo Character Street.
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The Rilakkuma Store is located in Tokyo Character street and is one of the CUTEST shops you will visit in Tokyo! The entrance is shaped like a bear head which adds to the cuteness! The store sells tons of merchandise including Rilakkuma CLOTHES!!!

The word Rilakkuma comes from the Japanese words ‘Rirakkusu’ meaning to relax and the word ‘kuma’ meaning bear! Rilakkuma has grown in popularity over the years and has even earned a Netflix show about the bear! Due to the popularity this specialist store was opened in Tokyo to fulfill everyones Rilakkuma needs!

More Information:

Address

100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1−9−1 Tokyo Station First Street B1

Access

Take the JR Chuo Line to Tokyo Station

Hours

10:00AM – 20:30 PM daily.

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5. Sailor Moon Store, Harajuku

Sailor Moon Store, Harajuku.
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The Sailor Moon store located in Harajuku is the FIRST PERMANENT Sailor Moon Store to Open in Japan. It opened fairly recently in 2017 and has since grown in popularity. The store has a wide variety of items for sailor moon fans, ranging from Sailor Moon Cosmetics to Sailor moon accessories.

The store itself is amazing to get a picture with, due to the store being decked out with pink EVERYTHING. There are also pictures of the girls throughout the store for you to take pictures with!

This really is an unmissable spot in Tokyo for those who love Sailor Moon!

More Information

Address

150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−11 Laforet Harajuku.

Access

Take the JR Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station.

Hours

11:00AM – 21:30PM daily.

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6. Donguri (Studio Ghibli Shop), Tokyo Character Street

Donguri Studio Ghibli Store, Tokyo Character Street
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Donguri is a store located in Tokyo Character Street that sells tons of Studio Ghibli merchandise from all the films! Whether you’re looking for plushies, stationary or accessories…this store has it all! Over the years Studio Ghibli has grown in popularity and many people both in Japan and outside of Japan have fell in love with the animated films!

Many people are looking for studio Ghibli merchandise when they come to Japan but it can be quite hard to find! Unless you’re going to the Studio Ghibli Museum, it’s hard to know where to look. Thats why this shop is extremely handy for you to get your hands on all the studio Ghibli merchandise you want!

More Information:

Address

100-0005 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Marunouchi, 1−9−1 Tokyo Station First Street B1

Access

Take the JR Chuo Line to Tokyo Station

Hours

10:00AM – 20:30PM daily.

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7. Mugiwara Store (One Piece Store), Shibuya

Mugiwara One Piece Store, Shibuya.
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The new One Piece store in Shibuya opened this year!! It has tons of One Piece merchandise on sale throughout the store and is decorated with all things One Piece. A MUST for One Piece fans!

The store also prides itself on having multiple photo spots throughput the store where you can take photos with real life size figurines of your favorite One Piece characters! Due to the stores news opening it has tons of new merchandise and goods that can’t be found any where else in Tokyo!

More Information:

Address

150-0041 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jinnan, 1 Chome−22−6

Access

Take the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station.

Hours

11:00AM – 21:00PM daily.

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8. Kiddy Land, Harajuku

Kiddy Land, Harajuku.
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Although Kiddy Land is technically not a character shop (it’s actually a kids toy shop), they have TONS of character goods. Their themed goods include those of Rilakkuma, MIFFY, Sailor Moon, Sanrio, Harry Potter, Snoopy and MUCH MORE! The shop is great for people who are short on time as it is full of all the character goods you need in one building. They sometimes even have original goods that you can’t get anywhere else!

Kiddy Land is not only located in Harajuku, there are stores all over Tokyo including places such as Ikebukuro and Shinjuku!

More Information:

Address

6 Chome-1-9 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo 150-0001

Access

Take the JR Yamanote line to Harajuku Station

Hours

11:00AM – 21:30 PM Weekday. 10:30AM – 21:30 PM Weekend.

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9. Moomin Shop, Adachi City

Moomin Shop, Adachi City.
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This is the biggest Moomin shop in Tokyo dedicated to the children’s program titled ‘The Moomins’. The Moomins themed goods have recently grown in popularity and can seen being worn by many teenagers who have an interest in ‘kawaii style’. There are even multiple Moomin themed cafes dotted around Tokyo selling tapioca and coffee.

So if you’re a Moomin fan and you’re going to Tokyo…you’re in luck! As you can get tons of Moomin goods that are sure to make you feel very nostalgic!

More Information

Address

120-0026 Tokyo, Adachi City, Senjuasahicho, 42−2 Lumine KitaSenju

Access

Take the Chiyoda Line to Kitasenju Station

Hours

10:00AM – 20:30PM daily.

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