5 Cosplay Shops in Tokyo You MUST Visit
Japan, and more specifically Tokyo, is home to all things otaku! Whether it’s anime, games or COSPLAY…Tokyo really has it all. Many people who visit Tokyo every year go specifically to experience all the otaku culture that the place has to offer. If you’re one of those people and also have an interest in cosplay, then you’re probably wanting to buy some amazing cosplay pieces during your time in Tokyo. However, it can be hard to know where to shop for cosplay items due to the sheer amount of stores in Tokyo. But don’t worry, that’s why we’re here to help! Today we’ll be showing you 5 of the best cosplay stores in Tokyo that all cosplay fans HAVE to visit!
1. ACOS, Akihabara
ACOS Akihabara is a heaven for everyone who loves cosplaying and wants to buy some amazing cosplay pieces in Tokyo! They have outfits from TONS of animes that are all very well made! The store also sells loads of wigs, makeup, accessories! This store is super fun to walk around and explore due to it’s size. Even if you don’t plan on buying anything, it can be very fun to walk around and enjoy seeing outfits of all your favorite anime characters! Another great thing about this store is that it is situated in Akihabara, the hub of all things otaku in Tokyo. This means that you can stop off at the store whilst exploring the rest of Akihabara and don’t have to make a special trip to get to the store! If you’re looking for cosplay stores in Tokyo, this is definitely one of the best that you will find!
101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 1 Chome−7−6 AKIBAカルチャーズZONE 5F
Take the Chuo-Sobu Line to Akihabara Station.
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2. POLKA POLKA, Akihabara
Polka Polka is another great cosplay store that is also located in Akihabara! The great thing about Polka Polka is that it is actually a second hand cosplay store! Due to this you can get some amazing vintage pieces that you may not be able to get anywhere else. Buying second hand is also a lot more eco-friendly which means it allows you to buy cosplay without contributing to the waste that sadly comes with the fashion industry! They sell tons of outfits as well as accessories, all for a really good price! If you’re in Akihabara and are looking for a good cosplay store, make sure to stop off here!
101-0021 Tokyo, Chiyoda City, Sotokanda, 3 Chome−7−11 イサミヤ第５ビル
Take the Chuo-Sobu Line to Akihabara Station.
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3. BODYLINE, Harajuku
Bodyline is a great cosplay store that is located on Takeshita Street, Harajuku! The store itself is very pretty on the inside and they sell some amazing pieces! If you are someone who also loves lolita fashion as well as cosplay, then this shop is great for you! The store sells cosplay outfits, lolita fashion, school uniforms and loads more…this is a shop you HAVE to go to if you love everything cosplay and lolita!! Due it being on Takeshita Street it is also very easy to access.
150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya City, Jingumae, 1 Chome−6−15 ビル 原宿ジュネス 2F
Take the Yamanote Line to Harajuku Station
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4. COSMATE, Shinjuku
Cosmate is another shop that is perfect for everyone who is looking to buy some amazing cosplays whilst they are in Tokyo! The store has a huge range of cosplays for you to look through from a wide variety of animes! The quality of the cosplays is also very good and the staff are very helpful! Although the shop itself is smaller that other ones on the list, this shop still sells great cosplay and is well worth visiting! The shop is located in Shinjuku, making it easy to access during your trip to Japan!
160-0023 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Nishishinjuku, 1−4-5 西新宿オークビル
Take the Chuo Line to Shinjuku Station.
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5. KBOOKS Cosplay Pavillion, Ikebukuro
Ikebukuro is like Akihabara in the sense that it is another hub for all things otaku in Tokyo. Ikebukuro is full of maid cafes, anime stores and also cosplay shops! This cosplay shop is actually part of a very popular anime merchandise shop called ‘K-Books’. This is great as it means you can go shopping for anime merchandise and cosplay outfits in the same shop!! If you’re in Ikebukuro and you’re looking to go cosplay shopping this is a shop that you HAVE to go to!!
170-0013 Tokyo, Toshima City, Higashiikebukuro, 3 Chome−12−5 加藤第一ビル 1F
Take the Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro Station.
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