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Find All of Your Anime Goods Here | Akihabara

Find All of Your Anime Goods Here | Akihabara
Featured Destination on our Anime Japan Tours vacation series.

Animate is by far one of the largest, most popular anime and manga chain stores in Japan. Animate has hundreds of anime and manga goods ranging from manga and figures to posters, stationery goods, and much more. Located in Akihabara, the home of anime and otaku culture, this branch is filled with seven floors dedicated to all things anime. No matter the level of anime fan, Animate's extensive collection of figures, cosplay goods, and collectibles are sure to captivate and intrigue guests of all ages. If you're looking for the latest releases or just want to find merchandise for your favorite anime character, chances are you'll find them in this large anime shopping mall. Each floor is subdivided to help guests navigate, split from CD & DVD sections, manga sections, video games, character goods, cosplay accessories, etc. There's even a floor dedicated to holding events where anime creators and voice actors come out for meet and greet events. Animate is one of the most popular stores to visit for all things Anime and manga, making it a must while in Akihabara.

Tokyo's Go-To Anime Store

Tokyo's Go-To Anime Store

As one of the largest anime shopping centers in Akihabara (and Tokyo), visiting Animate is a must for any anime otaku outside of Japan. While there are a few stores outside of Japan (China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and South Korea), Animate does not have a physical store outside of Asia (there was a former animate store in Los Angeles, California until 2003). If the name Animate sounds familiar, the company also owns a film company and publishing companies as well.

As an Akihabara Essential, we include Animate in all of our Anime Japan Tour vacation packages in the Spring and Year round. Whether you want to travel Japan during Cherry Blossom season or just enjoy a summer vacation in Tokyo, enjoy Animate as a standard on our line of Anime Tours!

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Pokemon Fans reminisce their childhood with Pikachu

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Life-size Gundam Model Standing 72 ft Tall

Maid Cafe (JDT Recommends)

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The cafe with maids waitresses and treat the customers as their masters

Pokemon Cafe (JDT Recommend)

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Enjoy a meal with Pikachu as you enjoy Pokemon-themed foods, drinks, and desserts.

Super Nintendo World

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Explore Nintendo World with Mario & friends!

JUMP SHOP

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Buy officially licensed goods and products of the characters featured in Weekly Jump

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Flagship Nintendo Tokyo store to fulfill all your Nintendo merchandise goods

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Premier figurine and model kit store and exhibit

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New and used games and other merchandise such as anime song & video software, figures!

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The video game giant now has an official merchandise store for all your Capcom needs

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon<br>(until 8/28/2022)

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
(until 8/28/2022)

Adventure of a school girl as she transforms into Sailor Moon

Super Potato (JDT Recommends)

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the go-to stop for gamers or collectors looking for classic consoles

Hunter X Hunter<br>(until 8/28/2022)

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(until 8/28/2022)

Story about "Gon Freecss" challenges the hunter exam to meet his father.

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Mario Kart (JDT Recommends)

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Race around town in true Mario Kart style!

Godzilla Head

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Giant Godzilla head in Shinjuku for a spectacular photo op of an iconic character

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Popular game developed and published by Square Enix

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Square Enix Cafe (JDT Recommends)

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SQUARE ENIX’s game theme cafe

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The sacred place of Otaku culture - Anime, Manga, Game, Costume Shops

Sword Art Online (SAO) cafe

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SAO theme foods and drinks inspired by the characters

Toei Kyoto Studio Park - Ninja & Samurai Experience

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One of a kind theme park, combining both movie sets and interactive attractions.

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Recover some HP and MP by taking in some Dragon Quest-inspired foods and drinks

One Piece Restaurant (Closed)

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Themed-Restaurant based on the world of One Piece

Shibuya Scramble Crossing

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Tokyo's busiest district and Center of Youth Fashion and Culture

Nipponbashi

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Large shopping mall specializing in anime and character goods

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Sailor Moon Store (JDT Recommends)

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Official goods shop was opened in Harajyuku

Harajuku Takeshita Street

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Incredible desserts and extra kawaii street fashion shops

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Play arcade games such as fighting games, Space Invaders, and Rampage

Japanese 100 Yen Shop (JDT Recommends)

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Harajuku Kiddy Land (JDT Recommends)

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Largest retail store selling toys, novelty goods and stationeries

Attack on Titan Hexa VR Ride

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Highest-quality Attack on Titan VR

Small Worlds Tokyo (JDT Recommends)

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teamLab★ (JDT Recommends)

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The Tallest Television Broadcastine Tower in The World

Bullet Train

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Shinkansen - Fastest Safest Train

Convenience Store (JDT Recommends)

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Konbini are convenient stores that can be found everywhere in Japan

Harajuku

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The center of Japan's most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles

Universal Wonderland - Hello Kitty

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Hello Kitty meets Universal Studios Japan with an exciting attraction and exclusive merchandise.

Kaiten Sushi

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Sushi dishes are presented to the customers on a conveyor belt

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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A full view of Tokyo 202 meters above the ground

Yokohama Cup Noodles Museum

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Interactive Museum on Cup Noodles Where You Can Make Your Original Cup Noodle

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Exclusive Evangelion products

Neon Genesis Evangelion

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One of Best Seller Japanese mecha anime television series

Shinjuku

Shinjuku

One of the 23 city wards of Tokyo and the world's busiest railway station

Suginami Anime Museum

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Museum offers a historic overview on Japanese animation.

Shibuya Sky

Shibuya Sky

Newly opened observation deck overlooking the Shibuya Scramble Crossing and all of Tokyo.

Ninja Trick House

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interactive experience where you can learn the tricks and trade of Japan's ninja

Tokyo Station

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The entrance of Japan’s transportation which is made of red brick

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Ramen (JDT Recommends)

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Consists of noodles, soup, toppings, each with a great variety of choices

Karaage

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Japanese bite-sized fried chicken; Popular among children and great appetizer

Melonpan

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Melon Bread - Popular Japanese Bread

Kaiten Sushi

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Sushi dishes are presented to the customers on a conveyor belt

Hiroshima Okonomiyaki

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Hiroshima style okonomiyaki with a thin crepe and noodles

Udon<br>(Cooking Workshop)

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(Cooking Workshop)

Japanese thick noodles made from wheat flour

Japanese Food & Drinks

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Wide selection of Japanese culinary delights & seasonal flavors

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Harajuku Crepes (JDT Recommends)

Popular snacks in Japan, especially among younger teens in Harajuku

Kitsune Udon (JDT Recommends)

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Udon topped with abura-age named after Foxes

Takoyaki (JDT Recommends)

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Small ball shaped snacks made with flour, egg, and octopus

Tokyo Banana (JDT Recommends)

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Popular Japanese Sweet and Souvenir of Tokyo

Omurice

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Japanese dish with Western influences, omelette over fried ketchup rice

Ekiben (JDT Recommends)

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Bento Boxes Sold at Train Stations

Soki Soba

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Okinawa noodles served with soki, boneless pork ribs

Osechi Ryori - Japanese New Year's Cuisine

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Osechi Ryori are traditional Japanese New Years dishes served in jūbako

Japanese Comfort Food

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Japanese comfort food evokes nostalgia to their mother and grandmothers' cooking.

Jiro Sushi

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Master Sushi Chef of Jiro Dream of Sushi

Japanese Curry

Japanese Curry

Served with rice and the sauce contains various vegetables

Japanese Traditional Cuisine

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Known for its emphasis on seasonality of food, quality of ingredients and presentation

Kushiage (JDT Recommend)

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Deep-fried skewered dish in made with various meats, seafood, and vegetables.

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