Posts in "Japan Toy Shops"

08Jun 11

Fukuoka is a great city, but not for toy shopping. There aren’t any popular toy shops that I could find except for Mandarake. Can always trust them to be around. continue reading..

06Jun 11

Osaka’s Den-Den Town is comparable to Tokyo’s Akihabara where electronic and toy shops line the streets. Though I feel Tokyo’s Akihabara has a better edge and more variety of toy shops. continue reading..

11Mar 10

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After much procrastinating, I’ve finally updated my Tokyo Toy Shops posts. The shops are still basically the same. I did check out one or two new shops, but nothing to post about. The main shops are still going strong.

The Jan 2010 updates are in blue. There are pics of shop fronts and the interior of the shops themselves to give you an idea of what to expect and find. I’m planning my 2011 trip, will update more then! 😛 Have fun toy shopping in Tokyo!

18Apr 09

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There are a few places to visit in Akihabara. The main one would be the Big Yellow Sign Building. At the JR Akihabara station, look for the Electric Town Exit and exit through the left side. Once out, on the right should be the building. There’s about 8 – 10 floors full of shops to check out. :)

UPDATED April 2015

Some of the pics below are off the old building, but it gives you an idea of what you can find here. 

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17Apr 09

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One of the more impressive toy stores is 7 floors high Yamashiroya. The store is home to carries all sorts of toys and is one of few places that has a good collection of 12 inch, Star Wars and Marvel figures. Even though the 12 inch figures are a bit more expensive than what you can find in Singapore (as seen in the Indy pic below), there is a wide selection of loose clothing, weapons, etc. that is hard to find in SG.

UPDATED April 2015

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16Apr 09

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Along Omotesando-dori lies Kiddy Land. A building full of various toys for all ages. With the top floor holding mainly action figures, 12 inch figures and other stuff.

UPDATED April 2015
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15Apr 09

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Nakano is not as well known a place to find toys, but down at Nakano is Nakano Broadway with 4 floors of toy shops. Mandarake’s main shop is situated there amongst a variety of shops where you will find anything from Star Wars, Macross, Otaku, transformers, 12 inch figures, etc. I found this place has some rare finds as well as some good vintage toy shops. So how do you get there? Well Nakano lies 3 stops away from Shinjuku station on the JR Chuo line (Rapid). You can also take the line from Tokyo or Kanda station. The line is the orange coloured line. One you reach Nakano station, there are only two exits, North or South.

UPDATED April 2015
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