Magical Kawaii Collectibles (Sailormoon & Cardcaptor Sakura) From Kotobukiya & ANIMATE Akihabara


Hello everybody!

Kaila here, your resident Kawaii toy hoarder! :))

I went to Kotobukiya Akihabara last week and I realized that it is a heaven for Cardcaptor Sakura, Sailormoon, Creamy Mami, and more!

If you love all things ota-cute, a trip to Kotobukiya is definitely worth your trip! :)

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(lol, random photo of me from 2 years ago + current hihi)

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HUHU LOOK AT THAT. This is what the Sailormoon & CCS corner looks like ;_;

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Kotobukiya Akihabara Address

Okashima Bldg., 1-8-8, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Sun-Thurs: 10:00 – 20:00 / Fri, Sat: 10:00 – 21:00 / Days Closed: Open 365 days a year

Source: otakumode.com

Kotobukiya Akihabara Google Maps

 

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They have S.H.Figuarts / Bandai / etc.!

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Near Kotobukiya area, there’s a nearby Animate branch. Just a 3-minute walk from Kotobukiya ~

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Animate Akihabara

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(just found this interesting, lolol)

Animate Akihabara Address

Address:〒 101-0021 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 4-3-2
Access:3-minute walk JR “Akihabara Station” from the Denkigaiguchi exit
Opening hour:10:00~21:00
Phone:03-5209-3330
HP:www.animate.co.jp (Japanese)

Source: mcha-jp.com

 

Please don’t blame us if you’ve hoarded too much!

<3,

Kaila and Ashley




Where To Get Studio Ghibli / Totoro Items in Tokyo


Konnichiwa Kawaii Tokyo Travelers!

One of our frequently asked questions is where to find Studio Ghibli goods / everything Totoro. Here are some of our tips for your Ghibli hoarding!

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You can buy original merch from KIDDYLAND Harajuku and from chosen Village Vanguard branches.

When I visited Kyoto, I discovered a “Donguri Garden” shop. They also have one in Tokyo Station (Tokyo Character Street area). : )

For the shop list of their official goods shop, check this link for a list of Donguri branches.

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Totoro washi tapes from Donguri Garden.

Also available from the online shop we’ll be recommending below.

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From a Village Vanguard branch & Japan Lover Me Store

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From NHK Character Shop located at Tokyo Solamachi.

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If you are looking for this totoro bed, click here for our eBay shop suggestions!

And yes, that’s me :)))


 Studio Ghibli Online Shop in Japan

As I was researching, I discovered a website that has a huge collection of Studio Ghibli merchandise!

Donguri Sora (www.donguri-sora.com) is selling original / official goods from Studio Ghibli. You can purchase your Ghibli favorites via JapanLover.me’s Japan Deputy Shopping Service.

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Hope this entry would be useful to our fellow Totoro readers! Please do leave a comment below if you’ve found another secret haven in Tokyo, hehe! <3

(P.S. You can also check Ashley’s Studio Ghibli Museum visit on her blog if you are planning to go to this magical place in Mitaka.)




Toy Hunting in Tokyo Part 1: KIDDYLAND and Toy Sapiens Store in Harajuku


Going to Harajuku and searching for toys? Prepare your pockets because you might go crazy over all the original merchandise from different makers / companies!

As a frequent Harajuku visitor (and a tour guide of my friends going to Tokyo for almost four years), I would always recommend KIDDY LAND store along Omotesando.

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Harajuku’s Landmark Toy Paradise, the KIDDY LAND flagship store, is not just for kids.

As they promise, “KIDDY LAND magic memory,” both kids and grownups feel right at home here because they will find things that are for their kids’ as well as for themselves. The goods you will find here are constantly changing and the number of items growing with each visit. From character items to special, limited items, you will be able to find here and there is something for everyone.

(Based from Kawaii Japan Lover Me feature ~)



(more pictures by Ashley here)

(more pictures by Kaila here)

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[ACCESS GUIDE]

6-1-9 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
TEL:03-3409-3431
Monday~Friday:[Open] 11:00-21:00,
Saturday, Sunday, and holiday:[Open] 10:30-21:00,
closed irregularly

Click here for the other branches ~

 

If you love collecting FUNKO POPS / Hot Toys collectibles, Toy Sapiens in Harajuku will be your favorite shop in Harajuku!

And the best thing about this store is that.. it’s tax-free!

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[From their website at www.toysapiens.jp]

Toy Sapiens, the Hot Toys Tokyo Flagship Store,  is the ultimate destination for all high-end toys lovers.

Featuring the best selection of items from the Hot Toys brand, Toy Sapiens is aiming at becoming a true toy ambassador by in addition offering a wide selection of new and vintage toys from other reknown manufacturers.

Located in down-town Tokyo in the trendy Harajyuku district, its 200 square meters of atmospheric display make it a unique store.

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Store hours: 11:00-19:00

Address: 〒150-0001 東京都渋谷区神宮前3-30-12 Gビル 1F

Number: 03-5474-3466

Store access / map

 

We still haven’t taken photos of this one but if you are into retro / nostalgic toys, then Spiral Toy Store is for you! You can check out some of the photos from this flickr account.

Telephone: 03-3479-1262

Address:

150-0001
3-27-17, Jinguumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Nagata Building A-1

Business hours:

Weekdays – From 12:00 to 20:00
Holidays – From 12:00 to 20:00

 

I guess that these would be now for the toy hunting guide in Harajuku.

Please wait for the Akihabara / Shibuya / Nakano toy hunting entries! : )