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Tokyo Anime Center

Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
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Address: 4-14-1 Sotokanda | 4F Akihabara UDX, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 3-5298-1188
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Televisions preview soon-to-be-released anime series, while the exhibition...

Televisions preview soon-to-be-released anime series, while the exhibition area showcases sketches, costumes, and animators' inspiration pieces.

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Tokyo Anime centre

Lots of Anime lovers come to Tokyo in hope of a great museum, quite disappointing to be honest, some scetches and posters to be seen and not a lot in the way of souvenirs on... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 April 2016
Michelle C
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I was excited to come here since it is in Akihabara but there wasn't much there. There were a few One Piece items but others were not as mainstream. Small shop which doesn't have much unless you are a big time Otaku.

Thank Acineto
Tokyo, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

It's small and really just a shop selling classic prints and general merch, with overpriced merchandise. Much better shops around Akihabara.

1 Thank SettembreNero
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

My sister loves anime and wanted to visit the Tokyo Anime Center. It took us about an hour of walking around just to find it. GPS would point us somewhere but it wasn't the correct spot. The shop is small with nothing much in it. My sister spent about 5 minutes in there and was done. She much preferred the... More 

1 Thank Ilovecupcakes88
Rowland Heights, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We weren't anime fans, but thought it would be interesting to learn a little about the popularity of anime. Well, we din't learn anything at the Anime Center. It was difficult to find and our cab driver never heard of this place, so we had to google our phone for twenty minutes before we found the place. It wasn't worth... More 

Thank BigFishDiveClub
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This area of tokyo is amazing and full of activities. Having grown up with Gundam shows myself I was running around like a kid in a candy store. But if you come, plan on staying for several hours because the stores have multiple levels and each floor specializes in different things such as "Sailor Moon" , Gundam, pokemon, card games... More 

Thank Huero4ty9
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Travel by bicycle all the way here to see a small room of 30+ sketches, little kids shopping for small anima cards, 1 doll figure and few TV screens. All this in a super small room.

Thank MarcusChiang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

I am not anime fan at all but this place is sooo amazing. Probably that was the best attraction which we saw in Tokyo. Must be on every visit there !

Thank Kamil A
Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

The Anime Center is more about being anime central. Many shops, a thriving outdoor market......all selling anime. And there was a lot of it. I'm not an anime fan but I was very impressed with what I saw and experienced. If you're into anime, this is a one stop shop for you. Walk around, explore the side streets and travel... More 

Thank spinifx
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Maybe I was missing something but... an anime centre?! Some sketches in a glass case and a small shop. No idea what the fuss is about.

Thank Annette M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Lots of Anime lovers come to Tokyo in hope of a great museum, quite disappointing to be honest, some scetches and posters to be seen and not a lot in the way of souvenirs on offer. However it's a great place to get free wifi as a traveller and some information about Tokyo so still very worth a visit.

Thank Michelle C

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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day Japanese education. The area has kept its college town feel with several university campuses. If you head towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores for students and anyone interested in literature and the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and electronic goods stores, and is now hugely popular as the must-visit mecca for people interested in anime and games. Kanda is an office district where you can find loads of reasonably priced izakayas popular with professionals who stop to eat and drink before making their way home.
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