The Anime Stores to Check Out in Akihabara

Descending the stairs at Animate | © Antonio Tajuelo / Flickr
Descending the stairs at Animate | © Antonio Tajuelo / Flickr
While the tourism industry has certainly changed the place, Akihabara nevertheless continues to live up to its reputation as a place for anime culture to flourish and thrive. Add these shops to your must see list next time you are in Tokyo.

Akihabara Cultures Zone (Akiba Cultures Zone)

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Akiba Cultures Zone
Akiba Cultures Zone | © MiNe / Flickr
Another multi-level shopping complex, Akihabara Cultures Zone is one of the district’s newer additions. It’s filled with small shops selling everything from anime figurines to card games. One of Animate’s smaller locations, carrying the latest anime goods, occupies the first floor.
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These recommendations were updated on April 9, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.