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Tokyo Anime Center

4-14-1 Sotokanda | 4F Akihabara UDX, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-5298-1188
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Waste of time

The only reason to ever enter the store is if you are already planning on eating somewhere inside... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
Glendale, California
Worth a Miss

I was excited to come here since it is in Akihabara but there wasn't much there. There were a few... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2017
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Televisions preview soon-to-be-released anime series, while the exhibition area showcases sketches, costumes, and animators' inspiration pieces.
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good18%
  • Average30%
  • Poor27%
  • Terrible16%
22 Aug 2017
“Waste of time”
4 Feb 2017
“Worth a Miss”
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
4-14-1 Sotokanda | 4F Akihabara UDX, Chiyoda, Tokyo Prefecture
Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
+81 3-5298-1188
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The only reason to ever enter the store is if you are already planning on eating somewhere inside Akihabara UDX and this happens to come across your footpath. It's a tiny store with little to look at, and in the 5 minutes that you will...More

Thank Lanseal
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
Reviewed 4 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
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....More

1  Thank Ilovecupcakes88
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank BigFishDiveClub
Reviewed 9 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...More

1  Thank Huero4ty9
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 Lovechiang
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
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...More

1  Thank spinifx
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
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
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