For fans of science fiction and pop culture collectibles living in or visiting Tokyo, Japan, one of the must-visit destinations is the Kotobukiya Akihabarakan retail store. Set amidst the arcades, video game boutiques, and gadget shops of Tokyos storied Electric Town, Kotobukiyas verdant five-story toy emporium distinguishes itself from the crowded skyline as a beacon to fans of the companys authentically conceived and masterfully crafted catalog figures and statues.
Although weve peered inside before, the stores regularly refreshed display areas and wide-ranging assortment of figures, statues, and other craveable items for purchase, warrant another look. In addition to the expectedly vast assortment of Kotobukiya collectibles on-hand, shoppers will find the shelves flush with a multitude of pieces produced by well-known toy makers, including Square Enix, Kaiyodo, Bandai, and others.
Beyond its appeal as a venue for snagging sought after collectibles (which are often elusive outside of Japan), visitors are treated to captivating and constantly changing displays of model figures, statues, and memorabilia to gaze at longingly. In particular, fans of Star Wars, and the Marvel and DC Comics universes should be prepared to devote ample time gawking at the painstakingly crafted displays of sought after and exclusive collectibles being showcased.
Statue and action figure buffs should be certain to make the short walk from the JR Akihabara train station to spend some time taking in what the Kotobukiya Akihabarakan retail store has to offer. For additional store information and detailed directions, visit Kotobukiya’s official page here.