Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan
Come with pockets full of 100-yen coins, as this shop houses hundreds of gachapon (capsule-vending machines) dispensing manga character toys, keychain trinkets and assembly-required figurines – perfect prepackaged Tokyo souvenirs.
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Carrying a wide selection of antiques and tourist items at very reasonable
prices, Oriental Bazaar is an excellent spot for easy one-stop souvenir shopping.
Good gifts to be found here include fans, folding screens, pottery, porcelain and
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Tokyo's famously understated no-name brand is one of the
hippest names in Paris. But Muji still sells simple, unadorned clothing and
accessories for men and women. It also carries hard-to-find M and L sizes (though
these, too, are small). This large outlet in Yurakuchō also has a great
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Mandarake - Shibuya
The Shibuya branch of Mandarake stocks a range of new manga
and also boasts performances by real, live
cosplay (costume-play) kids in full-on
anime character drag. Avid fans should also make
the trek to Mandarake's huge flagship store in Nakano, with three floors packed with
all manner of new and used manga, anime, games
and character-related collectibles.
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