Playing with dolls sounds a bit childlike but, no matter the age, it can be still very fun to dress up and style your favorite doll.
In Japan, anime fans like to dress them up like anime and game characters.
How do they do it? Making everything from scratch can be exhausting and time-consuming. Luckily, some stores specialize in dolls and doll items.
Of course, not all of them are equal. Today we introduce you Azone Labelshop Akihabara that has the greatest selection of doll items in Akihabara.
Azone Labelshop Akihabara
AZONE Labelshop Akihabara is one of few stores that are directly managed by Azone. It is located a minute from JR Akihabara, on the 7th floor of Radio Kaikan easily recognizable for its simple pure white walls and windows filled with colorful posters.
The dolls displayed in front of AZONE Labelshop surely add up to the excitement and prepares you for the amazing selection inside.
When you walk in, you will see countless doll-doll goods enough for every customer to find what they are looking for to make their desired doll.
Actually, there are so many items that could be difficult to find what you need. However, the products are separated into groups so it is easy to figure out where the items you are looking for could be located.
Another good point is that Azone is not limited to just Japanese dolls and also has imported products, such as Barbie dolls.
This does not mean that they are lacking in variety when it comes to Japanese dolls. There is a big selection of products for all kinds of doll fans.
Beside hobbyists, some customers are small kids. Though Azone is targeted towards adults, it can be even more fun for kids to be able to make their perfect doll.
Recommended products are clearly displayed on a shelf near the entrance which can be a great place to start if you are a beginner.
Here you can find a guide on sizes of different parts to help you find the right sizes. You can also ask the staff as well.
Azone has an online store. However, some products are only sold in physical stores. Also, if possible, it is always better to check in person to be sure you get the right parts.
If you have no experience with dolls, the staff is more than ready to help. In case you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Here is the link to the online store for those too far to visit.
It also has a great selection of products and is a better choice if you want to take your time shopping.
Radio Kaikan 7th, 1-15-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan