Two Leading Yo-Yo Stores in Tokyo Wards Shibuya and Akihabara

 

Yo-yo is a toy popular around the globe but with few stores with a large selection. Luckily, there are two great shops in Tokyo – Spin Gear AKIBA and Yo-yo Store Rewind Shibuya.

 

 

Spin Gear AKIBA

 

 

Spin Gear AKIBA is the leading yo-yo shop in Akihabara with an excellent selection of different brain teasers.

It is located on the 3rd floor of AKIBA Cultures ZONE, just a three-minute walk from JR Akihabara station Electric Town Gate.

 

 

Colorful yo-yos, displayed in front of the shop, make it very easy to spot.

 

 

Aside from yo-yos, SpinGear carries educational toys, such as Rubick`s cube.

 

 

It also has an impressive selection of imported toys from around the world. Some of the more rare ones come with a detailed explanations.

 

 

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask the staff.

 

 

 

This is kendama corner. It has inexpensive kendama for beginners and more high-quality ones for professionals.

 

 

 

Here are a bit more luxurious kendama. They are quite expensive but can be a great traditional souvenir.

 

 

There is even a space to yo-yo. Just like trying on some clothes, you can try out different yo-yo samples. Of course, you can play here with yo-yos you already bought at the store.

 

 

Here is the corner with brain teaser toys. All have samples that you can try out.

 

Spin Gear AKIBA

Address:

AKIBA Cultures ZONE, 3F, 1-7-6, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-9921, Japan

Google maps:

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Business hours:

Weekdays 13:00~20:00 

Weekends and holidays 11:00~20:00

Official site:

http://spingear.jp/index.php?dispatch=pages.view&page_id=9

 

 

Yo-yo Store Rewind Shibuya

 

Yo-yo Store Rewind is located a bit further from Akihabara, in Shibuya ward which major commercial and business center in Tokyo.

The shop is just a 7-minute walk from Shibuya station. While you are there you can visit other popular spots in Shibuya, like the scramble crossing and SHIBUYA 109 shopping center.

 

Yo-yo Store Rewind Shibuya

Address:

Kitaya Mansion #503, 1-7-9, Jinnan, Shibuya, Tokyo, 150-0041, Japan

Google Maps:

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Business hours:

  • Mondays・Thursdays: regular days off
  • Tuesdays・Wednesdays・Fridays: 15:00~20:00
  • Weekends and holidays: 13:00-20:00

Official site:

http://yoyorewind.com/en/shibuya/