Souvenirs are a big part of every trip. Akihabara, as a center of anime and game culture, has many unique souvenirs that are a perfect mix of modern and traditional Japan.
Today we will introduce you to 4 souvenir shops with a great selection of products.
Don Quijote is the largest general discount store in Japan that sells a surprising variety of products at a cheap price.
There is one store merely 3 minutes from JR Akihabara Electric Town gate and Tokyo Metro Ginza Line station.
It is just the variety that attracts customers but the size of its inventory as well, perfect for buying in bulks. Here you can buy souvenirs and candies representing different places in Japan on the last day of your trip instead of buying a few wherever you go.
Don Quijote is on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th floor of the building.
- 2F: groceries, candies, snacks, medicine, alcohol, and makeup
- 3F: toys, souvenirs, character goods, stationery, and bags
- 4F: electronics, brand items, perfumes, color contact lenses, interior, and everyday goods
- 5F: cosplays, party goods, and event space
Don Quijote Akihabara
4-3-3, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
Gift Shop The AkiBa
The AkiBa gift shop is located opposite of JR AkihabaraElectric Town gate in commerce building called Radio Kaikan.
The building is very easy to find being strikingly yellow and so close to the station.
The AkiBa, as the name says, specialized in Akihabara souvenir.
Especially, it has a large selection of candies and sweets, such as cookies with Pokemon illustrations. There are also more than a few traditional types of sweets with pictures of popular Japanese tourist spots.
Gift Shop The AkiBa
Radio Kaikan, 1-15-16, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
Tirol Choco is about 6 minute-walk from JR Akihabara Electric Town gate that specializes in Tirol Choco products, such as collaboration, limited and discounted editions.
Tirol Choco is a long-established Japanese chocolate brand. Chocolates come in tiny packages only 2cm wide. However, what makes them popular are their many distinguisihing flavors and colorful design.
Even though Kit Kat has recently become one of Japanese most popular candies with a different version for every prefecture, Tirol Choco is still a great choice for souvenirs, at just 20 yen per piece.
They also carry everyday products that smell like Tirol chocolate and gacha pons for kids and those young in heart.
Kisho Bldg., 1F, 4-5-4, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan
LAOX Akihabara is the largest tax-free store in Japan. Here you can find good bargains and buy everything you need for your trip and souvenirs at one place.
Its staff speaks English, Chinese and Korean and can help you find what you need. That is why, a majority of its customers are usually foreigners.
1-2-9, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0021, Japan