SURUGAYA AKIHABARA MAIN STORE @AKIHABARA
Address: 3 Chome-11-3 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Google Map: https://maps.app.goo.gl/BNvWFmJCSaqNh29w7
Access: 5-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station.
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM,Weekends and Holidays: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Surugaya Akihabara Main Store deals with official anime and manga merchandise, figures, card games, game software, doujin CDs, and doujinshi. It is a recommended store for those looking for second-hand rare goods rather than new ones, attracting many enthusiastic anime otaku searching for rare items. The store is somewhat cramped, and there's a limited selection of new products. With second-hand rare goods displayed, it is difficult to understand the value of the products sold here without some knowledge of the items. The store sells Gundam plastic models, Evangelion figures, Pokémon cards, and more. Additionally, it features used merchandise of popular anime goods among Japanese, like Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, and Transformers. If you have knowledge of anime and manga and are looking for rare items that are no longer on sale, this would be an enjoyable store for you. The store is very quiet and narrow. The staff have a wealth of knowledge about anime, making it a shop suitable for advanced anime fans, with foreign anime otaku also visiting.
The store is located about 5 minutes from Akihabara Station, though its location can be a bit hard to find. It's advisable to check your position using GPS on a smartphone while visiting. There are many other stores dealing with anime merchandise in the area, including famous ones in Japan like Animate and Lammtarra. While the store might not be enjoyable for those without knowledge of anime, those who are advanced enthusiasts might appreciate and enjoy its atmosphere. Many otaku visit this shop, meticulously scrutinizing the products. It's not a store that casual anime fans typically visit.