Looking for some good otaku spots in Tokyo?
Today, I’ll show you the Tokyo Anime Center.
And the best part?
It’s completely free!
A Look Inside
What is Tokyo Anime Center?
Located inside DNP Plaza in Ichigaya, The Tokyo Anime Center is a small spot where you can find:
- Anime Exhibitions
- Anime Store
- Anime Café
When is the Anime Exhibition?
It’s no doubt that the exhibition is the best part of the Tokyo Anime Center.
Every one or two months they hold a different anime or video game’s exhibition.
To celebrate the release of the new movie Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, a Code Geass exhibition was held inside the Tokyo Anime Center in 2019 from February 21 to March 24.
Here are some pictures:
If you are looking for more places related to Code Geass in Japan, I wrote a post that very thing the other day. Check it out by clicking the article below!
Code Geass, Real-Life Locations in Japan
What is the store like?
Tokyo Anime Center has a small shop where you can buy anime merchandise.
You can also find original and exclusive merch of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.
Code Geass T-shirts are also for sale. If you want to know more information on anime t-shirts, I also wrote a post of where to buy Anime T-Shirts in Tokyo. Check it out 😉
Besides Code Geass, the store has some merch of Mob Psycho, Cardcaptor Sakura, and more!
And yes, you can also find Gashapon!
Note: The original items available in the store vary depending on the season, so depending on when you go, you might find different merchandise than the ones I showed above.
Is there a café?
On the first floor of DNP plaza, there is a collaboration cafe of the anime exhibition that is taking place.
The price of one drink is around 700 yen (6.5 USD).
What is Fun Project Park?
Next to the Exhibition, there is an area where you can draw your own manga.
You can find more information on the official page (Please note the website is only in Japanese).
When I visited the center, I had a fantastic time thanks to the exhibition of Code Geass, my favorite anime. I enjoyed every moment and took lots of pictures, as you can see above!
My suggestion is to check the official site of the Tokyo Anime Center if you are interested in the current exhibition, I think that it will be worth the visit. Otherwise, I wouldn’t recommend that you go.
By the way, the current exhibition is Inazuma Eleven Exhibition, and it will be running from May 17 – June 6, 2019.
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How do you access it?
The closest station is Ichigaya Station. The station has 4 different metro lines so you can take whatever works best for you.
- Yurakucho Line: 1 minute walk from Exit 6
- Namboku Line: 1 minute walk from Exit 6
- Toei Shinjuku Line: 6-minute walk from Exit 1
Opening hours 11:00 – 20:00
Closed Tuesdays, year-end / New Year holiday,
The Tokyo Anime Center is a bit small so you can easily look at everything in under 30 minutes.
What other attractions is it close to?
There are no other famous attractions in the Ichigaya area, but the closest anime attraction is in Shinjuku or Yotsuya (around 5-10 minutes by train).
Anime attractions near the Tokyo Anime Center:
Did you go to the Tokyo Anime Center? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below!