Yamashiroya, A Big Ueno Toy Store To Visit
I have another toy store to add to anyones bucket list of places to shop at in Tokyo today. Yamashiroya is another big toy store like Kiddyland that is well worth a visit. Hunt for the name and you'll find videos on Youtube if you want a more detailed look. This store would be a good place to visit if you were seeing Ueno Park, the Ameyoko shopping district, or any of the wonderful museums in the area such as the National Museum. I blogged about a visit to the area here on my last trip to Tokyo. Also of note is the Just below is the front of the store from Google Streetview.
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Yamashiroya is near the main Ueno Station south exit. You come out, head east under the train tracks and it is just there on the other side. There may be toy displays outside, but look for the sign too.
It occupies the most of a small building with six floors of toys, figures, model kits, character goods, stuffies, and games. The store is packed with glass cabinets displaying an amazing assortment of toys and you can find something for any anime or Japanese toy brand in the store. This makes the store crowded, but a wonderful place to browse and shop. You'll be able to spend money here without thinking too hard.
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東京都台東区上野 Address:６丁目１４−６ Tokyo, Taito, Ueno +81 3-3831-2320 〒110-0005
Closest subway station: Ueno (on the JR Yamanote line)
Store hours: 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
My blog post about my 2016 visit to Yamashiroya
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Other Tokyo Anime / Otaku Highlights Worth Visiting
- Gundam Cafe and AKB48 Cafe in Akihabara
- Gundam Front Mini-Theme Park in Odaiba (with another Gundam Cafe)
- Tokyo's Fantastic Kiddyland Toy Store
- The First Evangelion Store in Harajuku
- Pokemon Store in Hamamatsucho
- Tokyo's Theme Cafes
- The Ultra-tall Tokyo Skytree!
- Sweets Land, Character Street, and Ramen Street at Tokyo Station
- Yokohama Ramen Museum and Nissin Cup Noodle Museum
- The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka