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Sanctuary for otaku females

Guess more than 80% of visitors in this area are females from teens to adults. If you are Fujoshi... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
Tokyo D
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Female manga haven

Great to see a Akihabara dedicated to women. Great place to experience this subculture you could... read more

Reviewed December 4, 2016
Karen T
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3 Chome Higashiikebukuro, Toshima 170-0013, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

This area tends to be geared towards girls, with shops showcasing their favourite boy anime stars and idols. But is also good for anyone who love anime. It's so fun to explore this area with lots of shops downstairs and upstairs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pepper W
Reviewed July 19, 2018

this place is great !!! has anime plastered in the area!!also sunshine 60 city is near! check out that giant takoyaki ball too

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Markpuke13
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Guess more than 80% of visitors in this area are females from teens to adults. If you are Fujoshi or you like Otome games and Handsome boy anime/manga characters, better to visit this area more than Akihabara or Nakano

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Tokyo D
Reviewed September 2, 2017

Akiba for girls. Lot's of Yaoi (LGBT male anime characters). found a dakimakura pillow case of Gestapo Chief Reinhard Heydrich, and lots of Himmler y Heydrich anime merchandise. Japanese have something for Nazi fujoshis.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank maxhiroichifukumoto
Reviewed April 1, 2017

We had heard of Otome Road and made a side note to visit it while renting an apartment in Ikebukuro, but we ended up stumbling upon in unawares one day because it is so centrally located, right behind Sunshine City. It is a strip of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

Great to see a Akihabara dedicated to women. Great place to experience this subculture you could spend hours just browsing.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Karen T
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Just about a few minutes walk from Sunshine City, Otome Road is a street filled with handsome anime characters on store fronts luring you to come in. Many otaku girls can be seen buying manga and figurines left and right. Many stores selling unique cosplay...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Tinichan
Reviewed May 9, 2016

This Ikebukuro area is like a small bite of Akihabara, except for female geeks. I come here to buy certain kinds of manga, but there are cosplay costume stores and butler cafes in the area as well. There are a couple of rough online maps...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Geoviki
Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

If you want to search for things related to cosplay costumes and merchandises from all Japanese animes, just go to Otome Road in Ikebukuro near Sunshine City. Various costumes for cosplay were available at several stores. I bought a cosplay costume at Acos.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank Paulus S
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Ikebukuro is an area of massive development. Several
thousand tenants occupy two giant department stores
and shopping malls, where all sorts of shopping and
gourmet foods can be enjoyed. The 60-story building at
the east entrance of the station, Sunshine City, is a
landmark within Ikebukuro and features an aquarium,
planetarium, theme park as well as an observation
platform. The popular name for the western side of
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