Otome Road


Sunshine 60 Road 3-1 Higashiikebukuro
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This stretch of road near the Sunshine City complex in Ikebukuro is home to a number of manga, anime and game stores. All the big name stores can be found here: Mandarake, Big K and Animate, among others. Known as Otome Road or "Maiden Road", the area even has its own souvenirs or omiyage.


Sunshine 60 Road 3-1 Higashiikebukuro

January - December
Monday - Sunday: 10:00-24:00

Arielle Wheaton

I wasn't very impressed with Otome Road. I found that the bulk of merchandise available here was manga/doujin in Japanese, so if you cannot read Japanese fluently, there isn't much of a selection left to shop through. Most of the remaining merch was buttons and straps, not a lot of figures or plush. The Goodsmile cafe (which was Kuruko no Basket themed when we visited) was probably the highlight of the area for us.

Reona Sasaki

Otome Road is like a smaller, female-oriented version of Akihabara. I recommend it for fujoshi and female otaku, as the area is more dense with women. The stores can be quite cramped, but there are good finds.

Syazwani Mustaffa

If in AKIHABARA is like HEAVEN for OTAKU who loves WAIFU. IKEBUKURO is HEAVEN FOR GIRLS (OTOME - girls who like fantasy anime boys)

This place is full of OTOME stuff. Please google the word OTOME before set this place into your itinerary.

MANDARAKE - is an underground shop. SPECIFICALLY FOR OTOME. In this shop you can find ADULT COMICS for girls. Full of YAOI (BOYS LOVE). Google the name and the details before start entering the world of OTOME xD - some might disgusted with the GENRE but hey! We are not judging boys who loves WAIFU.

ANIMATE - Mainly a building with several floors you can shop and visit. There's cafe, cosplay, dolls, gatcha machine etc.

K-Books - FOCUSING ON ANIME in general. but still leading to male character and full of Otome Games character merchandise selling in their shop.


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