Ever heard of the gacha pon phenomenon? They’re basically capsule toy machines that resemble slot machines, except that prizes are guaranteed! So if you’re an otaku and you’re planning to visit Akihabara soon, you’re going to love the gachapon machines!! Today we want to recommend one of the best shops specialized only in gachapon machines.
Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan (ガチャポン会館) is a store with shelf after shelf full of gacha pon machines that reach upto the roof. They dispense lots of manga character toys, assembly required figures, keychains trinkets and a lot more.
There’re almost 350 gacha pon machines in this store, most of them are in the 100-200 JPY range. But you can also find rarer or better quality items in the 300-500 JPY range. So remember to bring lots of 100-yen coins and you will have a nice time trying to get the prize you really want. Those pre-packaged toys are nice souvenirs for a friend when you return back home.
In this store new products come in each month, so there’re always fans trying to score those new anime and manga characters or animals or even toy like tiny bowls of ramen!
WARNING: Gacha pon can be quite addictive!!
Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan
Address: MN Bldg., 3-15-5, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Business Time: Mon-Thu: 11:00 – 20:00 / Fri, Sat, Before Holidays: 11:00 – 22:00 / Sun, Holidays: 11:00 – 19:00
Closed: No scheduled holidays
Check out the Akihabara Gachapon Kaikan Website!
Directions Details(Exit station)
・Walk from Sobu Line Akihabara Station Electric Town exit of JR Yamanote Line.
・Walk from Akihabara Station of Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
・Walk from Suehiro-cho Station of Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
・Walk from Akihabara Station of Tsukuba Express