In underground of Tokyo station, there are wonderful variety shops called “Tokyo Character street“.
Many Character shop like “Doraemon”, “Poke-mon”, “Hello-Kitty”, “Rilakkuma”, “Tomika”, “Plarail”, “Totoro(Studio Ghibli)”, “Miffy”,”Moomin”, “Disney”, “Lego” and more… are all in this street.
*Even you arrived at Tokyo station, it’s vast and complicated,, so I recommend you to ask any staff “where is Character street ?”
■Tokyo Character street
(It’s within the “First Avenue Tokyo Station”)
Where : Underground of Tokyo station (Ya-e-su side)
Address: 1-9-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005 (Link to Google map)
Opening hours : mostly 10:00-20:30 (Varies by shop)
“TOMICA” shop – for boys
TOMICA is one of the greatest Japanese toy brand.
This shop is full of TOMICA-Love.
Donguri Republic (Ghibli shop) – for girls
My neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, LAPUTA: Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service,,, Ghibli has been created so many great works.
Please see them once with kids some day if you haven’t watch yet.
Tokyo Okashi Land (Snacks)
Also Japanese Okashi(=snack) street is fun for kids too.
Next to Character street area, Japanese top 3 snack company (Carbee, Morinaga, Glico) has souvenir shops.
I ate handmade Jaga-riko of Calbee with my friends kids after shopping, it was tasty !
*Tokyo Okashi Land Opening hours : 9：00～21：00
Tokyo Ramen street (Noodle shops)
For someone more hungry, “Tokyo Ramen street” is fun to explore. (on the same floor)
Popular 8 ramen shops are waiting for you.
*Tokyo Ramen Street Opening hours : 10：30～23：00(LO22：30)
Nursing room is at the end of the Character Street.