Where to Buy Gacha Gacha Figurines in Shinjuku
Aug 30, 2018
Gacha gacha machines, also known as gashapon machines, sell small collectable figurines. Often these figurines are related to anime, so Akihabara may be the first place that comes to mind when you think of these machines. However, there are plenty of places to find them in Shinjuku as well. With so many varieties, you’re sure to find something that you want! Please note that the figurines come out of the machine at random, so if you have your heart set on a particular figurine you may need to try several times before you get it.
First, we will introduce you to places where you can find gacha gacha machines around the West Exit of Shinjuku Station.
Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Exit Branch, Gashapon Building and Game/Hobby Building
Yodobashi Camera’s Shinjuku West Exit Branch has a special shop just for gacha gacha. Although you can see a wide selection available on the first floor, when you enter the basement you will find 500 gacha gacha machines! It’s hard to imagine such a large number of machines in one place.
There are easy to understand instructions in the shop that explain how to use the machines, so even if it your first time using them you don’t need to worry. As you can imagine, there are not only a large number of machines but a wide variety of figurines offered as well. Lots of people come here with their children, as they can enjoy getting a new toy at a reasonable price.
On the other side of Yodobashi Camera’s Gashapon Building is Yodobashi Camera’s Game/Hobby Building, which also has several gacha gacha machines lining the outside. If you pass by, why not check it out?
Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Exit Branch, Gashapon Building
Yodobashi Camera Shinjuku West Exit Branch, Game/Hobby Building
Address: 1-11-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Hours of Operation: 9:30AM-10:00PM
Telephone Number: 03-3346-1010
Odakyu Halc Bic Camera, 5th Floor
On the fifth floor of the Odakyu Halc Department Store is the electronics shop Bic Camera, which includes a gacha gacha and toy corner.
There are not only gacha gacha machines related to anime, but also those that feature Naomi Watanabe, a celebrity famous for her Beyonce impersonation, and other interesting figurines.
Shinjuku Station West Exit HALC
This commercial complex has a wide range of shopping options to support better living in such forms as an electronics retail store, sports, fashion, dining, food products and more. Enjoy lunch and din…
- 1-5-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0023
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Yodobashi Camera Media Shinjuku East Exit Building, First Floor and Fourth Floor
Yodobashi Camera is also found around the East Exit of Shinjuku Station. As you can see from the picture above, there are many gacha gacha machines outside of the shop. You can’t help but check out each machine and see what’s inside!
There are even more machines on the fourth floor, a well-lit and spacious location that makes it easy to inspect each machine at your own pace.
This Yodobashi Camera has not only popular options, but also some figurines aimed at anime lovers as well. This is a great place to check out a wide variety of gacha gacha figurines.
Yodobashi Camera Media Shinjuku East Exit Building
Address: 3-26-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo-to
Hours of Operation: 9:30AM-10:00PM
Telephone Number: 03-3356-1010
Tokyu Hands, Seventh Floor
Near the South Exit of Shinjuku Station is Tokyu Hands, a popular destination for tourists from overseas because it sells a lot of useful household items. Be sure not to overlook the gacha gacha corner on the seventh floor!
They also sell blind boxes and a selection of food and drinks that come with a small figurine. You’re sure to enjoy checking out the wide variety of toys!
Tokyu Hands (Shinjuku Branch)
Address: Times Square Building 2-8 Floors, 502402 Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Hours of Operation: 10:00AM-9:00PM
As the figurines sold in the gacha gacha machines change regularly, they are truly only available for a limited time. They may not be on sale next time you stop by! If you see something you like, use any leftover coins that you may have to try these machines out. The figures are small, so they are the perfect size to bring back as a souvenir.
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