Jan 23, 2024 80 views

animate Himeji – One of the largest anime specialty store in Himeji!|Selling comics and anime goods

“animate” is now one of the most popular places for foreigners to visit. Many foreigners stop in the Himeji shop and are amazed at a large selection of books, figures, and anime goods. The store has more than 60,000 comic books and 30,000 anime goods! The store boasts one of the largest selections in Himeji. In some sections, you can also find English signs. If you have any questions, feel free to ask the staff.

・How to get to “animate Himeji”


It is a 3-minute walk from the North Exit of JR Himeji Station. It is located in a corner of Miyuki-dori Shopping Street parallel to Otemae-dori Street in the eastern area, which leads in a straight line from the station to Himeji Castle.

It is a great place to stop by on the way home from sightseeing at Himeji Castle. Miyuki-dori Shopping Street is a popular spot for tourists to visit, with a variety of stores selling fashionable clothes, gourmet foods and souvenirs.

・One of the largest anime goods specialty stores in Himeji

“animate” seems to be heaven for anime-loving foreigners. Inside the spacious two-floor store, you will find a wide variety of anime goods including books on popular anime and manga, character goods, figures, trading cards, toys, original lottery, CDs, Blu-ray discs and DVDs.

・Some special offers are only available at animate!

Fairs and events with special offers only available at animate! In addition, the company offers character goods of VTubers who are popular overseas as well, and the availability of valuable rare goods that can only be obtained in Japan is another reason for its popularity among foreigners.

・Stationery, key chains, and other goods are also available

They also provide a wide variety of goods such as clear files, can badges, stationery, and acrylic key chains. The assortment meets the demands of core overseas fans and makes a great souvenir.

At the Himeji store, most of the manga and other products are, of course, written in Japanese, but many foreigners also purchase these items as souvenirs of their trip to Japan.

・You can see the hottest works at a glance!

You can see the hottest works at a glance! On the second floor, They are currently developing a “Popular Products Hot Corner”! They have picked up and displayed products of popular works.

The store often holds interesting events, such as one to send a message to the author, so be sure to check the official “X” account from time to time for the latest information and products in stock.

The official X account of “animate Himeji” >>



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Harima Center Building 1F & 2F, 54, Higashiekimae-cho, Himej, Hyogo
Business hours
Monday - Friday: 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sat & Sun & National Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
※Phone srvice is available from opening hours to 7:00 p.m.
Admission free
Cash / VISA / Mastercard / JCB / Amex / Diners Club / Discover / PayPay / Apple Pay / Google Pay / Alipay / UnionPay
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This article is current as of Jan 22, 2024. It may differ from the latest information.