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Visit to Rilakkuma Store

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I went to the Rilakkuma store at Tokyo Station a week ago and finally have got around to posting the photos from the visit. I went on a weekend and the store was packed with people, male, female and all age groups. It looks like Rilakkuma has appeal to a diverse group.

Plenty of people milling around the entrance to the store as well as inside
Plenty of people milling around the entrance to the store as well as inside

The store is located in the newly renovated Ichibangai (δΈ€η•ͺθ‘—) of Tokyo Station. It is not inside the station concourse, but just outside of the ticket gates. It is part of the station building though and is well signposted.

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"Happy Life with Rilakkuma!" is the store tagline
'Happy Life with Rilakkuma!' is the store tagline
Plenty of product range. Plenty of shoppers
Plenty of product range. Plenty of shoppers
Cash register working overtime. No sign of recession here
Cash register working overtime. No sign of recession here

I passed by the store again on a weekday and grabbed a few more photos. It was a bit easier to move around without the crowd in the store. Compared to the other shops though, it was still doing very well.

Rilakkuma at the entrance to his store
Rilakkuma at the entrance to his store

Mobile phone stands for YEN 1,680
Mobile phone stands for YEN 1,680
Rilakkuma up close and personal
Rilakkuma up close and personal
Store entrance in the shape of a bear
Store entrance in the shape of a bear
Rilakkuma on display
Rilakkuma on display
It's not a big store but there is a lot packed in
It's not a big store but there is a lot packed in
Something for everyone
Something for everyone

There is also a store in Osaka, and based on the popularity of this small store in Tokyo station I would not be surprised to hear of other stores opening. The character is currently 5 years old but its popularity is on the rise.

  1. gweb says

    One word: Yes!

    (What more do you need say when dealing with Rilakkuma?)

    1. Shibuya246 says

      Very well summed up πŸ™‚

  2. Eleix says

    Oh my goodness. I need to go there! πŸ™ But too bad I can’t! Well, not anytime soon! πŸ™

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