Visit to Rilakkuma Store

 

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.

12 thoughts on “Visit to Rilakkuma Store”

  1. gweb says:

    One word: Yes!

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

    1. Shibuya246 says:

      Very well summed up πŸ™‚

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  3. 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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