Japan is one of most fascinating fashion centers of the world, from the daily styles to special events such as cosplay, festivals, etc. Especially when in Akihabara Tokyo, you should go to these stores for cosplay costumes!

1. COSPATIO

COSPA is a manufacturer that produce merchandises related to character life in anime, manga, and games. COSPATIO in Akihabara specializes in selling apparels (cosplay costumes) and other miscellaneous goods! It’s one of the largest cosplay costume stores in Akihabara. If you find it hard to make your own costume for any cosplay event, then come to COSPATIO and grab ones! Also, there’s COSPA Gee! Store at the same building also sells cosplay costumes too but more focused on character goods.

COSPATIO is just like a clothing store except they sell cosplay costumes.

COSPATIO is just like a clothing store except they sell cosplay costumes. From Twitter

Address:
2F, GEE! STORE AKIBA, 3-15-5, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:
5mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
Weekdays 11am-8pm, Weekends 11am-7pm

Website:
http://cospa.com/ / http://www.geestore.com/ (Japanese Only)

2. ACOS

ACOS is the cosplay costumes specialized store of the famous anime related good shop Animate and located on the 5th floor of Akiba Cultures ZONE. The store is popular amongst cosplay users, as it provides a wide variety of cosplay goods, not only cosplay costumes, but also its accessories, such as wigs, makeup, with a wide range of colors and tones. 

Lots of cosplay costumes displayed at ACOS Akihabara.

Lots of cosplay costumes displayed at ACOS Akihabara. From Twitter

Address:
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Sotokanda 1-7-6 AKIBA Culture’s ZONE 5F

Access:
4mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
11:00-21:30

Website:
https://www.acos.me/ (Japanese Only)

3. Don Quijote

Don Quijote is actually a chain of stores that selling almost everything, sometimes at a discounted price, and Akihabara is a branch store of it. What makes Don Quijote stands out because it sells almost everything; from cosmetics to electronics to cosplay costumes! Especially they are famous for selling the craziest cosplay costumes and accessories!

Cosplay goods aisle in Don Quijote.

Cosplay goods aisle in Don Quijote. From Instagram

It is said that Don Quijote Akihabara is special because it houses the AKB48 Theater with live performances 6 days a week and also the famous maid cafe @home cafe!

Address:
4-3-3 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku Tokyo,JAPAN, 101-0021

Access:
3mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
10am – 5am the next day.

Tel:
03-5298-5411

Website:
http://www.donki.com/en/store/shop_detail.php?shop_id=98 

4. UNIQLO

Everyone knows about Uniqlo, one of the most popular fashion brand in Japan, which has many advantages that attract both local and international buyers. In Uniqlo, you can find clothing sizes that fit anybody, or for who did not find their size in other shops (sizes in Uniqlo up to XXL). Also, Uniqlo offers so many good deals, as well as clothing trends! 

Uniqlo store.

Uniqlo store. From Wikipedia

Address:
1-17-6,Sotokanda,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo

Access:
5mins walk from JR Akihabara Station

Hours:
10:00-21:00

Website:
http://www.uniqlo.com/jp/

5. Other stops in Ueno, near Akihabara

Ueno is an area located next to Tokyo and Akihabara, so you can take a train for 2 stops and going to Ueno for clothes shopping near Akihabara Especially Ameyoko and department store Matsuzakaya, Marui.

Atre Ueno

Atre Ueno focuses mostly on women clothes.

Address:
7 Chome-1-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access:
inside JR Ueno Station

Hours:
10:00-21:00

Website:
http://www.atre.co.jp/lang_common/en

Matsuzakaya

Matsuzakaya is filled with many stores from the basement until the 8th floor, besides women clothing, you can also find lots of shoe shops as well as clothing for senior ladies.

Address:
3 Chome-29-5 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Ueno Station

Hours:
10:00-20:00

Website:
http://www.matsuzakaya.co.jp.e.me.hp.transer.com/ueno/index.html

Marui

Marui is where both men and women can enjoy fashion shopping! They also have restaurants and cafes too!

Address:
6 Chome-15-1 Ueno, Taito-ku, Tokyo

Access:
2mins walk from JR Ueno Station

Hours:
11:00-21:00. Holidays 11:00-20:30. Restaurants 11:00-23:00

Website:
https://www.0101.co.jp/transer/transer_en.html

*Thumbnail image is from Wikipedia