Looking For Mameshiba In Tokyo

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Looking For Mameshiba In Tokyo

A reader of the blog emailed me and asked me about finding Mameshiba in Tokyo. He was a father that was travelling to Japan and wanted to buy some Mameshiba merchandise while on their trip, for a family member back home. In the email the father also asked if Mameshiba was still popular in Japan. They would be visisting a couple of cities during their trip, one of them being Tokyo. Mameshiba is one of our favorite Japanese characters, so on one of our trips to Tokyo we went on the search over most of Tokyo to find the cute little “bean dogs”.

Here’s our answer to the email:

On the first occation we visited Tokyo we had problems finding anything to do with Mameshiba. On our second trip we were more succesful. The two shops I can recommend you check out are both toy shops.

The first shop is Hakuhinkan Toy Park in Ginza. This shop seemed to have a special offer selling Mameshiba, if its still on now I cant be sure, but its worth checking it out.

The address is:
Hakuhinkan Toypark 8-8-11 Ginza, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan (Map link)
The website is: http://www.hakuhinkan.co.jp/
Closest subway station: Ginza (on the Tokyo Metro)

The second shop is Yamashiroya in Ueno. This is also a toy shop. When I was there, Mamishiba stuff was on the bottom floor around the other soft toys.

The address is:
有)ヤマシロヤ   Japan, Tokyo, Taito, Ueno, 6丁目14−6 (Map link)
Closest subway station: Ueno (on the JR Yamanote line)
The website is: http://www.e-yamashiroya.com/

Of course, all of this can change since we were there last year, but I think these two shops are your best bet. There’s one more big toy shop in Tokyo, Kiddy Land in Harajuku/Shibuya, but we have never found any Mameshiba stuff there.

****Update 13th sept. 2014 we got some information that still both shops stock Mameshiba products so that great****

****New update 7th march. 2015 from a user that posted a reply to this post, is that its better to go to Hakuhinkan Toypark seems the other shop did not have or had very little available for sale****

I still see adverts being made with Mameshiba, makes me believe they’re still popular. Good luck and hope you have a great time in Japan and find what you’re looking for.

If you have any tips on the hunt for Mameshiba in Tokyo, please share..!





Posted on by Paul in Characters, Shopping 10 Comments

10 Responses to Looking For Mameshiba In Tokyo

  1. Katey Smile

    This article was so helpful~! Thank you so much~! \(^O^)/ I went to both places and still in 2014 there a Mameshiba products~ In Toy Park, there are plushes of Mameshipamyupamyu, Edamameshiba and also some cute Mameshiba postcards~! As for the other, there were only a few keychains and socks~ ♡

     
    • Paul

      Thats great, that you could find one of our favourite characters, thanks for letting us know 🙂

       
  2. Jason

    So I went to these places in October in hopes of finding some Mameshiba merchandise for my lovely girlfriend and sad to say I didn’t see any at Yamashiroya and the Hakuhinkan Toypark selection was depressingly small, they had maybe 5 different mameshibas with no sign of the giant one in the picture.

     
  3. Paul

    We where in Tokyo around the begin of Oktober too we had the same problem finding them this time around too. Lets hope this is not the end of mameshiba! But as Jason said Hakuhinkan Toypark does have a small selection still.

     
  4. Vin-san

    I have a picture of all the things that are left.
    Update this post so people know to go to hakuhinkan park toy store!!!

     
    • Paul

      Thanks for letting us know Vin-san will update the post!

       
  5. Marco

    Hello !
    Just to say thanks for this website.
    I just went to the Yamashiroya in Ueno and asked the staff there for Mameshiba. There where only 2 little green Mameshiba! Smaller than my finger, really sweet, it’s around 1200 yen but no there is only one cuz I bought it… :/

    I hope my information can help someone searching mameshiba GOOD LUCK ! :3

     
  6. Marco

    Hi, I also went to the Hakuhinkan Toypark in Ginza and asked for Mameshiba but there is nothing 🙁

     
    • Vega

      Hopefully they will restock with Mameshiba stuff again soon 🙂

       
  7. Jeroen

    I went to Hakuhinkan Toypark yesterday and asked for mamashiba, but there’s nothing there! The search continues…

     

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