ikebukuro, k-books, otome, otome pavilion, otome road, 乙女

K-Books Otome Pavilion Has a Moved!

In the midst of Tokyo’s state of emergency declaration, K-Books somehow managed to move from their old location (near the Animate Flagship store by Sunshine Doori to the actual Otome Road!

Otome Pavilion from the outside

New address (Japanese) : 〒 170-0013 東京都豊島区東池袋3-2-5 池袋サンシャインプラザ1F (Google Maps)

New address (English): 〒170-0013 Tokyo-to Toshima-ku Higashi-Ikebukuro 3-2-5 Ikebukuro Sunshine Plaza 1F

Way, way back in 2015, the same building used to sell Shonen JUMP-related goods and I frequented the place. A bit hilarious that I’m now back to where I first started squandering my money.

I visited after work just to check the place out on May 22nd, and while it was a Friday night, Sunshine Doori, as well as Otome Road itself, was eerily empty.

At Sunshine Doori on the way to Otome Road;
it’s not crowded at all despite bring a Friday night
Assist Wig from across the street was kind of empty too
Otome Road heading towards Ikebukuro Station;
because of Tokyo’s State of Emergency Declaration, there was hardly anyone out and about

Sunshine City was closed during my visit

While I was there, surprisingly, Otome Pavilion was business as usual (11:30 ~ 20:00). Aside from the plastic sheets that they installed to act as a barrier between the employees and the customers, it’s as if nothing was amiss.

It makes sense for K-Books to move their Otome Pavilion to Otome Road but it’s a bit of a hassle for me as I frequently use the Yamanote line to get to Ikebukuro, and it’s a 10 minute walk from the station to the store. At its old location, it took me only 5 minutes.

Still, I’m glad that this store exists. All the KoiRan/SLBP-related Date Masamune items I’ve passed up are sold here as “second-hand” items from time to time, so I head out whenever I have some free time to buy it.

Guess this means I should start getting used to walking distance again, just like in 2015…

Till next time!

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