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Things to do in Japan

– Permanent locations –

If you’re planning to visit Japan soon and would like to know where relevant Sailor Moon related permanent locations are in order to plan your trip, we have a handy travel guide that will help you find these places with ease. As of now, these locations are labeled as “permanent” as they are not scheduled to close in the foreseeable future. This list is still subject to changes, but we will update accordingly.


✦ Sailor Moon Store (flagship store)

Located in the heart of Harajuku, this is the main Sailor Moon Store where you will be able to find an ever-changing array of officially licensed collectibles and Store exclusive merch. They also carry items from select collaborations like P-Bandai, Banpresto, Isetan, Sunstar, etc. The store is divided in two sections: The Pink side (with collectible toys, stationary, keychains, DVDs) and the Blue side (with high-end merch, brand name clothing, jewelry, etc). You can watch a video all about the Sailor Moon store, here.

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✦ Address:
Laforet Harajuku (Basement 0.5)
1-11-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan

✦ Business hours: 11:00 am – 20:00 pm

✦ Website: https://sailormoon-store.com/shop/default.aspx


✦ Sailor Moon Store -Petit- (Pop-Up store)

Locations for the Petit store will vary because they could pop-up in different cities around Japan, although the pop-up shop in Osaka is considered semi-permanent as it has been there a long time and there is no closing date. You will be able to find an ever-changing array of officially licensed collectibles and Store exclusive merch. They also carry items from select collaborations like P-Bandai, Banpresto, Isetan, Sunstar, etc. Watch a short video about the Sailor Moon Store -Petit-, here.

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✦ Address:
Kiddy Land Shinsaibashi Parco
Shinsaibashi-suji, Chuo-ku
Osaka City, Japan

*Check out current pop-up locations in other areas of Japan HERE.

✦ Business hours: 10:00 am – 21:00 pm

✦ Website: https://sailormoon-store.com/shop/default.aspx


✦ Small Worlds Tokyo (miniature museum)

Small Worlds is a miniature museum in Ariake, Tokyo. One of the largest in all Asia with a total area of 7,000 m2. As many fans know, Sailor Moon is set in the Azabu Juban district of Tokyo where Usagi and the girls transform into Sailor Guardians to battle against villains. Every famous location of the Sailor Moon Crystal and Sailor Moon Eternal movies is represented in small scale. Far off in the back you can see “Crystal Tokyo”, a future city in the 30th century depicted in the series. It becomes a fun game of discovering different characters in different situations from the anime. Highly recommended for any hardcore fans. SMFN team member, Brooke, posted a video all about the Sailor Moon area if you want to know more.

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✦ Address:
2300 Kuniya Shimotsuga-gun
Mibumachi, Tochigi 321-0211

✦ Business hours: 09:00 am – 19:00 pm (last admission 18:00)

✦ Website: https://smallworlds.jp/en/


Toei Animation Museum (animation museum)

The Toei Museum is located in the outskirts of Tokyo. It is not the actual animation studio where they produce their IPs, but a mere sampling of their most popular franchises. Here you will find a small selection of One Piece, Pretty Cure, Dragon Ball and Sailor Moon pieces, as well as a couple interactive screens with info about their series. The entire museum can be seen in less than half an hour, so be advised that the Sailor Moon exhibit is tiny.

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✦ Address:
2-10-5 Higashi-Oizumi
Nerima-ku, Tokyo

✦ Business hours: 11:00 am – 16:00 pm (Closed Wednesdays)

✦ Website: https://museum.toei-anim.co.jp


✦ Mandarake (used toy reseller)

There are many second hand toy shops in Japan (Hobby Off / Book Off, Treasure Factory, Surugaya, etc.) but Mandarake is the best known for their wide variety of collectible goods ranging from anime, manga, toys, games, movie memorabilia, retro items, etc. While there are many branches all over the country (including the large Akihabara Complex), their first store was established in the Nakano Broadway shopping mall. Any branch will offer some amount of magical girl toys, but we recommend the Magical Girl shop on the third floor of the Nakano mall, which is where we have found the most amount of collectibles.

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✦ Address:
5 Chome-52 Nakano
Nakano City, Tokyo, Japan

✦ Business hours: 12:00 pm – 20:00 pm

✦ Website: https://earth.mandarake.co.jp/shop/


✦ Toy Town Bandai Museum (toy museum)

The Toy Town Bandai Museum displays carefully selected collections from about 35,000 Bandai items. There are four themed museums: Japan Toy Collection, World Toy Collection, Edison Collection, and Hobby (Gundam). You can learn Japan’s cultural history and enjoy many different exhibits. There is a small magical girl area that includes 90s and 00s Sailor Moon toys.

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✦ Address:
3 Chome-6-20 Omochanomachi
Mibu, Shimotsuga District
Tochigi, Japan

✦ Business hours: 10:00 am – 16:00 pm (Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)

✦ Website: https://www.bandai-museum.jp/index.html


✦ Mibu Toy Museum (toy museum)

The Mibu Toy Museum is also located in Tochigi. They have a permanent exhibit of vintage toys and collectibles as well as playground areas for smaller children with games, rides and photo ops. Be advised that the Sailor Moon section is tiny (only a glass case), but it’s still an interesting visit if you are in the Tochigi area.

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✦ Address:
Mibu, Shimotsuga District
Tochigi, Japan

✦ Business hours: 9:30 am – 16:30 pm (Closed Mondays. When Monday is a public holiday, the museum is closed on the following day).

✦ Website: https://www.mibutoymuseum.com/english/


✦ Toei Kyoto Studio Park (amusement park)

The Toei Kyoto Studio Park is both an amusement park with themed activities, restaurants, and exhibits, as well as a working Edo-period style filming set for historical movies and J-dramas. There are rotating anime collaborations, games, rides and photo ops. Inside the main building, Toei has an exhibit of their super sentai shows and animation properties which include Dragon Ball, Pretty Cure and of course Sailor Moon. Be advised that the Sailor Moon section is tiny (only a glass case), but it’s still an interesting visit if you are in the park.

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✦ Address:
10 Uzumasa Higashi Hachioka-cho
Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Japan

✦ Business hours: 10:00 am – 17:00 pm

✦ Website: https://global.toei-eigamura.com

✦ Azabu Juban and Tokyo area guide

As most Moonies know, Azabu Juban is a real life district in Tokyo that inspired many of the locations of the manga and anime. Unfortunately some locations from the 90s adaptation have long disappeared and some were fictitious, but most can still be found. We have put together a list of the most relevant sites to visit in Azabu Juban as well as a few others in the greater Tokyo area.

Azabu Juban station

Google Maps location

The old “Shopping District” sign from the 90s anime was here. Many scenes Sailor Moon Crystal take place near the station.

Crown Arcade

Google Maps location

Unfortunately the original Crown Arcade has disappeared and is now a McDonalds.

Kimi-chan Statue

Google Maps location

This statue of a little girl was featured in both the 90s anime and in Sailor Moon Crystal.

Osa-P Jewelry

Google Maps location

Featured more prominently in the first episode of Sailor Moon Crystal.

Ichi no Hashi Park

Google Maps location

The famous tube that appeared in the classic anime and Crystal has been removed but the park itself is still there.

Hikawa Shrine

Google Maps location

This is the shrine from both the manga and Sailor Moon Crystal. The 90s anime shrine is different.

Sendaizaka-ue bus stop

Google Maps location

The infamous stop where the 6 o’clock bus mysteriously disappears.

Yumi Katsura Bridal House

Google Maps location

Said to have inspired the phantom bride storyline in the manga. Still a bridal shop to this day.

Amishiro Park

Google Maps location

A small park where the characters hang out around the swings. It is also said Nephrite dies here.

Azabu Junior & Senior High

Google Maps location

This school is said to be the inspiration for Usagi’s school in the 90s anime and the Moto-Azabu Private High School, that Mamoru and Asanuma attended.

Roppongi Junior High School

Google Maps location

According to the Sailor Moon R guidebook, this is another model for Usagi’s high School and seems to be the inspiration for the one in Sailor Moon Cosmos.

Toyo Eiwa Junior High

Google Maps location

This private school was the inspiration for the T.A. Girls Academy where Rei attends school.

Akasaka Hikawa Shrine

Google Maps location

The Akasaka Hikawa Shrine is said to be the inspiration for the Hikawa Shrine from the 90s anime.

Arisugawa no miya Park

Google Maps location

The most recognizable part of this park is the clock in the fountain that was a gathering point for the Guardians in Sailor Moon Crystal.

Kaleidoscope Mukashi-kan

Google Maps location

This kaleidoscope shop is featured in Sailor Moon Eternal, where Mamoru buys Usagi and ChibiUsa their kaleidoscopes.

Sphere Tower Tennozu

Google Maps location

The building that inspired the Mugen Gakuen where the Outer Guardians attend school.

Tokyo Tower

Google Maps location

This iconic landmark needs no introduction. Prominent in the manga, 90s anime and Crystal.

Rainbow Bridge

Google Maps location

Not very prominent in the manga, but has iconic scenes in the 90s anime.

Jindai Botanical Gardens

Google Maps location

This botanical garden appears in the Sailor Moon R Movie, where the Inner Guardians and Mamoru encounter Fiore for the first time.

Manhole Cover # 1

Approximate Map Location

#1 – Sailor Moon & Tuxedo Mask
(Navy BG Color)
Location: Azabu Juban Shopping Street entrance.

Manhole Cover # 2

Approximate Map Location

#2 – Inner Guardians
(Blue BG Color)
Location: Near Shiba Park, in front of the Minato Library.

Manhole Cover # 3

Approximate Map Location

#3 – Usagi, Ami, Rei, Makoto & Minako
(Red BG Color)
Location: Toyo Eiwa Elementary School, in front of the kindergarten.

Manhole Cover # 4

Approximate Map Location

#4 – Inner Guardians
(Green BG Color)
Location: Near Tokyo Tower, Shiba Water Supply Station.

Manhole Cover # 5

Approximate Map Location

#5 – Inner Guardians
(Yellow BG Color)
Location: Keio Nakadori Shopping Street entrance

Sailor Moon Street Finds

The series had its boom back in the 90s, however 30+ years later it has become increasingly difficult to spot any Sailor Moon items out the wild. We’ve created an ongoing list of fun Sailor Moon finds we’ve randomly spot in Japan. Please be warned that some of these may no longer exist by the time you get there because they are constantly renewing.

Sailor Moon children’s ride

Google Maps location

Located inside the Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Asakusa, Tokyo. (*might’ve been removed)

Sailor Moon bingo game

Google Maps location

Located on the 4th floor of the DECKS Tokyo Seaside Mall in Odaiba. Daiba Game Center.

Sailor Moon sitting figurine

Google Maps location

Located on the 4th floor of the DECKS Tokyo Seaside Mall in Odaiba. Shotgun Gallery.

Naoko Takeuchi artwork

Google Maps location

A handmade illustration made by Naoko Takeuchi for the Fromatique restaurant in Tokyo.

Oizumi Anime Gate

Google Maps location

The Oizumi Anime Gate in Tokyo pays homage to classic anime with character statues and pictures. There is one Sailor Moon picture. Close to the Toei Animation museum.

Sailor Moon arcade game

Google Maps location

Located at a retro Game Center called Zarigani in the Shinsekai area of Osaka. (*might’ve been removed)

Entire Google Map of permanent locations here

– Temporary locations –

Sailor Moon Store -Petit-


The Sailor Moon Store -Petit- is a pop-up shop that changes location every few months.
See 2024 locations HERE.

Sailor Moon Museum


See info about the touring Sailor Moon Museum 2024 HERE.

Sailor Moon Stamp Rally


Sailor Moon Cosmos Stamp Rally for December 2023. Info HERE.

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First published: Jan 10, 2024.
Last updated: Feb 15, 2024.