Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

A little while ago we presented a photo tribute to the classic RX-78-2 gundam which had stood in front of Tokyo’s hugely popular DiverCity Mall, on the magnificent Odaiba island in Tokyo Bay, since 2012. We later introduced you to the old mech’s larger and more dynamic cousin, the RX Unicorn, wh...

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The brand new RX-0 Unicorn is now fully functioning and ready to defend the magnificent DiverCity Mall on Odaiba island, the Japanese Mall-lovers’ paradise in the middle of Tokyo Bay. The project began back in April of this year and now amazed onlookers can view this 64-foot giant Gundam in all...

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It is a thinly veiled secret that the Olinas Shopping Mall in the Kinshichou neighbourhood of Sumida, Tokyo was the inspiration for the TRON Mall which appears in massive hit anime, ‘SCHOOL-LIVE!’. Last year, the two came together in real life to turn the Olinas Mall into the TRON Mall as part...

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A few months back, we presented a photo tribute of the classic Gundam which has been guarding the entrance to the Odaiba Island Mall, DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, since back in April of 2012. The old model, Gundam RX-78-2, has long since been removed and construction has been underway on the brand new...

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Shibuya Modi, found in the heart of the hugely popular Shibuya district of Tokyo Japan, is best known for its Shopping and Karaoke. It is a 10-story mammoth of a Mall, housing fashion stores, florists, record stores, book stores and many stylish Cafes and restaurants. Originally called Marui City,...

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Sunshine City is a huge complex in the heart of the trendy Ikebukuro district of Tokyo. Ikebukuro has all of the upmarket stores of Ginza with the young vibe of Harajuku. The great thing, though, is that it is not as expensive as the former or as horrendously crowded as the latter. It is a great lei...

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When you're in Tokyo, its easy to think there aren't that many Malls (in the traditional sense) around. However, there are many. They are just neatly tucked within other places of interest such as train stations and museums. In the case of Tokyo Solamachi, there is a massive multi-level Shopping Cen...

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If you are a fan of Tokyo and of Shopping Malls, Odaiba is the place for you. Within mere minutes' walking distance you will find DiverCity, Aqua City, Decks, West Fort and Megaweb. All great Centres worthy of a visit. Add to this the amazing Miraikan Science Centre (housing a giant model of Earth w...

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Odaiba Island in Tokyo Bay was made by human hands in the mid-1800's and has since developed into a magical place, with no fewer than three Malls and many other attractions. One Mall, however, sticks out above all others: DiverCity Tokyo Plaza. This is because DiverCity is where the giant, 18-meter...

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Tokyo is not best known for its Malls, instead favouring massive multi-level Department Stores such as Tokyu Hands and Mandarake. That is not to say that when this mighty City does do Malls, it does them very well indeed. Nakano Broadway is in our estimation one of the top 3 Shopping Complexes in To...

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