The World's First Official Doraemon Shop!
We Went to the Doraemon Future Department Store in Odaiba


The world's first official Doraemon shop, Doraemon Future Department Store has opened in Odaiba, Tokyo. For fans, this is very exciting to hear. Come with us as we uncover the shop's secrets. 

Doraemon Time Square Appears in Odaiba, Tokyo!

The newly opened shop is found at Diver City Tokyo Plaza in Odaiba, Tokyo. Just outside is Doraemon Time Square, with a large clock featuring that familiar blue robot. We recommend getting here via the Tokyo Teleport Station.

Doraemon Time Square features a structure that's 3.9 meters tall and 4 meters wide. Part screens and part mechanical clock, it has a little show every hour with the anime's theme song and the secret gadgets. There are two versions of the song, one for the day and one for night. Check out both if you have the time!
Doraemon Time Square

Sitting on the benches nearby are Nobita, Shizuka, and Doraemon himself! Have a seat and snap a photo.

Doraemon bench


Nobita bench



Doraemon Time Square presented by 水と生きるSUNTORY
Location: Diver City Tokyo Plaza, in front of Tokyo Teleport Station
Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Night version from 7:00 p.m.)

Playing With the Secret Gadgets at the Doraemon Future Department Store

On the 2nd floor of Diver City Tokyo Plaza, Doraemon welcomes visitors at the entrance of the store. Did you know Doraemon is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2020? 
Doraemon Future Department Store entrance

The shop is divided into three areas: the Secret Gadgets Lab, the Shop Zone and the Customize Zone where you can make your own original goods. Let's start from the Secret Gadgets Lab!
Doraemon Future Department Store Secret Gadgets Lab

The Secret Gadgets Lab is an interactive space themed around Doraemon's secret gadgets. Among the four things you can experience here, we liked the Anywhere Door best.

Just like Doraemon's Anywhere Door, it will take you wherever you want! It supports multiple languages so tell it your favorite place and go!
Anywhere door
Anywhere door
Anywhere door

Other secret gadgets that you can try include the Take-copter and Air Cannon. You get to jump into the world of Doraemon by seeing it with your own eyes and playing with it. These experiences can be enjoyed by both children and adults. 
Note, these attractions require a fee (one Future Department Store coin, purchasable at the shop)
Air Cannon
Secret Gadgets Lab

Limited Doraemon Goods Only Found Here!

Heading over to the Shop Zone we found so many Doraemon goods. Many of these items are limited goods that can only be found here!
Doraemon Future Department Store Shop Zone

At the Customize Zone, fans get to make their original Doraemon goods. You can embroider your favorite character and the Doraemon font on bags, towels, sweatshirts, and so on.

Doraemon Future Department Store Customize Zone


Customize Zone

With so many original goods there is something for everyone in the Shop Zone.
Doraemon Future Department Store original goods
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Doraemon Future Department Store original goods3
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Doraemon Future Department Store original goods5

Fans that are looking for a collector's item will want to grab the Doraemon font mug, only available here. On the front is the initial of a secret gadget in the Doraemon font, while on the back is a drawing of that gadget and its full name (both in Japanese). There are a total of 45 different designs.
Doraemon font mug

Of course being the official shop, there is also a magazine section that carries the Doraemon comics. Here you can find the mysterious "Vol. 0", the 50th anniversary commemorative comic that was released in December 2019.
Doraemon Vol. 0

We found a lot of cute Japanese-style Doraemon and Dorami goods, too. A great memento of your trip to Japan.

Japanese style Doraemon goods


Japanese style Doraemon goods


The Doraemon Future Department Store Is Permanently Open!

While some of the goods inside are limited, the shop itself is permanently opened. So, if you're travelling here in the future, Doraemon will be here waiting for you!
Doraemon Future Department Store


Doraemon Future Department Store | ドラえもん未来デパート
Diver City Tokyo Plaza 2F, 1-1-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo
Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Access: 5 min. from Tokyo Teleport Station on the Rinkai Line  / 5 min. walk from Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line
Holidays: Same as regular holidays of Diver City Tokyo Plaza
Website (Japanese-only):


*The above article is based on information from November 2019.

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