Japanese souvenirs

Anpanman Museum

The Kobe Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall is an interactive museum and children's center for the Japanese hero Anpanman. Located in the Harborland area of Kobe, it was opened in 2013 to accompany the renovation of the umie MOSAIC mall. It is one of 5 locations in Japan (the others being Sendai, Yokohama, Nagoya, and Fukuoka).

Village Vanguard

The concept here is "bookstore and play", being both a book shop and general store. They sell books, interior goods, apparel, sweets, toys, and miscellaneous unique goods. Great place to buy souvenirs. 

Sannomiya Branch: 

〒650-0011 兵庫県神戸市中央区下山手通3-1-21 東栄ビル1・2F
Open 10:00 am-12am every day, year round

Kobe Harborland umie Branch: 


THE store for anime/manga - an infamous aspect of Japanese pop culture. They sell manga (comics), CDs, DVDs, stationery, posters, plush toys, doujinshi (fan comics), and many other types of anime/manga-themed goods. 

Store Hours: 

10:00 am-8:00 pm (every day)