Visit Volks in Japan

It’s happened to me… you want to visit Volks in Japan and follow an outdated website… you get lost looking for the shop and waste your precious time in the city wondering around, unable to find where you need to go, get the dolls you want. For people in the “west” who don’t always have a lot of time to spend in Japan this can be super frustrating.

The good news is at Tenshi no Mon, we’re here to help!

This page is your one-stop for directions to the relevant Volks shops and their up-to-date locations, contact information and insider advice + what they offer. We’ll cover the two main stops if you are lucky enough to be visiting the glorious city of Tokyo, gorgeous & historic Volks Head Quarters in Kyoto and finally the Osaka Sumika which is another popular destination for many fans from Volks. Please look forward to more locations being added in the future!

 

Tokyo locations:

 

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*  Tenshi no Mado  *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

 

Tenshi no Mado

This shop looks like it is out of a Ghibli movie and is pretty magical on the whole. This is the resin flagship shop in Tokyo. If you love Volks resin dolls then this is the place for you! There are absolutely no vinyl dolls here- this shop focuses on FCS, special events, DearSD lotteries, One-Off Lotteries and coordinate models. The Coordinate models are the doll available for purchase immediately and can be brought home by any gaijin. Everything else is limited to residents of Japan only.

The lower level is the FCS Showroom as well as the place for the elaborate photo spaces for owners to bring their dolls and take pictures. If you head outside and go to the top of the building you will find a wondrous little shop with all the most recent outfits from latest event releases, props and some unique OOAK items ready for you to bring home that very day! It’s so much fun to visit and the staff are wonderfully kind. ❤

The website for Tenshi no Mado is amazing but sadly all in Japanese. I believe this is a HUGE oversight on Volks’ part as most of their international clients who fly into Tokyo and would love to visit this location. Thankfully I’ve got you covered (mostly). Additionally please don’t make the same mistake I did an assume their hours are permanent! They close randomly according to the month’s calendar/upcoming events so please double check the days they are open on the shop’s news announcements before you plan your visit.

Here’s the important location and directional bits from their website:

Tenshi no Mado Harajuku, Omotesando

Directions: Cross the JR Harajuku station Omotesando entrance to the GAP side, go straight for 100 meters on the right-2 lane alley (between silver and miscellaneous goods stores), get off the small staircase, it is a white building on the right.

Access:
JR Yamanote Line Get off at Harajuku Station on foot 2 minutes on foot

Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Get off at Meiji Jingumae Station 2 minutes on foot

Address: 1-12-1 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001
Tel.: 03-3401-3113
Hours of Operation: 11 : 00 – 20: 00 Closed Holidays Every Wednesday / Third Week Tuesday
You can visit the angel’s window without reservation.
※ Please see the entry information for each event for the event date

Below is a google map with the address for the shop already entered. All you need to do is bookmark this page and map from your location when you are in Japan- neat, hun? Don’t forget to extend your data plan for use overseas if you want to use this feature!


 

 

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*  Volks Doll Point at Hobby Square in Akihabara  *:・゚✧*:・゚✧

 

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Above is the street view of Radio Hall The building where Volks is located on the 8th floor.

Also Radio Hall’s entrance. Akihabara can be a bit dense and confusing so I hope this helps:

Radio Hall Akihabara

This is a wonderful shop located in the most amazing of places… the mecca of electronica, video games, manga, anime, vintage games, anime and figures: Akihabara! Most gaijin find this place (though it is a bit tucked away) because Akihabara is a must stop by location for everyone who (is an otaku like me) visits Tokyo.  This shop is the flagship for Volks’ vinyl line of dolls. It does offer resin dolls as well and FCS but really the main attraction here is everything vinyl- if you’re looking for resin the Volks location above is your best best!

At this Volks shop you may place orders for Dream Choice Dollfie Dreams, buy a D’COORD on the spot or (Japanese residents only —>) can place an FCS order or enter for any of the Super Dollfie One-Off dolls. This shop is really lovely for gaijin who love Volks vinyl dolls because there is a lot of instant gratification. You can even take pictures of some of their display dolls- make sure there is a PHOTO OK! sign next to the doll you are going to take a picture of!

DOLL POINT AKIHABARA

Below is an amazing video of the venue now that it has been completely renovated and enhanced. There’s so much to see and enjoy here… it’s truly a worthwhile and magical destination in Tokyo. Please note it is on the 8th floor of the building so you must go inside, find the elevator and ride up!

Please, please respect the ‘no photography rule’ in place in almost every sumika and showroom. Volks is very particular about people not taking photos of their shops and will warn you whether or not you have your smart phone out- especially if you look like a foreigner (<-This is still part of the culture in populations that still look mostly homogenous) . 

The page for this shop is way easier to navigate than Tenshi no Mado and this is thanks to the fact that google translate can function on it. Volks inc has a habit of presenting their information in images with elaborate fonts which thwarts translation software for the most part. Luckily Doll Point is easy to find.

Below is a google map with the address for the shop already entered. All you need to do is bookmark this page and map from your location when you are in Japan- neat, hun? Don’t forget to extend your data plan for use overseas if you want to use this feature!

Here’s the important location and directional bits from their website:

Address: 1-15-16, Kotokuda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 
Radio Hall 8F

Postal Code: 101-0021 

Phone: 03-5256-1990

Hours: Weekdays 11: 00-20: 00 
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10: 00-20: 00

As always before visiting please check this location’s News Blog for information on events and special hours.


 

 

Please keep in mind we try to keep this page updated as often as possible! More information incoming soon! ❤