Aruaru City

Kokura inner city area Leisure / See / Play

The City of Kitakyushu aims to be Kyushu's leading pilgrimage destination for Japanese pop culture, including manga, anime, games, and idols (pop stars). Uniting many subculture specialized stores, Aruaru City is the center of information in this field.

The eight-story building, from the basement to the seventh floor, is filled with stores specializing in manga, anime, figures, cosplay, games, idols, etc., and has an event space where performances by voice actors/actresses and idols are held mainly on weekends.

In 2014, the Kitakyushu Pop Culture Festival was held at Aruaru City and Asano Shiokaze Park. The pop culture of Kitakyushu is livening up, and no one can stop its energy!

Address2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City 802-0001
Opening hours11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Opening hours may differ at each store.)
AccessJR小倉駅(新幹線口)より徒歩2分 車:北九州都市高速小倉駅北出口より約5分




Nearby Attractions
  • Asano Ocean Breeze Park

  • Kitakyushu Literature Museum

  • Nagasaki Kaido

  • Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art, Riverwalk Gallery