Aruaru City (Kitakyushu Manga Museum)
Check out the center of the latest Japanese pop culture and otaku culture
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!
|Address||2-14-5 Asano, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Access||Approx. 2 min. on foot from JR Kokura Station (Shinkansen Exit)
Approx. 5 min. by car from the Kokura Station North Exit of the Kitakyushu Urban Expressway
|Tel||093-512-9566 (Aruaru City)|
|Hours||11 a.m. to 8 p.m. (partly depends on the store)|