A “rental showcase” is a small showcase which anyone can rent to exhibit and sell their items including those that are self-made. The rental showcase shops have dozens of those showcases rented by different people.

In Akihabara and Nakano, there are many rental showcase shops specialized in collectibles and otaku items such as figures, toys, trading cards, and so on. Some showcases sell highly priced items that are no longer available in official stores.

Akihabara

Volks Akihabara Hobby Tengoku (ボークス秋葉原ホビー天国)

Location
1-15-4 Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
11:00am-8:00pm/Weekday
10:00am-8:00pm/Weekend

Website
Volks Akihabara Hobby Tengoku

Rental BOX Zaurus (レンタルBOXザウルス)

Location
3-14-6-2F Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
10:00am-10:00pm

Website
Rental BOX Zaurus

ASTOP ZONE STORE in Akiba Culture’s Zone (アストップ AKIBAカルチャーズZONE)

Location
4F Akiba Caluture’s Zone Bldg. 1-7-6, Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
11:00am-8:30pm

Website
ASTOP ZONE STORE

AnimePlaza Akihabara (AnimePlaza アニメプラザ秋葉原店)

Location
2F Akiba1131 Bldg. 1-13-1, Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
10:00am-10:30pm

Website
AnimePlaza Akihabara

Nakano

Mandarake Nakanomon (まんだらけ中野門)

Location
Nakano Broadyway 1F
5-52-15 Nakano Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
12:00pm-8:00pm

Website
Mandarake

Cube Style (キューブスタイル)

Location
Nakano Broadyway 2F
5-52-15 Nakano Nakano-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours
11:00pm-8:00pm (Closed on Wednesdays and around end-year and new-year)

Website
Cube Style