Gallery Marusan Tokyo
Marutaro is a cute Japanese Shiba Inu who has about 2.63 million Instagram followers, which makes him arguably the most famous Shiba Inu in the world. Marutaro was born in the Gifu Prefecture and is about 11 years old this year. His owner, Mr. Kojiro, who was affected by the aftermath of the Great Northeast Earthquake, shares Marutaro’s everyday life on the social media networking site. Which has landed Marutaro quite a lot of TV commercials and magazine spots.
The Gallery MARUSAN and Marutaro Store is located in the Bukyo area. The store sells dozes of goods and there is a gachapon machine outside the store with many different models around 400 yen.
Although the store is small, the types of goods sold are quite complete. The store is full of posters and products of Marutaro, including pillows, puzzles, calendars, and even the popular Instagram post cards in the back!
A full-faced postcard captures the different faces of Marutaro, each of which is quite cute! There are also folders and large pillows available.
This wallet of Marutaro is designed as a coin purse. The part of the zipper is designed as a furry tail, making Marutaro lovers want to take it home!
This cute Marutaro themed counter counts the number of people visitors to the store.
The display is filled with coin purses and paper tapes with photos of Marutaro.
Marutaro, who brings good luck for a good academic year, can hang on a backpack or a wallet with this cute design.
A small gold hairpin with Marutaro’s favorite food.
After the Kumamoto Earthquake, in order to revitalize the local economy, Marutaro teamed up with Kumamon to launch a series of products such as pins and postcards.
Marutaro and the owner of Mr. Ono. Marutaro’s is made of wool, which is quite but not for sale!
In addition to notebooks and calendars, there are many other cute books on the bookshelves.
The books mainly contain photos of Marutaro’s adventures each of which tells a story.
On the upper level of the bookcase is a weight loss book written by the owner, Mr. Kojiro, who says “If you don’t go to the gym, you can also lose 12 kilograms in 2 months.” which is put together with various images of Marutaro.
A message book is set up in the store allowing visitors to write down what they want to say to Marutaro.
In addition, the store also sells T-Point Cards of Marutaro, which not only allows users purchase limited products and receive first-hand news, but also have the opportunity to meet with the dog himself! Fans of Marutaro won’t want to miss this!
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Gallery Marusan Tokyo
Address: 2 Chome-12-3 Nezu, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0031
Access: 1 Minute walk from Nezu Station
13 minute walk from Todai Mae Station
15 minute walk from JR Ueno Station
12 minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station
Hours: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
*Closed Mondays and Public Holidays
Website：Gallery Marusan (Japanese)