《TAX-FREE》-免税- アニメイト

In order to meet the increasing demand from tourists from overseas,
select animate stores across Japan are now offering tax-free shopping!
International travelers and those who do not reside in Japan can take advantage of this service.
We hope to see you at one of our stores soon!

animate Ikebukuro Flagship Store
1-20-7, Higashi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013, Japan
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animate Akihabara(1st Building/2nd Building)
4-3-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021, Japan
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animate Osaka Nipponbashi
animate Bldg. 1-2F, 1-1-3, Nipponbashi-Nishi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 556-0004, Japan
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animate Shibuya
Shibuya BEAM 3F, 31-2, Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0042, Japan
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animate Shinjuku
Shinjuku Marui Men 7F , 5-16-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0022, Japan
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animate Kyoto
Passaggio 2F (Yoshimoto Bldg.), 525-1 Higashigawa-cho,Shinkyogoku Takoyakushi-sagaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8046
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animate Fukuoka PARCO
Fukuoka PARCO Main building 8F,2-11-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka, 810-0001, Japan
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animate Umeda
Umeda Center Bldg. B1F, 2-4-12, Nakazakinishi, Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 530-0015, Japan
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animate Sapporo
Marudai Bldg. 2F, 1-5, Minami 2 Jonishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-0062, Hokkaido, Japan
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animate Naha Kokusai-dori Store
Hana Bldg. 4F, 1-2-1, Makishi, Naha-shi, Okinawa, 900-0013, Japan
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animate Tennoji
G Biru Abeno 01 3F, 1-4-7, Abenosuji, Abeno-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka, 545-0052, Japan
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animate Nagoya
Tsubakitaiko Bldg., 18-4, Tsubakicho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, 453-0015, Japan
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animate Yokohama VIVRE
Yokohama VIVRE 8F, 2-15-13, Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 220-0005, Japan
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animate AVANTI Kyoto
KYOTO AVANTI 6F, 31, Higashikujo-Nishisannocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 601-8003, Japan
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animate Sendai
Sendai Ekimae EBeanS 7F, 4-1-1, Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, 980-0021, Japan
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animate Omiya
[Main building] Daini Takai Bldg. 1F, 1-132, Sakuragicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-0854, Japan
[Comic building] Takai Bldg. 1F, 1-3-6, Sakuragicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama, 330-0854, Japan
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Tax-free Rules

Who is Eligible for Tax-free Service?

International Customers who...
- Present their passport or landing permit
- Do not live in Japan (non-residents)
- Have entered Japan within the past 6 months *Your Landing Permit should not be a Re-entry Permit
- Have a tax-exempt status of residence

Required Tax-free Purchase Amount

Tax-free purchases must total ¥5,000 or more (excluding tax/after discounts have been applied), or ¥5,500 (including tax).

Items Eligible for Tax-free Service

General Goods

Examples: Anime merchandise, books, CDs, DVDs/Blu-rays, cosplay items that are not consumable goods, etc.

Consumable Goods

Examples: Food, beverages, cosmetics (makeup, perfume, consumable cosplay goods, etc.), disposable stationery (mechanical pencil leads, markers, etc.)

Tax-free Procedure Steps

Step 1

Tell the staff at the cash register that you would like tax-free service.

Note: The tax-free procedure takes about ten minutes.

Step 2

Please let the staff know if you would like to exclude any of your items from the tax-free service.

Note: If you would like consumable items to be tax-free, please note that they cannot be used in Japan.
Note: General items that you plan to use in Japan cannot be included in a tax-free purchase with consumable items.

Step 3

Please present your passport or other identification that can be used when applying for tax-free service. (Passport, Crew Landing Permit, Emergency Landing Permit, or Landing Permission Due to Distress)

Step 4

The procedure that will designate your purchases as tax-free will take place.

Step 5

The staff will enter the required purchase information for tax-free service into a computer. This may take some time, so please wait.

Step 6

Please note the following important points:

You Cannot Shop Tax-free If…

Important Notes

Other Notes


What items can be purchased tax-free?
Some items cannot be purchased tax-free. Please ask the staff for details.
What steps should I take to purchase items tax-free?
Please visit the following website for more information on making tax-free purchases:
Who is eligible for tax-free service?
Short-term visitors to Japan, as well as those who work for foreign governments or international government bodies, are eligible for tax-free service. Those who work for a company located in Japan and those who have been in the country for more than six months are ineligible for tax-free service.
What tax is deducted when you apply for tax-free service?
Consumption tax is deducted from purchases.
What should I do to make sure I am following Japanese tax law?
Do not use consumable items that were purchased tax-free within Japan. Please bring them back to your own country.
Are there any cases where customers are ineligible for tax-free service?
Tax-free service cannot be applied in the following four cases:
1. There is no stamp in the customer's passport confirming when you entered the country.
2. It has been more than six months since you have entered the country.
3. You work for a company in Japan.
4. The purchase amount does not meet the threshold required for tax-free purchases.