10 Best Spots in Tokyo for Anime and Manga Lovers (p1)
Anime and Manga are important parts of Japanese culture today. From Pokemon to Studio Ghibli, lots of animations, comics, games and their characters attract fans all around the world.
Besides the Mecca of Otaku culture, Akihabara, there are several other spots in and around Tokyo for Anime and Manga lovers to spend time particularly such as museums cafes, shops, and other sites.
I’d like to introduce Tokyo’s 10 best spots strongly related to famous Japanese Anime and Mange so that fans would definitely fall in love.
Studio Ghibli is the most famous anime production film studio in Japan, which produced numbers of award-winning films like “Princess Mononoke”, “My Neighbour Totoro”, and “Spirited Away”. It takes within 30 mins to access Studio Ghibli’s the only museum is in Mitaka, Tokyo from Shinjuku Station.
You must purchase tickets in advance, maybe by booking online. It is hard to make the last minute booking because the museum is so popular and allows a limited number of visitors to enter at once.
Fujiko F Fujio is the creator of the well-known Japanese manga and animation, DORAEMON. His museum is located in Kawasaki, outside of Tokyo. The Museum exhibits lots of precious works of Fujiko, especially DORAEMON and its original artworks and films. English guide is available here.
Make sure to purchase tickets in beforehand because the museum can be entered only with an advance reservation.
Pokemon has become one of the most popular things in the world for decades. We all remember that the whole world has gone crazy about Pokemon Go lately.
Pokemon Center is an official Pokemon store providing games and merchandise that all Pokemon fans would wish for. It currently located at 12 locations in Japan including 3 in Tokyo. Pokemon Center MEGA Tokyo is the biggest one located in Ikebukuro, Tokyo.