Top 8 must-see spots for anime lovers: Tokyo Station, Akihabara, etc. Put these on your bucket list!

Recommended Japanese Anime Attractions

1.NijgGen no Mori

Located in Hyogo Prefectural Awajijima Park, the anime theme park “Forest of Second Gen” features the super popular ninja anime “Naruto” and the newest area featuring the anime “BORUTO – Boruto – NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS”, which is based on the story of Boruto, the son of Naruto’s main character, Whirlpool Naruto. “NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobato”.

The park features a reproduction of the giant Naruto Rock and a Kiba Ninja Village with original sized characters. Visitors can have fun experiencing the world view embodied in the manga works while experiencing the fun of cultivation through the forest rides and challenging the three-dimensional maze and other games!

Each park in the Forest of Two Dimensions requires a different ticket for entry, and the site is currently not accessible by train.

“NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobisato Ticket|Awajijima Island Forest of Second Origin|Highway Bus Round Trip Ticket+Entrance Ticket
Order your NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobato admission ticket and round-trip highway bus ticket for the Naruto theme park at Awaji Island’s Naruto no Mori anime theme park and take the highway bus to Awaji Island’s popular tourist attraction, Shinobato no Mori.

Awaji Island, Hyogo, Japan|NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobisato Theme Park, Naruto no Mori Tickets

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2.Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall

You can’t talk about the history of anime without talking about Osamu Tezuka. Known as the ‘Godfather of Manga’, Osamu Tezuka was the artist behind Teppo Astro Boy, a successful work that helped Japan fast-track the world’s anime and manga industry. Located in Hyogo Prefecture in the Kansai region, the Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum displays original copies of Osamu Tezuka’s comic books as well as life-size replicas of famous characters such as Teppo Astro Boy, Black Jack and Sapphire. Come here and you can also admire the animation studio and get an in-depth, fun insight into the basics of its animation production!

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3.Attack of the Giants Museum

In addition to the AR function, the museum also features a wide range of original sketches, memorabilia and other items, including Isayama’s own desk, personal history and other related items, making it a mecca for devoted fans. The museum features special exhibitions of popular manga and anime, as well as some of Isayama’s original and never-before-seen drawings, so you can take a closer look!

Nitta City is easily accessible by train or bus. If you’re travelling from Fukuoka, you can take the Shinkansen line, change to the JR Kudai line and get off at JR Nitta station.

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4.Joy Polis

JOYPOLIS is a large scale indoor theme park run by SEGA Video Games, with three floors of more than 20 exciting rides. On the ground floor is TOKYO, the most popular rhythm game in the park, which requires two people to play together. On the first floor, there are more educational rides for parents and children of all ages. The third floor has a variety of rides, with adventure games being a big hit.

Apart from the regular rides, JOYPOLIS also organises events from time to time, so don’t forget to check the website for the latest news before you visit. The regular stage show “LOPIT Special Show” uses advanced technology to create a cute girl character called “LOPIT”, so take advantage of the one-day unlimited ride ticket to enjoy JOYPOLIS!

SEGA Indoor Park Japan|Tokyo Odaiba JOYPOLIS Tickets

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5.Suginami Animation Museum

The Osamu Tezuka Memorial Museum Suginami Animation Museum begins with Osamu Tezuka’s Atomic Kong and other works, and the whole museum is devoted to the past, present and future of animation. Although smaller than the famous (but difficult to book) Ghibli Museum, the Suginami Animation Museum offers free admission and guided tours in English to give you an insight into the creative process.

6.Pokémon Centre MEGA Tokyo

For those who love Pokémon, this is the flagship Pokémon shop in Tokyo, and is one of the largest Pokémon shops in Japan. Just looking at the cute Pikachu, Mythical Frog Seed and Fire Dragon, you can’t help but give them a hug!

【Shopping】How to get to Pokémon Centre MEGA Tokyo in Ikebukuro
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7.Tokyo Tower Pirate Land

As the king of the Japanese anime industry, the King of Thieves has finally spread its clutches into Tokyo Tower, and the King of Thieves Land, located on the first and third to fifth floors of Tokyo Tower, has become the number one pilgrimage destination for fans around the world.

8.Akihabara Mandarake

If you can’t find what you’re looking for at the mainstream Animate, then come and browse at MANDARAKE! The eight floors of the large second-hand anime trading room, with each floor selling a different category and the ground floor being a buying room, offer not only the usual anime peripherals, but also the chance to dig up rare and hard-to-find items, such as early out-of-print manga, merchandise, limited edition items and even the manuscripts of authors that some people have bought.

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