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The Ultimate Guide to Cafe-Hopping in Japan: 11 Anime Cafes to Check Out

There are many kinds of anime cafes in Japan – from regular ones that feature anime series produced by specific companies, to collaboration cafes that highlight hundreds of anime titles in a year. Here are 11 anime cafes to check out in Japan! 1. animate cafe 【『千銃士』×アニメイトカフェショップ池袋】お待たせしました!コラボドリンクと限定グッズの公開です!かわいい星形のトレーディングバッジやアニメイトカフェ限定描き起こしのグッズに注目です♪ #千銃士 pic.twitter.com/zS5iMy6nyx — アニメイトカフェ総合 (@animate_cafe) March 19, 2018…

6 Amazing Anime Stores to Check Out in Japan

Many people visit Japan for the unique experiences and products it offers. From the traditional hot spring experience to a modern ride on the fastest bullet train, from Japanese amulets (omamori) to exclusive Kit Kat flavors, there are so many things you can do and buy! If you’re a fan of Japanese animation and looking…

Love Detective Conan? Take a Trip to Japan’s “Conan Town” in Tottori!

One of the most iconic works when it comes to Japanese manga and anime is Detective Conan, created by manga artist Gosho Aoyama. Aoyama created a world of crime solving and mystery unparalleled by any other manga. It is no wonder that in its years of publication, fans from all over the world continue to…

What Is The “Otaku Coin” and Why Should Anime Fans Be Excited About It?

Are you an anime fan? If so, then you might love the concept of “Otaku Coin” which is scheduled to be released in Japan in the summer of 2018. The anime industry in Japan has been recently declining, and in hopes of preserving it, Tokyo Otaku Mode designed a digital currency that will provide benefits…

5 Must-Visit Places in Otome Road, Ikebukuro for Otakus

Otome Road, or “Maiden Road,” is the nickname of a street in Ikebukuro. The 200-meter-long street is filled with shops carrying merchandise targeted towards women, hence the word “otome.” The name was first used in the May 2004 edition of “Puff” magazine. Otome Road has also been called “Fujoshi Street” because most of the anime…

Love Manga? Here Are 4 Manga Museums in Japan That You Should Check Out

Museums are wonderful places that preserve history and culture. Many travelers include museums in their trips as they are the perfect places for purposeful leisure. For people traveling to Japan who are interested in Japanese comics or manga, there are several manga museums across the country that you can visit. Check out four of them…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 2

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Last time, we already introduced two such sites. But since there are many anime spots in the area, here…

2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 1

Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Here we introduce two such sites. Come see the places popular anime characters visited! 1. Kameari Station Area (Kochira…

Who Are These ‘History Girls’ From Japan and What Are Their Interests?

Japan has many subcultures that really make you wonder how different it is from the rest of the world. When it comes to gender-specific cliques, there are a few such as “Reki-jo,” also known as “History Girls,” that have become very popular in the past few decades. Reki-jo is a group of women who show…

Get Your Otaku Game On in 2018 With the Biggest Anime Event in Japan!

Almost everyone will have surely heard of the word “anime.” Named after the English word for “animation,” anime is a style of Japanese cartoon, typically with characters having brightly colored hair, extravagant costumes, and large eyes. Anime shows have taken the world by storm for over a century (2018 is the 101st anniversary of the…
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