If you are a Manga or Anime lover, Tokyo has full of surprises for you. Here we introduce popular Manga and Anime locations you can actually visit in Tokyo!
You can see a huge Gundam statue in Odaiba, Tokyo. This life-size statue is 19.7 meters high and the style of third generation’s IP Gundam. During daytime, you can see the transformation 4 times a day (at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm) and during the evening, you can enjoy the night performances with music and lights and projection mapping starting from 7pm.
This museum exhibits many original pictures from Doraemon’s author, Fujiko F Fujio. You can see his passion and joy for writing and creating many people’s dream through his art works. Also, there are a cafe featuring Doraemon’s characters and the playground which is also popular as a photo spot.
From child to adult, everyone can have fun here!
Among the Slam Dunk fans in Japan, Kamakurakokomae Station (which means “in front of Kamakura High School”station) in Enoshima Electric Railway is a very popular spot. On the weekend, you can spot many fans standing by the railroad crossing to try to take pictures with a train to make it look like a scene from Manga.
Sailor Moon/Azabu Juban
You can actually meet Sailor Guardians in Azabu Juban in Tokyo!
Azabu Juban is where the story of Sailor Moon is set and the show restaurant opened there in 2019. You can enjoy the live performance while having the cute drinks and meals featuring the characters from Sailor Moon. It is a dream-come-true for all the girls growing up with Sailor Moon!
ONE PIECE/Tokyo Tower
Visit TOKYO ONE PIECE TOWER if you love ONE PIECE. It is located in Tokyo Tower which is very known as Tokyo’s icon. You can enjoy the attractions which make you feel like you actually get into the world of ONE PIECE and also the exciting live performance and restaurant.
All the kid’s hero, Ultraman was born in Soshigaya-Okura and there is a shopping arcade called “Ultraman Shotengai”. You can take a picture with Ultraman statue in front of the station. Every hour when the clock hits 12, the colour timer on the chest and Ultraman’s eyes turn on the lights! You can spot many Ultraman related things while walking around the area. How many can you spot?
Honey and Clover/Kasai Rinkai Park
Love and growing-up story about five art school students, Honey and Clover is one of the popular Anime/Manga in Japan. The popular location related to Honey and Clover is the big ferris wheel located in Kasai Rinkai Park. You can look over Tokyo Disney Resort, Rainbow bridge and Mt.Fuji from this ferris wheel.
Love Live /Kanda
You can see Kanda Myojin Shrine some times on Love Live and also many fan may recognize this shrine as one of the characters from Love Live working here.
You can also get Love Live collaborated items at Kanda Myojin Shrine. If you are a fan of this Anime, this location is your must-visit!
Your Name/ Yotsuya
The famous stairs from Your Name is in Suga Shrine, 15 minutes walk from Yotsuya station. When you walk out from Yotsuya Station, you will recognize the places you saw in the movie. There are actually many places you can visit in Tokyo as Your Name related locations, for example, Shinjuku Station and the National Art Center. Visiting these places and experiencing the actual locations from Your Name in real life would be something you can brag about back home!
Weathering with You/Kozushima,Tabata etc.
The same things as Your Name, the director Makoto Shinkai made stories out of the real places in Japan. So you will recognize many places especially Tokyo in this movie, for example, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro, Roppongi etc.
Hina’s apartment is in Tabata, you can see the slope in the south exit of JR Tabata station.
And Hodaka runs away from the island to Tokyo, and the island is Kozushima island which is about 4 hours away by the jet ferry from Tokyo.
How to get to Kozushima island from Tokyo;
From Tokyo Takeshiba Pier
By jet ferry; 3 hours 45 minutes
By overnight ferry; 12 hours
From Chofu Airport
By plane; 45 minutes
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