The Craze of Anime in the Second Dimension: A Must-Visit Anime-Themed Trip in Tokyo

Japan is an important birthplace of global anime culture and has a rich resources of anime culture. If you are a fan of anime, you might consider visiting Japan for a deep dive into anime-themed tourism. It is a paradise for anime lovers. When you come here, it feels like you have entered the world of anime, wandering around with your favorite anime characters. It will be an unforgettable and fun experience.

Kamakura Koko-mae Station

Kamakura Koko Mae Station is located on the Enoshima Electric Railway line, not far from Kamakura City. The platform of the station faces the magnificent sea, which is especially charming at sunset. In particular, a section of railway near the station is one of the filming locations for the famous anime "Slam Dunk," attracting many anime fans to make pilgrimage here. Every day, visitors can be seen taking pictures of the famous scenes from "Slam Dunk," making this ordinary small station a holy place in the hearts of anime fans.

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo, was designed and built by master filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki himself, and every corner is filled with elements of Ghibli animation. Here, visitors can not only enjoy the anime-like building and character images, but also get up close to the original manuscripts and other precious materials of the works. In addition, the Ghibli-themed souvenir shop and restaurant are also popular among tourists. Upon entering the souvenir shop, the dazzling array of anime merchandise and dreamy interior decoration will immediately catch your eye. There are various Ghibli-related souvenirs available for purchase, including various Totoro dolls, Chihiro’s puzzling tiles, sculptures of Laputa, delicate cat pendants, and umbrellas with animated scenes printed on them, among others. Whether you are a loyal fan of Ghibli animation or a first-time visitor, these souvenirs are rare treasures that cannot be found outside.

Fujiko F. Fujio Museum

The Fujiko F. Fujio Museum is located in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan, and is a museum dedicated to the Japanese manga artist Hiroshi Fujimoto (pen name Fujiko F. Fujio). It showcases the artist's famous works such as Doraemon, Pāman, and Kiteretsu Daihyakka, among others. Originals, manuscripts, and sketches of these works are also on display, and multimedia exhibitions allow visitors to experience Fujiko F. Fujio's creative process and ideas firsthand. In addition, the museum organizes various exhibitions and themed events, such as special exhibitions featuring Doraemon, holding various handmade workshops, and providing special photo opportunities, making it an ideal destination for manga fans and culture enthusiasts. The museum also has a souvenir shop that offers a wide range of merchandise to meet the shopping needs of various fans.

Real-size Gundam Unicorn statue

Odaiba Tokyo is a pilgrimage site that drives Gundam fans crazy. There is a unicorn model, cool and eye-catching, which is the focus of tourists. The "Gundam Front Tokyo" exhibition area on the 7th floor of the shopping plaza attracts many anime fans. In the exhibition area, there are also Gundam cafes and souvenir shops, which are popular check-in spots not to be missed.

One Piece-themed amusement park

One Piece Theme Park is located at Universal Studios Osaka in Japan, a dedicated park tailored for One Piece fans. Visitors can experience a variety of classic scenes and facilities from the One Piece world in an immersive way, including a realistic shipyard, Whiskey Mountain, Going Merry, Pirate Summoning Magic, Bubble Pool, etc. In addition, there are live interactions with classic character roles from the original manga, and a stable program schedule ensures that visitors can fully enjoy each exciting program. Whether you want to enjoy the amusement facilities or feel the deep emotions of One Piece fans, you can find your sense of belonging and satisfaction at the One Piece Theme Park.