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Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Popular Anime and Entertainment Spots Around Tokyo (January 2020 Ranking)

Awesome Things to Do In Japan: 10 Popular Anime and Entertainment Spots Around Tokyo (January 2020 Ranking)

Date published: 17 February 2020
Last updated: 18 March 2020

Here are the most popular Contemporary Culture Spots in Tokyo and Surroundings, according to leading travel website Live Japan! Our ranking is based on the most popular pages viewed by foreign visitors in the past month. Be sure to add them to your Japan travel plan when you visit Tokyo and Surroundings!

Table of Contents
  1. 1.Super Potato - Akihabara
  2. 2.Animate Sunshine
  3. 3.Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall
  4. 4.Dera NanNan - Akihabara
  5. 5.Animate Akiba Cultures Zone
  6. 6.Suginami Animation Museum
  7. 7.Cospatio Akihabara
  8. 8.OKAERI HOUSE
  9. 9.Fujiko · F · Fujio Museum
  10. 10.Nijigen Cospa - Akiba Main Shop

1.Super Potato - Akihabara

1.Super Potato - Akihabara

This store in Akihabara specializes in secondhand games. If you feel a pang of nostalgia when you hear the names Super NES, Sega Saturn, or WonderSwan, you need to check this place out. They have a collection of now-valuable consoles and games. The store consists of the 3F–5F, with the sales corner on the 3F and 4F. They deal in a wide range of game masterpieces, from puzzles to RPGs, with most items at reasonable prices. There is also a game-testing corner. An arcade game corner, the ”Retro Ge-Sen,” has opened on the 5F. You can play retro games from the 80s and 90s on the nostalgic tabletop-style arcade machines lined up there. There is also a small-time candy store, which used to be popular with kids, on the same floor. Play those games you were once addicted to for old time's sake while munching on sweets. Popular Japanese artists and celebrities are known to visit. A four-minute walk from Akihabara Station on all JR train lines.

2.Animate Sunshine

2.Animate Sunshine

The old Animate Ikebukuro Main Branch reopened under a different name. With a cosplay clothing store and studio, a must-see for cosplay girls.

3.Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall

3.Yokohama Anpanman Children's Museum & Mall

This is a museum where you can experience the world of Anpanman, an animation loved by children and adults alike. In the paid interactive museum area, you can experience a character diorama, see animations, make your own crafts, play freely in the kid's room, and take a look at Takashi Yanase (author of Anpanman) memorial museum. In the shopping mall area, there is a bakery selling bread in the image of the characters and restaurants with delicious meals, where you can take a break. There is also a photo studio, a beauty salon for kids, and various shops that sell original goods and toys. A nursing room for babies is also available for the convenience of visitors with small children. It's a seven minute walk from Minato-Mirai Line Shin-Takashima station or Yokohama Municipal Subway Blue Line Takashimacho station.

4.Dera NanNan - Akihabara

4.Dera NanNan - Akihabara

The New Akihabara Center is located close to the JR Akihabara Station. Dera NanNan Akihabara has moved to the first and the second floors of the building in April 2015. The shop mainly sells media idol goods, CDs, and glow sticks or psyllium penlights used to heat up concerts. On the first floor, it exhibits official, unedited pictures and goods of popular idols, such as the Nogizaka 46 and AKB48 groups. It handles trendy goods and CDs of Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku and Team Syachihoko. Glow sticks sold on the second floor are a must-have for a concert. The store is getting good reviews as the store is well-stocked with a wide selection of products and sells them at reasonable prices. Many people stop by before going to events held day after day, so when a large-scale event takes place, the store becomes very crowded. It is a 2-minute walk from the Electric Town Exit of the JR Akihabara Station. Its sister store, Dera NanNan Ikebukuro, has opened in December 2015.

5.Animate Akiba Cultures Zone

5.Animate Akiba Cultures Zone

A new shop specializing in Animate’s character goods. Offers a wide selection of items that include miscellaneous goods and figurines. There is an amination characters' birthday corner as well.

6.Suginami Animation Museum

6.Suginami Animation Museum

This is a museum where you can experience the past and present of animation with fun. You can find programs everywhere, programs that are not only for seeing but more for participating in the activities with the exhibitions. The museum has a section that introduces, using the latest digital technology, the history and the state of the art of Japanese digital anime. It also has an anime theater that shows a wide variety of anime from the historical works to the popular ones. The exhibition called ”Anime-ga-dekiru-made” (the processes to complete anime) features reproductions of the desks of an animation director, a creative director, and an art director. It also explains the processes of creating anime in an easy-to-understand manner in videos. Also, workshops, where you can create a work of flip anime, are held in an experience zone. It is located a twenty-minute walk from the JR Ogikubo Station or a two-minute walk from the Ogikubo Keisatusho-mae (Ogikubo Police Station) bus stop if you take a Kanto bus for five minutes from the North Exit of the Ogikubo Station.

7.Cospatio Akihabara

7.Cospatio Akihabara

The pioneer cosplay goods specialty shop highly regarded as the most well-established store in the cosplay industry. Offers high-quality costumes that aspire to authenticity. The store handles the production of dresses for movies, plays and TV programs.

8.OKAERI HOUSE

8.OKAERI HOUSE

Start your morning with a greeting from a maid!

Enjoy breakfast in a space with maids. Do some work in the shared office, and at tea break, have a refined moment with coffee poured by a maid. After work, enjoy your dinner which will be brought to you by a maid, and then you can retire to bed. Wouldn't you like to experience such a lifestyle with maids?
This is a globally-rare collaboration facility of your dreams, blending a maid café, guesthouse, and shared office all in one!
It's possible just to visit the café, but you're more than welcome to stay the night as well.
We have a variety of amenities, available free of charge.

At the reception desk where the maid café is attached, a cute maid will welcome you to check you in; a maid will see you off as well when you check out.
If you ever need anything, feel free to ask at reception.

This isn't accommodation only to stay. Have an enjoyable moment at the accommodation where you can experience the maid café culture of Cool Japan.

We're looking forward to your return home.

9.Fujiko · F · Fujio Museum

9.Fujiko · F · Fujio Museum

A museum that introduces the fun in drawing comics through the works of manga artist Fujiko F. Fujio, creator of Doraemon and other characters. You will be able to feel the compassion and warmth in the creations. Items are selected from a permanent collection containing some 50,000 original images and rotated regularly. The F Theater with a 200-inch large screen shows original videos that can only be seen there. In the comics corner, visitors are free to read a variety of masterpieces. The open field on the rooftop area that recreates the world of comics is also popular as it offers excellent spots for taking photos. Other facilities include the cafe where you can taste some original menus associated with the works, and the museum shop where you can buy some original goods. Tickets have fixed dates and can only be purchased by reservation. You need to purchase an admission ticket at a Lawson in advance as the museum does not sell tickets. The direct bus operated by Kawasaki City Bus(fare required) runs from Noborito Station on theOdakyu Line or JR Nanbu Line.

10.Nijigen Cospa - Akiba Main Shop

10.Nijigen Cospa - Akiba Main Shop

The store is filled with bishojo (beautiful girls) series clothing and related products. Visit the shop to find your special character goods.

*This information is from the time of this article's publication.
*Prices and options mentioned are subject to change.
*Unless stated otherwise, all prices include tax.

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