Tokyo Pop Culture : Anime, Manga and Games | Travel Guide
One of the main reasons for many travelers to come to Tokyo and Japan is because they want to experience some of Japan’s most famous export products: pop culture and subcultures. Many were first exposed to Japanese culture through anime, manga, and video games, and a love for this culture is what brings them to their first visit to the land of the rising sun.
It is hard to know where to start when you are preparing for your Japan trip, especially if you want to dive into the subculture scenes in Tokyo. Let us help you plan your trip with our articles on anime, manga, and other subcultures that you can find mainly in Tokyo. Also if you want to go on an unforgettable package tour that focuses on pop culture and subculture, we have got your back!
Ghibli Museum Mitaka
Japan's leading animation producer is without a doubt Studio Ghibli, having produced 6 of the 10 highest-grossing films in Japan. The studio is known for...
TeamLab Exhibitions in Tokyo
Some of the best immersive art experiences that can be enjoyed in Japan are modern exhibitions by teamLab. There are two versions of this exhibition, one is in the Toyosu area, and the other is in the Odaiba area.
Animate Department Store in Tokyo
Animate sells a wide variety of anime goods including comics, light novels, dojinshi (self-published magazines), CDs, DVDs, character goods, figures, video games, trading cards, and costumes
Nakano Broadway is an amazing retro shopping center that is regarded as a sanctuary for 'otaku', the Japanese version of nerds. Learn more about this interesting hidden spot in Tokyo!
Akihabara Super Potato
Super Potato specializes in those nostalgic games that meant the childhood of today's adults, and it attracts visitors from all over the world due to its interesting collection of classic games and consoles.
hexaRide VR in Odaiba
Hidden within a magnificent shopping center in Odaiba is an attraction that is for those who are looking to dive into the world of virtual reality. hexaRide is a fun virtual reality ride that lets you watch a 10-minute anime movie in VR.
Cafe Owl Village in Harajuku
In the Harajuku area near Takeshita Street, there is a special store that allows the visitor to be in direct contact with real owls.
Robot Restaurant -PERMANENTLY CLOSED-
A little different from what its name might suggest, the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku is not actually a restaurant. You will not be served by robots (you will need to go to Shibuya Fukuras for that) but you will be treated to a spectacular show.
Unicorn Gundam Statue | Anime | Tokyo
On the futuristic island of Tokyo, Odaiba, in front of the modern “DiverCity” shopping center, is the life-size statue of one of the most iconic characters in Japanese animation, the giant robot “Gundam”.