Anime Events and Attractions in Tokyo, Japan

Anime Conventions in Tokyo, Japan


 Jump Festa

http://www.jumpfesta.com/
An annual Anime/ Manga event held in Makuharimesse in Tokyo, Japan, sponsored by Shueisha publishing the manga magazine Shonen Jump.

Tokyo International Anime Fair
http://www.tokyoanime.jp/en/
An annual anime event held in late March. Tokyo International Anime Fair is one of the largest anime events held in Tokyo.

Comiket (Comic Market)
http://www.comiket.co.jp/ 
The largest Comic (Manga) Market held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, where Doujinshi are sold and Cosplayers get togheter. Doujinshi are manga magazines published by a group of creators. This event is held twice a year in August and December (31 of Dec).

Anime Contents Expo
http://www.animecontentsexpo.jp/
A large exhibition related to Anima and Manga, held in Makuhari Messe in Tokyo.

International Tokyo Toy Show
http://www.toys.or.jp/toyshow/index_en.html
An annual tradeshow held every June in Tokyo

Tokyo Game Show
http://tgs.cesa.or.jp/english/


To find Anime and Manga events held in Japan, check this web site.
http://www.saiani.net/image/event.html (Japanese site only)




ANIME MUSEUMS

Tokyo Anime Center
http://www.animecenter.jp/
Tokyo Anime Center is a facility offering Anime or Manga related information. Anime events are also held too.

Ghibli Museum - website (in Japanese only) 
A museum dedicated to Hayao Miyazaki, creator of of anime movies, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro. The museum concept takes the form of a giant maze with a warning, roughly translated from Japanese to English, "Let's Lose Our Way, Together".

To obtain tickets to the Ghibli Museum, you must purchase in advance and obtain registered tickets before you come to Tokyo. Go here to Order Tickets,outside of Japan:  http://www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/ticket-information/

Suginami Anime Museum 
http://www.sam.or.jp/home.php
Suginami-ku in Tokyo is known as the city where many Japanimation creating companies are located at.

Gundam Front
http://gundamfront-tokyo.com/en/
A facility located in Odaida, Tokyo, where visitors can experience the world of Gundam.

Toei Animation Gallery
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tag/ (Japanese site only)
A small museum situated at the building of TOEI ANIMATION Co.,Ltd..
Admission Free.

Oume Akatsuka Fujio Memorial Museum
http://akatsuka-hall.omjk.jp/
Akatsuka Fujio is a Manga artist who made “Akatsuka’s world” by creating eccentric but impossible-to-hate characters.

Kawasaki-shi Fujiko Fujio Museum (in Kawasaki, Kanagawa)
http://fujiko-museum.com/pc.php
This museum exhibits the characters like Doraemon created by the Manga artist Fujiko Fujio, This museum includes felicities like an amusement-park.

Hasegawa Machiko Museum
http://www.hasegawamachiko.jp/ (Japanese site only)
A museum introducing Hasegawa Machiko and her outstanding work "Sazae-san". In 1969, "Sazae-san" began as a TV animation, and the program is still on the air today.


Stores, Amusement Faculties etc.

Pokemon Center Tokyo
http://www.pokemon.co.jp/gp/pokecen/tokyo/ (Japanese site only)
An official store of Pokemon. There are 7 Pokemon Center in Japan. The one in Tokyo is located at Hamamatsucho. (2 min-walk from JR Hamamatsucho Station North Exit)

Sanrio Puroland
http://www.puroland.jp/
An amusement facility of Sanrio’s characters, including Hello Kitty.

Akihabara Shopping District
http://www.akiba.or.jp/

Nakano Broadway Shopping Mall
http://www.nbw.jp/



ANIME TOURS
A number of large, well known travel agencies from Japan offer anime tours. Consider making a reservation for these tours while you are ordering your airline tickets to Tokyo

Pop Japan Travel - Anime Tours
Pop Japan Travel English site

JBT USA
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