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Anime Events and Attractions in Tokyo, Japan

Anime Conventions in Tokyo, Japan

Listed here are some of Anime, Manga events held in Tokyo. Also, information on Anime Museum, Stores, Amusement Faculties can be found here.

Anime Japan

One of the largest Anime events in Japan
Held in March
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo

Jump Festa

An annual Anime/ Manga event held in Decemberin at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, sponsored by Shueisha publishing the manga magazine Shonen Jump.

Tokyo Anime Award Festival

An international film festival to promote animation films worldwide
Held in March
Venue: Ikebukuro, Tokyo

Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair

Held in September
Venue: Miyako Messe & Kyoto International Manga Museum, Kyoto prefecture

Toyako Manga Anime Festa

Manga & Anime event held in Hokkaido prefecture
Held in June
Venue: Toyako Bunka Center, Toyako, Hokkaido prefecture

Comiket (Comic Market)
The largest Comic (Manga) Market held at Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, where Doujinshi are sold and Cosplayers get together. Doujinshi are manga magazines published by a group of creators. This event is held twice a year in August and December
Held in August & December
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo

Family Anime Festa

An Anime event for kids only . Admission is free for kids and thier parents
Held in March
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo

Jisedai World Hobby Fair

An Anime & Game event for kids. Admission is free.
Held in March
Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba prefecture

International Tokyo Toy Show

An annual tradeshow held every June in Tokyo
Held in June
Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Odaiba, Tokyo

Tokyo Game Show

Held in September
Venue: Makuhari Messe, Chiba prefecture


Ghibli Museum - website
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
Suginami-ku in Tokyo is known as the city where many Japanimation creating companies are located at.
Location: Suginami-ku within Tokyo 23 Words.
Getting there: 20 min walk from Ogikubo Station (North Exit)

Bandai Museum
A corporate museum in Mibu, Tochigi Prefecture. Exhibits toys produced by Bandai, the company known for Gandam and Sailor Moon.
Getting there by train from Asakusa:
From Tobu Asakusa Station, take a train on the Tobu Line (Express) for Tochigi station and change the train (local train) bound for Omochano Machi Station. 10 min walk from the Omochano Machi Station.

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
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)
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
An amusement facility of Sanrio’s characters, including Hello Kitty.

Akihabara Shopping District

Nakano Broadway Shopping Mall

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