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Oshima Island
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Ando Tadao san
Puratto Kodama
Hokkaido + East Japan
7 Billion People
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Sumo in Tokyo
Roam Around Japan
Live Camera Tokyo
Ukiyoe Japan
Daibutsu and Kan-non
Vegetarian and Vegan
(HND) and (NRT)
Lost in Tokyo
New Vending Machines
Japanese Knife
Amphibious Vehicle
Cat Cafe Neko Cafe
Onsen Hot Spring
Seishun 18 Kippu
Fireworks Festival 2014
Tofu Exclusive
Japanese Chess Shogi
ANA B787 or Lufthansa?
Lucky Cat Shrine
Tohoku Big 6 Festival
Best Japanese Sweets
Climbing Mt.Fuji
Sky Tree Gourmet
Tokyo Amateur Orchestra
Ogasawara Islands
Ramen Review
Asakusa 51578+???
Bonsai Experience
Aomori One Day Trip
Tokyo Only Cafe
Baseball Yakyu
Manga Anime Otaku
Tokyo Sky Tree
Earthquake and Tsunami
Hakone Fuji Tour
Tsukiji Fish Market
Japanese Martial Arts
Skiing Japan
Japan Highlights 1
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MANGA ANIME OTAKU (good to be otaku, "nerd", "geek", let's do Seichi Junrei)
Tetsujin 28 go
You may confuse if this was Gandum!? Of course not! This is the iron man no.28, personally observed much "stronger" than the one in Odaiba, Tokyo. Located in once devastated by Hanshin/Awaji earthquake, this is the hope of standing up again from scratch.
Ghibli Music the best of Joe Hisaishi san
You might as well ask yourself why you were born this time of the earth era, what is the purpose of this and that, any reason for anything happening right now right here? Need a cup of greentea to be free from stress? Come to Japan this right timing of your life? Welcome to Tokyo (^^) Welcome to Asakusa (^^)
Capcom Bar
Playing games? Everyone is the master of life game. Well, game fun is always happy eating/drinking at this restaurant in Shinjuku. BioHazard, Sengoku Basara, Gyakuten Series, Monster Hunter, Dragon's Dogma, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter and more. All kinds of menu related to each game on Sofa table, High table and Counter. Reservation advised.
Kiddy Land
The dream come true shop for everyone! Rilakkuma, Miffy Style, Jackie's Marche, Blythe Dolls, Snoopy, Disney, Sanrio, Hello Kitty, Tomica and more. In downtown Tokyo, there are several shops, the leading one is Harajuku and Venus Fort in Odaiba, but also in Kichijoji near Ghibli Museum.
Tezuka Osamu
After all, he is the God of Manga in Japan. Universal floating energy? Inner-Child? Urim and Thummim? Let's find out during our life time. It is not too late, we are still breathing alright, our responsibility is everywhere until we take the last breath, and happiness is always within ourselves.
City Hunter and Angel Heart
Hojo Tsukasa sensei is one of the best manga story writer.
Natsuiro Kiseki (izu peninsula)
Now you can ride on izu-kyu-train with them! Manga wrapped train with their voice announcement are cute and awesome like this resort express.
Rilakkuma Store
Just opened in the First Avenue Tokyo Station. Not Ralikkuma ;p
Gundam Front Tokyo (Diver City Tokyo)
Just opened the spring 2012 in Odaiba, easy access by Yurikamome . This guy moves!
BANDAI
Asakusa, Tokyo / Street View (Map)
Stand next by me! This is one of the most major anime/toy/game company in Japan. Gundam, Precure, Ultraman, One Piece, Kamen Rider, Dragon Ball, you name them all, please! Shopping site is available at this page. You may download more than 2000 free animation movies from this site. Official hobby site is this. Also, there is a Bandai Museum located in Map (Tochigi-ken), about 90km north of Tokyo
ANOHANA (ANOHI MITA HANO NO NAMAE WO BOKUTACHI HA MADA SHIRANAI)
Chichibu, Saitama /
Map
Wanna feel good with great song, Secret Base, by ZONE + SCANDAL (+ 10 years after ver.) together? lyrics is all about adolescent angst. Hope you'd catch the vivid meaning of Japanese language....... This is the one!  Best heart-touched animation, the last episode of Menma available somewhre at Youtube if it were not deleted.
FMA or FA (Full Metal Alchemist) or HagaRen (HAGANE no RENKINJUTSUSHI)
Makubetsu, Hokkaido / (where Ms.Arakawa's farm land is located, that's why the cow ;)
She says her story is "give me a break, but let's enjoy" in her very fist comic book. Although, truth is that's what's happening in the universe (only if you could believe in it, it ain't no more fictions), and you may enjoy The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, too. Death and Live are in One. Good always win over Evil, actually they are also in One.
CLANNAD
Sayama, Saitama /
Map
Best crying animation. Let's visit west of Saitama to enrich our life, shall we! The full AFTER STORY song is here for todos. Vamos!
SAKURA TAISEN
Asakusa, Tokyo /
Map
This is one of the most famous game in Japan made by SEGA. Newest game is just released in 2011. If you could catch the opening of the original version, come to Japan to see the Sensouji Temple in Asakusa, you'll be alive in the games! TV official page is also available.
SAIKANO (SAISHUHEIKI-KANOJO)
Otaru, Hokkaido / Map
This is the final love story of the earth. How can Shuuji love Chise, the normal high school student whose body is transformed into an ultimate weapon of war? Held in beautiful canal town of northern island. The house the couple live is Shibetsu station of JR Hokkaido.
KANNAGI : CRAZY SHRINE MAIDENS
Sendai, Miyagi / Map
Jin made a Zen statue out of the shrine sacred tree. The goddess, Nagi, was born out of the wooden masterpiece. Miyagi is one of the prefecture which is hit by tsunami on March 11th, 2011. School comedy, but deeply related to Japanese spiritual fact. Kanpachi is the spin-off comic out of Kannagi.
CRAYON SHINCHAN
Kasukabe, Saitama / Map
The kindergarden boy, Shinchan = Shinnosuke Nohara, is living in Kasukabe-shi , Saitama-ken, about 35km north of Asakusa. The trouble making boys and girls are based in real life there, and you may find their house, families, park, school and daily activities.
SAILOR MOON
Azabujuban, Tokyo / Map
The kawaii girl, Usagi Tsukino, transforms into a warrior in sailor outfit and tries to vanquish ghosts terrorizing Tokyo (story based on Azabujuban). Not only manga animation, but here you'll meet 5 cuties.
DIGIMON ADVENTURE
Digimon is an adventure story in imaginary digital world, Tokyo. Seven children start first adventure one summer, followed by Digimon Zero Two
TOARU KAGAKU NO RAILGUN
Tachikawa, Tokyo / Map and Tama Center, Tokyo / Map
Set in a university town of Tokyo where 80 percent of the whole population (2.3 million) are students, one of whom, a super power girl, Mikoto Misaka, can wield bolts of electricity, and she solves cases throughout the city. Animation is available at this page. Tachikawa is 40 minutes JR Chuo Line ride from Tokyo central station, Tama Center is 40 minutes KEIO ride from Shinjuku station.
THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI SUZUMIYA
Nishinomiya, Hyogo / Map
A beautiful young student, Haruhi Suzumiya, together with Kyon, found a secret circle at their school called SOS-dan. Aliens, time-travelers from the future, and people with supernatural powers, the series is said to take place in Nishinomiya City in Hyogo Prefecture. There are many spots throughout the city idential to places seen in the anime and manga, such as the high school, the Shukugawa Park, and the path along the river bank. Been there? Would like to become a member of the fan club? Haruhi Negai (Hope) completed!
SEN TO CHIHIRO NO KAMIKAKUSHI (SPRITED AWAY)
Koganei, Tokyo / Map
Chihiro and her parents are moving to new house, on their way, they lost in the spiritual translation. The town has 8 million gods (like Japan has in reality!), given the name "Sen", she works at the bathhouse. You may find your own strength to live that lies within yourselves when you visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, which features a collection of restored historical buidings open to the public, serves as one of the model locations for the story. The director, Hayao Miyazaki, referred to the museum's bathhouse and merchant houses when creating the magical town that appears in the movie. You will also be joyful at newly opened Solamachi shopping plaza at Tokyo Skytree to find many Ghibli related shops.
TRUE TEARS
Nanto, Toyama / Map
The animation is originally made (not based much in the same named game) by P.A.WORKS in Nanto, Toyama-ken, north of Takayama or Shirakawago or Gokayama. If you cannot meet Shinichiro Nakagami, a boy main character in the story, or Noe, Hiromi, Aiko, Nakagami san, still you can feel the town there in reality. ANA has 6 round trips everyday from Tokyo Haneda Airport. Noh theater just 10 minutes walk from the Toyama Airport is highly recommended apart from the animation. Many of the scenes in the anime feature beautiful shots of the scenery in Toyama.
SUMMER WARS
Ueda, Nagano / Map
It is not special talented person who save the world, but just a normal person who you encounter in everyday life. The story is about Jinnouchi families along with Kenji, Takashi, Natsuki and Kazuma, officially held and supported by the real town called Ueda in Nagano-ken. JR East has Shinkansen access from Tokyo and Ueno. You may hit this page (JR East Nagano Branch) for the local information, please. Global crisis, internet space, time journey, Sanada samurai and more, but the highlight is the entrance to the Jinnouchi family's residence, the Higashi-Koguchi Yagura gate of Ueda Castle. On your way to Yudanaka Onsen where monkeys are enjoying onsen life, you will be also relaxing in authentic Japanese style house (now guest house with nice couple of Japanese and Bengali) at Kura.
LUCKY STAR (LAKI SUTA)
Kasukabe, Satte and Washimiya, Saitama / Map
Welcome to Japan already, please pay a short visit at the shrine illustrated in the story. Ryouougakuen school is actually this school in reality called Kasukabe Kyouei High School (good combination trip along with CRAYON SHINCHAN). Hiiragi families are living in the shrine called Washinomiya Shrine which is 5 minutes walk from Washinomiya station on Tobu Line, about 50 minutes train ride direct from Asakusa (Tokyo Skytree Line and Isesaki Line is directly connected with through-train service). The story is about the laid-back everyday lives of 4 cute unique spirited girls, Konata Izumi, Tsukasa Hiiragi, Kagami Hiiragi and Miyuki Takara. Reminds you those good old days in your local high school, you bet. As family name tells, Tsukasa and Kagami are sisters at Hiiragi house (their father is the priest of the shrine). Together with Kasukabe city (due to Crayon Shinchan, the other animation), this Kuki city is also well known by anime-otaku (anime-fan).
EVANGELION at Fuji-Q Highland
Hakone, Kanagawa / Map
No need to explain these stories that much popular to the world. It was Shinji's 14 year-old life to pilot the humanoid mecha Evangelion and stand against a series of mysterious enemies called "Angels". Shinji with Rei and Asuka and a some adults from NERV. Together they fight to defeat the "Angels" in a battle that will decide the fate of the Earth. This series has Tokyo-3 which is set near Hakone, a place in Kanagawa-ken known for its onsen (hot springs) and majestic view of Mt.Fuji. EVA lovers must not miss Owakudani (between Sounzan and Togendai), Kintokiyama or Kintokisan and Ashinoko (Lake Ashi), please!
Anime Manga Museum and Theme Park
DORAEMON MUSEUM
Noborito, Shukugawara, Mukougaokayuuen, Kawasaki
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http://fujiko-museum.com/pc.php
NAKANO BROADWAY
JR Nakano station on Chuo line, or Tokyo Metro Nakano station on Tozai line, Tokyo
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http://www.nbw.jp/
FUJI-Q (Fuji-Kyu) HIGHLAND
Between Fujisan (Fujiyoshida) station and Kawaguchiko station, Yamanashi
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www.fujiq.jp/en/
This Mt.Fuji viewd amusement park is guaranteed to leave you speachless, breathless, to make your blood boiled. There are mainly screaming machines like Six Flags, but also a number of attractions related to the Evangelion series. Access is here and highway view (especially the red-colord line from Otsuki JCT to Subashiri) is fantastic if you took the Fujikyu highway bus from Shinjuku.
GHIBLI MUSEUM
Kichijoji or Mitaka, Tokyo
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www.ghibli-museum.jp/en/
This museum is all about Hayao Miyazaki and the works by Studio Ghibli (pronounce as Jibli, J as in Jeep, a bit of Japanese language lesson?). Kazenotanino Naushika, Tonarino Totoro, Mononoke Hime, Tenkuno Shiro Rapyuta, Hotaruno Haka, Majono Takkyubin, Omohide Poroporo, Mimiwo Sumaseba, Sento Chihirono Kamikakushi, Ponyo and more! They are not only manga animation but the universal spirits in them! No time to visit Tokyo, but would love to work in animation at Toyota (Kaizen and Just-In-Time) in Nagoya? Ride on the "Cat Bus" and find the way!
SANRIO PUROLAND
Tama, Tokyo
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www.puroland.jp
World famous Sanrio characters Hello Kitty, Kiki Lala and more. Who does not like?
Animation Links
FUJIKO.F.FUJIO MUSEUM
Kawasaki, Kanagawa
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http://fujiko-museum.com/pc.php
TOEI ANIMATION GALLERY
Oizumigakuen, Tokyo
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www.toei-anim.co.jp/tag/
NERIMA ANIMATION SITE
Nerima-ku, Tokyo
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http://www.animation-nerima.jp/
CHIBI MARUKO-CHAN LAND
Shimizu, Shizuoka
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www.dream-plaza.co.jp/chibimaruko
KYOTO INTERNATIONAL MANGA MUSEUM
Kyoto, Kyoto
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www.kyotomm.jp
THE OSAMU TEZUKA MANGA MUSEUM
Takarazuka, Hyogo

http://www.city.takarazuka.hyogo.jp/tezuka/

http://tezukaosamu.net/jp
DETECTIVE CONAN NO SATO - GOSHO AOYAMA MANGA FACTORY
Yura (Kurayoshi), Tottori
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www.gamf.jp
MIZUKI SHIGERU MUSEUM
Sakaiminato, Tottori

www.sakaiminato.net/
http://mizuki.sakaiminato.net/
YANASE TAKASHI MEMORIAL MUSEUM (ANPANMAN MUSEUM)
Yokohama, Kanagawa
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www.yokohama-anpanman.jp/
POKEMON CENTER TOKYO
Shiodome, Tokyo
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www.pokemon.co.jp/gp/pokecen/tokyo/
YUGIOH
Minato-ku, Tokyo
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www.konami.jp/yugioh/
Graphics Links (Warning? and Advised?)
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
The Earth, The Universe
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Guren no Yumiya
Neko Ziru or Neko Jiru (Cat Soup)
Cat World, Japan
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Nekojiru Gekijou
Family Animation Movie
Piano Forest
www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_o-4jQbwE0
Colorful
www.youtube.com/colorful
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
www.youtube.com/tokiwokakerushoujo
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