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!
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…
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 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!
Super Potato specializes in those nostalgic games that meant the childhood of today’s adults. Find out why you should hit up this store when you go to Tokyo!
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.
In the Harajuku area near Takeshita Street, there is a special store that allows the visitor to be in direct contact with real owls. It is one of the many animal cafes in Tokyo.
The famous Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku has unfortunately closed its doors for an indefinite period of time in 2020.
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.