Anime & manga, real existing places and other places for otaku in Japan
The birthplace of the author of Captain Tsubasa, with eight statues, the author's high school and his favorite restaurant full of autographed drawings
Some streets and buildings around Tokyo that appear in the anime, especially in the district of Kasumigaseki
GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)
It is mainly located in Kichijoji (Tokyo)
It is said that Gundam was "born" in Kami-igusa (Tokyo), where there are the headquarters of the Sunrise animation, and for this reason various "dedications" to the glorious robot can be found around there
It is set primarily in a peripheral neighborhood of Tokyo, Higashikurume, where you can find various views of the anime/manga that unfortunately are disappearing over the years
the area where Ranma always walks in Nerima ward, where Tendo's Dojo and Furinkan High-school are located
It is set in several neighborhoods of Tokyo
[....this list will be expanded soon....]
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to add something special besides the visit of the different monuments and famous places, we suggest you to use the site Govoyagin
. This is a very useful site to enrich your travel experience, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan and, for language barriers and more, and you will not have many opportunities to interact with the locals and to enjoy something different from the famous places marked in the tourist guides.
What Govoyagin is
Govoyagin is a website where you can find many particular activities all over Japan (and not only in Japan).
You can buy tickets online for some famous attractions, but also book tours and really special experiences with locals ready to guide you and take you to places outside the tourist circuits that you would hardly ever find by yourself. Last but not least, you can reserve a table in hundreds of restaurants.
On Govoyagin you can buy tickets in advance to visit the Tokyo Tower
or the Tokyo Sky Tree
, but also book guided tours of Kyoto temples accompanied by a samurai
, or to go around the streets of Osaka on a go-kart dressed as Super Mario
, or even play videogames against an unbeatable Japanese otaku at his place
Last but not least, if you need to reserve your table in some restaurants, such as the legendary 3-star Michelin
, also in this case you can find this kind of service for sale on Govoyagin.
Take a look at Govoyagin
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