Experience The World of Manga and Anime | Japan Guide

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Here, we introduces exciting place for meeting “manga characters” and for transforming into one with a costume and wig.

J-World Tokyo

J-World Tokyo invites visitors to play in the world of Jump magazines. Enjoy attractions, shop for limited-edition merchandise, and taste dishes that appear in works of manga.

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Address: 
Sunshine City World Import Mart Bldg. 3F, Higashi Ikebukuro 3-1-3, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Access: 
Approx. 3-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Higashi-ikebukuro Station

Charges: 
Admission: Adults (ages 16 and over) 800 yen / Children (ages 4 and over) 600 yen
* Same-day passports and day-specific discount tickets available

Hours: 
10:00~22:00 (last admission 21:00)

Languages: English・Chinese・Korean

Phone:
03-5950-2181 (reception 9:30–18:00)

Web site: 
http://www.namco.co.jp/tp/j-world/en/( External link )(English)

Hotel: Booking here!!

Cosplay makeover (Cosmenia Asagaya Anime Street)

Play with characters, dress up in costume and wig to become one, and live the world of your favorite work of manga.

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Address: 
Asagaya Anime Street North Bldg. 9, 2-40-1 Asagaya Minami, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Access: 
4-min. walk from JR Asagaya Station along elevated railway tracks

Charges: 
Light course (costume and wig only) 1 hour 5,000 yen / Champion course (costume, wig, and makeup) 1 hour 6,000 yen (including tax)

Hours: 
11:00~19:00 (last order 17:30)

reservations: 
The makeover is smoother with a reservation (rental costumes for both men and women are available in Japanese sizes M and L only)

Languages: 
Japanese, English (only when an English-speaking staff member is available)

Phone: 03-5356-9388

Web site: http://asa-st.com/(JP)

Hotel: Booking here!!

Suginami Animation Museum

Suginami Animation Museum offers a comprehensive view of the history and creative process of Japanese anime. Interactive exhibits that invite visitors to participate in post-production and dubbing work are entertaining for all generations.

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Address: 
Suginami Kaikan 3F, 3-29-5 Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

Access: 
Approx. 20-min. walk from JR Ogikubo Station

Charges: Free

Hours: 
10:00~18:00 (last admission 17:30)

Languages: 
Japanese * Some permanent exhibits have captions in English and Chinese (simplified)

Phone: 03-3396-1510

Web site: 
http://sam.or.jp/english_home(English)

Hotel: Booking here!!
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