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So you want to visit Japan? Here is some information that will help you in planning your trip.
Tourist Info, Destinations, etc
Tourist Info – how to plan for your trip, travel sites, travel agents, things to know before you go, what not to do while you are there, etc
Great tours of Japan for anime and gamer fans on a payment plan before you go. Check out pacsettours.com
Videos about Stuff on Japan
Here is a collection of some great videos about Japan that all should watch. Useful info for some of the everyday situations you may come across, especially for anime fans.
Evangelion Store – Harajuku closed and moved to Ikebukuro
For those who love Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, there is a museum for you to visit!
“The museum is in Mitaka, about 20 minutes from Shinjuku. Mitaka is a really nice town – not like the hustling, bustling mess of Tokyo. For example, there’s a pleasant walkway along the river that has some nice greenery along it; there’s no room for trees in Tokyo.” – http://www.tautoz.com/ghiblimuseum/
Be sure to read the rest of that article and to check out the photos
Pokemon Center – Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Yokohama, Fukuoka
Trip Advisor – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066451-d480633-Reviews-Pokemon_Center_Tokyo-Minato_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html
Picture of one of the Centers – http://s102.photobucket.com/user/muffinhunter/media/Japan%20-%20June%2008/Pokemon%20Center/fa069e93.jpg.html
Pokemon Center Tokyo – http://www.pokemon.co.jp/gp/pokecen/megatokyo/
“In the store they actually play the PokeMart / Pokemon Center theme from the games. Often, there are exclusive events and in-game giveaways hosted at the Pokemon Centers. I only went to the one in Tokyo, however there re also Pokemon Centers in Sapporo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Tohoku, Osaka, and Fukuoka, so if you are near any major city in Japan you are only a train ride away.
In the United States, there are two Pokemon Center kiosks located at 2 different Seattle area malls, and an entire floor at the Nintendo World in NYC is dedicated to Pokemon merchandise.
Don’t let that image above fool you, this place is always packed. Expect to be waiting about a half hour to check out if you are buying anything. Still, the staff there keep the checkout line moving in a very organized, orderly fashion.” – member of HRAS
Game Centers (arcades)
More Otaku related spots: http://japanlover.me/otaku/otaku-japan-travel-guide/
Vote to pick Japan’s 88 best Anime Pilgrimage spots: http://www.geek.com/culture/vote-to-pick-japans-88-best-anime-pilgrimage-spots-1672406/
Anime Tourism 88-Stop Pilgrimage – http://animetourism88.com/en/
Anime Tourism Project – http://finance.yahoo.com/news/anime-tourism-project-adopted-japanese-050000162.html