Otaku Japan Travel Guide

Manga/Graphic Novel
Current Stock:
Tuttle Publishing
Date Published:
more than 300 photographs and 21 maps
Number of Pages:
Trim Size:
7 1/2 X 10

Whether you're planning a trip to Japan, or are just interested in manga, anime and Japanese pop culture, let Otaku Japan Travel Guide transport you to the global capital of cool!

If you're crazy about manga, anime, gaming, cosplay, toys and idols, this book is for you. In this practical travel guide, hundreds of iconic shops, restaurants, cafes and clubs across Japan are described in loving detail with precise directions on how to get to each location. Maps, URLs, opening hours and color photographs will transport you the length and breadth of Japan, from snowy Hokkaido to sunny Kyushu, on an unforgettable trip to the centers of otaku culture.

The book is also packed with fascinating feature articles where you'll meet idols and game developers, giant robots and anime trains—and even take a tour around Godzilla's Tokyo!

Highlights include:
  • Exploring Akihabara
  • Universal Studios Japan
  • Kyoto's International Manga Museum
  • Nagoya's Ninja Museum
  • Licca-chan Castle
  • The World Cosplay Summit
  • …and much, much more!

The book is divided into 3 main chapters. Chapter 1 gives comprehensive coverage of attractions in the Tokyo area; Chapter 2 covers the Kansai area (Osaka, Kobe, Kyoto and other major cities in the west of Japan); Chapter 3 covers otaku attractions that can be found in the rest of the country from Hokkaido in the north to Kyushu in the south.

Illustrated with more than 300 color photographs and 21 maps, this is an indispensable guide for anyone with an interest in Japan's otaku landscape.

About the Author:
Gianni Simone is the author of Tuttle's Tokyo Geek's Guide. He is the Japan correspondent for Vogue Italia and a regular contributor to The Japan Times. His writings have also appeared on Flash Art and CNN Travel websites and in Metropolis and San Francisco Arts Quarterly magazines. Simone has lived in Japan for almost 25 years and he resides in Yokohama with his wife and two sons.