Transport yourself to the global capital of cool with this ultimate guide to Japanese pop culture!Are you crazy about Japanese manga, anime, video games, cosplay, toys and idols?
If so, this book is for you! Whether you're planning a trip to Japan, have a severe case of wanderlust, or are just fascinated by its culture, let Otaku Japan transport you to the capital of cool. In this practical travel guide, over 450 iconic shops, restaurants, cafes, clubs and events are presented in loving detail with precise directions on how to find them.
More than 20 maps, websites and over 400 color photos take you the length and breadth of Japan to all the centers of Otaku culture-from snowy Hokkaido to sunny Kyushu. Highlights include:Interviews with Game DevelopersCosplay and Halloween Events in JapanDojinshi: Self-published ComicsA Visit to the Ghibli MuseumInterview with famous Japanese idolsAnime-themed TrainsA Glossary of Otaku TermsAnd much, much more!The book covers all major regions in Japan-Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe, Nagoya, Sapporo and Fukuoka-as well as lesser-known areas like Tohoku, Chugoku and Shikoku.