|Above, a view of the Statue of Liberty and Rainbow Bridge from Odaiba's Aqua City. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Most of what is posted here about Japan tourism concern kaiju fandom. On occasion, other forms of Japan otaku subcultures find their way here.
The latest is the top ten places in Japan where anime fans should visit. They are provided by SGCafe.
There is one place on their top ten list that overlaps kaiju fandom: Odaiba. Odaiba was primarily featured in Godzilla x Megaguirus (2000) and some of it was also shown in 2003's Godzilla x Mothra x Mechagodzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. Many kaiju fans are also fans of anime. (Funny how one thing leads to another.)
SGCafe begins with:
One of the biggest tourist draws for Japan is of course, its unique culture which is a unique mix of ancient tradition and modern culture. Rising from this unique blend of traditional and modern is the otaku subculture which centers around anime, mangas, and video games, and this very subculture has spread all over the world, attracting millions of visitors to the country. In other words, anime tourism is BIG in the country, so big that an anime pilgrimage guidebook has even been published.
We take a look at ten of these anime hot spots and rank them.To see the top ten list, go here.