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Japanese Government Creates English Travel Guide For Anime Tourism

by dtshyk
Jun 17, 2011 4:24 AM | 46 Comments
Japan Tourism Organization (JNTO) has made an anime-oriented map for foreign tourists. 'Japan Anime Map' introduces model places of popular anime such as Nishinomiya ("Suzumiya Haruhi"), Nanto ("True Tears"), Ueda ("Summer Wars"), and Washinomiya ("Lucky ☆ Star") as well as sightseeing spots of otaku culture: Akihabara, Nakano Broadway, Ikebukuro Otome Road.

Japan Anime Map on JNTO

The number of foreign tourists to Japan has dropped more than 50% from the year-earlier for three consecutive months since the earthquake. JNTO will distribute 10,000 copies of Japan Anime Map in the US, China and South Korea to promote the tourism in Japan.

Source: Sankei

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hahaha, cool Otaku Tourism

Jun 20, 2011 9:33 AM by Yorozuya-GIN

Now it makes it a lot EASIER! Even if I know a little Japanese I don't have to worry anymore about translating it. Way to go Japan!

Jun 20, 2011 5:10 AM by HyperCobaltMax

I don't want to increase my probability to get cancer, even for anime.

Jun 20, 2011 2:34 AM by Pessoa

Cool! Gotta go one day.

Jun 19, 2011 11:17 PM by guantanamobay

its amazing i would love to go so much

Jun 19, 2011 11:05 PM by miakapie

Heh~, that's awesome. I've only watched Haruhi's series yet, though XD

Jun 19, 2011 7:15 AM by Face_Faith

sounds gr8, someday I'll visit Japan...

Jun 18, 2011 11:09 PM by btocb

Visiting the area that inspired TMoHS ? Yes please.
Although I do visit Japan still anyways, for my family that lives over there; just not those specific areas.

Thank you, family vacation.

Jun 18, 2011 10:29 PM by 1993

i've visited japan before...but since it was on a school trip it was mostly cultural and historical sites but that was pretty time i go i want to see the side of Japan that they are most known for: technology, gaming, anime, manga, etc. ...thinking about taking Jap in college too

Jun 18, 2011 9:52 PM by Josephl64

There's a Gundam Cafe?! Hell yes, I'm on the way!

Actually, you know, going to Japan even for a week is pretty cheap, even with the current recession.

Jun 18, 2011 9:16 PM by incorporeal05

If only I didn't have to go to college then yeah, I would so go to Japan. It's literally calling me XD

Jun 18, 2011 4:03 PM by Valentiln

cyruz said:
AlexSadist-sama said:
Cool, Lucky Star and Haruhi.
You should go and watch Summer Wars Right. Now.
lol, this.
visiting ueda would be so fun.

Jun 17, 2011 3:48 PM by windy

Yay for Sailor Moon being on there!

Jun 17, 2011 2:39 PM by soulless4now


Jun 17, 2011 2:24 PM by Nasty001

that'll help alot. Of the two years i took Japanese courses, i sucked at them (dunno how i passed both years with a B), and mostly on kanji. ;w; so yeah, good to know that it's gonna get better for tourism in the future. 日本へ行きたいです。

Jun 17, 2011 1:02 PM by Maora

These are all gonna be major tourist traps.

Regardless, it's interesting.

Jun 17, 2011 12:58 PM by justanotheruser1

Now I know where I'm going next! :D

Jun 17, 2011 12:04 PM by Alipio

Distribute it ni Brazil too, there are many otakus here

Jun 17, 2011 11:43 AM by RyuujinRagnar

K-On! where?

Jun 17, 2011 10:23 AM by cr4sian_phil

Now that's very cool. I hope they also included the model place for Higurashi, though.

Jun 17, 2011 10:23 AM by zenith_kim94