For most of the anime and manga lovers, Tokyo is the most amazing city to explore. It has animation museums, shops, theme cafes, and cartoon streets. As the cartoon and travel lover, we invited two popular travel bloggers, Holly Smith and Annemarie, to list down fun things to do in Tokyo.
Find a Gacha-Gacha machine & photo sticker booths
For anime and cartoon fan, Gacha-Gacha machines are not just for kids. Buying anime characters toy form the Gacha-Gacha machines will only cost ¥150 to ¥500 each. Some grown-up fans often come back as soon as the new collections are released. Also, you can find photo sticker booths at almost every shopping areas, game centers, and amusement park. You and your friends can make photos either into stickers or cute photo frames. The price for a photo sticker is about ¥200 to ¥400.
Location: Ikebukuro | Photo: @_hollysmith | Photographer: @zvazva_ | Bag: color me in backpack
Snap a lot of cartoon-style & kawaii photos
Harajuku is the most popular district in Tokoya among Instagram bloggers. Strolling around in Harajuku, you can definitely find lots of unique graffiti walls and kawaii cartoon stores.
Location: Harajuku | Photo: @_hollysmith | Photographer: @zvazva_ | Bag: Watermelon Red Junior Spaceman Backpack
Go window shopping at Sunshine City
If you are shopping in Ikebukuro, the center of Tokyo, you may want to visit Sunshine city. The complex contains shopping center, aquarium, museum, and indoor-theme park.
Location: Ikebukuro | Photo: @_hollysmith | photographer: @zvazva_ | Bag: Minion Yellow Wallet & Minion Yellow Backpack
Go anime-themed game center
It's said that SEGA arcade is the coolest game center in Japan. They have some special game machines that you can't find elsewhere. Have some fun with your friends there.
Location: Akihabara | Photo: @_hollysmith | Photographer: @zvazva_ | Bag: Junior Airy Blue Spaceman Backpack
Join Cherry Blossom Festival
Tokyo is famous for its flowering cherry tree. During the spring season of each year, thousands of people crowd into the city to view the blooming cherry blossom. If you are lucky enough, you can surround yourself with the sea of pink, the most beautiful scene you may only find in cartoon animations.
Location: Shinjuku | Photo: @travelonthebrain | Bag: Red Checked Handbag
Explore Asakusa on foot
Asakusa used to be the leading entertainment district for many centuries. At here, you can visit the oldest temple, Sensoji, in Tokyo. In front of the temple, there's the 200-meters shopping street where you can find the cutest and coolest souvenirs.
Location: Asakusa | Photo: @travelonthebrain | Bag: Cactus Green Backpack