We’ll mainly look at the three onsens that inspired the Japanese onsens from Spirited Away, and as a bonus, a couple of other spots in Japan that can get you feeling like you’ve been spirited away to the world of… ‘Spirited Away’!
Category: Anime & Manga
Can an animated film or series actually depict what an entire country is really like? Lots of anime-lovers like myself would wholeheartedly say yes! Despite the prevalence of magical and often unrealistic storylines, there are aspects of anime that really do show you what it’s like to live in modern-day Japan.
For those interested in Japanese culture, anime is one of the first things they think of. In the West, it’s a major cultural import. But is it really that popular in Japan? The fact is, it’s not anime that dominates Japanese entertainment, but manga. Manga is the mainstream art form that infiltrates every aspect of Japanese society and dwarfs the influence of anime by comparison.