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’!
Where did anime begin? What Is The History Of Anime In Japan? And how did it evolve into the successful industry it is today? The story of animation in Japan is almost as dramatic and captivating as the anime themselves.
Like many people who have been to Japan, my first taste of Japanese culture was from the wonderful (and weird) world of anime. Some wonder whether they can get a real sense of what Japan is like from these beautiful and masterful animations.
Many Westerners are familiar with the Japanese cartoon Doraemon, but did you know it’s actually based on an older manga comic-book series? In fact, Doraemon is one of the best-selling manga in the world. It’s sold over 100 million copies.
More than the inexpensive electronics and otaku merchandise, though, there are more things to do and places to visit in Akiba. Whether you’re a loud and proud otaku or you’re just curious, let’s investigate this world-famous shopping district.