Japan's annual anime pilgrimage will return in 2020 with new sites chosen by voters from around the world. Travelers can visit 88 iconic locations from classic and contemporary anime. They can also tour museums and facilities dedicated to the art and legacy of anime from the northernmost island of Hokkaido to the southernmost islands of Okinawa.
Visitors can document their travels with a special stamp-book called a "goshuincho." Each of the sacred anime spots will have a dedicated stamp noting the name of the site and when it was visited. A completed stamp-book is said to bring spiritual fulfillment. Participants will receive a commemorative gift for joining the pilgrimage. More information on anime-related museums and events will be shared throughout 2020.
A small commemorative gift exclusively for participants from overseas.
How to get involved
Present the page for this campaign on the JNTO website on your smartphone or other mobile devices, or print the page out and bring it with you.
Show your passport at Sacred Site 0 (Narita Airport)/Sacred Site 1 (Tokorozawa Sakura Town: scheduled to open in July) to receive your gift
Those with a passport photo page. Japanese nationals are not eligible for this deal. Souvenir pick-up is within Japan only. They will not be shipped locally.
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Venue Name and info
Sacred Anime Sites Nationwide.
Museums and galleries related to anime and manga.
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