Venture to Higashi-Tokorozawa for a new adventure that mixes culture and industry. The Tokorozawa Sakura Town is home to Japan’s largest pop culture transmission base. With 25,000 square meters of space, this huge facility is a part of the Cool Japan Forest Project, a joint initiative between Kadokawa Publishing Corporation and Tokorozawa City in Saitama Prefecture.
Sakura Town is home to shops, restaurants, a culture museum—designed by famous Japanese architect Kengo Kuma—, a factory, offices, an event space, and even its own shrine and anime hotel. Experience Japan’s most beloved anime, manga, novels, and games as though they were real-life.
Tickets can be reserved online via the homepage and even offers combination tickets with nearby exhibitions, such as Team Labo’s Acorn Forest in Musashino Jurin Park, another must-see in the area.
This five-floor museum was designed by Kengo Kuma, the renowned Japanese architect. Built with over 20,000 granite stones, the impressive facade looks like a spaceship that's recently landed in the area. Inside, you'll find library floors, museum exhibitions, and a cafe.Discover Kadokawa Culture Museum
With an impressive sound and video system in every room, the EJ Anime Hotel from Entertainment Japan is more theatre than hotel perhaps. Its 33 rooms boast collaboration with idol groups, anime, and games. Find yourself in your own fandom kingdom.Discover EJ Aime Hotel
The Musashino Nimasu Uruwashiki Yamato no Miyashiro Shrine is more commonly known as the Musashino Reiwa Shrine. The exterior was designed by Kengo Kuma. Inside, fans of Vampire Hunter D or Final Fantasy may recognize the ceiling art by Yoshitaka Amano. The guardian dogs were sculpted by Yoshimasa Tsuchiya.
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Men Dojo is a delicious ramen restaurant well off the beaten path, with a wide menu and great tasting noodles.
Toei Animation Museum, founded in July 2018, pays homage to Toei Animation, which has spawned a large number of popular anime franchises since its inception..
Koganei Park is the second largest park in the Tokyo metropolitan area, known as a cherry blossom hotspot.
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