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Tokyo Animation Fair

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Ready for the ultimate Otaku's Vacation?

Japan Travel Bureau Press Release:


Pre-Package Tour includes:
-5 nights¹ accommodations on double occupancy basis
-one round trip economy class airfare between cities and Narita, Japan
-admission of TAF (two day ticket)
-admission of Ghibli Museum
-one welcome dinner
-one round trip shuttle bus ticket between Narita Airport hotel
-one day transportation pass to explore Tokyo


February 12, Tue. (Day 1)
Depart from Newark Airport and other major cities in U.S. to Tokyo by major airlines

February 13, Wed. (Day 2)
Arrive at Tokyo Int¹l Airport in Narita; welcome party will lead you to an airport shuttle bus that takes you to KEIO PLAZA HOTEL, centrally located in Tokyo¹s dynamic Shinjuku district. Relax and recuperate yourself from jet lag.

February 14, Thu. (Day 3)
Leisure day. Explore Kichijoji Town (known as anime town) and visit "Ghibli Museum", by using "Tokyo One Day Free Kippu" giving you unlimited free rides on JR, subways and buses in Tokyo. Dinner at "Izakaya", a cozy and Japanese-like pub & restaurant

February 15, Fri. (Day 4)
Leisure day.
Try Mt. Fuji, Harajuku or even Tokyo Disneyland ??

February 16, Sat. (Day 5)
TAF ­ stroll the event on your own
Enjoy the first and the largest Anime Fair in Japan at Tokyo Big Sight.

February 17, Sun. (Day 6)
Leisure day.
You may want to visit the last day of TAF with your 2-day admission pass.

February 18, Mon. (Day 7)
Check out of hotel and take an airport shuttle bus to Narita Airport on your own. The shuttle is available at the hotel.
Leave Japan for your city in U.S. by major airline


The first and the largest annual international Anime fair.
Through this first-of-its-kind event, TAF plans to bring the Anime world together at Big Sight, Tokyo bay area's most beautiful venue. TAF will be an exciting event at which Anime industry and creators from Japan and the world network to discuss future project collaborations and where companies sell their products to festival attendees. New talent discovery and Anime Awards will also be featured themes at this yearly event. There is also a symposium scheduled during the event.

Date : February 15-17, 2002
Place : Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo, Japan
Organized by : New Century Tokyo International Anime Fair 21 Executive Committee Secretariat
Sponsored by : Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Contents :
[A] Trade Fair [B] Competition [C] Event
Exhibitors :
Production I.G (best known for "Ghost in the Shell" and "Blood"), Studio Ghibli ("Princess Mononoke" and "Spirited
Away"), Sho-Pro ("Pokémon"), Mad House ("Metropolis"), Toei Animation ("Dragon Ball Z"), Sunrise ("Gundam") ,
NATPE and others... around 100 exhibitors from the world.

For more details visit the Japan Travel Bureau website and the TAF official website

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