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Want to know where to buy official straw hats? We’ve got you covered.

[This article was originally posted on August 4, 2016. It has been updated with current information as of November 26, 2016.]

Eiichirō Oda’s One Piece manga has reached such a level of popularity in Japan that you can find it everywhere you go–in grocery stores, on trains, and even in high-class department stores. However, let’s say you’re on a trip to the land of the rising sun and you want to go to all the places with One Piece… Where should you go?

We at ANIME NOW! have compiled a comprehensive list of some of the greatest spots to find and enjoy One Piece treasures and adventures in Japan.


Entertainment


One Piece Tower

Official Website (English option available)
Place:
Tokyo Tower 3F (4-2-8 Shiba Park, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Availability: Open all year from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (restaurant and shop times vary)
English Guidance: Yes
Price: 3,000 yen (adults ages 19+), 2,600 yen (middle/high school students ages 13~18), 1,500 yen (children ages 4~12) for pre-order tickets. Tickets purchased at the entrance of the park itself cost slightly more (children ages 3 and under accompanied by a guardian can enter the park free of charge)

Ah, yes. What list about One Piece attractions would leave this place off the list? Having opened in 2015, the One Piece Tower is located within Tokyo’s main landmark: Tokyo Tower. This indoor theme park is full of attractions based on the characters of One Piece–including a shooting game featuring Usopp, a gambling game with Nami as navigator, and a cola bar run by Franky. You can even undergo Zoro’s sword training!

Aside from the attractions, it really is amazing how chock-full of details this theme park is. It has everything from intricate decorations to food from Sanji’s very own restaurant themed after the dishes that actually appear in the One Piece story. You can’t get closer to jumping into the world of the Straw Hat Pirates than this.

As seen in the video above, there’s even a stage show featuring the Straw Hats. It’s an interactive show, so make sure you lift up your triangle-shaped glow stick when the pirates give the sign!

If you’re interested in seeing more of the park before you go, watch the video above featuring Kappei Yamaguchi–the voice of Usopp–as he tours the park.


 

J-World Tokyo

Official Website (English)
Place:
Tokyo Sunshine City World Import Mart Building 3F (3-1-3 Higashiikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0013 Japan)
Availability: Open all year from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (restaurant and shop times vary; last admission time is 9 p.m.)
English Guidance: Yes
Price: Basic entry is 800 yen (adults aged 16+), 600 yen (children ages 4~15). Unlimited Attractions Passes cost 2,600 yen for adults and 2,400 yen for children

J-World Tokyo is an indoor theme park that features attractions, foods, decorations, and more from the most popular manga from Shueisha’s Shonen Jump magazine. Aside from One Piece, the park has attractions and goods for series like Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, Naruto, and Toriko. The park has a recreation of Sanji’s restaurant called Café Mademoiselle, a replica of Sunny Go’s cannon that actually shoots a blast of air, and a One Piece-themed merry-go-round. The park also has an interactive game called “Chopper Quest” where players must carry a backpack with Chopper inside and travel around the park to save Luffy (seen in the video above).

Just like at the One Piece Tower, the park is filled with details that really create a fulfilling One Piece experience; you can even see a mechanical Brook do a live show near the merry-go-round if your timing is right. The park also has limited-time events for various Jump series–for 2016, One Piece had a haunted house ride and a One Piece Film Gold event this past summer.

If you want to try out all the attractions within the park, it might be wise to purchase a one-day passport (also called an Unlimited Attractions Pass) so you don’t have to pay for every game one at a time.

 



Thousand Sunny Cruise at Laguna Ten Bosch

Official Website (English)
Place:
Laguna Ten Bosch (2-3, Kaiyocho, Gamagori, Aichi Prefecture, 443-0014 Japan)
Availability: Most of the year; times and availability change depending on the season and weather conditions (check the schedule for specific cruise times throughout the year)
English Guidance: Yes
Price: 1,200 yen (ages 12+), 500 yen (children 3+; infants ages 2 and younger are permitted free entry)

Take your adventures in Japan to the high seas on the Thousand Sunny! If the weather is good, you’ll actually be able to go on a cruise in the harbor. After finishing your 30~40-minute voyage, you’ll get an original cruise card as a souvenir. You can see a photo of the ship above.

To buy your ticket, head to the One Piece Shop at the resort which in itself is cool enough to make fans of the anime and manga drool. You can even visit the graves of two One Piece characters (no spoilers!), and once you’re ready to go to your cruise, Chopper’s footprints on the ground will lead the way. Therepre was also an event themed after Ace, Sabo, and Luffy in the resort’s Lagunasia park that began in 2015, but it ended this past August.

 


 

One Piece Ride Cruise at Huis Ten Bosch

Official Website (English)
Place:
Huis Ten Bosch resort (1-1, Huis Ten Bosch Machi, Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, 859-3292 Japan)
Availability: All year long; 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on most days, but times vary depending on season (currently unavailable due to maintenance)
English Guidance: Yes
Price: 6,700 yen (adults age 18+), 5,700 yen (middle and high school students), 4,300 yen (children ages 4 and up, elementary students) for a one-day passport to use in the park

Related to the previous resort, this resort in Nagasaki has a special shooting game themed after the Battle of Marineford event that happens within the manga and anime (just as a spoiler warning: don’t read the page for the event if you haven’t gotten that far in the manga!). Despite the “cruise” in the name, it’s not an actual cruise like the previously-mentioned Thousand Sunny Cruise (the commercial above from 2011 is from when there was an actual cruise available). It’s important to note that you can’t pay for just this attraction or pay in cash; you need an all-day passport to play here. Unfortunately, the attraction is currently unavailable due to maintenance, but if you’re still up for the trip, there are One Piece-themed hotel rooms at this resort.


Shueisha Gallery

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Shueisha Jinbōchō 3-chome Building 1F (3-13, Jinbōchō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051 Japan)
Availability: Weekdays and non-holidays from 9:30 a.m.~5:30 p.m. (the museum will be closed from December 28 to January 5 for the New Year holiday)
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: Free Entry

A little museum of various Shonen Jump memoribillia, including One Piece items. The mini-museum is located across the street from the Shonen Jump editorial building (NOTE: Feel free to look from the outside, but don’t go in unless you have explicit permission!).

 


Shopping


Jump Shop

Official Website (English)
Place:
Tokyo Station, Tokyo Dome City (map seen below), Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka/Umeda, Universal City Walk Osaka, Kyoto, Fukuoka branches
Availability: Open all year; opening and closing times vary by branch
English Guidance: Yes
Price: Free Entry

The official goods store for Shueisha’s Shonen Jump magazine. Here, you can find things like can find apparel, official goods from the kabuki production of One Piece, and other pirate booty. The recently-released Chopper glasses are pretty adorable (seen below). The video above gives a short peek into one of the shops (starting at the 3:18 mark).


 

One Piece Mugiwara Store

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Main Shibuya Store (Shibuya Marui 7F 1-22-6, Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0041 Japan; map seen below), Shibuya Parco, Osaka Store, Nagoya Store, Fukuoka Store (full list of addresses in English here)
Availability: All year long; store times vary by branch
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: Free entry

Literally meaning “One Piece Straw Hat Store,” the One Piece Mugiwara Store sells more than just hats (though they do sell those, as seen above). Not only do they sell food, figures, apparel, keychains and more, but also the inside of the store is just as fun as the goods themselves. With so many branches across the country, you’re bound to be able to go to one pretty much no matter where you’re staying in Japan.

You can check out a full list of goods at the shop’s website.

 


Events


Jump Festa

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Normally the Makuhari Messe convention center (2-1, Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture, 261-8550, Japan)
Availability: Annually; Jump Festa 2017 will be held on December 17 and 18, 2016
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: Free Entry

Shueisha’s official event celebrating the most beloved manga from Shonen Jump. The event also features the premiere of many promotional videos for upcoming games, with some of those games being available to play-test… if you can bear to stand in line long enough to play them.

Aside from the booths selling goods for series like Naruto, Hunter x Hunter, and of course One Piece, there are also stage shows featuring the creators and/or cast and staff of various anime adapted from Shonen Jump manga. You have to apply through the Shonen Jump magazine to get access to those stages, though, so it might be best to skip them if you don’t have a Japanese postal address or a really nice friend willing to apply for you with a postcard or two. Don’t worry, though; there’s plenty to do with minigames to play and exhibits showing off artwork from anime and manga. The video above shows what the event looked like in 2012.

 


Past Attractions


One Piece Restaurant: Baratie

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Shueisha Jinbōchō 3-chome Building 3F (2-4-8 Jinbōchō, Minato-ku, Tokyo 135-0091 Japan)
Availability: Closed permanently as of September 31, 2016
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: A la carte dishes ranged from 950 yen to 1,790 yen

Opened in 2013, this restaurant themed after the Baratie eatery featured in the One Piece manga and anime closed for good on September 30, 2016. And it’s too bad–it had a cook cosplaying as Chef Zeff (seen below), statues of the One Piece characters, and of course, lots of delicious-looking One Piece food. At the time of its closing, the restaurant had dishes like golden pasta to celebrate One Piece Film Gold and a devil fruit petit four.

 


 

Universal Studio Japan’s One Piece Premier Show

Official Website (English)
Place:
Universal Studios Japan (2-1-33 Sakurajima, Konohana Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture 554-0031 Japan)
Availability: Summers Only; 2016’s show lasted from July 1 to October 2
English Guidance: Yes
Price: 4,980 yen (S1 seats), 3,980 yen (S2 seats), 2,980 yen (A1 seats), 1,980 yen (A2 Seats) for patrons over 12 years of age. Prices for children between the ages of 4 and 11 are 1,000 yen lower (note: the ticket for this show is purchased separately from a general admission ticket).

Universal Studios Japan often collaborates with anime and manga franchises, with One Piece possibly being their biggest collaborator. The One Piece Premier Show is a stage event held within Universal Studios Japan that recreates famous scenes from the manga and anime–including the emotional scene in which Sanji joins the Straw Hats.

The stage show is held for a limited time each summer. Just be careful: the park is in Osaka, not Tokyo, so you’ll have to take a bullet train or some other form of transportation if you’re staying in the capital during your trip.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Real Escape Game: One Piece Film Gold

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Tokyo Dome City Attractions (1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004 Japan; shown in the map below), Hirakata Park (1−1 Hirakatakoencho, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture 573-0054
Availability: July 16~September 25, 2016 (Tokyo), July 22~September 25, 2016 (Osaka)
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: 3,600 yen for a participation ticket and five vouchers for other attractions (Tokyo),  3,000 yen for a participation ticket and three vouchers for other attractions (2,500 yen for elementary school-aged children and below) (Osaka)

A puzzle-solving escape game in which your goal is to escape from the theme park and your debt by finding ten billion Berries–similar to what happens in the actual One Piece Film Gold movie. This event only lasts until September 25, 2016, but there have been several One Piece escape games in the past that usually happen in the summers, so don’t lose hope!

One thing to make sure to note is that escape games often include a lot of reading and writing, so it will be extremely difficult to participate in these kinds of events without a firm understanding of the Japanese language. The official website says that people from outside of Japan can enjoy the event, but there is only a Japanese-language kit provided for the game. Also, it’s good to remember that teams are made up of six people, so you might be forced to split up or team up with others depending on the situation.

Real Escape Game: One Piece Film Gold

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Tokyo Dome City Attractions (1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004 Japan; shown in the map below), Hirakata Park (1−1 Hirakatakoencho, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture 573-0054
Availability: July 16~September 25, 2016 (Tokyo), July 22~September 25, 2016 (Osaka)
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: 3,600 yen for a participation ticket and five vouchers for other attractions (Tokyo),  3,000 yen for a participation ticket and three vouchers for other attractions (2,500 yen for elementary school-aged children and below) (Osaka)

A puzzle-solving escape game in which your goal is to escape from the theme park and your debt by finding ten billion Berries–similar to what happens in the actual One Piece Film Gold movie. This event only lasts until September 25, 2016, but there have been several One Piece escape games in the past that usually happen in the summers, so don’t lose hope!

One thing to make sure to note is that escape games often include a lot of reading and writing, so it will be extremely difficult to participate in these kinds of events without a firm understanding of the Japanese language. The official website says that people from outside of Japan can enjoy the event, but there is only a Japanese-language kit provided for the game. Also, it’s good to remember that teams are made up of six people, so you might be forced to split up or team up with others depending on the situation.


Real Escape Game: One Piece Film Gold

Official Website (Japanese)
Place:
Tokyo Dome City Attractions (1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo, Tokyo 112-0004 Japan; shown in the map below), Hirakata Park (1−1 Hirakatakoencho, Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture 573-0054
Availability: This event has ended (was held from July 16~September 25, 2016 (Tokyo), July 22~September 25, 2016 (Osaka))
English Guidance: Minimal
Price: 3,600 yen for a participation ticket and five vouchers for other attractions (Tokyo),  3,000 yen for a participation ticket and three vouchers for other attractions (2,500 yen for elementary school-aged children and below) (Osaka)

A puzzle-solving escape game in which your goal is to escape from the theme park and your debt by finding ten billion Berries–similar to what happens in the actual One Piece Film Gold movie. This event lasted until September 25, 2016, but there have been several One Piece escape games in the past that usually happen in the summers, so don’t lose hope!

One thing to make sure to note is that escape games often include a lot of reading and writing, so it will be extremely difficult to participate in these kinds of events without a firm understanding of the Japanese language.


You can watch the One Piece anime as it airs in Japan on Crunchyroll and FUNimation, with the latter releasing the series on home video in North America. Viz Media publishes the manga in English in North America.

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