5 Anime Real Life Locations in Tokyo

5 Anime Real Life Locations in Tokyo

At Otaku in Tokyo we know how amazing anime is and know that many people who aren’t interested in Japan found out about Japan through anime. Why not experience anime first hand by visiting these locations that have been directly featured in or have influenced anime!

1. Hikawa Shrine, Sailor moon


Hikawa Shrine featured in Sailor Moon as the shrine that Rei Hino works and lives at with her grandfather. In real life this shrine is called Azabu-Juban Hikawa Shrine.

ADDRESS: 1-4-23 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo

ACCESS: 8-minutes on foot from Azabu-Juban Station via the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line or Toei Oedo Line

WEBSITE: http://www.azabuhikawa.or.jp/

2. Radio Kaikan, Steins Gate

Radio Kaikan is the building that the time machine crashed into in Steins Gate season 1. The building can be visited in Akihabara and there are a lot of anime shops inside!!

ADDRESS: 1-15-16 Sotokanda, Chiyoda city, Tokyo

ACCESS: Located right next to Akihabara station. Take the Chuo-Sobu line from Shinjuku station.

WEBSITE: http://www.akihabara-radiokaikan.co.jp

3. Suga Shrine Steps, Your Name

At the end of Your Name, the two finally meet in Tokyo again after years. Where they meet is in fact a real life place in Tokyo! It’s on the steps leading to ‘Suga Shrine’. Many go here to recreate the scenes from the movie!

ADDRESS: 5 Sugachō, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0018

ACCESS: Take the JR Chuo line tin yotsuya station from Shinjuku.

WEBSITE: http://www.sugajinjya.org

4. Kichijoji, Tokyo Ghoul

In the first season of Tokyo Ghoul the boys take a walk around a town with there senpai. This town exists in real life and is called Kichijoji!

ADDRESS: Kichijoji, Musashino, Tokyo

ACCESS: Take the JR Chuo Line From Shinjuku station.

WEBSITE: https://www.japanvisitor.com/tokyo/tokyo-area-guides/kichijoji

5. Shibuya, Death Note

Many shots in Death Note are inspired from the town in Tokyo called “Shibuya”! Above are images from the anime of Shibuya Scramble Crossing and Shibuya bus terminal. Walk around the town and feel like you’re in the anime!

ADDRESS: Shibuya City, Tokyo

ACCESS: Take the JR Yamanote line from Shinjuku station to Shibuya station.

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