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
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.
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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