“Your Name” Real life Locations in Tokyo (Kimi No Na Wa)
“Your Name” (君の名は Kimi No Na Wa) was, and still is, one of the most popular anime films of all time! The story gripped viewers and took them on a journey whilst the ending left them wanting MORE! Although we can’t make you a second part of the film, we can keep the film alive by showing you some REAL LIFE locations in Tokyo that featured in the anime film “Your Name”. There are tons of these real life locations in Tokyo from “Your Name”, from shrines to city views…so if you’re looking to experience “Your Name” in real life then carry on scrolling! If you’re interested in checking out real life locations of other anime CLICK HERE!
1. Suga Shrine Steps, Yotsuya
The Suga Shrine Steps have become one of the most famous places for “Your Name” fans to flock to and recreate one of the most iconic scenes from the movie, so of course we had to make it the first place on our list! In the film, the two main characters (Taki and Mitsuha) finally meet in real life on these steps at the end of the film. The scene is extremely heart warming and was loved by many all around the world. This has resulted in people traveling from all over to see these steps and recreate this amazing scene from the film.
The steps are located close to Yotsuya station and they lead up to a shrine called “Suga Shrine”, hence why they are called the “Suga Shrine Steps”. The shrine itself is also very lovely and is significantly less busy than other shrines in Tokyo, so it’s a great place to go to relax and take some amazing pictures. If you’re in Tokyo and you love “Your Name”, you HAVE to visit these steps!
Whilst you’re at Yotsuya Station for the Suga Shrine Steps, check out this other “Your Name” real life location! Yotsuya Station appears many times throughout the anime. One significant time that it appears is when Taki and Okudera-senpai meet for their date and Taki is late. As you can see from these photos above, the anime has been made to look practically identical to the real life station…even the street lights are in the exact same places!
Don’t forget to stop off here to recreate Okudera-senpai and Taki meeting for their date!
Cafe La Boheme is a restaurant that is located in Shinjuku, close to Shinjuku Gyoen. If you think it looks familiar, that’s because this is where Taki worked part time at and met Okudera-senpai. The vibe of the restaurant is very similar to that in the anime, meaning it is quite a “posh” restaurant but the prices are very reasonable! This is a great place to stop at for some lunch or dinner!
Although the restaurant has a French name, the restaurant has an extensive menu full of dishes that are liked by everyone! There are tons of pasta dishes as well as pizza, salads and much more! For more information, check out the full menu HERE. This is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal whilst experiencing “Your Name” in real life.
160-0022 Tokyo, Shinjuku City, Shinjuku, 1 Chome−1−7
Although you wouldn’t think it Yunika Vision, a Labi department store located in Shinjuku, is also a “Your Name” real life location too! This location is used in the film to show the passing of time through by creating a time lapse of the scene. The department store has become an iconic “Your Name” real life location over the years and if you go there you can usually see people taking pictures of/with the building. If you have the time, why not try recreating the movies time lapse of the building?!
3 Chome-23-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
The Shintoshin Pedestrian bridge appears in the movie towards the end, when we are anxiously anticipating Taki and Mitsuha to meet in real life. They walk past each other on this bridge in the snow and the scene is truly beautiful and unforgettable. Fans were quick to get searching for this bridge and it was found by the buildings in the background being identical to this in the anime and it was found out to be Shintoshin pedestrian bridge!
7-chōme-11 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tōkyō-to 160-0023
The next “Your Name” real life location in Tokyo is Roppongi Hills. Roppongi Hills is a very popular viewing tower in Tokyo, showing absolutely STUNNING views of the Tokyo cityscape, it also has the TALLEST outdoor viewing platform in Tokyo! Roppongi Hills is one of the main places that Taki and Okudera-Senpai go on their date, as you can see from the top picture!
This place is great as you can take people there who don’t know about “Your Name” and they will still find it amazing. So, if you’re in Tokyo and you want to experience “Your Name” in real life but you’re with people who haven’t seen the movie, Roppongi Hills is somewhere you have to go to!
6 Chome-10-1 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-6108
Another “Your Name” real life location in Tokyo that was featured during Taki and Okudera-senpai’s date is the National Art Center which is located in Roppongi. In this scene, the two walk around the art center together and we start to get the sense that Okudera-senpai knows there is something different about Taki!
The anime did a great job of showing the art center and really making it look real! Due to that, this is one of the best places to go to recreate scenes from the anime or just simply feel like you’re a part of the film! The National Art Center is open from 10:00AM – 18:00PM (closed tuesdays) and admission price depends on exhibition.
7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-8558
7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-8558
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