Are you a lover of the anime ‘Bungou Stray Dogs’? Are you traveling to Japan soon and are wanting to visit real life locations that appeared in the anime?! Then you’ve come to the right place!! In this article we’re going to be showing you a list of real life places in Japan the appeared in Bungou Stray Dogs and how to get there! Before we begin, I’d just like to let you know that due to the anime being set in ‘Yokohama’, all of these locations come from the Yokohama area. If you’re staying in Tokyo and are worried about how to get to Yokohama…don’t worry, it’s actually quite easy! From Shinjuku Sanchome Station, take the Fukutoshin Line and stay on until Yokohama Station! Some of these locations are a bit far from Yokohama Station so we will be giving you individual directions as we go through the list!!
1. Yokohama Chinatown
Chinatown features in episode 9 of Bungou Stray Dogs, when Atsushi takes Kyouka out on a date! This is super cute and it’s really nice to experience the place in real life and maybe even try to recreate the scene from anime when taking your pictures! Chinatown is a great anime real life location as it is somewhere I would recommend visiting anyway, so after you have taken pictures at the entrance, you can explore the town and all the shops! All of the restaurants and food stalls are super tasty and sell food that can’t be bought in other areas of Japan making it great for souvenirs and memorabilia!
Even if you’re going to Japan with people who aren’t anime fans, they are guaranteed to love this location!
Carrying on with another location that featured on Atsushi and Kyouka’s date, is the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse. This shopping center, located near to Yokohama’s chinatown is the next spot that the pair stop off at! The warehouse is famous for it’s bricks and small shops inside. Most buildings in Japan are not make from brick so this warehouse is very popular with Japanese people to go and take pictures there. Inside there are many small independent shops and cafes which are great to explore!
The warehouse is constantly hosting events, such as a christmas market in winter and a beach event in summer. So make sure you check out their website before you go to see if there are any events taking place! This is another great real life location from Bungou Stray Dogs that I would highly recommend visiting!
Yet another location that featured on Atsushi and Kyouka’s date is ‘Harbour View Park’ in Yokohama. This park is truly amazing and offers beautiful views of the Yokohama Harbour. It’s no surprise that this location featured on their date in Bungou Stray Dogs as it is very romantic and the perfect spot for a date! If you don’t plan on going on any dates whilst in Japan, it is still a great place to go with friends or family and enjoy the amazing view that the park has on offer.
This is yet another Bungou Stray Dogs real life location in Japan that you HAVE to visit!
The museum features in a couple of episodes in Bungou Stray Dogs, which makes it one of the more significant real life locations. If you’re looking to recreate scenes from the anime here, make sure to check out episode 15 and 24!
The museum is truly stunning with many art pieces on display. The exhibitions are constantly changing so make sure to check out what exhibitions are on whilst you’re in Japan! This is also a great place to learn about Yokohama’s history through art. Due to all of this, it makes it a great place to visit if you’re in Japan with people who aren’t anime fans!
Without giving away any spoilers, this location features in Bungou Stray Dogs in Episode 21 and it is the location of the fight that takes place during the episode. This hill and park offers amazing views of the Yokohama Bay and is DEFINITELY worth visiting, especially if you’re a Bungou Stray Dogs fan!
The hill has an amazing history, which you can read about on signs in the park! If you’re wondering why it’s called France Yama, it’s because when the Yokohama port first opened, many foreign countries sent troops to enter through the port…and so did France! French marines stationed themselves on top of this hill, where they got command of the port. Although Japan now has complete ownership of the port and land, this hill was named ‘France Yama’ and park was built in memory of Yokohama’s history.
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