5 ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Real Life Locations in Tokyo

5 ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Real Life Locations in Tokyo


With the word ‘Tokyo’ literally in the title of the anime, I’m sure it will come of no surprise to you all that there are tons of locations in Tokyo that where featured in the anime Tokyo Ghoul. Many of the towns, areas and locations are all real and actually exist in Tokyo! If you’re a fan of the anime and are wanting to visit some of these locations in real life, make sure to keep reading to find out 4 real life locations that were featured in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’.


1. Kichijoji

Kichijoji featured in Tokyo Ghoul
Kichijoji in real life

As you can see from the photos above, Kichijoji was featured towards the beginning of the anime when Ken and Hideyoshi meet Nishio and fight. The above shot featured in the anime looks almost identical to the real life place! The only difference is that there are tons more people in real life. When I re-watched the scene after I had visited Kichijoji in real life, i realized the anime did an amazing job of catching the small town’s vibe and energy…it is easily recognizable as Kichijoji!

The three boys walk together in Kichijoji.
Kichijoji in real life.

These two images are also almost identical, further proving that the place where this scene takes place was heavily influenced by Kichijoji! This would be a great location to recreate scenes from the anime in cosplay, due to how similar it looks!

Access

Take the JR Chuo Line to Kichijoji Station.

More Info

More info on things to do in Kichijoji here!

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2. Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo Ghoul
Shibuya Crossing at night

The very famous Shibuya Crossing was also featured in the anime with Kaneki Ken walking on the crossing at night. This shot is really amazing and really captures the spirit of Shibuya Crossing. This would also be a great shot to recreate in Cosplay. If you’re going to visit Shibuya crossing anyway then make sure you visit at night so you can experience the crossing as a real life anime location too.

Another shot of Shibuya crossing in Tokyo Ghoul.
Shibuya Crossing at night.

Shibuya Crossing is super easy to access and should be somewhere you are wanting to visit anyway making it perfect for you to fit in anime tourism with usual tourism too!

Access

Take the JR Yamanote Line to Shibuya Station.

More Info

More info on things to do in Shibuya here!

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3. Shinjuku

Kaneki Ken in Shinjuku
Shinjuku in real life.

As you all know, there are many ‘districts’ in Tokyo Ghoul which is how Tokyo is split up into areas. Well, these districts actually equate to real life locations in Tokyo! For example, the above image shows a shot of Ken in the ‘4th district’ which is actually Shinjuku in real life! The above images show the area in front of Shinjuku Station which look almost identical!

Another shot of the 4th district in Tokyo Ghoul
Kabukichou in Shinjuku.

This shot shows a popular street in Shinjuku called ‘Kabukichou’ which is famous for it’s clubs and host/hostess clubs.

Access

Take the JR Chuo Line to Shinjuku Station.

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4. Milky Way Cafe, Ikebukuro

The Milky Way cafe in Tokyo Ghoul
Milky Way cafe in real life.
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The Milky Way Cafe is another popular location in Tokyo that was featured in ‘Tokyo Ghoul’. This cafe was featured on Ken and Rize’s date together at the very start of the anime. The cafe is a very popular located in Tokyo famous for it’s amazing deserts and drinks. Everything is galaxy themed and is super delicious! If you’re wanting to visit a real life anime location whilst also grabbing some delicious food, this is the place to go!

Access

Take the JR Yamanote Line to Ikebukuro Station.

More Info

More info on anime related cafes here!

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