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Excluding isekai and similar genres, most of the anime we watch have some connection to real world. On this page, we'll introduce recommended anime locations in Gifu, Kinki(Kansai), Chubu, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu!!
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Anime locations in west Japan

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Welcome to Gifu, the city of one of Japan’s three major historical battlefields, Sekigahara. Gifu is also known as an anime location for numerous anime, including Higurashi When They Cry, Hyouka, Your Name, A Silent Voice, and more!!

Higurashi When they cry

When it comes to anime locations in Gifu, Higurashi when they cry is probably the first one that comes to mind! In Higurashi, the entire Shirakawa-go area appears as an anime location! From Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine, the model for Furude Shrine where Oyashiro sama is enshrined, to the Hagimachi Castle Ruins Observatory where Rika looked down on Hinamizawa, to the important cultural property Wada House, the model for the Sonozaki family, you can walk through Shirakawa-go and feel the world of Higurashi!

【Hida】Your name

Hida City, known for Hida beef and astrophysics, is also recognized as the town where Mitsuha lives in Your Name. Explore locations like Hida Furukawa Station, where Taki disembarked while searching for Mitsuha, and Hida City Library, where information about Mitsuha was sought. Notable shrines like Hie Shrine and Kitamae Wakamiya Shrine are believed to have inspired the Miyamizu Shrine in the movie. Beyond being an anime location, you can even experience making Kumihimo that connects Taki and Mitsuha at Hida Furukawa Sakura Bussan-kan! (For details, check the official website.)

A Silent Voice

Trying to listen to the unheard voice. Ogaki City, the site of the Battle of Sekigahara, is also the anime location of the anime by Kyoto Animation, A Silent Voice! Many anime locations are scattered throughout the city, including Shin-Ohashi Bridge where Shouko confessed her feelings, Midori Bridge where the main visual of the work and the first conversation between Shouko and Shouya took place, and Tom Tom barbershop, the model for Shouya’s family house!!


Watashi Kininarimasu! The anime location of Hyouka exists in Hida Takayama, Takayama City! Many of their youth are packed into Hida Takayama, including Hida Takayama Miyagawa morning market Street, one of the four major morning markets in Japan, where Houtarou and his friends were relaxing in the opening episode and Bagpipe, the model for the pineapple sandwich coffee shop that Eru consulted with them about. Many of their youthful days are spent here in Hida Takayama! Also, the Hida Ichinomiya Minashi Shrine holds the Ikibina Festival, which was featured in the last episode, every year on April 3rd! Nearby is the Garyu Cherry Blossom that was featured in the last scene, why not visit there with the festival?


Welcome to the center of Japan, the Chubu, known for being the anime location of Love Live! Sunshine, Laid-Back Camp, and Chihayafuru! In addition, Nagoya hosts the World Cosplay Summit, so if you're interested, that's worth checking out too! (For details, you can find more information here!)

Lovelive! Sunshine!!

A story where everyone comes together to make dreams come true! School idol anime is set in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture! Explore places like Izu Mito Sea Paradise, where Dia-chan’s cute worries are described, Numazu Station North Exit where they distributed flyers, and Tougou Beach where Aqours was born. Their daily lives truly exist in these locations! Additionally, it's also an anime location for Yohane the parhelion aired last year, and you can find the real-life Tzuji Photo Studio, the model for the building featured in the anime! If you're a Lovelive fan, it's a must-visit!

Laid-back camp

\\Konnichiwa/ Anime locations of Laid-back camp (YuruCan) are mainly in Yamanashi Prefecture! There are so many anime locations for YuruCan that there is no end to the list, such as Kouan Campsite where Nadeshiko and Shimarin met in the first episode, Minobu Shizen no Sato where the movie is set, and soba restaurant Fujiyoshi where Nadeshiko works as part-time! In addition to YuruCan, Yamanashi Prefecture is also the setting for The Day I Became a God and Super Cub! Let's go camping in Yamanashi now!


The romantic manga illustrating a story of aiming for the Queen in competitive Karuta, Chihayafuru, has its anime locations in Fukui prefecture!! In the series, Fukui is introduced as Arata’s hometown. Explore places like Arata-zaka and the nearest station, Ashihara Onsen, where Chihaya and Shinobu reunite. Furthermore, Fukui Prefecture is also the setting for the light novel, Chitose is in the Ramune Bottle. How about combining an anime location tour with a dinosaur hunt adventure?

Kinki (Kansai)

Welcome to the former capital of Japan, Kinki! Kinki has appeared in various anime, including Kyoto Animation's iconic works such as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Sound! Euphonium!!

Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

When it comes to Kyoto Animation, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is a classic! Anime locations for Haruhi Suzumiya are in Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. Explore places like Nishinomiya North High School, the model for Kita ko in the series, Hankyu Nishinomiya-Kitaguchi Station often used for meet-ups, and the coffee shop Dream, the model for the café in the anime (note that its interior and exterior have changed due to relocation). You can also find original goods at Create Nishinomiya, and they even have the Hyperion! I'm sure you know what comes next, right?

Sound! Euphonium!!

The story depicts the youth of boys and girls dedicated to the wind ensemble, Sound! Euphonium has its anime locations in Uji City, Kyoto! Explore places like the Kumiko Bench, frequently shown in the series, Daikichiyama Observatory deck where they spent time during Agata Festival night, and the Keihan Uji Station, Kumiko's home station, which appeared multiple times in anime. Moreover, Kyoto hosts the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair, known as Kyomaf, offering a fantastic event for manga and anime otaku! If you're interested, check out the details here!

Ryuo's Work is Never Done!

Anime in which reality was surpassed by fiction, The Ryuo's Work is Never Done! The anime location is in Osaka Prefecture! Explore places like the Kansai Shogi Hall, which serves as Yaichi's base and is featured multiple times in the series. Other locations include the Sankei Club, where Yaichi has Shogi matches with Osaka ladies to train Ai, and the model for the place where Yaichi goes to learn Sabaki, Gokigen no Yu. However, please note that Kansai Shogi Hall is scheduled to relocate around the fall of 2024, and the current building is expected to be demolished. So, the chance to see the Kansai Shogi Hall from the anime is now! Hurry up!

Summer Time Rendering

Anime locations of time-leap suspense anime revolving around shadows, Summer Time Rendering, is on Tomogashima in Wakayama Prefecture! Explore places like Kojima-Ichi Shoten, the model for Kobamart where they struggled to capture Shiori's shadow, Third Battery Ruins where the story rapidly unfolds after Shinpei met with Hizuru, and the pine tree where Hizuru was hanging in the second episode. When you’re going to anime locations, keep in mind that you'll likely take a ferry, and the last ferry from Tomogashima is at 4:30 PM. Additionally, there's only one accommodation on the island, so be sure to make a reservation, at least a week ago, if you plan to stay overnight. Take care when planning your visit!!

Chunibyo & Other Delusions!

Anime that blends pain with a sense of nostalgia, Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! has anime locations in Shiga Prefecture! Like the former Kaigake Elementary School, where Far Eastern Magic Napping Society of Summer is located, Karahashi Park is frequently shown in the opening and throughout the series, and the memorable Ishikawa Station, particularly the scene where the train doors open in the first episode. Shiga Prefecture also features anime locations like Toyosato Elementary School Old School Buildings, which served as the model for the school in K-On!


Chugoku and Shikoku areas, known for having the Seto Inland Sea, are considered Japan's most tranquil areas. This area is not only famous for the globally popular Evangelion series but also serves as an anime location for the upcoming anime, Summer Pockets!!


The groundbreaking series that had a significant impact on the anime world, Evangelion, has sacred locations in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture! Ube City is the hometown of Hideaki Anno, the director of Evangelion. It appears in scenes like the last scene of Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, Shin Evangelion!! Anime locations include Ube-Shinkawa Station, where Shinji and Mari ascend the stairs in the last scene, the railway featured in key visuals, and a 7-meter-long replica of Spear of Longinus planted in a park. For any Evangelion fan, these spots are a must-visit!

Teasing Master Takagi-san

Anime portrays the teasing yet precious interactions during adolescence. The anime location of Teasing Master Takagi-san is on Shodoshima Island in Kagawa Prefecture! Angel Road, a well-known tourist spot appears in the opening, Kashimamyo Shrine where Nishikata and Takagi had their showdown, and Books Kotobuki, where Nishikata accidentally encountered Takagi on his way back from buying manga. On Shodoshima island, you can find a shouBase that recreates Takagi-san's classroom and offers original goodies, so be sure to visit during your trip!

【Naoshima, and more】Summer Pockets

The nostalgic way of spending a forgotten summer vacation is beautifully captured in Key's visual novel game Summer Pockets, which will be anime in the future!! Anime locations for Summer Pockets are mainly on three islands, Naoshima, Megijima, and Ogijima in Kagawa Prefecture! Explore places like Iwata Confectionery, where Ao works part-time and Shiroha often buys Suika bars (unfortunately, it's closed now), Reida-n! Pond, the fishing spot where Shiroha cooked the fish that Minamo caught, and the Ogijima Lighthouse where Tsumugi lives. Currently, there are events often held and goodies related to Summer Pockets, so if you're interested, be sure to check them out!

Beyond the Boundary

Megane Bishoujo is great! While Ehime Prefecture is not the main anime location for Beyond the Boundary, Shimonada Station, known for its appearance in the anime, is also featured in Nekomonogatari and Ao Ashi! It's also considered a model for a scene in Spirited Away. Shimonada Station has been selected as the No.1 station people want to visit in Japan, making it a must-visit destination in life!


Kyushu is rich in nature, known for delicious food, and the birthplace of numerous renowned manga authors!! It's also the hometown of the authors of popular works like Attack on Titan and Natsume's Book of Friends!!

Attack on Titan

Shinzo wo Sasageyo! Oita Prefecture, specifically Hita City, is the hometown of Hajime Isayama, the author of Attack on Titan. There are numerous spots related to Attack on Titan in the area, including Attack on Titan in Hita Museum and the new Attack on Titan in Hita Museum Annex. Additionally, you can find Levi’s bronze statue in front of Hita Station and Oyama Dam. For more details, check out the official website here!!

Zombie Land Saga

Idols die and come back to life. Zombie Land Saga anime locations are, as the name suggests, in Saga Prefecture! There are places like the Karatsu City Historical Folk Museum, the model for the zombie’s house, Drive-In Tori where the memorable commercial shoot from Episode 5 took place, and Yutoku Inari Shrine climbed together with Ryu-san. Saga Prefecture, particularly Karatsu City, is also an anime location for Yuri!!! on ICE!! Everyone, let's go to Saga!

Iroduku: The World in Colors

A youth story where a girl who lost her colors regains them. Anime locations for Iroduku: the world in colors is in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture! There are places like the Forest Witch Cafe, the model for Hitomi and Kohaku’s home, Glover Garden visited during the photoshoot in Episode 6, and the Izumo Kinrin Park where Hitomibacks to the future. Especially, at the Forest Witch Cafe, if you reserve a course, you can enjoy an overwhelmingly cost-effective lunch! If you’re lucky, you might get a limited clear file!!

Natsume's Book of Friends

A story of daily life, growth, and connections with yokai, Natsume's Book of Friends anime locations are in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture! There are places like Tamachi Sugawara Tenmangu shrine, which appeared in the opening of the second season, frequently featured Tengu Bridge (though currently partially collapsed), and Kasamatsu Bridge, seen in the second and sixth seasons. Additionally, Kumamoto is the hometown of Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece, and there are statues of Mugiwara Pirates scattered throughout Kumamoto!


Miyazaki Prefecture is featured as one of the world-renowned Makoto Shinkai's works, Suzume!! There are locations like Sotoura and Aburatsu Port, the model for Tonami Port in the anime, and Sun Messe Nichinan, where the key visual's door is displayed. Additionally, Miyazaki is also a setting in Oshi no Ko!! Keep an eye out for the future!!
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