Do you want to visit famous sites from anime, representative of Japanese subculture? On the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo, there are many places that appear in anime, from classic favorites to recent hits. Here we introduce two such sites. Come see the places popular anime characters visited!
Meet Ryo-san from KochiKame!
KochiKame, an extremely popular manga representative of Japan, is actually set in the JR Kameari Station area. In addition to a bronze statue of the protagonist, Kankichi Ryotsu (Ryo-san), in front of the station, you can find statues of other characters all around town.
Here you can really enjoy being in the world of KochiKame, a friendly residential and commercial neighborhood that is easily accessible, just 20 minutes away from Ueno.
Address: 3 Kameari, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo-to 〒125-0061
Find fun waiting for you at locations where anime characters hang out!
Characters from the manga My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected (also known as My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) hang out at Messe Amuse Mall, right in front of Kaihimmakuhari Station. A movie theater, pub, sushi bar, yakiniku restaurant, and other establishments can be found inside, so you can enjoy indoor entertainment the Japanese way. Some stores even offer discounts if you bring your movie ticket stub!
Come hang out and have a good time just like the main characters of the manga.
Address: 1-8 Hibino, Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken 〒261-0021
My Youth Romantic Comedy Is Wrong, As I Expected Website *Japanese only
For part two of this article series, check here: 2 Hidden Anime Hot Spots on the Way From Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo – Part 2.