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Mizuki Shigeru Road & Mizuki Shigeru Museum

鳥取県 Mizuki Shigeru Road & Mizuki Shigeru Museum

Mizuki Shigeru Road, about 800 meters long, is located in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture, the hometown of Shigeru Mizuki, the author of Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro.
It features a monster world with bronze statues of more than 150 supernatural monsters called Yokai, the Spring of Kappa, Yokai Shrine, etc. Also, the Mizuki Shigeru Museum is packed full of highlights, including exhibits that tell all about Mizuki in addition to the Yokai monsters. It’s a place that both adults and children can enjoy.

Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport & Yonago Kitaro Airport

鳥取県 Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport & Yonago Kitaro Airport

There are two airports in Tottori Prefecture and both are the only two airports in the world bearing the names of manga characters. The names are “Tottori Sakyu Conan Airport” and “Yonago Kitaro Airport” because, as you may know, the authors of Detective Conan and Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro are both from Tottori. Conan and Kitaro welcome visitors from around the world!


Sound! Euphonium Uji Tour Map

“Sound! Euphonium” is a story of high school students who work with wind instrument music. Local spots in Uji City such as Uji Bridge and Ajirogi no Michi are often mentioned in this story. The Uji City government has prepared the “Sound! Euphonium Uji Tour Map,” convenient for visiting locations in the story.

Old Toyosato Elementary School Buildings

  Designed by William M. Vories, it was built as an elementary school in 1937. Since it resembles a school building appearing in one of Japan's most popular manga, many manga fans revere the spot and it has been receiving many visitors. Nearly 50,000 fans from all over the world come to visit every year. 

Old Toyosato Elementary School Buildings in Inukami, Shiga
Toyosato Tourist Association


滋賀県 Chihayafuru

This popular comic depicts the growth of the heroine Chihaya Ayase, who wants to be Queen (women’s champion) of the national karuta competition using Hyakunin-Isshu (One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets)*, her friends, and her rivals. Omi-Jingu Shrine in the city of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, is the venue for the men’s and women’s finals of the national karuta championships held annually in January, as well as for the competition for supremacy as Japan’s No. 1 high school karuta player. Omi-Jingu Shrine is holy ground for fans of competitive karuta and Chihayafuru. In the city, a railway company is now operating a train with its body painted with images of the work(Keihan Ishiyama-Sakamoto Line). You can rent and try wearing a kimono at Omi-Jingu Shrine.

* Often used as a textbook for Japanese classics at school, this collection of poems by 100 poets is a typical asset of traditional Japanese culture.Karuta competitions are held nationwide using this work.

Kyoto International Manga Museum

京都府 Kyoto International Manga Museum

京都国際マンガミュージアム(内部).jpgThe Kyoto International Manga Museum was established as a joint project by the city of Kyoto and Kyoto Seika University. Collecting and storing manga and related documents, thereby promoting manga research, this facility is Japan’s first comprehensive manga cultural base with the functions of a research institute, museum and library. The museum’s collection consists mainly of contemporary Japanese manga, and also includes manga-related historical documents,renowned comics from all over the world, magazines, and animation-related documents.(Collection: Approximately 300,000 pieces) Official HP:

Takarazuka Municipal Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

兵庫県 Takarazuka Municipal Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

手塚治虫記念館エントランス.jpgDuring his lifetime, Osamu Tezuka created approximately 700 manga works totaling approximately 150,000 pages, and produced more than 60 animation works. Tezuka spent his sensitive period of about 20 years from the age of five in the city of Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. Located in Takarazuka, the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum provides an opportunity for you to appreciate the starting point of this “Deity of Manga.” Going into the entrance hall, you will encounter the world of Tezuka, where you will feel as if you were in the realm of Tezuka’s manga. Read his manga,watch his animations, try animation production, and more. Please have a great time at the museum as you like. Why not watch, appreciate, and feel the world of Osamu Tezuka? Official HP:

Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory / Conan Street

鳥取県 Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory / Conan Street

コナン.jpg(ⓒ青山剛昌/小学館) On Conan Street, you can find numerous bronze statues of Detective Conan,each featuring a different pose. Meanwhile, the Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory is filled with must-see sights such as a reproduction of Aoyama’s studio where his manga stories are created,an exhibition of original manga drawings, an extensive collection of foreign-language versions of Detective Conan, and many Detective Conan character items. Moreover, in the museum you can fully experience the world of Detective Conan,through a wide variety of tricks including a turbo-powered skateboard, as well as other inventions created by Dr.Agasa. Official HP:

Tsuruga Symbol Road

福井県 Tsuruga Symbol Road

①アナライザ-WEB.jpg(ⓒ松本零士) The port and railway have brought prosperity to Tsuruga for many years. The first steam train along the Sea of Japan ran through Tsuruga and ships used to sail directly between Tsuruga and Vladivostok. In order to retain the memories of such a history, the city installed the monuments inspired by "Galaxy Express 999" and "Space Battleship Yamato"as symbols of the city's history for the 100 year anniversary of Tsuruga Port. Enjoy the walk through town where you can see the statues on the street, which brings to life famous scenes from the movies. Official website: