Japan’s filled with lots of places to go and things to see and to experience the exact locations from your favorite anime and manga series. The diverse scenery throughout Japan continues to inspire anime artists as they make a new anime series and films with their homeland in mind. Check out these real life locations and landmarks of the very popular Makoto Shinkai’s anime movie “Kimi No Na Wa.” (Your Name), the movie that broke box office records across the world on its release in cinemas.
And If you haven’t watched the movie yet then you’re truly missing out. You can watch it near your theaters if they are screening it. You can also watch it on Amazon Prime or order a Blu-Ray and watch it alone at your place. Because trust me it gets sad & you don’t wanna cry in front of people.
NOTE: The article contains spoiler.
Take a look at some real life locations of your favorite scenes from the movie.
1. NTT DOCOMO Yoyogi Building (Tokyo)
The scene centering on the DOCOMO Tower a.k.a NTT DOCOMO Yoyogi Building used for the sunrise in the opening scene.
2. Pedestrian Bridge At Shinanomachi Station (Tokyo)
A pedestrian bridge located on the left hand out of Shinanomachi Station, the scene from where Taki was trying to call Mitsuha.
3. Suga Shrine (Tokyo)
Suga Shrine is close to Yotsuyasanchome Station & the place where at the end of the movie Mitsuha and Taki cross-path each other.
4. The Underpass In Shinjuku (Tokyo)
The underpass or intersection is shown in the first trailer is located in Nishi-Shinjuku and near to the place where Taki works part-time.
5. Taki And Okudera’s Lunch Date Location (Tokyo)
A scene where Taki and Okudera are having lunch together on a date, the scene was actually taken in the café of this museum, the National Art Center, Tokyo in Roppongi.
6. Aogashima Island (Tokyo)
A volcanic island located in the south of Hachijojima. This island is used as an important part of Itomori town in the movie and also is Mitsuha’s hometown.
7. Hida-Furukawa Station (Gifu)
Hida Furukawa Station located in Gifu and was used when Taki and his friends were traveling to Mitsuha’s hometown Itomori.
8. Hida-Sannogu Hie Shrine (Gifu)
This shrine model for Miyamizu Shrine located in Gifu. This is from the scene where Mitsuha performs a Japanese traditional dance with her little sister.
9. Lake Suwa (Nagano)
The large lake found in Nagano Prefecture, the neighboring prefecture of Gifu. Mitsuha’s hometown and place where Mitsuha and Taki to learned the truth.
10. Bus Stand On A Trip To Find Mitsuha (Gifu)
Ochiai bus station that appears in Your Name movie & located a little bit far from the Hida-Furukawa town.
11. City Library (Gifu)
Taki used this library to look for more information about the incident and tracked down if Mitsuha was on the victim’s list after he learned from the ramen shop owner that Itomori town was destroyed by comet 3 years back.
12. Shinjuku Neighborhood (Tokyo)
A neighborhood within Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward known for its extensive Korean community. Built around Shin-Ōkubo Station.
13. Hidakuro At Hida Furukawa Station (Gifu)
It is from the scene when Taki and his friends were traveling to Mitsuha’s hometown & when Miki Okudera and Tsukasa Fujii got excited seeing Hidakuro at the station. It was a mascot in the Your Name movie.
14. Strawberry Pancake At Pop-Up Cafe (Tokyo)
Same strawberry pancake Taki eats in the movie.
These real life locations were very similar and so real as shown in the movie scenes that you can even follow your favorite animated backdrop with your own footsteps, but those who haven’t seen the movie yet then I recommended you to watch this absolutely stunning masterpiece by Makoto Shinkai.