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Studio Ghibli museum The Studio Ghibli museum in Tokyo is open to public tour, for me and probably for other regions too, you have to book three months in advance to purchase tickets.


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The town of Asahigaoka is not explicitly based on any single real location. Of course, some location scouting in the countryside was performed for the sake of realism.1 Most anime these days engage in this activity (called "location hunting" / ロケハン) when appropriate - e.g. when they are set in modern Japan or something that looks like it.2 That said, the ...


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Kyoto animation has a shop just below one of its working areas. You don't even have to make an appointment to visit it! It used to offer a dedicated tour which allowed visitors to look at animators paint transparent plastic film but it was sadly discontinued. The store has items related its characters and even a detailed booklet on how they make animated ...


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Coffee art is commonly refered to as "Latte art" (ラテ・アート in japanese). By searching this term in japanese along with "anime" (アニメ) on the internet, you will be able to find many results (such as this blog where you will find many anime latte arts), and even many tutorials to make your own latte arts! If you want to go see by yourself in a café, you can ...


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The Merlion is often associated with Singapore, so the extrapolation that Faye is Singaporean is reasonable. However, the exact location of the Merlion in Cowboy Bebop is less immediately clear to a contemporary viewer not from Singapore. In the ep. 24 video where it appears, there is a waterfront, and a merlion at the end of a boardwalk. (Click images for ...


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I was there with my college Japanese class a few years ago and we got a tour of a Production IG studio. Everyone was super nice and it wasn't touristy. We also got some random swag (manga, phone cases, pins, glasses cloths, phone charms, etc.). Our professor did all of the planning, so I'm not really sure how you go about getting that set up unfortunately. ...


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If you go to the Studio Ghibli Museum you can see a couple of films that Hayao Miyazaki made exclusively for the museum itself. He also sometimes stops by and is a gentle and well spoken man. My friend met him once when he was vacationing there with his wife, so if I ever get the chance I would love to go there myself! ♥


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One of the latte art cafés has started putting watermarks on their images, now I can tell everyone about this amazing place, which is the source of a lot of the images currently circulating Belcorno It is a pizzaria that also does latte art. By reservation only, for about 1050 Yen. Here is their facebook page Along with this mix they have entire sets of ...


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Now that my schedule has freed up a little, I reran my search for 聖地巡礼 悪の華. (I don't really know Japanese, but the former seems to be a good search term for pilgrimage.) Maps such as this one came up, and I found this blog post for the corresponding episode (i.e. episode 10). (I had "misplaced" this episode when I commented on this question earlier, which ...


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It's definitely a soviet-era "postal code" for a remote location near the city of Yamsk, but whether a military installation actually existed at that location is unknown. Obviously, google maps shows nothing but taiga at the alleged coordinates. However, the author certainly did his homework coming up with a believeable and realistic location. It's very ...


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According to the Russian Full Metal Panic wiki's Yamsk-11 article (Янск-11, see reference), it says that Yamsk-11 is here: 60° 8' 10.66" N 153° 54' 20.60" E (East Siberia). "Yamsk-11" is not the name of the city, but a postal code for mail delivery. There is a city, Yamsk, 63 km to the south of "Yamsk-11". It was common practice in USSR to give a postal code ...


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Yes it's open to public. The other room of the building is using as office of city. Some small things if you want to visit. You need to check schedule, for example 3/1 to 3/18, it was closed. 8:30 to 17:00 on weekday. 9:00 to 17:30 on weekend. It's free but need to sign-in. Some people brake the building the city considering to close. be a good otaku.


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I've never seen Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi, but I was able to find a blogpost by somebody who seems to have found the model-location for the countryside part of the show: Hida-Takayama, Gifu. If you want to explore the area, here's a Street View from just outside the Hida-Ichinomiya station (the one whose signboard is shown below), and here's a Street View ...


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I believe it's the Imperial General Staff Headquarters. (Photo from Geospatial Information Authority of Japan for comparison below. Similar images in the postcards scanned in the link.) As for the statue it seems to be of the founder of the General Chief of Staff, Prince Arisugawa Taruhito. While the current statue is now currently located in Arisugawa ...


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According to this wikia page and evident by photographs, it is the Raffles Hotel.


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If you are not already aware, the series is set in 19th century Central Asia. The culture is without a doubt Turkic. The main setting of the story is explicitly mentioned to be a rural village near the Caspian Sea. It's important to note that the land and territory borders in the 19th century were vastly different from what is is today. This bit, done ...


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The real world location for the events in the anime D.N. Angel was based on "Azumano District in Tokyo" According to this Post about Dark Mousy: Dark Mousy was the greatest phantom thief. Last appeared 14 years ago, disappeared suddenly, and then now he's out wreaking havoc around the Azumano District of Tokyo as he did for centuries. Nobody knows where ...


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Ok, after re-watching it, at 6:28 of the movie, So basically, they are in US for the TV station's offer and not for the third Love Live. As for the location of Tokyo Dome, this site suggests that Akiba Dome is actually a reference to Tokyo Dome. The title in the site says 【劇場版ラブライブ】秋葉ドームはやっぱ東京ドームじゃね!?こことかモロじゃん!【僕光】(21:00) The first sentence if translated ...


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Looking around in Google Maps, I have determined two likely locations for Mihama Academy. Starting in Mishima, because of the name of Mishima Cape in the VN and anime, I found a lake on the south end of the city, just north of the Kano river. It is also conveniently right on the border of Ohira, whose border looks kind of like a cape. This would make the "...


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