Real-World Locations “Spirited Away” – Seichi Junrei

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A large number of popular anime are based on real-world locations. A lot of anime fans actually visiting those locations. It’s called “Seichi Junrei” in Japan. “Seichi Junrei” means the pilgrimage to the Holy place. but it doesn’t mean religious action, It’s Otaku word.  Visiting the location of scenes in Anime, Manga, Video Game, and so on. If you do this, You’ll like your favorite anime more and more.

 

Seichi Junrei for “Spirited Away” around Tokyo

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“Spirited Away” is fantasy anime film written by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli.

The story of the movie is 10-year-old girl “Sen” wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts. She tries to find her way back to the real world.

 

Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum

 

Hayao Miyazaki said he used “Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum” as inspiration for “Spirited Away”.

“Edo-Tokyo Open-air Architectural Museum” located in Koganeipark on the west side of Tokyo.

Each building has information in English and Some of the Japanese guides speak English.

 

Boiler room of Bathhouse was modeled after this room.

 

Access

Train

JR “Musashi-Koganei” Station

5 minutes by bus from North Exit 

 

Bus Stop 2 武12 Higashi-Kurume station West Gate via Onari-bashi / 武13 Kiyose station South Gate 

Bus Stop 3 武21 Higashi-kurume station West Gate via Kinjo high school / 武15 Takiyama service office

Get off at “Koganei Koen West Gate”

5 min walk

 

Bus Stop 4(Kanto Bus)Mitaka station. Musashino Eigyosyo

Get off  at “In front of Edo-Tokyo Open-Air Architectural Museum” from Bus 

3 min walk.

 

For more detail

http://www.tatemonoen.jp/english/

Address

3-7-1 Sakuracho, Koganei-shi, Tokyo

 

 

Meguro Gajoen

 

Meguro Gajoen has been modeled on the colorful bathhouse that Sen worked.

Hayao Miyazaki said “For the Japanese, luxurious living is western style and lives in the palace of a house which mixed western style and Japanese style and Ryugu castle. It is Meguro gudgeon and also Rokumeikan” in an interview.

 

 

 

Access

Train

JR, Tokyu line, Tokyo Metro Nanboku line, Toei Mita line, “Meguro” Station”

3 min walk from “Meguro Station”

 

Address

1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo

 

Reservation

 

 

Shima Onsen Sekizenkan Ryokan

 

Photo by Taka

 

It is not officially announced but there are rumors in the air that Sekizenkan Ryokan was used as inspiration for bathhouse in Spirited Away.

As a reason for that Atmosphere of the Ryokan is similar to Bathhouse that Sen worked and Hayao Miyazaki stayed here during the production of Spirited Away.

Hallway of the Ryokan and bridge in front of Ryokan is very similar to Bathhouse.

 

Photo by Taka

 

Photo by Taka

 

Photo by Taka

Access

Train

JR Agatsuma Line “Nakanojo” Station

30min by TAXI or 40min by Bus

 

Address

4236 Shima, Nakanojo-machi, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma 

 

TEL:+81-279-64-2101 / FAX:+81-279-64-2369 / E-mail:info@sekizenkan.co.jp

 

Reservation

 


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