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Anime Tourism

Use a JAL Japan Explorer Pass (JEP) to travel
to the real-world settings of your favorite anime.
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AnimeTourism©Anime Tourism Association 2020
Japan is the birth place of anime, and Anime Tourism arranges trips to some of the real locations used in anime throughout Japan. The JEP offers a reduced price, as you step into the scene of your beloved anime.

About JAL Japan explorer Pass

Special fare available to access over 30 cities in JAL's domestic network!

  • Hokkaido・ Tohoku

    1
    ©IDEA FACTORY/DESIGN FACTORY
    HAKUOKI SHINKAIHakodate City, Hokkaido
    Hakodate
    2
    ©2016 プロジェクトラブライブ!サンシャイン!!
    Lovelive! Sunshine!!Hakodate City, Hokkaido
    Hakodate
    3 Memorial stamp
    ©2016 Kei Sanbe/KADOKAWA/Bokumachi Animation Committee
    ERASEDTomakomai City, Hokkaido
    New Chitose
    4
    ©Celestial Method Committee
    Celestial MethodToyako Town, Hokkaido
    New Chitose
    5
    ©DMM / C2 / KADOKAWA
    Fleet Girls Collection “KanColle”Mutsu City (Ominato), Aomori Pref.
    Aomori
    6
    © Green Leaves / Wake Up, Girls!3製作委員会
    Wake Up, Girls!New ChapterSendai City, Miyagi Pref.
    Sendai
    7 Memorial stamp
    ©Takao Yaguchi / Kodansha・Nippon Animation
    Fisherman SanpeiYokote City, Akita Pref.
    Akita
    8
    ©IDEA FACTORY/DESIGN FACTORY
    HAKUOKI SHINKAIAizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Pref.
    Sendai
    9
    ©HB/GAINA2019
    HulaingbabiesIwaki City, Fukushima Pref.
    Sendai
    10 Memorial stamp
    ©TUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    ULTRAMAN SERIES
    (Birthplace of Eiji Tsuburaya)Sukagawa City, Fukushima Pref.
    Sendai
    11 Memorial stamp
    ©GAINA/DATECITY
    Masamune DatenicleDate City, Fukushima Pref.
    Sendai
    112 Memorial stamp
    Miyazawa Kenji Dowa MuraHanamaki City, Iwate Pref.
    Hanamaki
    113 Memorial stamp
    ©Ishimori Production Inc.©Ishimori Production Inc.・Toei Company, Ltd.©Ishimori Production Inc. /machizukurimanbow Co.,Ltd.Ishimori Production Inc.
    ISHINOMORI MANGA MUSEUMIshinomaki City, Miyagi Pref.
    Sendai
    114 Memorial stamp
    ⓒYokote Masuda Manga Museum All rights reserved.
    Yokote City Masuda Manga MuseumYokote City, Akita Pref.
    Akita
  • Kanto

    12
    ©GIRLS und PANZER Finale Projekt
    GIRLS und PANZER das FINALEOarai Town, Ibaraki Pref.
    Haneda
    13
    ©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films
    5 Centimeters per SecondTochigi City, Tochigi Pref.
    Haneda
    14 Memorial stamp
    ©YORIMOI PARTNERS
    A Place Further than the UniverseTatebayashi City, Gumma Pref.
    Narita
    15 Memorial stamp
    ©鈴木ジュリエッタ/白泉社・神様はじめました製作委員会2015
    Kamisama Hajime MashitaKawagoe City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    16 Memorial stamp
    ©2017TsukigakireiFilmPartners
    TsukigakireiKawagoe City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    17 Memorial stamp
    ©ANOHANA PROJECT
    Anohana:The Flower We Saw That DayChichibu City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    18 Memorial stamp
    ©KOKOSAKE PROJECT
    The Anthem of the HeartChichibu City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    19 Memorial stamp
    ©S/ESE/E3
    Encouragement of Climb Third SeasonHanno City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    20 Memorial stamp
    ©2015 Fumiaki Maruto, Kurehito Misaki, KADOKAWA FUJIMISHOBO / Project Saenai
    Saekano : How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend seriesWako City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    21 Memorial stamp
    ©Kagami YOSHIMIZU/Lucky Paradise
    Lucky StarKuki City, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    22 Memorial stamp
    ©KOKOSAKE PROJECT
    The Anthem of the HeartYokoze Town, Saitama Pref.
    Haneda
    23 Memorial stamp
    ©TSUKASA FUSHIMI/ASCII MEDIA WORKS/OIP
    OreimoChiba City, Chiba Pref.
    Narita
    24
    ©WATARU WATARI,SHOGAKUKAN/OREGAIRU3 PRODUCTION COMMITTEE
    『My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU』SeriesChiba City, Chiba Pref.
    Narita
    25
    ©2016 REKI KAWAHARA/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION ASCII MEDIA WORKS/SAO MOVIE Project
    SWORD ART ONLINE THE MOVIE -Ordinal Scale-Tokyo
    Haneda
    26
    ©BanG Dream! Project
    BanG Dream!Around Waseda station of Toden Arakawa Line , Tokyo
    Haneda
    27
    ©2015 Shungiku NAKAMURA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION/Romantica Club!!
    Jyunjyo RomanticaChiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    28 Memorial stamp
    ©2011 5pb./Nitroplus Steins;Gate Partners
    STEINS;GATEChiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    29
    ©2011 Shungiku NAKAMURA・KADOKAWASHOTEN/Sekaiichi Club!!
    Sekai Ichi HatsukoiChiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    30
    ©2013 PROJECT Lovelive!
    Love Live!Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    31
    ©Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation
    Digimon AdventureOdaiba,Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    32
    ©2015-2020 DMM GAMES/Nitroplus
    Touken Ranbu -ONLINE-(Place:TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM※)※A part of collection of swords that have become the motif for the swordsman appear in the title.Taito-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    33
    ©ikunirapper/shiricommanders
    SARAZANMAITaito-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    34
    ©2006 TOKIKAKE Film Partners
    The Girl Who Leapt Through TimeTaito-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    35
    ©2017 KATSUWO/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/MITSUBOSHI COLORS COMMITTEE
    Mitsuboshi ColorsTaito-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    36
    ©TUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    ULTRAMAN SERIES
    (Ultraman shopping Street)Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    37
    ©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films
    5 Centimeters per SecondSetagaya-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    38
    ©2015 THE BOY AND THE BEAST FILM PARTNERS
    The Boy and the BeastShibuya-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    39
    ©Toshiyuki Kubooka ©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
    THE IDOLM@STERNakano-ku(NAMCO Nakano), Tokyo
    Haneda
    40 Memorial stamp
    ©2015 川原 礫/KADOKAWA アスキー・メディアワークス刊/AWIB Project
    ACCEL WORLDSuginami-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    41
    ©2015 Fumiaki Maruto, Kurehito Misaki, KADOKAWA FUJIMISHOBO / Project Saenai
    Saekano : How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend seriesToshima-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    42 Memorial stamp
    ©Ryohgo Narita/ASCII MEDIA WORKS/Ikebukuro Dollars/MBS
    Durarara!!Toshima-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    43
    ©Akiyoshi Hongo, Toei Animation
    Digimon AdventureNerima-ku Hikarigaoka, Tokyo
    Haneda
    44
    ©2016 “Rudolf the Black Cat” Film Partners
    Rudolf the Black CatEdogawa-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    45
    ©KAZUMA KAMACHI/MOTOI FUYUKAWA/ASCII MEDIA WORKS/PROJECT-RAILGUN
    A Certain Scientific RailgunTachikawa City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    46
    ©KAZUMA KAMACHI/ASCI MEDIA WORKS/PROJECT-INDEX
    A Certain Magical IndexTachikawa City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    47
    ©SHIROBAKO PROJECT
    SHIROBAKOMusashino City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    48 Memorial stamp
    ©Mizuki Production, Toei Animation
    GeGeGe no KitaroChofu City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    49
    ©2013 Koushi Tachibana,Tsunako/Fujimishobo/Date A Live Partners
    DATE A LIVEMachida City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    50
    ©IDEA FACTORY/DESIGN FACTORY
    HAKUOKI SHINKAIHino City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    51
    ©Mine Yoshizaki/KADOKAWA, BNP, TV TOKYO, NAS, BV
    SGT. FROGNishitokyo City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    52
    ©2016 Kafka ASAGIRI,Sango HARUKAWA/KADOKAWA/Bungo StrayDogs Partners
    Bungo Stray DogsYokohama City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    53 Memorial stamp
    ©DMM / C2 / KADOKAWA
    Fleet Girls Collection ”KanColle”Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    54 Memorial stamp
    ©AAS/MSSD
    HIGH SCHOOL FLEETYokosuka City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    55
    ©FOA/Just Because! 製作委員会
    Just Because!Fujisawa City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    56
    ©2018 HAJIME KAMOSHIDA/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/AOBUTA Project
    Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl SenpaiFujisawa City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    57
    ©tari tari project
    TARI TARIFujisawa City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    58
    ©tsuritama partners
    TsuritamaFujisawa City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    59
    ©2018 Gokaden Keikaku/Toji no Miko Project partners
    Katana Maidens ~ Toji No MikoFujisawa City, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    60
    ©khara
    EVANGELIONHakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    61
    ©渡辺航(週刊少年チャンピオン)/弱虫ペダル04製作委員会
    Yowamushi PedalHakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.
    Haneda
    115
    ©SOTSU・SUNRISE
    Omochanomachi Bandai MuseumMibu Town, Tochigi Pref.
    Haneda
    116 Memorial stamp
    ©The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).© Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Tokyo Anime Center in DNP PLAZAShinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    117
    HASEGAWA MACHIKO ART MUSEUMSetagaya-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    118 Memorial stamp
    Tokyo Polytechnic University Suginami Animation MuseumSuginami-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    119
    © 2020 TOEI ANIMATION Co.,Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
    TOEI ANIMATION MUSEUMNerima-ku, Tokyo
    Haneda
    121 Memorial stamp
    ©MIZUKI Productions
    Mizuki Manga's birthplaceChofu City, Tokyo
    Haneda
    122 Memorial stamp
    ©'13,'20 SANRIO S/D・G ©'76,'90,'96,'01,'09,'20 SANRIO
    SanrioPurolandTama City, Tokyo
    Haneda
  • Chubu

    62
    ©2008 tt Project
    true tearsNanto City, Toyama Pref.
    Komatsu
    63
    ©2012 "WOLF CHILDREN" FILM PARTNERS
    Wolf ChildrenKamiichi Town, Toyama Pref.
    Komatsu
    64
    ©2012 Hanairo Comittee
    Hanasaku Iroha: Blossoms for TomorrowKanazawa City(Yuwaku Onsen), Ishikawa Pref.
    Komatsu
    65
    ©Kohji Natsumi /KADOKAWA/GAF Project
    GIRLY AIRFORCEKomatsu City, Ishikawa Pref.
    Komatsu
    66
    ©afro, HOUBUNSHA/Yurucamp Partners
    Laid-Back CampMinobu Town, Yamanashi Pref.
    Haneda
    67
    ©2015 Nagaru TANIGAWA・Noizi ITO・PUYO/KADOKAWA/Literture club of the north high school
    Nagato Yuki chan no shoshitsuNagano City, Nagano Pref.
    Matsumoto
    68 Memorial stamp
    ©2009 SUMMERWARS FILM PARTNERS
    SUMMER WARSUeda City, Nagano Pref.
    Matsumoto
    69
    ©I*Chi*Ka/Natsumachi Project
    Waiting in the SummerKomoro City, Nagano Pref.
    Matsumoto
    70
    ©Please!/BANDAI VISUAL
    Please Teacher!Omachi City, Nagano Pref.
    Matsumoto
    71
    ©Naoki Shigeno/Hakusensha-Nobunaganoshinobi3 Project
    Ninja Girl & Samurai MasterGifu City, Gifu Pref.
    Chubu
    72
    ©2016 “Rudolf the Black Cat” Film Partners
    Rudolf the Black CatGifu City, Gifu Pref.
    Chubu
    73 Memorial stamp
    ©Honobu Yonezawa・KADOKAWA SHOTEN CO., LTD./The Graduates of the classic club of the Kamiyama high school
    HyoukaTakayama City, Gifu Pref.
    Chubu
    74 Memorial stamp
    ©2018 Gokaden Keikaku/Toji no Miko Project partners
    Katana Maidens ~ Toji No MikoSeki City, Gifu Pref.
    Chubu
    75
    ©2016 Ukami/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/Gabriel Dropout PARTNERS
    Gabriel DropOutHamamatsu City, Shizuoka Pref.
    Chubu
    76
    ©2016 PROJECT Lovelive! Sunshine!!
    Lovelive! Sunshine!!Numazu City, Shizuoka Pref.
    Chubu
    77
    ©2016 Kozue Amano / MAG Garden・Yumegaoka High Diving Club
    Amanchu!Ito City, Shizuoka Pref.
    Chubu
    78
    ©Masaki Ando,Ichijinsha/Yatogamechan Committee
    Yatogame-chan Kansatsu NikkiNagoya City, Aichi Pref.
    Chubu
    123 Memorial stamp
    Niigata Manga Animation MuseumNiigata City, Niigata Pref.
    Niigata
    124 Memorial stamp
    The Niigata City Manga HouseNiigata City, Niigata Pref.
    Niigata
    125 Memorial stamp
    ©Fujiko Studio
    Himi City Shiokaze Gallery (Fujiko Fujio Ⓐ Art Collection)Himi City, Toyama Pref.
    Komatsu
    126 Memorial stamp
    ©Go Nagai/Dynamic Production 2019
    GO NAGAI Wonderland MuseumWajima City, Ishikawa Pref.
    Komatsu
    127
    ©SAKURA PRODUCTION / NIPPON ANIMATION
    CHIBI MARUKO CHAN LANDShizuoka City,Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka Pref
    Chubu
    128 Memorial stamp
    ©World Cosplay Summit
    World Cosplay SummitNagoya City, Aichi Pref.
    Chubu
  • Kinki

    79
    ©Project-118/Nagi-Asu Production Committee
    Nagi no Asu karaKumano City, Mie Pref.
    Nankishirahama
    80
    ©2014 Morohe YOSHIDA/PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA/Inari Partners
    Inari Konkon Koi IrohaKyoto City, Kyoto
    Itami
    81
    ©Tomihiko Morimi , GENTOSHA / Uchoten-Kazoku 2 Committee
    The Eccentric Family 2Kyoto City, Kyoto
    Itami
    82
    ©IDEA FACTORY/DESIGN FACTORY
    HAKUOKI SHINKAIKyoto City, Kyoto
    Itami
    83 Memorial stamp
    ©DMM / C2 / KADOKAWA
    Fleet Girls Collection ”KanColle”Maizuru City, Kyoto
    Itami
    84 Memorial stamp
    ©Toei Animation. All Rights Reserved
    IKKYU-SANKyotanabe City, Kyoto
    Itami
    85
    ©GoHands,Frontier Works,KADOKAWA/Project-HS
    Hand ShakersOsaka City, Osaka
    Itami
    86 Memorial stamp
    ©2006Nagaru Tanigawa・Noizi Ito/a member of SOS
    ©2007,2008,2009Nagaru Tanigawa・Noizi Ito/a member of SOS
    ©2009 Nagaru Tanigawa・Noizi Ito/a member of SOS
    『The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya』SeriesNishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref.
    Itami
    87 Memorial stamp
    ©2015 Nagaru TANIGAWA・Noizi ITO・PUYO/KADOKAWA/Literture club of the north high school
    Nagato Yuki chan no shoshitsuNishinomiya City, Hyogo Pref.
    Itami
    129
    Kyoto International Manga MuseumKyoto City, Kyoto
    Itami
    130 Memorial stamp
    The Osamu Tezuka Manga MuseumTakarazuka City, Hyogo Pref.
    Itami
  • Chugoku・Shikoku

    88 Memorial stamp
    ©Konami Digital Entertainment
    Hinabita♪Kurayoshi City, Tottori Pref.
    Izumo
    89 Memorial stamp
    ©Mizuki Production, Toei Animation
    GeGeGe no KitaroSakaiminato City, Tottori Pref.
    Izumo
    90 Memorial stamp
    ©2017 "ANCIEN AND THE MAGIC TABLET" FILM PARTNERS
    Ancien and the Magic TabletKurashiki City, Okayama Pref.
    Okayama
    91 Memorial stamp
    ©DMM / C2 / KADOKAWA
    Fleet Girls Collection ”KanColle”Kure City, Hiroshima Pref.
    Hiroshima
    92 Memorial stamp
    ©JYUNICHI SATO・TYA/TAMAYURA COMMITTEE
    TAMAYURATakehara City, Hiroshima Pref.
    Hiroshima
    93
    ©2005 Besame Mucho / Aniplex Inc.
    Kamichu!Onomichi City, Hiroshima Pref.
    Hiroshima
    94
    ©XEBEC ・ TATSUMIYAJIMA YAKUBA
    Fafner in the AzureOnomichi City, Hiroshima Pref.
    Hiroshima
    95 Memorial stamp
    ©HIROKI UGAWA・SHONEN GAHOSHA/MIKO COMMITTEE
    Asagiri no MikoMiyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.
    Hiroshima
    96
    ©ufotable
    Ohenro.Tokushima City, Tokushima Pref.
    Tokushima
    97
    ©ufotable
    Ohenro.Takamatsu City, Kagawa Pref.
    Takamatsu
    98
    ©2017 Project 2H
    『YukiYuna is a Hero』SeriesKan-onji City, Kagawa Pref.
    Takamatsu
    99
    ©2019 Soichiro Yamamoto, Shogakukan/“KARAKAI JOZU NO TAKAGI-SAN”Production Committee. All Rights Reserved.
    Teasing Master Takagi-sanTonosho Town, Kagawa Pref.
    Takamatsu
    100
    ©ufotable
    Ohenro.Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref.
    Matsuyama
    101
    ©ufotable
    Ohenro.Kochi City, Kochi Pref.
    Kochi
    131 Memorial stamp
    ©MIZUKI Productions
    Mizuki Shigeru RoadSakaiminato City, Tottori Pref.
    Izumo
    133 Memorial stamp
    MACHI★ASOBITokushima City, Tokushima Pref.
    Tokushima
    134 Memorial stamp
    Yanase Takashi Memorial HallKami City, Kochi Pref.
    Kochi
  • Kyushu・Okinawa

    102
    ©2017 CHIAKI KISAKI/KADOKAWA CORPORATION AMW/HAKATA TONKOTSU RAMENS
    HAKATA TONKOTSU RAMENSFukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.
    Fukuoka
    103
    © Pirikarako-chan Production Committee
    HAKATAMENTAI!PIRIKARAKOCHANFukuoka City, Fukuoka Pref.
    Fukuoka
    104
    © IRODUKU:The World in Colors Project
    IRODUKU:The World in ColorsNagasaki City, Nagasaki Pref.
    Nagasaki
    105 Memorial stamp
    ©DMM / C2 / KADOKAWA
    Fleet Girls Collection ”KanColle”Sasebo City, Nagasaki Pref.
    Nagasaki
    106 Memorial stamp
    ©2018 Nanahiko takagi/KADOKAWA/Angolmois Production Committee
    Angolmois: Record of Mongol InvasionTsushima City, Nagasaki Pref.
    Fukuoka
    107 Memorial stamp
    ©Mine Yoshizaki/KADOKAWA, BNP, TV TOKYO, NAS, BV
    SGT. FROGKumamoto City, Kumamoto Pref.
    Kumamoto
    108 Memorial stamp
    ©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films
    5 Centimeters per SecondTanegashima, Kagoshima Pref.
    Tanegashima
    109 Memorial stamp
    ©MAGES./Nitroplus
    ROBOTICS;NOTESTanegashima, Kagoshima Pref.
    Tanegashima
    110
    ©2018 Atto,KADOKAWA CORPORATION/asahigaoka Project the Movie
    Non Non Biyori VacationYaeyama Islands, Okinawa Pref.
    ishigaki
    111 Memorial stamp
    ©TUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    ULTRAMAN SERIES (Syofuen/Archive of Tetsuo Kinjo)Haebaru Town, Okinawa Pref.
    Naha
    135 Memorial stamp
    KITAKYUSHU MANGA MUSEUMKitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.
    Kitakyushu
    136 Memorial stamp
    ©五島の雲 山本二三美術館
    Goto-no-Kumo Nizo Yamamoto MuseumGoto City, Nagasaki Pref.
    Nagasaki
    137 Memorial stamp
    ©1976,1991,2020 SANRIO CO.,LTD.
    Sanrio Character Park HarmonylandHiji Town, Oita Pref.
    oita
  • NEW
    Anime Spots 2020 Edition
Hulaingbabies

Some years have passed since the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 hit a city called “Iwaki,” Fukushima Prefecture. Today, the city is well in the process of rebuilding. Now, Suzu and Fumi are 7th graders going to a junior high school in Iwaki. The two girls, one day, kicked off a hula team in their school, on a whim. Yet they soon lost their enthusiasm to dance hula, and the dance team was taking it easy. One day, however, a student from Finland, Mona, joined the team. This rekindled the two Japanese girls’ motivation, and they are now busy winning new teammates and practicing for a hula contest. This is a story of adolescence depicting the girls of Iwaki, a laid back city of hot spring spas, going all-out with hula.

JAL Recommended Sightseeing Spot

If you're an ocean-lover, Fukushima Aquamarine is a great place to visit. After walking through a triangular glass tunnel, visitors will be brought to the main tank exhibit. This exhibit mimics the natural coastal movement of the Fukushima Sea, when the cold Kurile Current flows from the north to meet the warm Black Current from the south.

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BanG Dream!

This is an animation edition of a story distributed by an extended mix of media --- comics, novels, smart phone games, live performances, and so on. A girl named Kasumi, when she was a little child, looked up at the starry sky and sensed some “vibrations from the stars.” Ever since then, she has been searching for some brilliant, exciting, “star-like” experiences. Now she is a high school student. One day, she found a star-shaped guitar at a pawn shop and sensed some “vibrations” from it. She talked to the pawnbroker’s daughter, Arisa, who kindly gave her the guitar. So, she decided to launch a band. Together with Arisa and other friends at the high school, Kasumi is working hard to have a live performance at a live music hall.

JAL Recommended Sightseeing Spot

Catch a glimpse of what Tokyo was like in the old days by riding on the Toden Arakawa streetcar line. Within Tokyo, the Toden Arakawa line is one of the only two operational streetcar lines today. The streetcars mostly pass by quiet residential neighbourhoods, away from the busy, often-congested roads.

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SARAZANMAI

This is an original anime directed by Kunihiko Ikuhara, who directed some other masterpieces like “Revolutionary Girl Utena.” The new work is situated in Asakusa, a district in Tokyo rich in tradition. There, three 8th-grade (2nd year in junior high school) boys, Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinnai, met with an enigmatic form of life called “Keppi,” which looks like “kappa” – a legendary creature of East Asia that usually resides in water. One day, Keppi took an imaginary organ called the “shiri kodama,” believed to reside inside the anus, out of the three boys’ anuses by force. Having lost this fictitious organ, the three turned into “kappa.” To return to their human forms, said Keppi, the boys had to take the shiri kodama from some zombies and bring them to Keppi. Yearning to be humans again, the three, now in the form of kappa, fought the zombies.

JAL Recommended Sightseeing Spot

During the Edo period, Taito City used to be a major center of commerce and culture. Master artisans developed a wide variety of traditional handicrafts which are still being made to this day. Browse some of Asakusa's unique stores still selling these traditional handicrafts while enjoying beautiful views and avoiding the crowds at Sensoji Temple or the Nakamise shopping street.

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GeGeGe no Kitaro

Half a century has passed since this comic series was first animated. Now, this is Season 6. Some 20 years into the 21st century, many are oblivious of the very existence of specters. Against this background, this new season’s stories develop. Towns and cities are experiencing mysterious happenings that are beyond explanations of science. So Mana, a 13-year-old girl, sends a letter to “Yokai Post” (a postal service for communicating with specters), though she is not 100% certain it will work. Then, GeGeGe no Kitaro appears to her. Kitaro listens to Mana, and is convinced that those mysterious happenings are caused by some specters. Now, he is busy hunting for specters that have entered our world of humans.

JAL Recommended Sightseeing Spot

Located near the western border of central Tokyo, Chofu City is an easy day trip for visitors. The historical city is also known for its local soba noodles, temples, shrines, stunning botanical gardens and relaxing atmosphere.

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Just Because!

This is an adolescent love story featuring 12th graders (third and last year in Japanese high schools) of Kanagawa Prefecture. The winter (concluding season) of the third year of high school is when the least number of students move to another high school. Still, Eita Izumi did just that, since his father was relocated by his employer to an office in the town he used to live back in his junior high school years. Eita visited his new school to greet people there, and met Haruto Soma, a friend of his back in his junior high years, as well as Mio Natsume, a classmate of his at the same junior high. These three and the people around them expected nothing much out of this reunion, yet actually their hearts started to move in an unknown direction.

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The Enoden, or Enoshima Electric Railway, is one of Japan’s most famous railway lines. Riding the Enoden provides the chance to stop at all of Kamakura’s major attractions — including the Great Buddha statue (near Hase Station), and the pristine beaches overlooking Enoshima Island (near Enoshima Station).

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GIRLY AIRFORCE

This story is situated on the Earth, exposed to threats from an unidentified flying object called “Zai,” which appeared all of a sudden. The earth forces, to counteract Zai, developed “Daughters,” an enhanced version of existing jet fighters, as well as “Anima,” an artificial life form in the shape of a human girl. Now, Kei Narutani, who fled to Komatsu, Ishikawa Prefecture from Zai’s assaults on hishometown, met with “Gripen,” an Anima who flew a scarlet Daughter. Kei, himself long yearning to fly, soon fought Zai together with Gripen.

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Komatsu City in Ishikawa prefecture combines cutting edge technology and architectural design with its traditional manufacturing heritage. One example of this fusion is the Science Hills Komatsu, am ultra-modern science center that’s also an architectural marvel, which opened in 2014. The center’s exhibits focus on the developments in science, electronics, automobiles and robotics around the world.

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Yatogame-chan Kansatsu Nikki

Kaito Jin is a high school student who grew up in Tokyo. He has moved to Nagoya, where he met Monaka Yatogame, a high school girl and speaker of a very Nagoya-ish language. Though Kaito found her cat-like appearance very attractive and lovely and tried hard to befriend her, the girl proved to be so hard-to-get and did not respond at all --- This hot anime is a local comedy that lets you appreciate lovely the Yatogame-chan and many good things about Nagoya and the surrounding areas. The production staff insist on creating the very best of comedy, an attitude demonstrated by the selection of the voice actors and actresses – the major actors and actresses grew up in the same prefectures as the anime characters – namely, Aichi, Gifu, and Mie.

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Among the many castles in Japan, Nagoya Castle stands out as one of the most architecturally significant. With its majestic building and meticulously landscaped castle yard, visitors to Nagoya Castle can truly feel like they stepped back in time 400 years ago. Each floor of the castle has exhibits that help visitors envision how life was like back in the old days.

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GeGeGe no Kitaro

Half a century has passed since this comic series was first animated. Now, this is Season 6. Some 20 years into the 21st century, many are oblivious of the very existence of specters. Against this background, this new season’s stories develop. Towns and cities are experiencing mysterious happenings that are beyond explanations of science. So Mana, a 13-year-old girl, sends a letter to “Yokai Post” (a postal service for communicating with specters), though she is not 100% certain it will work. Then, GeGeGe no Kitaro appears to her. Kitaro listens to Mana, and is convinced that those mysterious happenings are caused by some specters. Now, he is busy hunting for specters that have entered our world of humans.

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Get transported to a vast desert when you visit the amazing sand dunes in Tottori. The Tottori Sand Dunes are Japan's largest dune system; spanning over 30 square kilometers. Unlike deserts in other parts of the world, the Tottori Sand Dunes are located right next to the Sea of Japan, producing a vivid contrast between the deep blue sea and the beige sand.

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Teasing Master Takagi-san

This is Season 2 of an animated youth comedy. The original comic series has sold altogether more than 7 million copies. The series is renowned for its stories of a boy and a girl who almost fall in love with each other, but fail to catch that opportunity. A boy, Nishikata, enters a junior high school, and is given a seat right next to that of a lovely girl named Takagi, who is a genius at teasing people. After moving into the second year in the school, the two still find their seats right next to each other. So, Nishikata is now trying to retaliate to Takagi’s teasing, but the girl is an expert in reading the boy’s mind. Can he successfully tease the expert?

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Located to the north of Shikoku, Shodoshima Island is known for its stunning coastal scenery, beautiful mountain ranges, and year-long warm climate. Combined with its Mediterranean climate and olive cultivation, Shodoshima is likened to Greece — making it a popular destination at any time of the year. Shodoshima also has its own Buddhist temple pilgrimage, with 88 temples ranging from small rustic structures to huge modern meditation halls (not to be confused with the larger Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage).

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HAKATAMENTAI!PIRIKARAKOCHAN

This original anime is situated in a city that resembles, but not precisely is, Hakata, a district of Fukuoka, Kyushu. The story takes place in a shopping street there. The characters include many “fairies” of different foods that make Hakata famous, such as: “Piri Karako Chan,” a fairy of “mentaiko” (spiced cod roe), “Motsu-nabe Oyaji” , an old male fairy of a stew of boiled animal offal known as “motsu-nabe”, “Amaou,” a brand of strawberry called “Amaou,” and so forth. Piri Karako Chan and her friends make a racket, covering the whole street with spiced cod row, and holding a “ramen” (soup noodles) duel between Hakata and Kurume, two places renowned for their styles of “ramen”, and so on, to create this wild comedy.

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Yatai are mobile food stalls that sell a variety of foods, such as ramen, sake and other drinks. Fukuoka is especially known for its tradition of yatai, many of which set up around the department stores in Tenjin once the sun sets.

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IRODUKU:The World in Colors

Hitomi Tsukishiro, a descendant of a clan of witches, lost her color vision at an early age and developed problems expressing her emotions. One day, when she was seventeen, a magic trick by her grandma, Kohaku, sent her back to 2018, 60 years before the time this story began. When Hitomi came back to herself, she found herself in the room of Yuito Aoi, a student of Minamigaoka High School. Hitomi noticed a painting made by Yuito, and for a moment her color vision was restored. Soon she met with her grandma, Kohaku, who was now 60 years younger. As she spent her days at the high school with Yuito, Kohaku, and others, Hitomi discovered some thoughts that were very important.

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In 1634, the “Spectacles Bridge”, or Megane-bashi, was built over the Nakashima River. The aptly named bridge was built in Nagasaki by Japanese monk Mokusu of Kofukuji Temple. “Spectacles Bridge” earned its name from the reflection of its arches in the river which resemble a pair of glasses.

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