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Places to go in Kyoto! 8 Pilgrimage Spots of Holy Land of Anime and Animation Selected

Places to go in Kyoto! 8 Pilgrimage Spots of Holy Land of Anime and Animation Selected

2021-07-07 Management office

Kyoto has many famous spots as sacred places for anime.
In particular, many of the school trips in school anime are set in Kyoto, so we recommend that you take a sightseeing course following the same school trip course. Please try to see Kyoto's famous spots from the same perspective as in the anime.
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

When talking about manga in Kyoto, the Kyoto International Manga Museum is a place that cannot be missed.
Not only can you read manga of all time, but there are also many events such as original drawings and workshops, making the museum a true mecca for manga lovers who can enjoy the museum all day long.
The admission fee allows you to read as many manga as you like inside the museum. Or just lie outside on the lawn and read! It has become a mecca for those who love manga with a sense of freedom.

More splendid than a library!

Many people stay from opening to closing of the library because they can read all the manga they want, which are spread all over the walls. Even so, some people are not confident they can read them all at all and keep coming back again and again.
Some of the comics are out of print, so if there is a comic you are after, you can come here to read it.
It is for everyone to read, so let's read it neatly.

<Facility Information>
Name: Kyoto International Manga Museum
Address: 452 Kanabuki-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 604-0846, Japan
Phone number: 075-254-7414
Hours: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closed: Tuesday and Wednesday
Budget: Adults 900 yen / Junior and senior high school students 400 yen / Elementary school students 200 yen
Non-Smoking/Smoking: No smoking in the entire building


Popular as a heartwarming anime, Keion! has Kyoto popping up everywhere.
The Kamo River Delta, the water pavilion at Nanzenji Temple, Kyoto Station, Kinkakuji Temple, Arashiyama, Kyoto Tower, and many other places you can see on a school trip. If you go along the same school excursion course, you will have the same experience.
It is also a standard sightseeing course in Kyoto.

Same pose at the Water Pavilion at Nanzenji!

Many people, especially at the Suiroukaku at Nanzenji Temple, take pictures of themselves in the same pose. However, in Japan, there is a saying "Kakishimasu wa kakezai," which means that even if you are a little embarrassed, it is okay to do so in front of people you will never see again. It is a little embarrassing, but it is also a memorable experience to take a picture of the same composition.
It is also recommended to experience the stepping stones of the Kamogawa Delta. Please note that the amount of water here varies from day to day.

<Facility Information>
Name: Nanzenji Suirokaku
Address: Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8435, Japan
Phone number: 075-771-0365
Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. December - February until 4:30 p.m.
Non-smoking/smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities:In Kyoto, you can visit many sacred places of the anime K-ON! You can visit many sacred places of the
URL: https://nanzenji.or.jp/

Case closed

The famous Detective Conan, a character so well known throughout Japan, also visited Kyoto on a school excursion. Since Kyoto is a mecca for school trips, it is often used for school trips in school anime. The school excursion episode is titled "Beni no Shugaku Ryoko Hen" and was aired as a special.

Fruit Parlor Yaoyiso

Conan and his friends go around Kyoto on their school excursion, passing Sanjusangendo, Yogenin, Gojo Ohashi Bridge, Kiyomizu Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Benkeiishi, etc. from Kyoto Station, and Ran and his friends go to this Fruit Parlor Yaoiso to eat. The fruit sandwiches at Fruit Parlor Yaoyiso are a must-see for fans, not only because they appear in the anime, but also because the author, Gosho Aoyama, visited there! In the anime, it was a set of fruit juice and fruit sandwich.

<Store Information>
Name: Fruit Parlor Yaoiso
Address:496 Tachinakamachi, Shijo Omiya Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8389
Phone number: 075-841-0353
Business hours: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Budget: 1,000-1,999 yen
Smoking and non-smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space/facilities: A long-established fruit parlor that has been in business since 1872, where you can enjoy fruit sandwiches eaten by orchids.
URL: http://yaoiso.com/

Rurouni Kenshin

Kyoto is also the main location for Rurouni Kenshin, a manga, anime, and live-action movie hit. Kiyomizu Temple, in particular, is featured in the opening of the second season of the anime.
The live-action filming location is in the neighboring prefecture of Shiga, but the anime has a lot of Kyoto in it. There are tours that take you to Sagano, Arashiyama, Kiyotaki, Yasaka Shrine, Nanzenji Temple, and other sacred places in Rurouni Kenshin.

Togetsu Bridge

Togetsu Bridge in Arashiyama is a famous sacred site that appears in the opening of the second season of the anime. The Ōi River, which flows along with the bridge, has been cut in many scenes, so it is fun to look for it.
Not only as a sacred place for the anime, Arashiyama and Togetsu Bridge are also tourist spots with a lot to see even if you are just sightseeing.

<Facility Information>
Name: Togetsu Bridge
Address: Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8385
Telephone number: 075-411-9990
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities:Togetsu Bridge spans the Ōi River that flows into Arashiyama, and was used in the opening of the Rurouni Kenshin anime.


This Japanese historical anime depicts the childhood of Soujun Ikkyu. It is a well-known anime that is not unknown to anyone, and amusingly depicts him as a child prodigy who solves a number of tricks.
Ikkyu-san is set in Kyoto.

Syuonan Ikkyu-ji Temple

He spent his last years at Syuonan Ikkyu-ji Temple, where his remains lie in state. At Shoenan Ikkyu-ji, there are many things related to Ikkyu-san, such as a bronze statue of Ikkyu-san and a road from the station to the temple that is designated as Ikkyu-Tonchi Road. Of course, there is also the famous bridge of "Don't cross the bridge".

<Facility Information>
Name: Syuonan Ikkyu-ji Temple
Address: 102, Mokuirinouchi, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture, 610-0341, Japan
Phone number: 0774-62-0193
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/facilities:Please come to Shouonan Ikkyu-ji Temple, where the main character of the anime Ikkyu-san spent the last years of his life, to solve a pompous problem.
URL: http://www.ikkyuji.org/

The Eccentric Family

This is a funny and touching anime in which raccoon dogs and tengu appear disguised as humans. Originally a novel by Tomihiko Morimi, it has many fans, including novelists. The story is set in Kyoto, which is a sacred place wherever you go. The background is almost entirely Kyoto, so it is recommended to try to find the angle from which Kyoto is seen.

Shimogamo Shrine

In the Tadasunomori forest in Shimogamo Shrine, which appears in the anime, there really are raccoon dogs living there! Perhaps the raccoon in front of you is a raccoon that has turned into a raccoon. The Shimogamo Shrine itself is a sacred place since the Shimogamo family is said to live in the Shimogamo Shrine.
There is such a mysterious atmosphere here that one might lose the border between the story and reality!

<Facility Information>
Name: Shimogamo Shrine
Address: 59 Shimogamo-Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-0807
Phone number: 075-781-0010
Business hours: 6:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Smoking and non-smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space/Facilities:Maybe the Arigaten family lives in the 36,000-tsubo Tadasunomori forest in Shimogamo-jinja Shrine?
URL: http://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/

Sound! Euphonium

A youthful school anime with a love of brass band music, Hibike! Euphonium is also set in Kyoto. Uji City is the main city, so if you go to Uji City, you will encounter numerous sacred places. Let's take a look at the Kyoto Prefectural Yamashiro Sports Park, Uji Bridge, Uji Station on the Keihan Railway, the Uji City Cultural Center, the interior of the Keihan 13000 series train, and other places that have a special place in your heart in person.

Mt. Oyoshi Observation Deck

The Oyoshiyama Observatory, which comes up several times, is also a sacred place for Sound! Euphonium.
You will have to climb a little bit up a mountain path, but it is a beautiful view, so I recommend it. The scenery is exactly the same as in the anime.
The high school modeled after Kyoto Prefectural Yudo High School is also a must-see.

<Facility Information>
Name: Mt. Oyoshi Observation Deck
Address: 65-5, Uji-Higashinai, Uji-shi, Kyoto 611-0021
Smoking and non-smoking:No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities:Hibike! This is the spot where the main characters in Euphonium watch and discuss the night view.

My Teen Romantic Comedy Snafu. Too!

This is an anime about a main character who is full of mistakes in his youth because he joined the service club. It is a popular work that has been adapted into an anime and series after a light novel.
The school trip takes the students to Kiyomizu Temple, Arashiyama, Eiga-mura, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. Like other anime, Kyoto is a mecca for school excursions, which is why it is used in many anime.

Tenka Ippin Souhonten

There is a scene where they go to Tenka Ippin's head office to eat ramen as the end of the sightseeing tour, and I recommend you to go there to eat the same ramen. However, the white bowl in the anime (see photo) is not served very often, and it becomes a red bowl, so if you want to eat the same white bowl, you can ask the waiter for it.
And since they are the originators of Kyoto ramen, it tastes great too!

<Store Information>
Name: Tenka Ippin Souhonten
Address: Maison Shirakawa 1F, 94 Ichijyoji-Tsukidacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8175, Japan
Phone number: 075-722-0955
Business hours: 11:00 - 3:00 (subject to change)
Budget: Up to 999 yen
Non-Smoking/Smoking: All seats are non-smoking
Space・Facilities:After all, my adolescent romantic comedy is wrong. Let's try the same ramen from Tenka Ippin where they go on their school trip in Seikyuu!
URL: https://www.tenkaippin.co.jp/


When you start watching an anime, you can't stop watching it, and before you know it, you are hooked on it and want to go to a sacred place to watch it.
In such a case, let's go to the holy place and see the same scenery.
You can also enjoy eating the same food and feeling the same emotions as the main characters.
We hope you will make a pilgrimage to a holy place in Kyoto.

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