Anime pilgrimage is a thing nowadays and one of the most iconic films that come to mind is the critically-acclaimed masterpiece: Your Name. Tourists from all over the world visit these famous landmarks just for the joy of seeing real-life references to their favorite films.
Although there are a lot of places featured in the film, here is a curated list of the ones you can visit specifically in Tokyo:
1.)Suga Shrine Steps- Yotsuya
Address: ５-番地 Sugacho, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0018
How to get there: Take the JR Chuo Line to Yotsuya Station
Iconic. Incredible. Show-stopping. First place on the list is definitely a place where fans all over the world flock to because of the heart-warming scene of Mitsuha and Taki finally meeting despite not remembering any memories of their past. Locals pass by this like it’s no big deal but the film has changed it to something more significant and it’s just charming to see beauty in the mundane.
2.) Shinanomachi Footbridge
Address: 34, Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0016
How to get there: Go to Tokyo Station and stop by Ochanomizu Station which is just a 15-minute ride. Then, all you have to do is walk to Shinanomachi Station.
Yet another Instagrammable place! In the film, this is the scene where Taki tried to call Mitsuha. The pedestrian bridge is located at the left-hand part of the station.
3.) Shinjuku Underpass Tokyo
Address: Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
How to get there: Cross the road near the Shinjuku police station
This wonderful piece of architecture has been featured in the trailer and you can certainly marvel at its splendor.
4.) National Art Center Tokyo
Address: 7 Chome-22-2 Roppongi, Minato City, Tokyo 106-8558
How to get there: Access is from Nogizaka Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line.
In the film, this is where Taki took Miki on a lunch date. “Brasserie Paul Bocuse Le Musée” is the name of the restaurant on the 3rd floor and if you want to elevate your Kimi No Na Wa experience to a whole new level, you can actually book a reservation!
5.) Yunika Vision
Address: 3 Chome-23-7 Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 160-0022
How to get there: Take the JR Chuo Line to Shinjuku Station
Yunika Vision is being used in the film to represent the passing of time. Tourists from all over the world are usually seen taking pictures of the building and if you have enough time on your hands, you can recreate that shot.
Where to stay: Tokyo has a plethora of excellent hotels you can stay at after a whole day of adventuring. Here are just a few of the most accessible, highly-rated hotels that are worth the price in the heart of Tokyo:
The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho Rating: 9.4/10
ANA InterContinental Tokyo Rating: 8.3/10
Mitsui Garden Hotel Jingugaien Rating: 8.9/10
HOTEL 1899 TOKYO Rating: 9.2/10
Hotel Sunroute Plaza Rating: 8.3/10