Post Reply Where is the location of Sakura Quest in real-life Japan
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
I have been watching the anime Sakura Quest. The city in the anime is Manoyama. Does anyone know if there a real town in Japan named Manoyama? Or is this anime inspired by another real life location in Japan?. I am going to Japan in October and would like to see this area if it really exists.
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Posted 6/21/17 , edited 6/22/17
apparently there isn't. people tried to track down the real life location of some places. it lists 4, but only the first 2 is somewhat certain, while the latter two is shrouded in doubt and is possibly wrong.
what is known, according to the site:
manoyama's tourist information center is in reality an information center for Yuwaku hot springs located in Ishikawa prefecture.


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the Manoyama train station shown in the series is actually Jouhana train station, located in Nanto, Toyama prefecture.

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maybe someone already made a video on niconico, showing the real life location
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/23/17
That Jouhana one looks amazing. Look at that background with the mountains. Really the end of the line to, unless the train will plow through that house there.

Edit: actually, thinking about it. Might scare me to live in that house and have trains consisntatly stop right infront of your backyard. Not passby. Head right towards it then stop....what if it doesnt stop one day?
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Posted 6/22/17 , edited 6/23/17
whats the link to that video from NicoNico ?

anyway... I found an article about how some anime shows help revitalize rural towns especially the ones in the anime
http://www.anime-now.com/entry/2017/05/06/050041
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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/23/17
Maybe CR does the usual Anime vs Real Life someday? I'd love that.
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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/23/17

iashakezula wrote:whats the link to that video from NicoNico ?


i meant that someone may have made a nico nico video, i haven't checked. they already did a video showing the real life locations of series such as
>Haruhi
>Sora no method
>Chuunibyou
>Glasslip
>Hanasaku Iroha
>Love Live
>Hyouka
and a few others.
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Posted 6/23/17 , edited 6/24/17
Hi namealreadytake, thank you for the info! It's interesting that when I type in the name Nanto in Japan-guide.com there is an article about how the town is famous for woodcarving. There are supposedly over a 100 wood carving studios in the town. Wood carving was a huge part of one of Sakura Quests earlier episodes.
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Posted 8/12/17 , edited 8/13/17
Sorry it took me so long, but here it finally is haha

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-feature/2017/08/12/my-own-sakura-quest-exploring-the-real-life-manoyama-part-1
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