This article is about finding real life locations of the anime movie Your Name (kimi no na wa) in Tokyo area. Where did Your Yame take place? We’ll answere the question.
Itomori town (糸守), where Mitsuha is from is apparently a fictional place based on several lakes in Hida (飛騨) area of Japan.
On the other hand, there are many real life locations of Your Name in Tokyo area.
So, let us start finding out the places!
Your Name Tokyo Locations: Shinjuku
Taki’s life base is in Shinjuku (新宿), Tokyo.
He lives in a apartment with his family somewhere outside the busy Shinjuku area and takes trains to go to the school.
His high school is at Shinjuku as well as the Italian restaurant where he works as a part-time after school.
In the anime, Taki’s school is called “Jingu High School” (東京都立 神宮高等学校). However, there is no school with this name in Japan. So it is fictional.
When he walks around the Shinjuku station, you can see many land marks, such as Yamada-LABI (ヤマダ電機) and Nipponkoa headquaters (日本興亜) building etc.
Taki works here
Your Name Tokyo Locations: JR Yostuya station
One day, Taki has a date with Okudera-senpai (Miki Okudera) and they meet at JR Yotsuya station (四ツ谷駅).
This date was arrenged by Mitsuha in Taki’s body because Mitsuha herself wants to go.
Above is the picture of Akasaka-guchi exit of JR Yotsuya station.
The tall white building and the little curved red-brown building on the left side of the station are exactly the same as in the movie.
From the JR Yotsuya station, they probably walked through Akasaka area and reached to a building called “Roppongi Hills” (六本木ヒルズ) and visit the viewing platform there.
The National Art Center, Tokyo
Then they went to the National Art Center (国立新美術館) at Roppongi.
Taki found some pictures of Itomori town at the exhibition in the Museum.
They have a lunch at a restaurant inside the museum. The place is called “the restaurant in the air” because it feels like you are floating in the air due to the ice cream corn shape of the section of the building surrounded by glass walls.
Those Akasaka-Roppongi area is one of the famous dating spot in Tokyo urban area of Japan. So no wonder Mitsuha herself wanted to go around there because she is from country side.