One of the longest-running anime productions in Japan is “Detective Conan”. Detective Conan’s stories take place in various tourist destinations in Japan. Not a few of them are set in Kyoto, and all are masterpieces.
Here are some of the places of interest that appear in the ” The Scarlet School Trip Arc”. Would you like to actually feel the world in the anime?
Yasaka Shrine is the first Kyoto spot to appear in the Detective Conan anime.
The famous “Bigozensha” is located within the grounds of Yasaka Shrine, where many geisha come to pray for good looks.
The spring water, called “beauty water,” is the focus of attention. It is said that if you take a few drops of this beauty water and apply it to your skin, it will not only make your skin beautiful but also your mind beautiful and polished. Maiko (apprentice geisha) and geisha from the Gion area have been using this beauty water for a long time. It is a “power spot of beauty” where you can become a Kyoto beauty!
625, Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
8-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, built in 780, was named after the “pure water” of Otowa Falls.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions, is a spot that has appeared in numerous anime. Even in ” The Scarlet School Trip Arc” there is a famous scene on the Kiyomizu stage.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple overlooks Kyoto, and the scenery is exceptional and elegant in every season.
In the ” The Scarlet School Trip Arc” the setting was during the autumn foliage season.
1-294, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Take the Kyoto city bus from Hankyu Kyoto Line Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
and alight at Kiyomizu-michi and 10-minute walk.
Yasaka Koshindo Temple
Yasaka Koshindo Temple is a popular temple among women and is one of the spots Shinichi and Ran and their friends visit on their school trip in ” The Scarlet School Trip Arc”.
The precincts of the shrine are decorated with colorful “kukuri monkeys” praying for peace, misfortune, family happiness, and marriage.
In the cartoon, they’re taking a picture with the brightly colored kukuri monkeys in the background!
A scene looking at the Yasaka Pagoda from the street in front of Yasaka Koshindo is also depicted in the anime. The streets of old Kyoto are full of atmosphere.
390, Kinen-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
20-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
One of the spots that cannot be missed on a school excursion is Sanjusangen-do. Officially named Rengeoin, the temple is called Sanjusangen-do because the 125-meter long main hall has 33 spaces between the pillars.
A total of 1,000 standing statues of the thousand-armed Kannon stand side by side in the main hall. It is said that each statue of Kannon has a unique face, and that there is always a statue that resembles the person you wish to meet.
657 Sanjusangendomawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
Take the Kyoto city bus from Hankyu Kyoto Line Kyoto-kawaramachi Station and alight at Higashiyama-Nanajo and 2-minute walk.
Pontocho in Kyoto is a small street running north-south along the Kamo River for about 500 meters. Pontocho appears several times in “Detective Conan”.
It is an elegant area with a high concentration of old-fashioned stores, including maiko training halls, teahouses, and restaurants.
Kashiwaya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
1-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Kyoto-kawaramachi Station
The restaurant where Ran, Sonoko, and Sera tasted fruit sandwiches is YAOISO, a long-established fruit store in Kyoto established in 1869.
Fruit sandwiches are a specialty of YAOISO. Each fruit is characterized by its large size.
488 Tachinakamachi, Shijo Omiya Higashi-iru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto
1-minute walk from Hankyu Kyoto Line Omiya Station
When you come to Kyoto, why don’t you visit sightseeing spots while thinking of a scene from an anime? There are a variety of places to visit, from famous tourist spots to sacred places that look great on SNS, so this is a great way to travel around Kyoto!