Anime and Otaku

Takamatsu Anime Locations for Ohenro and Poco’s Udon World

A loose anime location post for the Shikoku pilgrims (henro), otaku and udon fanatics who visit Takamatsu, where the anime Udon no Kuni Kiniro Kemari is set. For travellers, this post can serve as cultural context as you look for the exact view the anime shows, while the Shikoku Pilgrimage aruki-henro can reminisce about the familiar locations such as Yashima-ji that they passed during their walk.

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 36: July 26

Furu-Takamatsu (古高松) → Shido 志度 →Furu-Takamatsu (古高松) Temples: 84 (Yashima-ji 屋島寺), 85 (Yakuri-ji 八栗寺), 86 (Shido-ji 志度寺) Weather: Sunny Travel Method: Walking + Train Distance: 12.6 km (+ 3.1 km) Sleep, glorious sleep. Last night at around 8pm, I passed out from exhaustion and aches when there was still an evening glow. When I drifted […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 35: July 25

Goshikidai Plateau Henro Hut (五色台遍路小屋) → Furu-Takamatsu (古高松) Temples: 83 (Ichinomiya-ji 一宮寺) Weather: Sunny Travel Method: Walking Distance: 22.7 km At 5:30, Kouhei is already done packing his tent and sitting on the bench. Why does he have to be so Japanese (early) ?! No matter. I roll out of Aurelie’s tent inhale the morning dew […]

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