Real life location of anime Your Lie in April
Kosei and Kaori fans, let's explore the real world locations of Your Lie in April anime anime
25 Feb 2022

Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso) is a popular manga and anime about two 14-year-old musicians: Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono. Did you know that the real life location of this hit anime is at Nerima Ward in Tokyo? Let's take a walk in real-world locations around Nerima Ward, where Kousei and Kaori live their daily lives in the anime.

The Nerima Tourist Information Center is dedicated to the Your Lie in April anime location guide.
The Nerima Tourist Information Center is dedicated to the Your Lie in April anime location guide.

Episode 1 opening

In the first episode of Your Lie in April, you can see Kaori following a cat to the park. In real life, this Park is Shakujii Park near Shakujii-kōen Station.

Your Lie in April Episode 1
Your Lie in April Episode 1
Real life location: This vending machine is near the service center building in the park
Real life location: This vending machine is near the service center building in the park
Your Lie in April Episode 1
Your Lie in April Episode 1
The real-world scene of the anime Your Lie in April
The real-world scene of the anime Your Lie in April

Where to stay near Shakujii Park?

Towa Hall

Towa Hall is the meeting place of protagonists Kousei and Kaori. The Towa Hall is inspired by the Nerima Culture Center

Towa Hall in the anime Your Lie in April
Towa Hall in the anime Your Lie in April
Nerima Culture Center real life location, inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April
Nerima Culture Center real life location, inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April
Episode 1 of Your Lie in April anime
Episode 1 of Your Lie in April anime
The real-world location of the Nerima Culture Center, the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April
The real-world location of the Nerima Culture Center, the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April

Nearby hotel

Friend A

The second episode of “Friend A” of the TV anime “Your Lie in April” is located on the promenade of the Minamitanaka residential complex across the Shakujii River.

Episode 2 of Your Lie in April anime
Episode 2 of Your Lie in April anime
Real life atmosphere inspired by the anime Your Lie in April
Real life atmosphere inspired by the anime Your Lie in April

Railroad crossings

The railroad crossing in the anime Your Lie in April is set near Kami-Shakujii Station.

The protagonist Kaori is standing across the train tracks in the anime Your Lie in April
The protagonist Kaori is standing across the train tracks in the anime Your Lie in April
The real-world location of Kami-Shakujii Station, the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April
The real-world location of Kami-Shakujii Station, the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April

Where to stay?

Doryo Bridge

The Doryo Bridge in the anime Your Lie in April is located on the bridge near Hibarigaoka Station. This bridge appears in the anime's opening song and also when protagonist Kaori plays "Hopscotch" with small children around a residential complex.

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Your Lie in April opening song
Your Lie in April opening song
Inspiration for real life locations in the anime Your Lie in April
Inspiration for real life locations in the anime Your Lie in April
Episode 5 of Your Lie in April anime when protagonist Kaori plays “Hopscotch”
Episode 5 of Your Lie in April anime when protagonist Kaori plays “Hopscotch”
A real-world location where Kaori plays “Hopscotch” on a bridge
A real-world location where Kaori plays “Hopscotch” on a bridge

Where to stay?

Kaori's House

The bakery and house of protagonist Kaori in the anime Your Lie in April is based on the LIP Hair Design salon shop.

Kaori's house in Episode 11 of the anime Your Lie in April
Kaori's house in Episode 11 of the anime Your Lie in April
LIP salon in real life is the inspiration for Kaori's house in the anime Your Lie in April
LIP salon in real life is the inspiration for Kaori's house in the anime Your Lie in April
Episode 12 of Your Lie in April anime when Kousei gets to know Kaori's parents
Episode 12 of Your Lie in April anime when Kousei gets to know Kaori's parents
Real-world location of Your Lie in April anime location inspiration salon shop
Real-world location of Your Lie in April anime location inspiration salon shop

Candy Store

In episode 20 Your Lie in April we saw Kousei and Tsubaki standing in front of a candy shop. This shop is located near Sendagi Station in real life.

Episode 20 of Your Lie in April anime
Episode 20 of Your Lie in April anime
A real-world location that was the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April
A real-world location that was the inspiration for the anime Your Lie in April

Where to stay?

Canalle cake shop

Canalle is protagonist Kaori's favorite cake in the anime Your Lie in April, and Kousei often buys this cake as a gift.

Kousei exits the canalle cake shop in the anime Your Lie in April
Kousei exits the canalle cake shop in the anime Your Lie in April
Kamitani cake shop is the real life shop that inspired the anime Your Lie in April
Kamitani cake shop is the real life shop that inspired the anime Your Lie in April

Your Lie in April themed Vending Machine

Since the anime and manga Your Lie in April became a hit in Japan, you'll often see Your Lie in April themed vending machines in the area around Nerima Ward in Tokyo.

Your Lie in April vending machine at izumi-gakuen Station
Your Lie in April vending machine at izumi-gakuen Station
Your Lie in April vending machine at Nerima Culture Center
Your Lie in April vending machine at Nerima Culture Center

Where to stay?

Reference: mikehattsu blogspot