Real World Location of Anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Iconic steps, and Lake Itomori is inspired by the real world
28 Feb 2022

The hit anime Your Name (君の名は, Kimi no na wa) captured the hearts of millions. The film claims the throne as the highest-grossing animated film of all time.

Your Name (Kimi no na wa) anime poster is set in the city of Tokyo and the village of Itomori.
Your Name (Kimi no na wa) anime poster is set in the city of Tokyo and the village of Itomori.

This anime tells of two teenagers who share a deep magical relationship after finding out that they switched bodies. Things get more complicated when the boy and girl decide to meet in person. Set in Japan, this is the real world location of the anime Your name.

Tokyo City

The restaurant where protagonists Taki and Okudera-senpai eat on this date is called "Salon de the Rond" and is located on the second floor of The National Art Center.

Anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Real life location inspiration from the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Real life location inspiration from the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Yunika Vision's building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Yunika Vision's building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Location in the real world: Yunika Vision Building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Location in the real world: Yunika Vision Building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Yotsuya Station Train Station in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Yotsuya Station Train Station in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The real-world location of Yotsuya Station in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The real-world location of Yotsuya Station in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
NTT DoCoMo building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
NTT DoCoMo building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The real life location of the NTT DoCoMo building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The real life location of the NTT DoCoMo building in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)

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Itomori Village Hall

Itomori village hall in the anime Your Name
Itomori village hall in the anime Your Name
Katsuragi Town Hall in the real world became the inspiration for Itomori's village hall in the anime Your Name
Katsuragi Town Hall in the real world became the inspiration for Itomori's village hall in the anime Your Name

Lake Itomori

Your Name's author, Makoto Shinkai, said that his inspiration for Lake Itomori was Lake Matsubara and Lake Otsuki.

Itomori's magical lake in the anime Your Name
Itomori's magical lake in the anime Your Name
The real-world Lake Matsubara is the inspiration for the magical lake Itomori in the anime Your Name
The real-world Lake Matsubara is the inspiration for the magical lake Itomori in the anime Your Name
Itomori's magical lake in the anime Your Name
Itomori's magical lake in the anime Your Name
Lake Otsuki in real life is the inspiration for the magical lake Itomori in the anime Your Name
Lake Otsuki in real life is the inspiration for the magical lake Itomori in the anime Your Name

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Iconic stairs

One of the most iconic scenes in the anime Your Name is the staircase scene where protagonists Taki and Mitsuha cross paths. The location of these steps was inspired by the steps around Suga Shrine.

The stair scene from the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The stair scene from the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The location of the stairs near Suga Shrine in real life became the inspiration for the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The location of the stairs near Suga Shrine in real life became the inspiration for the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Taki and Mitsuha cross paths in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Taki and Mitsuha cross paths in the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The location of the stairs near Suga Shrine in the real world became the inspiration for the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
The location of the stairs near Suga Shrine in the real world became the inspiration for the anime Your Name (Kimi no na wa)
Video of the iconic stairs scene of anime Your Name

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