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The Mizuki Shigeru Road

5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture 684-0025 , Japan
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Sakaiminato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Historic Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The road is a really interesting and fun place to walk along. We started at the station where there is a huge mural on the wall & then wandered down through the town. Every few metres you will see another yokai (spirit monster) created by Shigeru Mizuki. There are plenty of photo opportunities. On the day our cruise ship (Sun... More

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Matsue, Japan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Fans of youkai--or fans of classic manga--will enjoy the atmosphere, the characters are anywhere and everywhere. Lots of restaurants and gift shops (or normal barber shops and such) find clever ways to incorporate the theme, and there are local street food vendors and potters as well. If youkai, manga, and folklore aren't your thing, however, you might jusy find it... More

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Tokyo
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

I've never been much of an anime follower, but this town has a certain energy about it. Mixed in with all the anime shops are lots of fun arts & crafts shops, local seafood stands and funny statues lining the streets. Sakaiminato is an active fishing port, is is well known for snagging some amazing tuna (まぐろ) pronounced maguro. I... More

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Toronto
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72 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2010

Obviously, if you end up in Sakaiminato, you know about Shigeru Mizuki and Gegege no Kitaro. Mizuki is a famous manga artist and Kitaro is his most enduring character. Mizuki Shigeru Road is a calvalcade of creepy creatures. Everything in this town is Yokai themed. Even the taxis have eyeball lights on their rooves. The train from Yonago is a... More

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