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The Mizuki Shigeru Road

5 Honmachi, Sakaiminato 684-0025 , Tottori Prefecture
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Sakaiminato
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.0 of 5 stars 230 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
56 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The characters are amazing although not an "expert" on the genre it is worth a visit. It was a fun and funny experience. The whole area is very nice. There are many bars and shops to visit if the weather is too hot or raining.. I went in rainy season but very little rain on the day I was walking... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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28 helpful votes 28 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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63 helpful votes 63 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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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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