The Mizuki Shigeru Road

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mattgretich
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Nice old town
Jul 2019
In Sakaiminato you can feel real Japan. Small town with only 30.000 inhabitans.
There are not a lot things to see. But main street is charming.
Written May 12, 2020
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Maxinejoyce
Toronto, Canada28 contributions
felt like kids again
Nov 2019
We are a senior couple, never heard of the place or Mizuki Shigeru, but you don't need to know, just go and enjoy yourself, and watching others. The statues are so imaginative, even the stone pedestals were beautiful. There are so many photo opportunities that are just fun. We came back at night, and it is like halloween, with images of the characters on the ground, also worth seeing. The trains, buses, stores, all taken up with the characters, very charming.
The road leads to the other side of town which has fish statues, well made artistically, and you can eat snow crab lunch. We didn't need to go into the museum, the street was welll worth visiting.
Written January 7, 2020
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JaegerLim
Singapore155 contributions
One of the must do thing if you visit yonago
Dec 2019 • Family
Interesting concept by the town to make tourist visit this place, else they will only be famous for their Matsuba crab and the steep car bridge.

Anyway the whole place/street can by converted within half a day unless you stayed in those paid places of interest for long and take pictures of all the statue and collect all the stamps

Written December 22, 2019
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Sam B
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Manga characters
Nov 2019 • Friends
Me and my friends had a chance to meet Nanako and Mayo who are tour guides, and was able to accompany us around Sakaiminato. One of our itinirary is Mizuki Shigeru Road. Even all of us are not a fan of manga, (but heard of it) was able to enjoy walking and seeing those cute characters along the pathways. The road itself is interesting. Something different to see anywhere in Japan. However, attracted me the most was the souviners, they are appealing to my eyes as well as to eat. It is definitely something to visit while in Sakaiminato even if you are a fan or not.
Written November 26, 2019
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help32250
Corona, CA1,845 contributions
I don't understand it... but I really thought it was fun
Aug 2019
This was probably the stupidist thing I saw in Japan ... but I LOVED it! Not just the little statues but also some of the people enjoying them. I'm not exactly sure I know what they were, but they were fun.

You've gotta see them.
Written November 13, 2019
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Rony Vargas Villalobos
Higashihiroshima, Japan6 contributions
Mizuki Shigeru and Youkai (Japanese ghosts) folklore!
Oct 2019
As I walked around Yonago, I saw many statues of the Japanese traditional monsters named “youkai.” It was until later that I finally discovered the reason: Mizuki Shigeru, a popular manga artist was raised in that region.
Mr. Mizuki’s most famous work is “Gegege no Kitarou,” so Yonago city named this road in his honor. The place exhibits numerous statues of the characters of his manga. These works are outdoors, and most are available to be touched. The bases are made in stone, while the statues are metallic, including information in Braille.
All the stores in that route are dedicated to youkai folklore. I recommend you try the “youkai manjuu”: a Japanese sweet with the shape of the characters of “Gegege no Kitarou.”
There are some commemorative places related with the work of Mizuki, such as the “GeGeGe no Youkai Rakuen” (the “Youkai Paradise of GeGeGe”) and “Mizuki Shigeo Kinenkan” (Mizuki Shigeo Museum). This time I did not have time to visit these places, so they are in my “must-go list” for my next visit!
For enjoying even more this place, I recommend you research about Mizuki Shigeo characters before your visit.
Written October 25, 2019
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Chris L
Mountain View, CA173 contributions
Go. At. NIGHT!
Sep 2019
The advice I missed from the reviews I'd read about the Mizuki Shigeru Road, is that it is absolutely the best at night. They project characters onto the sidewalks, reminiscent of the origin of the manga (Mizuki cut the original story out of paper and back-lit them with a lantern). The lights on the street flicker and dim. It was very charming, and the highlight of our trip to Sakaiminato. In the winter, you should be able to hit the ideal window when it's dark out but the shops are still open.
Written October 15, 2019
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juliannemit
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Worth a visit when cruising.
Oct 2019 • Family
Very interesting street with nice shops and food. Shops are a bit expensive for souvenirs and restaurants seem to shut promptly about 2. Great ice cream shop with sweet potato crisps. The carvings adorn the street.
Written October 6, 2019
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ECJ1968
Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
Pleasant stroll
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a great street with plenty of touristy things to do. Lots of food and souvenir shops. Lots of little statues in an ode to Japanese manga. From the port shuttle bus drop off at the main station to the museum it's around 15 minutes but it will take you longer since you still stop at every shop and take plenty of photos. Tip: if you keep walking past the mizugi museum you will see quaint little streets and see the non touristy side of Sakaiminato.
Written October 2, 2019
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Mike C
Venice, FL7 contributions
Mizuki was the Stan Lee of Japan
Aug 2019
I enjoyed this visit much more than i thought and they go way overboard to deliver. The museum and archives were amazing - as much fun was the shopping area - This was one of my Top 10 spots as we visited Japan for the whole Month of August
Written September 4, 2019
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