Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Welcome to this week’s review of notable instances of public transit use and urban design, as well as discussion of place identity and culture, through anime currently broadcast or screening in Japan and simulcast internationally via the web. This review also documents seichijunrei (聖地巡礼 holy land pilgrimage) and butaitanbou (舞台探訪 scene hunting), which are pop culture tourism and place-based engagement induced by the use of real locations in show settings.

Media and General Interest

Sankei Shimbun published an article about how interest in pilgrimage to Numazu for Love Live! Sunshine remains strong two years after the original broadcast of the first season, and has expanded from the main settings in Uchiura to the urban center of the city.

Nihon Keizai Shimbun published an article about the estimated 130,000 additional visitors that have traveled to Hida, Gifu Prefecture for Kimi no Na wa. in the two years since the release of the film.

Hokkaido Shimbun published an article about the Golden Kamuy digital stamp rally on anime pilgrimage smartphone app Butaimeguri. Some of the locations in the rally are over 300km away from each other. One of the goals of the campaign, led by the Hokkaido Tourism Promotion Organization, is to introduce Ainu culture to visitors from across Japan.

Kyodo News published an article about Fosse Farmhouse owner Caron Cooper’s efforts to promote British-Japanese cross cultural exchange, and the most recent arc of her story as the caretaker of an anime pilgrimage destination. The bed and breakfast in Castle Combe, England is used as the model for the Cartelet home in anime series Kin’iro Mosaic.

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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@lidges made a pilgrimage to Kurahashi-jima in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture for Episode 5.

@shachiku_travel made a pilgrimage to Hachiōji and Machida, Tokyo Metropolis for the OP and Episode 4.

Episode 6

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Hōsei University Tama Campus (法政大学多摩キャンパス) in Machida, Tokyo Metropolis

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The exterior scenes around cafe Hiyori visits put it in Jiyugaoka, Meguro Ward [Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

Specifically, this is Green Street (グリーンストリート)—more formally Kuhonbutsu River Green Road (九品仏川緑道)—a greenway that runs all the way from the western edge of Jiyūgaoka municipality in the west to Midorigaoka Station in the east.

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Jūjōdai Elementary School Heated Pool (十条台小学校温水プール)

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3

(ヤマノススメ サードシーズン Yama no Susume Sādo Shīzun)

Fan Pilgrimage Update

@ssslocation made a pilgrimage to Takasaki Station in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture for Episode 8.

@donkun1118 made a pilgrimage to the Akagisan Jizōdake trail head in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture for Episode 8.

@teo_imperial (tweet thread) and @habusan (tweet thread, tweet) previously made pilgrimages to Akagisan Jizōdake for the manga chapter used as the basis for Episode 8.

@tesra1141 shared archive photos of locations at Ikaho Onsen in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture appearing in Episode 8.

@teo_imperial made a pilgrimage to the Kanhasshū observation platform and Takayama Fudōson in Takayama, Hannō, Saitama Prefecture for Episode 6.

@tenohira17 made a pilgrimage to Tsukubasan in Ibaraki Prefecture for Episode 1.

Episode 8

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Hannō (飯能), Saitama Prefecture

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Kannonji (観音寺) in Hannō

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Donkichi-bashi (とんちき橋) in Hannō Central Park (飯能中央公園)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Higashi-Hannō Station (東飯能駅)

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Maebashi Station (前橋駅) in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Takasaki Station (高崎駅) in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Akagisan Jizōdake (赤城山地蔵岳)

An interesting language point: Both -san and -yama are accepted readings for the 山 in this particular mountain name, leading to discrepancies between different official documents and signage, and Gunma residents tend to use -yama. In the episode, -yama is indicated in the furigana of the magazine Hinata is viewing, while all of the characters use -san except for Honoka. There is a detailed discussion about the reading in the Japanese Wikipedia entry.

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Ikaho Onsen (伊香保温泉) in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture

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Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Encouragement of Climb Season 3 ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

Future Season Pilgrimage

@tianlangxing made a pilgrimage to Minami-Rokugō, Ōta Ward, Tokyo Metropolis for the PV to Hoshiai no Sora, premiering 2019.

@miyaken46 made a pilgrimage to Kamakura and Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture for the PV to Seishun Buta Yarō wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume o Minai, premiering 2018 October.

Other Current Season Pilgrimage

@flyingbird1124 made a pilgrimage to Kyoto for Kyōto Teramachi Sanjō no Holmes.

@Surwill published a combined Street View tour and on-location images of Kyoto locations for Kyōto Teramachi Sanjō no Holmes.

Past Season Pilgrimage

@yamagishi made a pilgrimage to Amalfi, Italy for Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me.

@thunder_cycle made pilgrimages to (post 1) Nishinomiya, Hyogō Prefecture; and (post 2) Wakayama City, Gobō and Mihama, Wakayama Prefecture for Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me.