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

Hōnichi Lab published an article examining preferences and trends among Chinese tourists traveling to Japan for anime tourism. This Renmin Ribao article from March is a detailed look at the output of a study by Baidai Travel, one of the sources for the Hōnichi piece.

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Fan Pilgrimage Update

@lidges updated a previous pilgrimage to Tokyo with scenes from Ueno Station.

Episode 7

Lots of new locations this week, some known, many not.

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Nishi-Hachiōji Station (西八王子駅) in Hachiōji

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Izakaya used as third place

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Apartment and slope are located in Takada (高田) 1-chōme, Toshima Ward.

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

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The natatorium exterior blends architectural features from two locations, the Sagamihara Green Pool (さがみはらグリーンプール) and Yokohama International Swimming Pool (横浜国際プール), while the interior and pool deck is mostly the latter.

[Credit: @ssslocation, Twitter]

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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

@habusan (tweet) and @teo_imperial (tweet thread) previously made pilgrimages to Akagisan Jizōdake in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture for the manga chapter used as the basis for Episode 9.

@tesra1141 shared archive photos of locations at Ikaho Onsen in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture appearing in Episode 9.

Episode 9

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

Akagisan Jizōdake (赤城山地蔵岳) 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

Ikaho Jinja (伊香保神社)

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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

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

Jizōdake summit

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

Haruna Jinja (榛名神社) in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture

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Akagi Jinja (赤城神社) in Maebashi

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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)

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IC transit card swipe

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

Reunion on the train

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

Past Season Pilgrimage

@fureshima2223 made a pilgrimage to Komagane and Nakagawa, Nagano Prefecture for Yuru Camp.

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Shimonada Station in Iyo, Ehime Prefecture for Kyōkai no Kanata and Nekomonogatari (Kuro).

@mikehattsu made a pilgrimage to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany for K-On!

@rica0867 made a pilgrimage to Mitoyo and Kan’onji, Kagawa Prefecture for Seto no Hanayome.

@kiritannponabe made a pilgrimage to Corsica, France for Noir.

@fragments_sue made a pilgrimage to Kamakura and Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture for Tenkū no Escaflowne.