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Make your Arashi trip to Japan 
10th-Jul-2007 02:10 am
Sho - Scarf
last edited 2007.08.13

I've decided to share my "Arashi's pelegrinage" (there's no other word XDDDD) maps and information, because, yes, I'm planning my trip to Japan LIKE CRAZY! Because I don't want to lose a single second when I'm there, So I've planned pretty much everything I really wanted to do . Take apart the "going to Arashi's concert", there's also a hell lot of set location I want to go, because it will feel awesome to say "They were there" or "Geez, I feel I'm in a drama XDDDD" (and it's a fun way to visit Tokyo anyway, as I'll take opportunity to visit around at the same time of course, so why not do two things at once *saving time and money \o/*)

So I started one month and a half ago, and it was really reaaaaaaaaally fun. Google Earth is loooooooove!!!
This post is mainly for me to keep track of things when i'm in Japan (even if I'm going to print every maps), but as it was a lot of work, and I know some people are going to Japan this summer (some in only few days, ne anthalie9? X3), I thought it might be of some interest to them.
And anyway, maybe you'll go to Japan next year, or in two years for Arashi's 10th year celebration... or in 25 years, as a commemoration, when all of Sho's my kids would have graduated from Keio and when Nino will finally start looking 25 years old XD~ And you'll be like "Oooooh my youuuuuth, Japan, Arashi!!!! My youuuuuuth"

...hum I'm getting lost...

Anyway, the following includes detailed Google maps of "How to go here and there", with many references, maps themselves are detailed, just click the big blue things and a big bubble will appear with pictures (of the said place when I could find one and screenshots of the movie/drama), informations and links (maybe some random comment XDDD), and most often, it also includes the location of the nearest train/subway Station (with a Wikipedia link (Japanese, or English when there is one), mostly useful because it lists all the lines going through that station).
As a help to go to the said train station, you'll definitely need to use this awesome site (just enter your departure station (romanji), and the one you want to go to, and it will give you different ways to get there, according to your budget and time *yeah planning like crazy*)

Example:


(don't freak out because you're seeing French, the screencap was made while I was logged in on Google Maps, and of course i've set it to French, but when you'll use the links, you'll get in English (or whatever the language you've set it to if you're logged in)

All those maps where done according to this absolutely great Japanese website, other where done according to careful watching of the movies/drama (mainly for all the locations of Pikanchi and some of Kisarazu Cat's Eye) (I must say that was greatly fun XDDDD), with the great help of Wikipedia List of railway stations in Japan *lifesaver*

Of course, all of the below are a few selection of many many other set locations. Some are not even in Tokyo, and I will only stick there (only exception for Kisarazu Cat's Eye of course XD~), so I had to choose where I really wanted to go.

Oh it also includes non-set locations, but interesting places Arashi fans will want to go definitely (like Aiba's mum restaurant X3 )

And even if you're not going to Japan right now, it's tremendously fun to watch the location on Google Earth (or maybe am I the only one to think that XD), and I remember at one point I stupidly thought "OMG, that place is REAL!" XDDDD That's dumb but that's the feeling you get X3)


Pikanchi set locationsCollapse )

Hana yori Dango set locationsCollapse )

Kisarazu Cat's Eye set locationsCollapse )

Yamada Taro Monogatari set locationsCollapse )

Haikei, Chichiue-sama set locationsCollapse )

Bambino set locationsCollapse )

Nobuta wo Produce set locationsCollapse )


Aiba's mum restaurantCollapse )

Johnny's Shop in HarajukuCollapse )

Keio UniversityCollapse )

Yes I'm seriously going to take pictures like crazy XDDDD Ah and a good point of all this work was that I feel like I know Tokyo like my pocket @_x (even if it's NOT the case XDDDD), I'm familiar with all the districts and train stations, that really stressed me down considerably! Because I know that when I'll get there, I won't freack out and will know where I'm going (a little "xxx wa doko desu ka???" will get me there anyway XD~) I even worked on my Kanjis because everything on Google Map plans are in Japanese (that was mainly to find "WHAT THE HELL IS THE NAME OF THAT TRAIN STATION!?" XD~)

Oh yeah, and I'll add again, I'm in Tokyo from August 21st until September 5th, so if anybody wants to hang out with me and go to those set locations, you're very welcome ^0^

Warning: This post is subject to change, because obviously, I'm still planning on my travel, and I might add some locations, anyway, I think people will find use in this post when they will go to Japan (which I hope will happen to everyone ^0^)
Comments 
12th-Jul-2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ahhh il est super ton post *__*
J'ai adorée regarder les maps, on s'y croit vraiment *__* (j adore google maps lol)
Tu as du vraiment galere pour trouver tout ça O_o. Bravo pour ton immense boulot ^__^
16th-Jul-2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Merciiii, oui c'était long mais c'était super amusant, donc c'était pas vraiment une corvée XD~
Contente que ça t'ai plu ^^
15th-Jul-2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
anta wa SAYKO !!!

your the BEST !

thanks thanks thanks thanks thanks !!!!!! XDDDDD

i hope i go there someday !
16th-Jul-2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
ARIGATOUUUUU *blush*

I hope you'll make your dream come true ^^
16th-Jul-2007 11:57 am (UTC)
I'm half-sure Takuma was skating near the Omotesando part of Harajuku St. ;) Although if there is a skate park around Harajuku, and where it is, I'm not too sure about.
16th-Jul-2007 01:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you sooo so much for your informations! I think I've found where Takuma started skateboarding and where he met Harry (thought I still could find any skatepark), thank you soo soooo much once again ^0^y
17th-Jul-2007 02:57 am (UTC)
thanks for posting this up! this would definitely help when i go there next week! ^^
17th-Jul-2007 06:05 am (UTC)
YOU'RE GOING NEXT WEEEEEEK *super envious*
I will hurry up and make the updates on Haikei and YamaTaro then ^^y
17th-Jul-2007 05:58 am (UTC) - news du japonnnnnnnnnn
Anonymous
hey pepette!! c nathalie ^^ bon le japon c trop bien ya des johnnys partout XD je connais plus de gens connus quen frqnce XDDD juste une question rapide pour hamamatsu il me faut vos noms a toutes les 2 pour les reservation ^^ et c 5000yens chacune voilaaaa reponds moi sur mon adresse email, parcque comme ca jaurais ton adresse ^^"
valaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa bisouxxxxxxxx
17th-Jul-2007 06:32 am (UTC) - Re: news du japonnnnnnnnnn
RAAAAAAAMENE MOI UN JOHNNYS (et de préférence, qu'il s'appelle Sho Sakurai, ça serait mieux XDDD~)
C'est clair qu'avec la téloche, tu dois t'éclater!!!! (pas qu'avec la téloche!) Je regarde plus la télé jap que française alors bon XDDDD

*email envoyéééééé*

ECLATE TOIIIIIIIIIIIII
17th-Jul-2007 10:19 am (UTC)
wow ca tue toutes ces infos!! Tu as fais du bon boulot (on voit qu'en effet tu as tout planifié ^^)!
Merci pour tout ça *0*!!!
Moi il est clair que je vais aller faire un petit tour à Yashio (je comptais déjà y aller de toute façon, trop fan de Pikanchi ^^)...et puis dans le quartier de Haikei chichiue-sama parceque ça a l'air vraiment troooop joli!! (Harajuku y'a pas de problème, j'ai déjà passé grave de temps là bas et en + mon école sera justement là bas ^^;)
Si tu es toujours ok, j'irais bien au Restau de la maman d'Aiba avec toi (vous) ^0^!! Comme ça je me perdrais pas et ca sera plus drole que si j'y vais seule T__T
Voila!
(désolée je comment en français ^^)
17th-Jul-2007 01:19 pm (UTC)
ESPECE DE FEIGNASSE!!!

J'vais rajouter d'autres lieu de tournage pour Haikei dans l'heure qui suit donc recheke (imprime pas maintenant quoi XD), de toutes façons, c'est tout dans le même quartier, autour du resto.

TON ECOLE EST A HARAJUKU GRAAAAAAAAAAH!!!! T0T Si t'arrives à me dégotter le skatepark où va Takuma... \o/

Et y a toujours pas de probs pour le resto de la moman d'Aiba! Oublie qu'on va à Kisarazu dans la foulée hein! Faudra juste que tu me confirmes le jour! Et pis c'est plus rigolo si on se perd à 3 XDDDDD (mais on va pas se perdre!!!! VIVE GOOGLEMAP!)

Au fait, je sais plus si je te l'ai filée, mais voici mon mail: winkywebmistress [@] gmail.com (ce sera plus facile pour me contacter là-bas)
2nd-Jul-2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
Holy Cats! Thanks for sharing all these resources. So far I've only collected the "How to get to Aiba's Family's Restaurant" from somebody's LJ. I'm definitely putting yours into my Memories under "stuff to do in Japan".
Planning a 1-monther for next year. Woohoo, your trip is coming up soon, too! Enjoy!
13th-Apr-2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
AAAHH!! I wish I found this before I left Japan >___<

Oh well! I will definitely be going there next time heheh especially the Ebisu Garden! <33
Thanks for the fun read.
Totally memed it, tagging 'how to stalk Arashi' LOL
19th-Dec-2009 10:54 am (UTC)
wow.. thanks for this one.
Now, i have to save A LOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT of money so that i can fully enjoy those trips. And yes, I also need a visa T_T
I really thank you very this list. m(_ _)m
25th-Aug-2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard reading your post/s! It's all "my mind exactly"!
I'm heading to Japan in a month, and I'm getting more and more excited every day. Being a all-Japan-stuff-fan for years, I've collected money for a year - and here we go! I'm traveling with my friends fully understanding my Arashi obsession (quote: "Oh my! There's a station named Ohmiya near Tokyo! You're going there only because of the name, aren't you?", but not Arashi fans (their fandoms are anime and seiyuu related), therefore I had a great time reading all your posts and enjoying the fangirl atmosphere. I'm definitely using a lot of your info, thanks a lot for it! And having a marvelous time in Japan^^
18th-Nov-2011 08:08 pm (UTC)
The stair swhere she dropped the apple is in Kagurazaka and not Shinjuku, in a really small alleyway. I've been there twice. :P Also, Canal Cafe is the cafe when Nino bumps into Kuroki Meisa and she pulls him away to run away from the annoying guy that was talking to her. You might want to add those two to the Heikei list. :)
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