I just got back from Nippon, where I visited Demachiyanagi Shotengei shopping arcade in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, aka Tamako's Market. Uchouten Kazoku and Tatami Galaxy are set in the same basic are and share some of the same locales. I also visited some spots in Tokyo related to Genshiken and Welcome to the NHK. Figured /a/ would appreciate a look at some real-life animu locations.
There are bigger fancier shopping arcades in downtown Kyoto, but this one is a slower-paced, cosy neighbourhood shopping area.
Yup. Downtown Kyoto is pretty nice; not too small, but not too big and busy either.
I don't know what those girls are doing up there.
There's their iconic giant styrofoam fish. Supposedly they take him to the river every year for cherry blossoms, so he looks a little worn.
It always get me uncomfortable when I pass trough such places... Can't stand places that supposed to have more people and now slowly dying, and people still struggling to keep it alive even if they know it's useless.
Shops here tend to shut down around 8pm or so, so it gets empty at night.
I always imagine actual anime companies are depressing places filled with underpaid overworked animators and chain-smoking bosses. Well, I imagine SHAFT is like that anyway.
>showing pics of places seen in well-known anime
go back to your shitty janitors on /jp/. we're allowed to have fun here