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Visit Anime Pilgrimage "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
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The school, cafe, town you saw in anime becomes real-life things!

Let’s go on a tour to visit the real-life places of the huge succeeded anime all over the world, ”The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya”.
You will visit Nishinomiya and Koyoen, which are the places where the author grew up. Since it is his hometown, there are a lot of spots you want to visit that are described in the anime.
You will first visit the station where the SOS Brigade used to hook up. The cafe of which they were regulars is busy with Haruhi fans so you might find a mate to have a chat over the anime.
You will experience a daily life in Japan that you saw in the anime including the school SOS Brigade attended to. Visit the world of Haruhi with your otomo guide!

Highlights

・Visit spots that are described in the anime! otomo guide will take you to spots that are difficult to get to by yourself!
・otomo guide will tell you the best camera angle resembles the anime!
・On the way, you might stop by spots recommended by locals if lucky!

Attractions

・Nishikita Park (Nishinomiya north exit, Northwest ports): The meeting point where the member of SOS Brigade hook up! You might be familiar with this spot since it appeared many times in the Anime like when they strolled around the city in Episode3.
We will also meet here just like Haruhi and start our tour!
・Coffee-ya Dream: The original spot of the cafe that the member of SOS Brigade used to gather. It has relocated and renovated itself so it looks slightly different from the anime, but there are still a lot of fans so you will feel the vibe!
・Shukugawa Station: You will take the train to go to the high school Haruhi attends to. The station and train are the same as the ones in the Anime!
・Around Koyoen Station: There are a lot of must-see spots in Koyoen such as the apartment of Nagato, the railroad crossing where Haruhi monologized, Kyon’s school road.
・Kitayama Botanical Garden: It didn’t appear in the Anime, but it is a worth seeing spot where you can take a look over the greenery of this area and those derived from outside Japan for free.
・Nishinomiyakita Highschool (Kita Highschool): The original high school where everyone in the Anime attends to. It almost looks the same as in the Anime!

Notes

・Please come in comfortable clothing, as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・The tour begins and ends in different locations. If you would like to change the location of where the tour ends, please consult with your tour guide.
・We have not included any particular lunch/dinner places in this tour, but you are welcome to stop for a break and eat whenever and wherever you like.
・Nishinomiyakita Highschool is a spot only for authorized personnel. You can take pictures only outside the premises.

Expenses Not Included

The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 1100)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.

Meeting Point

The North Gates of Nishinomiya-kitaguchi Station, Hankyu Line

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