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I didn't know these cartoons actually, yet it didn't reduce my interest and pleasure when walking through the road. Quite funny with different statutes of the cartoon and souvenir shops on both sides. I am glad to feel again the unrealistic fantasy that cartoons can...More
An interesting road lined with a well curated collection of manga sculptures and trees , manga related shops , cafes and souvenirs. Best time is when it gets dark and the special lights and effects come on !
Loved it and it spurred my interest...More
If you are a fan of anime you might appreciate this street more than I did. There are bronze statues of anime characters along the street, some large and some small. Otherwise there is not much there. Mostly small shops, some selling ice cream. Traffic...More
...by a shuttle bus from our cruise ship docked at Sakaiminato pier into "town" with no idea of what we were about to see or experience. And off we went walking into town, and saw just outside the train station, this amusing little granite statue...More
Of using a popular manga to attract tourism. The high street of Sakaiminato has teamed with the national railways and police to welcome tourists of all sorts. The result is a train featuring the voices of the characters and printed seats; lamp posts outside the...More
This is the main street in Sakaiminato and designed for a fun and interesting walk with interesting sculptures and art works along the lengthy street. Some of the areas are narrow with slow driving speeds for cars to make it safe for pedestrians. It is...More
This is a must do and allow a good couple of hours.
Not only are there dozens of sculptures there is also hundreds of gift shops and other types of shops, clothes, jewellery, etc.
It is an easy walk, flat and paved.
Getting a refreshing...More
Loved Sakaiminato loved their Main Street. Named for their famous son, their Main Street truly honours Shigeru. It's fun, it's different so have your camera, phone, iPad ready. It was busy the day we visited by cruise as our ship had disgorged thousands into this...More