「Haikyu !! 」Is one of those mangas that have as theme volleyball. The author is Haruichi Furudate. It appeared in series from 2012 in the weekly "Shōnen Jump". In 2014 「Haikyu !!」 has become an animated. Seasons two and three were broadcast in 2015 and 2016. The story is set in Sendai city. The manga takes place in Karumai Iwate prefecture. The reason for this is simple: the author was born there. Karumai is a small town of barely ten thousand inhabitants. The train does not pass, making it a difficult destination to visit.
The nearest train station is Ninohe on the Shinkansen line. There you will need to rent a car to get to Karumai in about 40 minutes.
This time, visit the most sacred site of 「Haikyu!!」, Karumai. Making a pilgrimage to these places is not easy.
Required time:from Ninohe station, 3 or 4 hours.
Tokyo→Ninohe (Shinkansen)→Karumai(car)3hours and 20 minutes.
Chitose airport→Sendai airport(air)→Sendai→Ninohe(shinkansen)→karumai(car) 5hours
Osaka airport→Sendai airport(air)→Sendai→Ninohe(shinkansen)→karumai(car) 5hours
Nagoya→Tokyo(Shinkansen)→Ninohe (Shinkansen)→Karumai(car)5hours. from Hakata
Hakata→Fukuoka airport→Sendai airport(air)→Sendai→Ninohe(shinkansen)→karumai(car) 5hours
This is the place for which Shoyou began volleyball. Shoyou the schoolboy noticed by chance the match of the Karasunono high school. an electrical store. It appears in paragraph 10 of chapter 1 "Hinata to Kageyama" of volume 1.
A crossroads where there is a shop Sakanosita. It was the place where the three friends Sawamura, Sugawara and Azumane met by surprise on the morning of the first game interschool. This scene is the scene of Chapter 37 "Totsunyu" Volume 5 of the manga. In the direction of the slope at the end of the road is a high school, on the way to the left is the college as well as the municipal gymnasium.
It is the model of the high school of Torino that Shoyou and the others study. Karumai High School in the Iwate area. The only high school in the city. We can guess that this is the high school that the author studied. This high school appears in paragraph 56 of chapter 1 "Hinata to Kageyama" of Volume 1 of the manga. The site of the school is forbidden to any outside person.
This is the road in front of the high school or running Shoyou and the others every day. It appears in paragraph 189 of chapter 28 "Souguu" of volume 3 of the manga. If you look carefully, you can see the sign of the "Museum of History and Folklore". It is a rather steep slope. I advise you not to try to climb it while running.
Karumai College served as a model for the Shinzen High School in the Saitama area. The only college in the city. One can also guess that this is the college that the author studied. By observing the Karumai municipal gymnasium, the staircase is identical. Paragraph 91 of chapter 85 "Zasshoku" of volume 10 of the manga. The site of the school is forbidden to any outside person.
It is the place that Shouyo and Kageyama has first met when they were college students, the municipal gymnasium of Karumai that served as model for the manga. It can be seen in paragraph 11 of chapter 1 "Hinata to Kageyama" of volume 1 of the manga. It is located near the college Karumai.
It was the river where Kenma and Kuroo trained in volleyball when they were college students. The Yujutanigawa River. It is seen in paragraph 73 of chapter 29 "Nou" of volume 4 of the manga. It is also here that Kuroo practiced the "Hitorijikansa". Paragraph 147 of chapter 32 "Otonaneko to Hinagarasu". This river is located near the author's family home.
It is the "Takesawa shop" which is located in the city of Karumai which served as model for the Shimada mart. The parking lot where Yamaguchi learned from Shiamada the "jump floater serve" is located at the back of this shop, it can be seen in the paragraph of chapter 98 "Kaiwa" of volume 11. The family home of the author Located close to this place.
It is the place where Shoyou met Kenma after having lost his way on the track. (Paragraph 189, chapter 28 "Sugu" of the third volume of the manga) It is quite far from the high school. It is understood then that Shoyou and the others were running along the trail so far. It is a residential place, so we are requested not to cause any nuisance.