"The Melancholy" is a light novel of Tanigawa Nagaru. Kyoto Animation made the anime adaptation of this work in 2006. Kyoto Animation also made a popular theater version of the anime "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" in 2010. The story takes place in a fictional Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture. Nishinomiya was also the author's birthplace. Following the route Kyon takes to school, you will be able to recognize alot of the landscape from the anime.
Duration: about 1 hour and 30 minutes from Osaka
・From Tokyo Tokyo - (Shinkansen) → Shin-Osaka → Osaka → Hankyu Umeda → Shukugawa → Koyoen (about 3 hours and 30 minutes)
・From Sapporo Sapporo → New Chitose Airport - (airplane) → Osaka Airport → Hotarugaike → Juso → Shukugawa → Koyoen (about 4 hours and 30 minutes)
・From Osaka Osaka → Hankyu Umeda → Shukugawa → Koyoen (about 30 minutes)
・From Nagoya Nagoya - (Shinkansen) → Shin-Osaka → Osaka → Hankyu Umeda → Shukugawa → Koyoen (about 1 hour and 40 minutes)
・From Hakata Hakata - (Shinkansen) → Shin-Kobe → Sannomiya → Kobe Sannomiya → Shukugawa → Koyoen(about 2 hours and 40 minutes)
"Koyoen" station is the nearest station to Kyon. "Koyoen" station is modeled on the Hankyu Koyoen station. It take about 30 minutes from Osaka to get to this station. The area might look slightly different now than how it appeared on the show, because it's already been 10 years ago that "The Melancholy" was broadcast.
Here is the parking lot of Kyon. (Episode 1, 15 seconds) You can find a parking lot on the right hand that goes up the hill from Koyoen Station. Kyon's number is 4. Let's take a look!
Kyon climbed this staircase in the first episode (27 seconds) of the anime . It is a shortcut to his school which high school students actually use. There is a bench, but it differs from the one seen in the anime.
This is were Kyon attended Shukugawa junior college in anime (Episode 1, 48 seconds). Due to relocation of the college, the actual school building can't be found here anymore.
It is a house with a garage. This house has appeared in the anime (Episode 1, 1 minute 2 seconds). This house is close to the north high school.
The school gate of the north high school. Haruhi attended this high school. North High School is modeled after north Nishinomiya High School. This school is the alma mater of the author. This gate has also appeared in the ending of the anime.
※ please refrain from entering.