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"Ocean Waves" is a novel by Saeko Himuro. In 1993, Studio Ghibli produced the animated version. This anime is a love story. Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were not part of the production staff because it was a movie to train their staff.
This anime is a fine work, but, unfortunately, it is low-profile.

Morisaki and Matsuno has never been out of Kochi, not even once. On a summer vacation day, a girl transfer student comes from Tokyo...
The main location of this work is Kochi. The landscape changed in a few places. However, a lot of the seichi are still there.

Let's go around Kochi, the stage of "Ocean Waves".

Access Map

Duration: about 3 hours walk from Kochi Station, about two hours at tram use

Access:
・From Tokyo: Tokyo→ Haneda Airport → Kochi Airport- bus → Kochi Station about 3 hours and 30 minutes
・From Sapporo: Sapporo → New Chitose Airport airplane → Kochi Airport - bus → Kochi Station about 6 hours
・From Osaka: Osaka → Osaka Airport → Kochi Airport-bus → Kochi Station about 3 hours
・From Nagoya Nagoya - Shinkansen → Okayama - express → Kochi about 5 hours and 30 minutes
・From Hakata: Hakata - Shinkansen → Okayama - express → Kochi about 4 hours and 30 minutes

Tour Plan

Morisaki's home

Morisaki's home is hard place to find. It is close to Gokoku Shrine.
It takes 40 minutes walking from Kochi Station, so it's pretty far. Katsurashima Hashihigashizume Tram Station is the closest, but it is still quite far.
It is a residential area, so please do not be a nuisance.

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Slope near the Morisaki's house

Morisaki goes down the hill when he goes to the airport. 30 minutes 17 seconds.
There is a parking lot north of Gokoku Shrine.
In reality, Morisaki's house is not on top of this hill.

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Harimayabashi

One of Japan's three most disappointing attractions is "Harimaya" bridge.
Morisaki comes back from Tokyo in order to go to the alumni meeting. The bridge appears when Matsuno drives him home. 57:44.
This bridge was renewed in 1998, so it's appearance has changed.

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Obiya-Machi shopping street

Obiya-machi is the main shopping street of Kochi city. There is an arcade.
There is also a famous market called Hirome market. (12 minutes 10 seconds)

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Morisaki's high school

The prefectural highschool Kochi Otemae is the model for Morisaki's school. Here is the school's main gate.
Matsuno hits on Rikako there. (11:48)
The road in front of the high school is "Otesuji". If you walk west on this road, you can find Kochi Castle.
You can't enter the school without permission.

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Main gate of Morisaki's high school

The prefectural highschool Kochi Otemae is the model for Morisaki's school. Here is the school's main gate.
Matsuno hits on Rikako there. (11:48)
The road in front of the high school is "Otesuji". If you walk west on this road, you can find Kochi Castle.
You can't enter the school without permission.

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Kochi Castle

Kochi Castle is to appear at the beginning and the last scene.
If you walk Outesuji to the west from high school, you can find the Kochi Castle.
This castle is lit up in the night. It is fantastic.
You can overlook the Kochi city from the castle tower.
Opening hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

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Tenjinbashi

This bridge appears at the beginning of the anime. It is the scene when Morisaki go to school by bicycle (3:44).
This bridge is Tenjinbashi, it goes over Kagamigawa.
The view from the bridge has changed since 1992 since a high-rise building was built.

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Road next to the Tenjinbashi

It's the northeast way to Tenjinbashi (3:52).
Morisaki is go through this road by bicycle a few times.

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Tenjinbashi, view from the parking lot

There is a scene when he goes to the airport by taxi (30:24).
The scenery is from Tenjinbashi parking lot near the bridge.
In reality, Morisaki wouldn't have to cross Tenjinbashi to go to the airport from his house. It's actually in the opposite direction.

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