Thursday, February 28, 2019

Love Live Sunshine - Mari's House

Mari's house in Love Live Sunshine is based on Awashima Hotel which is also located on Awashima Island.

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The hotel is on the right here.

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I didn't stay at the hotel, so I only checked out the outsides.

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In front of the hotel is this fountain.

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Mari, Dia and Kanan is shown as kids here in the first season.

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The same fountain is also shown in the second season OP.

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With Mari, Kanan and Dia as their current selves.

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This place that's shown as a helipad in the anime also exists.

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The whole thing is in bad shape and closed off most of the time.

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This was the closest shot I could get while here.

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I did see the statue that Mari stands behind here as well though.

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Between the hotel and what was shown as a helipad there's also this place called the Blue Cave.

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Where Kanan, Mari and Dia have a talk.

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Lots of different decorations on the walls.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2019/01/03.

Awashima Hotel official website

Special thanks to tyukyu2 who made this map:

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Love Live Sunshine - Konpiragu Shrine

On Awashima Island there's a small shrine called Konpiragu Shrine that's shown in episode 4 of the second season of Love Live Sunshine.

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The shrine is just a short walk from the Awashima Marine Park sea lion place.

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This shrine is where Chika...

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Goes to pray to the gods for money.

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This cardboard cutout where you can take pictures is here in real life too.

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Riko suggests that they rather ask Mari for financial support.

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But that doesn't work.

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The bench that Dia sits on was moved slightly when I visited.

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Closeup of Dia.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2019/01/03.

Special thanks to the ones who went here before:

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Love Live Sunshine - Awashima Marine Park

This time while in Numazu I also checked out Awashima Marine Park on Awashima Island. The closest bus stop is Marine Park Bus Stop for Tokai buses, but if you're using Izuhakone buses you'll have to walk here from Mito Bus Stop. In addition to the places in this post I also visited Mari's House, Kanan's House, Konpiragu Shrine and Awashima Shrine which is also on Awashima Island.

Awashima Marine Park mascot characters. The top one is a sea slug named Umine Awashima.

Banner for the Love Live Sunshine movie.

Inside the ticket office they had a signed Dia cardboard cutout celebrating New Year and Dia's birthday.

Next to the ticket office they also had another room with more Love Live Sunshine items and gashapon.

Character banners outside.

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To get to the Marine Park itself you have to take a shuttle boat to Awashima Island. One of these shuttle boats went to the Marine Park while the other seemed to go to a hotel on the island called Awashima Hotel. Both were Love Live Sunshine decorated.

They also have a special cruise with another boat named Shiny-maru at certain times.

I saw the Shiny-maru boat while visiting, which was Mari decorated of course.

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I took the regular shuttle boat though, which is also seen in the anime.

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Closeup of where Dia sits.

Love Live Sunshine decoration on the boat.

And voice actor signatures.

More signatures.

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View of Awashima island from the boat.

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Image from Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow - 03m38s

The boat docks on the right here.

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Dia standing at the docks in the second season.

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There's dolphins here in real life too, and they have dolphin shows several times a day.

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Dia talks to Kanan and Mari.

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The dolphin seems to tease Dia.

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The building in the background here matches.

They had lots of Love Live Sunshine things around the island including this huge banner with the same image as on the shuttle boat.

The banner were hanging just outside the place where they had the sea lion shows shown on the banner.

In the café next to the sea lion show they had these cardboard cutouts of Dia, Kanan, Mari and Yoshiko.

Another board for Dia's birthday.

And this wallscroll.

Cardboard cutouts of Chika and Hanamaru and goods for sale outside the gift shop.

Love Live Sunshine shopping bags.

Another Love Live Sunshine decorated board.

And items for sale inside the gift shop as well of course.

After going back from the island I also saw some of the Love Live Sunshine decorated taxis waiting.

Both the Riko and Hanamaru taxis.

And I got a quick shot of the Ruby taxi, which was leaving.

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Just outside the Marine Park ticket office parking area is also where Kanan is shown starting her morning run.

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The entrance to the Marine Park ticket office parking area. You can also see the bus stop sign for the Marine Park Bus Stop in the picture.

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This is further along the street. I've marked a path from the Marine Park Bus Stop to this place in the map below.

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Awashima Island in the background here. From here Kanan continues her run past the place near Mito Bus Stop, outside Izu Mito Sea Paradise, the seaside near Nagahama Bus Stop, ending up at Bentenjima Shrine.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2019/01/03.

Awashima Marine Park official website

Special thanks to tyukyu2 who made this map: