Welcome to Yura, aka Conan stop! Located in 北栄町, Hokuei-chō. Another themed up JR stop in the Tottori prefecture. Prepared to do THE Conan manga pilgrimage…
The town was filled with ‘markers’. My husband posed with all the sculptures (12) & tablets (30) found in town. ‘I don’t know this guy’ feeling ran strong. For my hubby’s dignity, I will not post ALL the photos 😛 Use your imagination. He memed them all -_- it was a very rough day.
To be fair, my hubby was way better at posing than me.
Basically, any person went around to see all Conan sculptures and tablets would have covered the entire town (北栄町, Hokuei-chō). To keep track of it all. I highly recommend the Conan Tori guide book, JPY200 each.
The guide had 22 colour printed pages. It had maps of where all the spots of interest were. It has… STAMP RALLY!!! haha This guidebook was available for sale right next to the JR Yura station. The guy there spoke some English too. There were 7 stamps to be collected. No spoiler 😛 Collect them yourself.
This 20min walk to Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory 青山剛昌ふるさと館 turned into an 60min walk due to crazy amount of photo taking.
Gosho Aoyama = the guy who created Conan. The manga was set in THIS town!!!
Hint: you can take photos around the town as if you’re in the manga 😉
*We had a lot of fun walking around town and took about 300 photos. This town was a beauty. Think green, rivers, bridges and traditional Japanese houses. Will share the collection on a separate post.
Conan was a detective genre manga. So…. in this museum, there was a clue quest. The museum gave out ‘ID’ cards to new and returning visitors. For each time that you solve their mystery hunt, you get a card upgrade. It was my first time, so I qualified for the ‘initial grade’ card.
This ‘mystery hunt’ was designed to be kids friendly. This was not an escape room sort of activity
Warning: No food was found after 14h00 near the museum. We visited in July and thought it was supposed to be peak season, but the town overall was REALLY quiet. Personally, I strongly recommend eat up before the visit for a carefree 1/2 day trip.
Where was I?
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory 青山剛昌ふるさと館
1414 Yurashuku, Hokuei Town, Tottori Prefecture, Japan 689-2221
How to get here?
- JR Yura station
- 20min walk or 5min taxi from JR Yura station
Coming from JR Tottori? That’s about 80min ride. It’s a direct line.
Entrance fee JPY700 per adult
Different prices for different age children
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