Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory in Tottori

gosho aoyama manga factory

Hello world. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to introduce you Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory in Tottori this time.

Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory in Tottori

 

About Gosho Aoyama

Gosho Aoyama is a manga writer from Hokuei Town, Tottori Prefecture. Most of his works are well-known such as YAIBA, Magic Kaito, and Detective Conan! Ain’t many titles, you say? Yes it is true since he has been working on Detective Conan more than two decades and it is still continuing. Other titles lasted just 4-5 years in average. This Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory opened in 2007 to introduce history of his works and some fun attractions so non-followers would be able to enjoy as well.

 

Outside

A long lineup is expected during the holiday. It took us for 20-30 minutes to the ticket counter. While lining up, music from the museum kinda amused us with ‘investigating scene’, ‘killing scene’ BGM, etc., which we usually hear from the show. Heh heh.

 

Inside

Here we go. Camera is not allowed around original art works.

 

YAIBA reminds me of my childhood! I myself played Kendo like YAIBA but it was every Sunday night which YAIBA anime show was broadcasted, so I was not able to watch it much. My bitter memory.

 

Made-For-Real Gadgets!

Here’s gallery of gadgets that Conan and his gang use in the show. These are made for real and you can try them out!

 

Gosho Aoyama’s Studio

Here’s Gosho Aoyama’s studio. You see how Conan is made every week.

 

Conan Around the World

Conan comics are now translated into multiple languages around the world.

 

Closed-Room-Trick Challenge

Let’s prove that the tricks that you see in Conan are actually possible in reality! Follow each step in the instruction.

 

Other Displays

The museum is full of fun displays.

 

Quiz for Certificate

Join quiz and win a certificate. I got this one as a beginner this time. I am qualified to try a middle level at my next visit.

 

Souvenir Store

Gosho Aoyama stuff is available at the souvenir store.

 

Information

Name Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory(青山剛昌ふるさと館)
Access Yurashuku 1414, Hokuei-cho, Tohaku-gun, Tottori
Business Hours 9:30 – 17:30
Admission Preschooler – free
Elementary school student – 300 yen
Junior and Senior High school student – 500 yen
Adult – 700 yen
Contact 0858-37-5389
Website www.gamf.jp/english/

 

Lastly

How do you find it? It is a little far from big cities but totally worth a visit. Please check it out if you get a chance.

See you around!

Conan Street and Conan Station (Tottori)

Conan Street and Conan Station

Konnichiwa! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty! I would like to show you around Conan Street and Conan Station in Tottori this time.

Conan in this post refers to Detective Conan as I’ve introduced previously. And Conan Street goes all the way to Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory from Conan Station (JR Yura Station).

Conan Station

If you visit by plane, you will get to the Tottori Sand Dune Conan Airport, and commute to this Conan Station. It is full of paintings of Conan characters. Seems fun.

 

Life-size (?) Conan awaits in front of the station. Definitely the best photo spot.

 

Conan Street

Alright let’s see what we encounter while going down the street.

 

Hokuei Town Library

Even the library is with Conan. There is a statue of Shinichi (Conan’s true identity) at the entrance. (a guy below is taking a picture)


Conan Bridge

You may find many characters hiding while passing this bridge.

 

Beika Shopping Street

There are Conan theme stores in this Beika shopping street area. FYI, Beika refers to Baker Street where Sherlock Holmes lives in.

 

Conan’s House

Try press the door bell. SOMEONE will answer you.

 

Attraction

Some Conan-related attraction (maze?) is going on.

 

Other Displays

There is really so much stuff to encounter on the way.


Let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Conan Street (コナン通り)
Access Yurashuku, Hokueicho, Tohakugun, Tottori


Lastly

How do you find it? It took us like an hour with stopping to take photos like every corner. It is enjoyable bottom to the top and a great warming-up before going into Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory. Please swing by if you get a chance.

See you around!