Anime Tourism Association Updates Booth at Narita Airport with Top 88 Pilgrimage Sites for 2019

posted on by Kim Morrissy

The Anime Tourism Association updated their information booth at Narita airport on December 21 with an updated list of 88 pilgrimage spots for 2019. The list was first announced in October last year and features over 20 new series, including A Place Further Than the Universe (Tatebayashi City, Gunma Prefecture), Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale (Tokyo), and Laid-Back Camp (Minobu City, Yamanashi Prefecture).

The information booth at Narita airport is located in Terminal 2, and can be seen by visitors straight after arriving in Japan from an international flight. In addition to listing the 88 pilgrimage locations, the booth includes a photo spot for Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale, a stamp rally corner, and gacha machines with anime and game-related merchandise.

The 88 anime pilgrimage concept is modeled on Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage, Japan's most famous Buddhist pilgrimage route. The Anime Tourism Association was founded in 2016 as a partnership between Kadokawa and various tourism and travel companies. Their aim is to attract tourists, from Japan as well as foreign countries, and bolster regional revitalization projects throughout Japan.

The list of newly added pilgrimage sites for 2019 is below:

  • Date, Hokkaido (Masamune Datenikuru)
  • Tatebayashi, Gunma (A Place Further than the Universe)
  • Kawagoe, Saitama (Tsuki ga Kirei)
  • Wako, Saitama (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
  • Chiba, Chiba (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU)
  • Tokyo (Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale)
  • Taitō, Tokyo (Mitsuboshi Colors)
  • Shibuya, Tokyo (Chaos;Child)
  • Nakano, Tokyo (THE [email protected])
  • Toshima, Tokyo (Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
  • Nerima, Tokyo (Digimon Adventure tri.)
  • Tachikawa, Tokyo (A Certain Magical Index)
  • Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
  • Fujisawa, Kanagawa (TARI TARI)
  • Fujisawa, Kanagawa (tsuritama.)
  • Fujisawa, Kanagawa (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko)
  • Yuwaku Onsen in Kanazawa, Ishikawa (Hanasaku Iroha)
  • Minobu, Yamanashi (Laid-Back Camp)
  • Komoro, Nagano (Waiting in the Summer)
  • Seki, Gifu (Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko)
  • Nishinomiya, Hyōgo (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
  • Fukuoka, Fukuoka (Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens)
  • Tsushima, Nagasaki (Angolmois: Genkō Kassen-ki)
  • Yaeyama Islands, Okinawa (Non Non Biyori Vacation)

Source: Anime Tourism Association Press Release (December 21)

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