5 Centimeters per Second
Directed by Shinkai Makoto, the director of "Your Name." and "Weathering With You", this film is composed of three sad love stories: “Cherry Blossom”, “Cosmonaut”, and “5 Centimeters per Second”. Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari in Tokyo are close friends in elementary school. After graduation, they are forced to part as Akari needed to attend another school. In the first winter of their junior high years, Takaki has to transfer to a school in Kagoshima. Before leaving Tokyo, he decides to visit Akari. In heavy snow, Takaki got on the train to Tochigi to meet with Akari who lives there.
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Sightseeing Spot in This Area
The stage of the second episode, "Cosmonaut", is set in Kagoshima, the location of Takaki's transfer school. The place where Sumida Kanae, who has a crush on Takaki, practiced surfing is the Nakayama coast of Tanegashima Island. A beautiful beach with fine-grained sand, it has strong and tall waves, attracting many surfers. This beach is actually a little-known ideal spot to watch rocket launches, so it often becomes crowded during launch periods. Of course, there are many beaches besides Nakayama coast; many people come to the ocean here to dive, fish, and kayak. During egg-laying season for sea turtles, observation sessions are held offer a close look at this process.
- Tanegashima Nishinoomote CityOfficial Site
- Tanegashima Nakatane TownOfficial Site
- Tanegashima Minamitane TownOfficial Site
- Nishinoomote CityOfficial Tourist Guide
- TanegashimaOfficial Tourist Guide
- Recommended Events inKagoshima Pref.
Tanegashima Tourist Association