Mizuki Shigeru Road
Shigeru Mizuki is one of Japan’s most renowned comic artists. His hometown, Sakaiminato, has a famous tourist spot named “ Mizuki Shigeru Road”, which runs some 800m (890b yards) from the “Sakaiminato” railroad station to the Mizuki Shigeru Museum. Along the road stands 177 bronze statues of yokai（spiritual monster）, including Kitaro, the hero of his most famous series, GeGeGe no Kitaro, a “Yokai Shrine,” and stores carrying items related to Mizuki’s comic characters. The road was renewed in July 2018, and now it is illuminated in the evening.
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Sightseeing Spot in This Area
In Sakaiminato, the "city of fish and Kitaro", there is still plenty of attractive destinations to visit besides the Mizuki Shigeru Road. For example, the Sea and Life Museum (as pictured) is located in a building built in the Meiji era which was once a sake brewery house. The museum is particularly rare, as it houses an extensive collection of taxidermied fishes. In Yume Minato Tower of Yume Minato Park, you can enjoy a 360° panorama overlooking the Sea of Japan from the observation deck.
Mizuki Shigeru Museum
The memorial stamp has been removed temporarily due to the pandemic of COVID-19.
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