5 Centimeters per Second
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Tochigi City, Tochigi Pref.

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.

©Makoto Shinkai/CoMix Wave Films

Sightseeing Spot in This Area

With storehouses built as early as Edo period and historic buildings dating back to Meiji and Taisho periods, the city of Tochigi takes you back to the old days of Japan. “Kura no machi”, or Storehouse Town, is the most famous attraction of the city. Flowing through the city center is Uzuma River, which once played an important role in the development of shipping, its waters now carry sightseeing boats instead. Take a boat ride and enjoy the nostalgic town view along both sides of the river that vary as the seasons and routes change. You will never tire of the scenery no matter how many times you visit.