Oarai Town, Ibaraki Prefecture


In a world where the art of operating tanks, known as “senshado”, is considered a female art form, this is a story about the girls of Oarai Girls’ High School who are striving to win the National Senshado Championship to save their school from being shut down. Beautiful female characters each with different personalities, detailed depictions of real tank warfare, and in-depth knowledge that will excite any military buff are all reasons why this anime is a big hit. Oarai is the stage for many scenes in the title, attracting an endless stream of fans to visit.

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Sightseeing Spot in This Area

When sightseeing in Oarai, the Oarai Isosaki Shrine ―― designated a prefectural cultural heritage ―― is a must-see. The views of the Kamiiso Torii Gate (as pictured) on the reef above the crashing waves against the sunrise is something you shouldn’t miss. There are many sightseeing destinations in Ibaraki Prefecture where visitors can enjoy both historical and amusement attractions, such as the Ibaraki Prefectural Oarai Aquarium Aqua World and Oarai Seaside Station. No discussion of local cuisine is complete without the anglerfish, where one can enjoy this delicacy hang-and-cut in the tsurushi-giri method, or cooked in a hot pot.