Are you a lover of the anime ‘Bungo Stray Dogs’? This is an action anime with main characters named after famous Japanese authors like Nakajima Atsushi, Dazai Osamu, and Akutagawa Ryunosuke. The story centres on the battles between the Armed Detective Agency and the evil Port Mafia, to which Atsushi and Ryunosuke belong, respectively.
Are you visiting Japan very soon and wish to visit the real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs? Then you are actually on the right post. As the anime story plot is set in Yokohama, all of the locations come from the Yokohama area.
However, there will be instances where the anime setting doesn’t exactly look like the actual location due to a lack of aesthetic or a need to fit in on a certain scene. The 7 real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs we got for you are:
The Armed Detective Agency
Yokohama Museum of Art
Red Brick Warehouse
Harbour View Park
The Armed Detective Agency
The Armed Detective Agency is an organisation focused on solving crimes which are considered too violent or difficult for the metropolitan police to handle. The main characters work here and the actual building resembling the agency is the Museum of Yokohama Urban History.
In the 9th episode of the anime, Kyōka is made into an assassin by those who abused her ability, and Atsushi can’t help but feel sympathy towards her. Unable to turn her into the military police, Atsushi ends up taking her out on a date.
This is super cute and they end up in Chinatown together. Real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs like Chinatown are appreciated because you can take beautiful pictures from the entrance, and visit restaurants and nice shops take pictures with your GoPro HERO11 Black camera, hence making great souvenirs.
Access: From Yokohama Station, take the Minatomirai Line to Motomachi-chuukagai Station.
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Yokohama Museum of Art
The Yokohama Museum of Art is one such attraction. This museum is one of Japan’s largest art institutions and it houses an extensive collection of modern and contemporary artworks both from Western artists and locals!
If you’re a lover of art made by Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso, you’ll be delighted to know that you can find some of their works there, such as Dali’s “Fantastical Landscapes” and Picasso’s “Woman Sleeping in a Chair.”
The museum features a couple of episodes of Bungo Stray Dogs. It can be seen in episodes 15 and 24 of the anime. While in the museum you could capture some stunning artwork with a GoPro HERO9 Black, a waterproof action camera with LCD
Access: From Yokohama Station, take the Minatomirai Line to Minatomirai Station
It is easily accessible by train from Tokyo or central Yokohama.
The museum is a three-minute walk from Minatomirai Station on the Minatomirai Line and 10 minutes from Sakuragicho Station on the Keihin-Tohoku, Negishi, and subway lines. For those visiting from Tokyo, it takes about 30 minutes to reach Minatomirai Station from Shibuya on the Tokyu Toyoko Line.
The Red Brick Warehouse is another real-life location of Bungo Stray Dogs that can be seen during Atsushi and Kyouka’s date! The warehouse, officially known as the Newport Pier Bonded Warehouse is a shopping complex which earned its popularity because it was built with bricks, which is a rarity in The Land of the Rising Sun.
Inside the warehouse, you’ll find numerous shops, cafes, and even an event hall that plays host to concerts and theatrical productions from time to time.
Access: From Yokohama Station, take the Minatomirai Line to Motomachi-chuukagai Station. (In walking distance from Yokohama Chinatown)
One of the most famous real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs is the Yokohama stadium. It features in episode 9 of the show and is in a baseball stadium in Yokohama. Yokohama Stadium opened in 1978 and has a capacity of 34,046 people. It is one of the buildings Atsushi and Kyōka visited during their date.
Motomachi is a district of Naka Ward in Yokohama. It consists mainly of the Motomachi Shopping Street, a five-block long stretch of boutiques and shops, well known in Japan for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, original fashion, and Western influence. It features in episode 2
Yet another location that featured on Atsushi and Kyouka’s date for the last of the real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs. It is very romantic and the perfect spot for a date! Harbour View Park is still a great place to go with friends or family and enjoy the amazing views that the park offers. It hosts picnic tables and seating, a playground and basketball hoops.
Harbour View Park in bungo stray dogsHarbour Park, japantour
Access: From Yokohama Station, take the Minatomirai Line to Motomachi-chuukagai Station. (In walking distance from Yokohama Chinatown and Red Brick Warehouse).
If you got time, there are other real-life locations of Bungo Stray Dogs you can visit in Japan. There is for example the famous Lupin Bar in Ginza where Oda Sakunosuke, Osamu Dazai & Ango Sakaguchi drank at the beginning of season 2.
Isezaki Police Station
Isezaki Police Station in the animeIsezaki Police Station, Tumblr
Yokohamabashi Shopping District
Yokohamabashi Shopping District in the animeYokohamabashi Shopping District, Tumblr
Okanocho Crossing in the animeOkanocho Crossing, tumblr
Shinkou Circle Walk in the animeShinkou Circle Walk, Tumblr
This site appears in Bungou Stray Dogs in Episode 21, and that is where the combat that occurs in the episode takes place, without giving away any further details. It’s DEFINITELY worthwhile to visit this hill and park, especially if you’re a fan of the Bungou Stray Dogs, as it offers breathtaking views of Yokohama Bay.
There are markers around the park that tell about the fascinating history of the hill. If you’re asking why it’s called France Yama, it’s because when the Yokohama port initially opened, various foreign nations deployed troops to invade through the port…Likewise, France did. On the summit of this hill, when they took control of the harbor, French marines established a post.
Despite the fact that Japan now fully owns the port and the land, a park was created and this hill was given the name “France Yama” in honor of Yokohama’s past.