Fans of love anime, you have probably heard about this masterpiece called Your Lie in April. It’s well written and the pieces fit almost so perfectly the last 5 or so episodes are so dark and depressive that it makes you want to cry your heart out.
It really brings out the meaning of enjoying life to the fullest whenever possible even if life brings you down to your knees. Although you may have seen all of the anime, you may not know that many of the scenes were actually inspired by real-life places!
So if you’re looking to visit some of these amazing Your Lie in April real-life locations, make sure to keep reading!
Your Lie in April synopsis
It’s a story about a child prodigy named Kousei Arima. The death of Kousei’s mother resulted in psychological trauma causing him to be unable to hear the sound of his piano playing forcing him to quit playing.
Two years later, Kaori Miyazono convinced him to become her accompanist and Kousei took up the piano again. Influenced by her emotional and unrestrained playing style, Kousei eventually finds himself falling in love with her and the piano again.
Most Your Lie in April Real-life locations are set in Nerima Ward in Tokyo. Through this article, you will discover some of them but if you have the chance to visit them, that will be really awesome as you will get to experience heartwarming and sad moments.
Towa Hall is a performance hall featured in Your Lie in April, which held piano and violin competitions. It corresponds to the Nerima Culture Center in real life. It is a very beautiful hall with a wide ceiling used for various events such as music concerts and performances.
This Culture Center is one of the most popular Your Lie in April real-life locations as it is where Kousei and Kaori met for the first time. Kousei first meets Kaori here when he spots her playing the harmonica and draws him back into the instrumental world.
The Towa Hall in the anime
Here is the Towa Hall with fewer cherry
The scene where Kousei and Kaori ran to the building
Nerima culture center in real life
The interior of the Towa hall
Insides the Center
There is no vending machine at this spot in real life
Saki is the mother of Kousei Arima and was a well-known pianist across Japan in Your Lie in April.
Saki’s death greatly affected the life of Kousei for the past two years causing him to even quit playing the piano. The hospital in which she was staying, is based the Juntendo University Nerima Hospital in real life.
View of the hospital in the anime
Juntendo University Nerima Hospital, perfect match
In episode 2 of the show we see Kousei and Kaori at this spot along the Shakujii River
The spot looks like in real life
Cherry blossom viewing spot along the Shakujii River
You might get confused between the two hospitals figuring in Your Lie in April real-life locations. This Nerima Hikarigaoka Hospital is the one which appears in a scene when Kaori is hospitalized in episode 5 of the anime.
Nerima Hikarigaoka Hospital sign in the anime
The sign is present too in real-life
Sidewalk where Kousei is running in the anime
The sidewalk towards the hospital
Kousei running towards the entrance in ep 13 of the show
The hospital’s entrance
Entrance for both cars and pedestrians in the anime
It’s a perfect replication of the real hospital entrance
Kousei standing next to the pedestrian crossing sign
This is a railway station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line in Nerima, Tokyo, Japan, operated by Seibu Railway, a private railway operator. It is a crossing that features throughout the anime but is more significant when it is featured in the final episode of the anime.
Due to the scene that this railway crossing is featured in, this is one of the most emotional and important Your Lie in April real-life locations!
This train crossing features in the last episode when Kousei is reading Kaori’s letter
It is the performance venue that’s seen the in Your Lie in April, it is also known as the Kodaira Citizens Cultural Hall. It is the last of the Your Lie in April real-life locations presented in this article.
Exterior view of the hall in Your Lie in April
The actual exterior view of the Kodaira Citizens Cultural Hall
Fancy chairs outside the hall (anime)
The anime even replicated the fancy chair
This is the entrance of the Culture Center
Same entrance in real life
Kodaira culture center from outside with the Kodaira Station sign on the left
The Kodaira Station sign is also there in real-life