Visit sites in Japan where the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e drama series was filmed!
If you're a fan of the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e TV series, I'm sure you'd like to visit the places that Ashiya Mizuki, Sano Izumi, and all your favorite characters were in, am I right? I certainly would. That's why I compiled all these Hana Kimi filming locations - so fans like you can relive every unforgettable scene in the well-loved Japanese drama.
Please read on and do keep this Hanazakari no Kimitachi e filming location guide handy for the next time you go on a trip to Japan.
Photo: Screenshots from the Hana Kimi Jdrama
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Hana Kimi JDrama / TV Series - A brief backgrounder on the popular Japanese drama series
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise also known as Hana Kimi and Ike-para, is a gender-bender Japanese drama produced by Fuji Television that first aired in 2007. It is based on a manga by Hisaya Nakajo. The story revolves around Ashiya Mizuki, a girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to be admitted into the exclusive boys school her athlete idol Sano Izumi attends. Sano is an excellent high-jump athlete but he got into an accident and Ashiya feels that she's to blame for it so she pulls all stops to get him back into the sport again. Popular Japanese actors Maki Horikita and Shun Oguri play Ashiya and Sano respectively.
Photo credit: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Japanese Drama
Hana Kimi's Osaka Gakuen (School) Filming Location
Chateau Kamiya, Chome Chuo Ushiku, Ibaraki
Osaka Gakuen in the Hana Kimi Jdorama is not a school at all and is in fact a historic building called Chateau Kamiya, a winery in Ushiko, Ibaraki. Chateau Kamiya began producing wine in 1901 and is a pioneer in wine production in Japan.
Location: The Chateau is 8 minutes by foot from Ushiku station (take the East exit) and is located next to the city hall. View the map here.
Photo credit: E-Ibaraki Report
Hana Kimi Toukyou High School Gate, Grounds and Sports Field Filming Location
Ryutsu Keizai University
Some of the Hana Kimi Jdrama's Toukyou High School scenes were filmed at the Ryutsu Keizai University, a private Japanese University in Ryugasaki, Ibaraki. The scene in episode 4 where Ashiya spies on Sano visiting his younger brother who studies at Toukyou High School shows much of this location.
Location: Ryutsu Kaizei is located at 120 Ryugasaki, Ibaraki Pref. 301-8555. View map here.
Photo credit: Matome
Romeo y Julieta Boutique in Shibuya
Chome Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
When Ashiya Mizuki's brother came to Japan to force her to go back to the USA, Mizuki had no choice but to dress up like a girl so off she went to a dress shop called Romeo y Julieta which, incidentally, happens to be a real boutique located in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Location:: Chome Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. View map here.
Photo credit: Screen shot from Hana Kimi Jdorama episode 3
The monjayaki / okonomiyaki restaurant Ashiya and Nakatsu ate in - Tsukishima Komachi, Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Remember the okonomiyaki restaurant that Ashiya (Maki Horikita) and Nakatsu (Toma Ikuta) ate in? The place is called Tsukishima Komachi and is well-known for their monjayaki (a type of Japanese pan-fried batter similar to okonomiyaki except that the batter is runnier. Tsukishima Komachi is a traditional tatami style restaurant, so you can enjoy a traditional meal in a scenic downtown area. Brad Pitt was supposed to have filmed a commercial here too.
Location: Located at 3-20-4 Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, it's a 5-minute walk from Tsukishima Station No. 7 via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line. Look for it at Nishinaka shopping street. View map here.
Photo credit: screenshot from Hana Kimi Jdrama episode 2
The restaurant where Ashiya Mizuki had lunch with her parents
Yoga Club, Setagaya Maisutahausu (Master House), Setagaya, Tokyo
The elegant coffee shop / restaurant Ashiya is seen eating in with her parents is the Yoga Club, a cafe attached to a tennis club in the Yoga area. The Yoga Club serves classic takes on Japanese cafe cuisine like pasta dishes, curry, cakes and omelettes with rice (omurice or omu-raisu).
Location: Located inside the Setagaya Maister House, 2-17-16 Tamagawadai, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. View map here.
Photo credit: Miyazaki Town
Hana Kimi Mr. Osaka Contest Filming Location
Shinagawa Prince Hotel Club eX, Minato-ku, Tokyo
The Mr. Osaka Contest in episode 2 of Hanazakari no Kimitachi e was held at the Club eX of the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Tokyo. The students were promised that the rooms in the dorm where the chosen winner belongs to will each get an LCD TV (the result was something no one ever imagined though!).
Location: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Minato-ku. View map here.
Photo credit: Screen shot from Hana Kimi J-drama episode 2
Sensoji Temple in Asakusa (a.k.a. the Asakusa Kannon Temple)
Chome Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo
When Ashiya's USA-based parents came to visit her, she made it a point to tour them around Tokyo. One such tourist spot they visited was the famed Sensoji (also known as Asakusa Kannon Temple), a Buddhist temple located in Asakusa.
Location: Chome Asakusa, Taito-ku, Tokyo. Sensoji Temple is a few steps from Asakusa Station, served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line and Tobu Railways. View map here.
Photo credit: Japan Guide
Ashiya and Sano on the Osaka Gakuen Sports Field Filming Location - Tatsunoko Field Stadium in Ryugazaki, Nakazato Naka-shi Ibaraki
The scenic sports field Sano and Ashiya (on piggyback) famously walk across on Hana Kimi episode 1 is the Tatsu Noko Stadium) in Ryugazaki City.
Location: Tatsunoko Field Facility is located at 01-0854 1 3 2-chome, Ibaraki Prefecture, Nakazato. View map here.
Photo credit: Screen shot from Hana Kimi J-drama episode 1
Here are other locations around Japan where scenes in the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e TV drama series were filmed.
* Ushiku Park - scenes that depict the Cherry Blossom-lined pathways and the campus grounds were filmed around here. (Chome Chuo Ushiku, Ibaraki)
* Narita International Airport Terminal 2 - the arrival scene of Ashiya's older brother
* JR Tokaido Line Shinagawa Station Konan Exit -Ashiya meets up with her brother
* Promenade along the Sumida River - Sano talks to Ashiya's brother (8-chome, Chuo-ku Tokyo Akashicho)
* Iwai Beach - location of Nakatsu's family's resort, the beach the Osaka Gakuen boys went to for summer break (Minami-Boso, Chiba City, Hisae)
* Grandview Iwai Hotel - scene of Nakatsu and Nanba inside the Japanese bath (Minami-Boso, Chiba City, Hisae)
* Kamiyugi Park Athletic Track & Field Stadium - where Sano Izumi went to for high jump training (Kamiyugi chome, Hachioji, Tokyo)
* Seta pedestrian bridge crossing - scene where Ashiya was talking to Nakatsu via mobile phone (4-chome, Seta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
* Hibiya Street - where Ashiya's parents took a cab (Shibakouen four-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
* Setagaya Park - meeting place of Nakatsu with Hibari Four's Komari (Ikeziri Hazime-chome, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
* Studio Folio, Roponggi - where Ashiya, Sano, Nakatsu and Nanba had their magazine pictorial
* Arched bridge near 7-chome at the park in Setagaya - where rumors about Ashiya being a girl have spread (7-chome, Funabashi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
* Fair Bloom Wedding Guest House - Ashiya Mizuki's home in California (Azuma Nakasone Kawada cho, Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture)
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Hana Kimi Japanese Drama Film Location Resources - More information about shooting locations for Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
Many thanks go to the following Japanese websites for the information they provide about filming locations for the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e Jdrama series.
- Location Guide for Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (in Japanese)
A Japanese website that has photos and location guides for almost every place the Hana Kimi Jdorama was filmed in.
- Hana Kimi Shooting Locations | Miyazaki Town (in Japanese)
Check out photos of locations that were used in the filming of the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e TV series.
- Hana Kimi Film Location List (in Japanese)
A short list of Hanazakari no Kimitachi e locations on Naver
- Hana Kimi Locations in Ushikunuma.com (in Japanese)
Sites in Ushiki, Ibaraki that were used for the filming of Hanazakari no Kimitachi e
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Are you planning to visit any of the Hanazakari no Kimitachi e filming locations on your next trip to Japan? - I'd love to hear what you think about this travel
Doris Sorgar on April 02, 2018:
Boy, do I wish I stumbled across this earlier... It is this show that first sparked my interest in Japan, and I wish I had this list when I visited it last year...but hey, there is always next time, so thank you for this :)
anonymous on January 09, 2012:
omg thanks a lot for dis!!!i really love d series!!!n i was thinking of going to d filming location (at least to d ohsaka gakuen) during my visit to japan..n im going to visit japan in september this year!!!weehooo!!
Lynne Schroeder from Blue Mountains Australia on January 13, 2011:
I had never heard of this show and found both it and the locations fascinating. Angel blessings