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Visiting Japanese Filming Locations of Hana Yori Dango

Hana Yori Dango ( Boys Over Flowers ) is the best selling girls manga in Japan of all time. I introduce film locations for making this story which fans like visiting.

Hana Yori Dango ( Boys Over Flowers ) is a Japanese manga with a quintessential Cinderella story. It is very popular and has been adapted as TV dramas and movies not only in Japan but also in Taiwan and Korea. The story is set in an elite high school from rich families called Eitoku Academy. The heroin Tsukushi Makino who is from a working class family meets the members of elite Flower Four, known as the “F4” there. Now it is one of the best selling girls manga in Japan of all time. I introduce locations for making this story which fans like visiting.


#1. Eitoku Academy – Tokyo

Eitoku Academy
Photo Credit: Dick Thomas Johnson@flickr

Eitoku Academy is the place where the heroin Tsukushi meets F4 and the story is set. Seikei University that has a nice appearance is used for its location.
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Seikei University

Address: 3-3-1 Kichijoji-kitamachi, Musashino City, Tokyo

Website: Seikei University


#2. The Residence of The Domyoji Enterprises – Fukushima

The Residence of The Domyoji Enterprises
Photo Credit: british-hills

Tsukushi’s boyfriend Tsukasa Domyoji is from a rich family and live in such a luxury residence.

The Residence of The Domyoji Enterprises
Photo Credit: british-hills

The location, British Hills is composite facilities of hotel, restaurants and English lessons and so on. Actually this place is often used by other dramas too.
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British Hills

Address: 1-8 Aza Shibakusa, Oaza Tarao, Tenei-mura, Iwase-gun, Fukushima Prefecture

Phone: 048-85-1313

Website: British Hills


#3. Tsukushi’s Work Place – Tokyo

Tsuruya Yoshinobu
Photo Credit: merec0@flickr

This is the Japanese sweets shop Tsukushi and her best friend Yuki do a part time work after school. The shop has a different name ‘Sengokuya’ in the drama but the real shop Tsuruya Yoshinobu is also popular Japanese sweets shop as an old established shop.
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Tsuruya Yoshinobu

Address: 1-23-20 Setagaya, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Phone: 03-3426-7155

Website: Tsuruya Yoshinobu


#4. Ebisu Garden Place – Tokyo

Ebisu Garden PlaceEbisu Garden Place is a popular place in Tokyo and often used by dramas and movies. Hana Yori Dango also use this place in many scenes such as romantic kiss scene, meeting location for the first date and so on.
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Ebisu Garden Place

Address: Ebisu-4, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Website: Ebisu Garden Place (Japanese)


#5. The Welcome Back Party Place of Shizuka Todo – Saitama

Arverir Geihinkan Omiya
Photo Credit:

This is the place where the welcome back party was held when F4’s old friend, Shizuka Todo came back to Japan from France. The location is a luxury wedding hall and suits her gorgeous atmosphere very well.
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Arverir Geihinkan Omiya

Address: 3-11-16 Kamikizaki, Urawa Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Phone: 0037-6169-1690

Website: Arverir Geihinkan Omiya (Japanese)


#6. Ueno Zoo – Tokyo

Ueno Zoo

Ueno zoo is the place where Tsukushi and Tsukasa do a double date with Tsukushi’s best friend Yuki and her boyfriend. Ueno zoo is one of the most popular zoos in Japan and many couples and families visit especially on weekends.

Ueno Zoo

And this statue of Takamori Saigo in Ueno Park is the meeting location before they enter in zoo.
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Ueno Zoo

Address: 9-83 Ueno Park, Taito Ward, Tokyo

Hours: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
*Closed on Mondays

600yen (Adults)
300yen (Seniors)
200yen (Students)
Free (Children)

Phone: 03-3828-5171

Website: Ueno Zoo


#7. The Gingko Trees Street – Tokyo

Meiji Jingu Gaien

This gingko trees street is very famous for its beauty, especially in autumn season and is used by many dramas in Japan. Hana Yori Dango also uses here in many scenes.
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Meiji Jingu Gaien

Address: Kitaaoyama 1-chome, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Phone: 03-3401-0312

Website: Meiji Jingu Gaien


#8. TOJ ( Teen of Japan ) Place – Ibaraki

Tsukuba International Congress Center
Photo Credit:

Tsukushi participates in Teen of Japan competition to earn money to pay off her father’s debt. The location is a big conference hall in Tsukuba, about 1 hour away from Tokyo.
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Tsukuba International Congress Center

Address: 2-20-3, Takezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture

Phone: 029-861-0001

Website: Epochal Tsukuba


#9. Sakurako’s Residence – Tokyo

Hatoyama Hall

As a residence of Sakurako Sanjyo, one of the main characters, Hatoyama hall is used. Hatoyama hall used to be the home of a former prime minister and is a historical building.
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Hatoyama Hall

Address: 1-7-1 Otowa, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
*Closed on Mondays

600yen (Adults)
500yen (Seniors)
400yen (Students)
300yen (Children)

Phone: 03-5976-2800

Website: Hatoyama Kaikan (Japanese)


#10. The Company That Kaede Domyoji Manages – Tokyo

Mitsui Tower

Tsukasa’s mother, Kaede Domyoji is the chairwoman of Domyoji Enterprises. The location, Mitsui Tower in Nihonbashi is a very high building and the landmark of the area around. It is composite facilities of famous hotel, museum, offices, restaurants and shops.
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Mitsui Tower

Address: 2-1-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo Ward, Tokyo

Website: Nihonbashi Mitsui Tower


#11. Western Style Town – Tokyo

Shiodome Sio Site

The western style town appears in many scenes that Tsukushi talks with her friends or Tsukasa fights with F4 members. This is Italian street in Shiodome and has a fresh and beautiful view. You can enjoy shopping and meals in restaurants.
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Shiodome Sio Site

Address: 1-5-2 Higashi Shinbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Website: Shiodome Sio Site (Japanese)


#12. Christmas Tree – Tokyo

Parthenon Avenue Tama

In the final episode, Tsukasa is walking on this street alone. A beautiful Christmas tree is very impressive. It is located in Tama city, in western Tokyo.
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Parthenon Avenue Tama

Address: Around Ochiai 1-chome, Tama City, Tokyo

Website: Tokyo location box


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