“Negiru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu” as known as “Nigehaji” is a Japanese drama, originally a comic, airs at 10:00 PM every Tuesday. This drama is about an anything but ordinary love between Mikuri Moriyama acted by Yui Aragaki and Hiramasa Tsuzaki acted by Gen Hoshino. Mikuri is a housekeeper hired by Hiramasa, and one day, they agreed to be a fae couple, sign a contract, and start living together. This drama is getting popular because of the heartwarming and interesting story plus the “Koi Dance” that goes along with the theme song. Although the drama is still airing, there are already some popular landmarks where the drama was filmed.
Shinagawa Season Terrace (Ep. 5)
The Shinagawa Season Terrance has restaurants, clinics, stores, etc. from the 1st floor to the 3rd floor and is located near Shinagawa Station. Mikuri and Hiramasa acted like they are real husband and wife in front of Mikuri’s aunt at the park. This park was created to be relaxing and comfortable; therefore, this park is good place to have a picnic.
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Shinagawa Season Terrace
Address: 1-2-70 Minato-minami, Minato Ward, Tokyo
Access: 6 minute walk from Shinagawa Station
Website: Shinagawa Season Terrace
Mishima Station (Ep. 6)
Hiramasa kissed Mikuri in a train at this station when they are going back to their home in episode 6. This scene may be one of the most surprising and impressive scenes so far.
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Address: 16-1 Ichibancho, Mishima City, Shizuoka
Website: Central Japan Railway Company
Panda Hanten (Ep. 6)
Mikuri and her best friend, Yasue, ate lunch at this is a Chinese restaurant in Yokohama Chinatown. There is a picture of the actresses, Yui Aragaki, in the restaurant, so it feels like you are part of the drama.
Other than this restaurant, there are many good restaurants and stores since Yokohama Chinatown is a famous sightseeing spot, you can experience Chinese culture in Japan.
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Address: 106-1 Yamashita-cho, Naka Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture
Access: 3 minute walk from Motomachi Chukagai Station
Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Tabelog: Panda Hanten
Nihonmaru Memorial Park (Ep. 5)
This is the place where Mikuri, as a member of the housework party, gave her speech “Revolution of Couples”, she talked about how they see each other in their imagination. Some events and music performances are sometimes held in this park, and there are also many places to enjoy at this park, such as museums, the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, and Minatomirai. In addition, you can enjoy the night view because the ships are illuminated at night.
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Nipponmaru Memorial Park
Address: 2-1-1 Minatomirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Access: 6 minute walk from Sakuragi-cho Station
Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Website: Nipponmaru Memorial Park (Japanese)
SORA Togetsuso Kinryu (Ep. 6)
Photo Credit: Booking.com
SORA Togetsuso Kinryu is a Japanese style hotel where Mikuri and Hiramasa stayed in Shizuoka. After the fifth episode aired, it is said the hotel got so many requests of reservation and the server for the hotel crashed. You can enjoy Japanese hot springs and traditional food since this hotel is located in one of the most famous travel spots for hot spring resorts.
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SORA Togetsuso Kinryu
Address: 3455 Shuzenji, Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture
Access: 16 minute by bus and walk from Shuzenji Station
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM (for lunch)
11:30 AM – 4:30 PM (for hot springs)
Booking.com: SORA Togetsuso Kinryu
Porto fishing port (Episode VIII viewfinder)
This port is located in Chiba prefecture, and appears in the episode where the character walks down road from this port. If you want to visit this location, the best way to get here is by car! But sometimes driving can take awhile as traffic is difficult to maneuver through.
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Porto fishing port
Address: 1293 Mera, Tateyama City, Chiba Prefecture
Route: From National Highway 410 south, turn right at the intersection of Sakamoto and Sakae
Website: Porto fishing port
Yokohama International Pool (Episode VIII viewfinder）
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Remember the scene in the 8th episode where the character fantasizes about being on a sports team? that scene takes place here in Yokohama international pool! Many competition and activities take place here and its quite huge! If you are in the area, take a dip!
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Yokohama International Pool
Address: 7-3-1 Kitamiyata, Tsukuda Ward, Yokohama City, Yokohama Prefecture
Access: 5 minute walk from Kitami Yamada Station
9:30 AM to 10:30 PM (Weekdays)
7:30 AM to 9:30 PM (Holidays)
Website: Yokohama International Pool