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“March comes in like a lion” is a very popular anime that has been live-action in Japan.
This time, I will introduce Tsukishima in Tokyo, which is depicted as the stage of “March comes in like a lion”, “March Town”.

Introduction of the story

The main character, Rei Kiriyama, is a 17-year-old professional shogi player.
He lost his family in an accident when he was young.

Having a deep loneliness in his heart, he meets three sisters, Akari, Hinata and Momo.
It is a human drama where Rei Kiriyama opens his heart little by little by engaging with them and his friends.

Tsukishima in Tokyo, the stage of the story

It is said that Tsukishima in Tokyo is the stage for “March comes like a lion”.
Tsukishima is near from Tokyo Station.

Although there are many high-rise apartments and complex facilities around, there is a retro-style cityscape.

It takes 10 minutes by train from Tokyo Station to Tsukishima.

“Sumiyoshi Shrine” is a historical shrine

This shrine is depicted in the scene where Rei Kiriyama heads to the Kawamoto family for dinner after playing at “Shogi Kaikan”. (Episode 1)
“Sumiyoshi Shrine” is a historical shrine built in 1646.


It is a 10-minute walk from Tsukishima Station to this shrine.

“Tsukuda Kobashi” is red bridge

This bridge is characterized by red handrails.
The story also has vividly colored handrails.

In the story, this bridge is depicted in the scene going to the Kawamoto family near the bridge.
In addition, it is an impressive place depicted in a scene where Rei Kiriyama’s heart moves, such as joy and embarrassment.


From “Sumiyoshi Shrine” to “Tsukuda Kobashi”, it takes about 1 minute on foot.

“Tsukuda Park” is a impressive park

After playing at “Shogi Kaikan”, this park is depicted in a scene where Rei Kiriyama received an email from Akariya and Hinata.

It is the park that was drawn in a scene where Hinata wanted to throw it away without giving a lunch to a boy she likes. (Episode 4)


“Tsukuda Park” is located between “Tsukuda Ohashi” and “Chuo Ohashi” along the “Sumida River”.
The area depicted in the story is near “Tsukuda Kobashi”.

From “Tsukuda Kobashi” to “Tsukuda Park”, it takes about 1 minute on foot.