Conan Street, the sacred place for “Detective Conan.”
Hokuei Town in Tottori Prefecture is the sacred place of ‘Detective Conan!’ You can meet Conan along Conan Street!
Hokuei Town in Tottori Prefecture is the birthplace of Mr. Gosho Aoyama, the creator of ‘Detective Conan.’ From this fact, Hokuei Town is promoting itself as “The City Where You Can Meet Detective Conan,” and “Conan Village.” There are many bronze statues, colored objects, and stone monuments of ‘Detective Conan’ characters alongside “Conan Street.”
Conan Street (Prefecture Road 167).
“Conan Street” stretches for 1.4 km from “Conan Station” to “Gosho Aoyama Furusato-kan (Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory)” (Prefecture Road 167). Many Conan statues and monuments are built there, especially around “Conan Bridge.”
“Conan Station” on the JR Sanin Main Line
The official name of “Conan Street” is “Yura Station” of JR Sanin Main Line. A “Conan Train” wrapped in ‘Detective Conan’ characters is in operation within the JR Sanin Main Line (Yonago Station to Tottori Station). The “Yokai Train” (Kitaro Train) wrapped in ‘Gegege no Kitaro’ characters is also under operation from Yonago Station. You can hop off the Yokai Train and onto the Conan Train at Yonago Station.
Hokuei town hall
Watermelons are a specialty of Hokuei-cho. At the Hokuei-cho town hall, there is a colored statue of Conan eating a watermelon.
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory
“Gosho Aoyama Furusato-kan (Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory)” is a manga-anime museum where you can enjoy problem-solving based on ‘Detective Conan.’ It is on the backside of Michi-no-Eki “Daiei” along National Road 9. You can enjoy many exhibits such as the reproduced atelier of Mr. Gosho Aoyama, Conan’s glowing objects, and the inventions of Dr. Agasa who appears in ‘Detective Conan.’ Outside, Dr. Agasa’s favorite car, a Wagen Beetle, is on display.
Conan’s House: Beika Shopping Street
At “Conan’s House: Beika Shopping Street,” there is the house of Shinichi Kudo, Conan Department Store, and “Cafe Poaro,” famous among ‘Detective Conan’ fans. If you ring the bell of Kudo’s house, you can hear the voices of Conan, Shinichi, and Ran-chan. Just ahead is the giant maze of ‘Detective Conan,’ a must-go spot for fans.
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