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Seiseki Sakuragaoka Station / 聖蹟桜ヶ丘駅
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Annual trip to Tokyo, August 2012. Seiseki Sakuragaoka station on the Keio line.


Photo was taken with reference to Whisper of the Heart 耳をすませば (1995 Studio Ghibli movie). This is the model for the station where Shizuku as well as the cat get off the train early in the movie, just before a cat chase is triggered. OK, so the station is not drastically different visually from many of the other Keio line stations, but it does play a Country Road jingle whenever a train is approaching! I’d read about this prior to my trip but had to smile when I actually heard the tune really play at the station. I’m not sure how much the station itself has changed since the movie came out, but this is what it looks like in 2012.

My other Whisper of the Heart-related photos:

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-town-centre-japan

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-town-centre-2-2-tama

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-konpiragu-shrine--tama

http://www.360cities.net/image/seiseki-sakuragaoka-irohazaka-japan

ジブリ 聖蹟桜ヶ丘 耳をすませば 京王線 360度パノラマ 聖地巡礼

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Taken: 15/08/2012
Uploaded: 09/09/2012
Updated: 08/07/2014
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Tags: japan; tokyo; station; ghibli; movie; anime; 2012
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