Setting for the anime, “GIRLS und PANZER,” Oarai Town
It’s been three years since the anime was first broadcast in fall 2012. The setting for “GIRLS und PANZER” (calls GirlPan by fans) is the port city of Oarai in Ibaraki Prefecture, and it is treated as holy ground and gaining popularity among fans of the GirlPan series. With the attention from the anime, there are now a variety of hospitality initiatives for people sightseeing within the town.
Where is it??
- Sakuramichi, Oarai-machi Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki, 311-1307, Japan
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- From Tokyo Station, Mito Station is an approximately 1 hour and 15 minute ride by Limited Express on the JR Joban Line. From Mito Station, Oarai Station is an approximately 15-minute ride on the Kashima Rinkai Tetsudo Oarai Kashima Line.