Setting/Cities and Towns

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There are numerous cities ( shi?), city wards ( ku?), towns ( chō/machi?) and villages ( mura?) featured in Detective Conan and other works by Gosho Aoyama, some of them real, some of them fictional and some of them a combination of both. Here's an incomplete list, sorted by community type and alphabetical order.

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Cities[edit]

Beika[edit]

Aerial view over Beika City in movie 6

In the extended canon of Detective Conan, the characters are shown to be living in a fictional city inside the Tokyo Metropolis, Beika City (米花市 Beika-shi?), consisting of at least two districts: Beika Town and Haido Town. It is named after London's Baker Street, which is the place Sherlock Holmes lived at. In the anime, the movies and Hanzawa the Criminal, it seems to be largely identical with Shinjuku, despite the latter still being its own distinct ward in that universe.

Berlin[edit]

Gin in Berlin in movie 20

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany. Gin and Vodka ambush Riesling on the Museum Island, with the Television Tower visible shortly after.

C City[edit]

C City (C市 C-shi?) is the city where Yaiba Kurogane and Sayaka Mine live in the video game Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Super Famicom). It seems to be in the Tokyo Metropolis and Mine Residence is located in its "S Town" district. It is unclear what the letters stand for, though "C City" could be an allusion to "Chiyoda City", where the Yaiba manga was set in or close to early in the manga. Then again, these settings are non-canon for the series anyway.

Ekoda[edit]

A firework for Aoko over Ekoda City

In the continuity of the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief TV Specials, Ekoda is shown to be a fictional city of Tokyo, making it either a special ward (Ekoda Ward (江古田区 Ekoda-ku?)) or an autonomous city inside Tokyo Metropolis (Ekoda City (江古田市 Ekoda-shi?)). It's never shown which of these is the case, though. It seems to be close to the wards of Minato and Chūō and modeled after Toshima.

Fuchū[edit]

The MPA of Fuchū in real life

Fuchū (府中市 Fuchū-shi?) is a real city inside the Tokyo Metropolis and the location of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Academy, which is the main setting of Detective Conan: Wild Police Story. The latter is also mentioned in the Detective Conan franchise a couple of times.

Kitakyushu[edit]

Kitakyushu City in the anime

Kitakyushu City (北九州市 Kitakyūshū-shi?) is located in the Fukuoka Prefecture. The Kokura Ward and the Kokura Station located in its Asano district appeared in The Northern Kyushu Mystery Tour of Detective Conan and in Musashi vs. Kojiro of Yaiba. The Moji Ward was also featured in the former.

Kyoto[edit]

The Kiyomizu-dera, one of the landmarks of Kyoto

Kyoto City (京都市 Kyōto-shi?) is located in the Kansai region and capital of the Kyoto Prefecture in Japan and gets featured in the Detective Conan and Yaiba franchises a couple of times. Its population is 1,475,183 (in 2015) and it's where Momiji Ooka, Muga Iori and Soshi Okita live. Senshin High School is located there and the city was prominently featured during the Scarlet School Trip case, a couple of episodes from the anime, several movies, as well as the live action special Shinichi Kudo and the Kyoto Shinsengumi Murder Case and the novel based on it.

Las Vegas[edit]

London[edit]

London, as seen in movie 20

The City of London is the capital of the United Kingdom and gets featured a lot in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito franchises. It seems to be the native city of Saguru Hakuba, Mary Sera and Diana Kingstone. The city and a lot of its landmarks were visited by the protagonists during the Following Holmes case, while Mary got lured into a trap by Vermouth at the same time, while she was staying at the real Baglioni Hotel with her daughter Masumi Sera. Hakuba was enrolled in the (fictional) London Bridge School while living there. It was also the place Scotch got killed off by the Black Organization in The Darkest Nightmare, while driving through Bridge Street in the City of Westminster (Inner London), though this is most probably a non-canon event.

Los Angeles[edit]

New York City[edit]

New York City, as seen in movie 19

New York City, also known as the Big Apple, is the most populous city in the United States of America. It plays a central role in the Golden Apple Case of the manga (Shinichi Kudo's New York Case in the anime) and reappears early in movie 19, Sunflowers of Inferno, of Detective Conan. It also appears a couple of times in Yaiba, with one of the mysterious pyramids of the Pyramid Arc rising in New York City, too. It's the location of the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and other landmarks, which are featured in Gosho Aoyama's works. Radish Redwood is a police inspector working in that city.

Neyagawa[edit]

Heiji's house in Neyagawa

According to The Naniwa Serial Murder Case, Hattori family's home is not in Osaka City, the capitol of Osaka Prefecture, but in the very nearby City of Neyagawa (寝屋川市 Neyagawa-shi?).

Osaka[edit]

View over Osaka City in real life

Osaka City (大阪市 Ōsaka-shi?) is located in the Kansai region and capital of the Osaka Prefecture in Japan, getting featured in the Detective Conan franchise a lot by virtue of Heiji Hattori, his parents Heizo and Shizuka, Kazuha Toyama, her father Ginshiro Toyama, and Goro Otaki living there. The city has many landmarks, including Osaka Castle, Tsūtenkaku Tower and the Osaka Dome.

Paris[edit]

Paris, as seen in Magic Kaito

Paris is the most populous city, with a population of 2,175,601 (2018), and the capital of France. It appears several times in the Magic Kaito franchise and was the first appearance of the original Kaitou Kid, Toichi Kuroba, who organized a magic show in the city about 18 years ago. Saguru Hakuba also visits Paris during Golden Eye, which is explained as him investigating Spider, who also got a magic show in the city at the time. This info is non-canon to the manga, though. The city is also mentioned in the Detective Conan franchise a couple of times and briefly appears in Yaiba. It's the location of the Eiffel Tower, which also served as the model for Tokyo Tower.

Seattle[edit]

Seattle in real life

Seattle is the largest city in the State of Washington in the United States of America and gets mentioned a couple of times in the Detective Conan franchise. Yutaka Abe wants to escape the clutches of the police to this city and Teigo Banno wants to move there after breaking up with his girlfriend, which both don't manage to achieve, because of getting arrested and killed respectively before being able to do so. The murder of Brian Woods in Seattle is mentioned during movie 18, Dimensional Sniper.

Singapore[edit]

Singapore, as seen in movie 23

The city-state of Singapore, with a population of ~5,703,600 (2019), is featured prominently as the main setting in movie 23, The Fist of Blue Sapphire. It's the location of the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Temple Street and other landmarks featured in the movie and the home city of Sherilyn Tan, Zhon Han Chen, Leon Lowe, Rachel Cheung, Hezli Jamaluddin and Mark Aidan.

Tokyo[edit]

Tokyo, as seen in Magic Kaito 1412

Tokyo (東京 Tōkyō?) takes on a special place as a city in Japan, since it is, besides being the capital, defined very differently, depending on the context it's used in:

  • The core city consists of 23 special wards (特別区 tokubetsu-ku?) with a population of 9,375,104. They border the prefectures of Chiba to the east, Saitama to the north and Kanagawa in the south.
  • As the Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to?) with a population of 13,960,236 (2021), it doubles as it's own prefecture, encompassing the aforementioned core city, as well as 26 additional cities, 5 towns and 8 villages to the west of it, which are known as the Tama Area (多摩地域 Tama-chiiki?), also known as Western Tokyo, extending it to a border it shares with the Yamanashi Prefecture. This is the metropolitan area often abbreviated as Tohto (東都 Tōto?) in Gosho's works and what is often referred to as simply by "Tokyo" in daily use.
  • As the Greater Tokyo Area with a population of ~38,140,000, it encompasses the aforementioned Tokyo Metropolis, as well as the rest of the Kantō region (consisting of the Prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Ibaraki, Tochigi and Gunma) and the Yamanashi Prefecture, which is part of the neighboring Chūbu region.

Tokyo in the sense of "Tokyo Metropolis" is the main setting in pretty much all of Gosho Aoyama's works and often the place his protagonists live in.

Toronto[edit]

Toronto, as seen in movie 20

Toronto is the capital of the Province of Ontario in Canada. Aquavit gets killed by Chianti in movie 20, The Darkest Nightmare, while hanging from CN Tower, one of the landmarks of the city. During the aerial shot, a lot of distinctive features of Downtown Toronto can be seen, like a part of the Rogers Centre in the lower left, as well as the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Simcoe Place and the RBC Centre skyscrapers.

Yokohama[edit]

Yokohama, as seen in movie manga 22

Yokohama (横浜市 Yokohama-shi?), with a population of 3,732,616 (2016), is the second-largest city of Japan and part of the Greater Tokyo Area. The Chinese restaurant Ran Mouri collapses in and remembers her time with Shinichi Kudo in New York City is located in Yokohama and Rei Furuya makes a call from there in the manga adaption of movie 22. Several places from Yokohama also served as models for fictional settings in Ekoda.

Wards[edit]

Map showing the wards of Tokyo

Adachi[edit]

The Adachi Ward (足立区 Adachi-ku?), also called Adachi City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. Gosho Aoyama lived in its Kita-Senju district for a time and Minami Takayama was also born here. Yoko Okino's apartment complex is modeled after the Cite Neuve Kita-Senju skyscraper and the scenery along the river of Kaito Kuroba's way from school probably inspired by section of the Arakawa flowing through this ward.

Aomidori[edit]

The Aomidori Ward (青緑区 Aomidori-ku?) is a fictional ward of Yokohama in the anime of Detective Conan, its name literally meaning "Blue-Green". It's where Hiroshi Agasa's cake was delivered from. Since this part of the address is only decipherable in the animated adaption, Sweet and Cold Delivery Service, it's non-canon to the manga.

Ayase[edit]

The Ayase Ward (綾瀬区 Ayase-ku?) is a fictional special ward of Tokyo seen on a note in the Tanbara Mountain Cottage from The Fearful Traversing Murder Case, making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Beika[edit]

The Beika Ward (米花区 Beika-ku?) is a fictional special ward of Tokyo in the manga continuity of Detective Conan, consisting of at least two districts: Beika Town and Haido Town. It is named after London's Baker Street, which is the place Sherlock Holmes lived at. Its status as a ward was confirmed in the Delivery Service case by Hiroshi Agasa's full address on the cake delivery.[1]

Bunkyō[edit]

Kaitou Kid in Bunkyō, as seen in Magic Kaito

The Bunkyō Ward (文京区 Bunkyō-ku?), also called Bunkyō City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. It appears several times in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito and Yaiba. It's the location of the Tokyo Dome and the main campus of Tokyo University. Several other places from the ward served as models for fictional buildings in the story. The Yayoi district is also a part of it, which is where the Tani family lives.

Chiyoda[edit]

Skyscrapers of Chiyoda in real life

The Chiyoda Ward (千代田区 Chiyoda-ku?), also called Chiyoda City, is a historical part of Tokyo, in large parts identical with the area encompassed by old Edo in the past, which appears regularly in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito and Yaiba, as well as once in The Santa Claus of Summer. Its name literally translates to "field of a thousand generations". It is one of the 23 special wards of the city and the location of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), Nippon Budokan, Tokyo Station and the National Diet Building, which was rebuilt into Takeshi Onimaru's castle in Yaiba. The full address of the MPD and Hotel New Otani were also shown in Magic Kaito.

Chūkan[edit]

View of Chūō in real life

The Chūkan Ward (中間区 Chūkan-ku?) is a fictional special ward of Tokyo seen on a note in the Tanbara Mountain Cottage from The Fearful Traversing Murder Case, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. Its name is probably a play on the real Chūō Ward.

Chūō[edit]

The Chūō Ward (中央区 Chūō-ku?), also called Chūō City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. It contains the famous district of Ginza, which appears several times in Gosho Aoyama's works. It's also implied to be close to the Beika Ward in the manga of Detective Conan and to Ekoda City in the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief TV Specials.

Furujuku[edit]

The Furujuku Ward (古宿区 Furujuku-ku?) is a fictional special ward of Tokyo seen on a note in the Tanbara Mountain Cottage from The Fearful Traversing Murder Case, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. Its name is probably a play on the real Shinjuku Ward.

Kamigyō[edit]

The Kamigyō Ward (上京区 Kamigyō-ku?) is one of the eleven wards of Kyoto and the place Soshi Okita lives in, according to himself.

Minato[edit]

View over Minato in real life

The Minato Ward (港区 Minato-ku?), also called Minato City, is the harbor city of Tokyo, with its name literally translating to "harbor". It is one of the 23 special wards of the city. The Beika Ward in the manga continuity of Detective Conan and Ekoda City in the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief TV Specials seem to be largely identical to it, while its still a distinct ward in those universes. It's the ward where the Tokyo Tower is located in. Minato Police Department, Minato Hotel and Minato Arena also seem to be there, even though they are all fictional buildings. The skyscrapers of the Shiodome Area in Minato were featured in Magician of the Silver Sky.

Nerima[edit]

Aerial view over Nerima in real life

The Nerima Ward (練馬区 Nerima-ku?), also called Nerima City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. It's where most of the Ekoda Area, including the district of the same name, is located, where Gosho Aoyama and his assistants used to live and study during the eighties and a large part of the manga continuities of Magic Kaito and 100% Tantei Monogatari are set in. It's also the ward where the apartment of "Kenzo Hirota" was located in.

Neriushi[edit]

The Neriushi Ward (練牛区 Neriushi-ku?) is a fictional special ward of Tokyo seen on a note in the Tanbara Mountain Cottage from The Fearful Traversing Murder Case, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. Its name is probably a play on the real Nerima Ward.

Ōta[edit]

Ōta's Haneda Airport in real life

The Ōta Ward (大田区 Ōta-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. It's the location of Haneda Airport, which regularly appears in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito franchises.

Setagaya[edit]

The Setagaya Ward (世田谷区 Setagaya-ku?) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. The Shimokitazawa district was one of the places the pyromaniac from Sato's Father Case set fire to. It's also the location of the Meidaimae Station in its Matsubara district, which was mentioned in The Missing Page and (incorrectly) shown to be part of the Minato Line.

Shibōya[edit]

Aerial view of the Shuto Expressway in Shibuya

The Shibōya Ward is a fictional special ward of Tokyo, the name of which was seen in the Magic Kaito TV Specials. Its a play on the name of the real ward of Shibuya.

Shibuya[edit]

The Shibuya Ward (渋谷区 Shibuya-ku?), also called Shibuya City, is home to some major shopping districts in Tokyo and one of its 23 special wards. Shibuya Crossing, the 109 Department Store and several other places located in it are featured in Gosho Aoyama's works a lot, and others are regularly used as models for fictional settings. It seems to be bordering on the Beika Ward in the manga continuity of Detective Conan, with the Ebisu district of Shibuya implicity adjacent to Beika Town.

Shinjuku[edit]

The skyline of Shinjuku in real life

The Shinjuku Ward (新宿区 Shinjuku-ku?), also called Shinjuku City, is the major commercial and administrative center of Tokyo and one of its 23 special wards with a population of 346,235 (2018). Beika City in the extended canon of Detective Conan and Ekoda in Magic Kaito 1412 seem to be largely identical to it, while its still a distinct ward in those universes. The prominent skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku are visible from afar and hence appear a lot in pretty much all of Gosho Aoyama's works as a setting or in the background, as part of the skyline of Tokyo.

Suginami[edit]

The Suginami Ward (杉並区 Suginami-ku?), also called Suginami City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. In the anime of Detective Conan, it's shown to be the location of Atsushi Miyano's parental house, while Kaito Kuroba and Aoko Nakamori leave the real Shin-Kōenji Station located in that ward to get to Haido City Hotel in the Magic Kaito: Kid the Phantom Thief TV Specials. Neither is canon to their respective manga.

Toshima[edit]

The Toshima Ward (豊島区 Toshima-ku?), also called Toshima City, is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo. It's composed of four major areas divided into 27 districts, with a population of 298,250 (2015). It's the place where Kaito Kuroba, his mother Chikage Kuroba, Aoko Nakamori and her father Ginzo Nakamori live in the manga continuity of Magic Kaito. Keisuke Hara from The Santa Claus of Summer seemingly lives there too, as well as the protagonists of Wait For Me in the OVA version of their story. Its Ikebukuro Station was also one of the places the pyromaniac from Sato's Father Case set fire to. Gosho Aoyama was living in the Senkawa district of that ward himself for a while during the eighties.

Towns[edit]

Akebono[edit]

Akebono Town (曙町 Akebono-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, perhaps in or close to the equally fictional Beika City in the anime of Detective Conan. This makes it non-canon to the world of the manga so far. Its name is probably derived from the Akebonobashi Station in the Shinjuku Ward.

Asano[edit]

Kokura Station of Asano in real life

Asano (浅野 Asano?) is a real district of Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture. This location and its Kokura Station were featured in The Northern Kyushu Mystery Tour of Detective Conan and the chapter Musashi vs. Kojiro of Yaiba.

Beika[edit]

A street crossing in Beika Town

Beika Town (米花町 Beika-chō?) is a fictional district in the equally fictional Beika Ward (in Beika City in the extended canon) of Tokyo, where Conan Edogawa, Ran Mouri and a majority of the other main characters of Detective Conan live. It consists of at least seven blocks. Like the Beika Ward itself, it is named after London's Baker Street, which is the place Sherlock Holmes lived at.

Beika-Azuma[edit]

Beika East Town (米花東町 Beika-Azuma-chō?) seems to be another fictional district in Beika City. It's seemingly only been mentioned in the anime so far, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. It's also unclear if its supposed to be the same district as Higashi-Beika, or distinct from it.

Beika-Minami[edit]

Beika South Town (米花南町 Beika-Minami-chō?) seems to be another fictional district in Beika City. It's seemingly only been mentioned once, in the episode The Man Obstructed by the Steel Frame of the anime so far, making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Beika-Ōmachi[edit]

Beika-Ōmachi (米花大町 Beika-Ōmachi?) seems to be another fictional district in Beika City. Its only been seen once, on a bus plan in The Mysterious Woman With Amnesia Case from the anime so far, likely making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Birinmon[edit]

Birinmon Town Fish Market

Birinmon Town (美林門町 Birinmon-chō?) is a fictional district in Tokyo along the Teimuzu River seen in the anime episode "Follow Them! Detective Taxi". It may be a fictional counterpart to the Tsujiki district and its famous fish market, while its name probably is derived from London's Billingsgate Ward ("Birin" = "Billing", "mon" = "gate"), which also got a famous fish market in front of the Thames River, which was the inspiration for the Teimuzu. Birinmon Bridge is also located here. It is probably a non-canon setting for the manga.

Buroku[edit]

Buroku Town (須単町 Buroku-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the equally fictional Beika Ward, adjacent to Sutan Town and somewhere inbetween Beika Town and Tokyo Tower. Sutan and Buroku are named after London's Stamford Brook. It was one of the two possible locations Eri Kisaki was held at during the Eri Kisaki Abduction Case.

Chiyari[edit]

Chiyari Town (千槍町 Chiyari-chō?) is a fictional town close to Yokohama, or a district of that city, somewhere between Yokohama Station and Ōfuna Station, which appeared in The Heartfelt Strap. Known locations are Chiyari Station and a beach in or close to it. Its name is probably derived from London's Charing Cross Station ("Charing" = チャリング Chiyaringu).

Daitama[edit]

Douza[edit]

Douza (銅座 Dōza?) is a fictionalized district mentioned in the extended canon of Detective Conan, serving as a play on Ginza, a real district in the Chūō Ward of Tokyo. It's the location of Douza Station, which is part of the Tohto Line. It only appeared in the movies and the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga, where another fictionalization of Ginza, "Kinza", is already confirmed to exist.

Ebesu[edit]

Ebesu is a fictionalized version of the real district of Ebisu in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. Its the location of Ebesu Station in the Magic Kaito TV Specials, likely making it non-canon for the Magic Kaito manga or any other story.

Ebisu[edit]

Conan Edogawa in Ebisu

Ebisu (恵比寿 Ebisu?) is a real district in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. Conan Edogawa thinks that the Ebisu Bridge located in this district is the solution of a cipher, but its actually referring to a bridge of the same name in Osaka. Ebisu is implied to be close to Beika Town.

Egisu[edit]

Egisu (恵木寿 Egisu?) is a fictionalized version of the real district of Ebisu in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. Its the location of Egisu Station, which is part of the Tohto Line. It only appeared in the movies and the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga, where the real Ebisu is confirmed to exist.

Futaba[edit]

Futaba Town (双葉町 Futaba-chō?) is a real district in the Itabashi Ward of Tokyo. Saguru Hakuba deduces it as one of the places on the route the truck which Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori are caught in takes during the Sun Halo story.

Ginza[edit]

The 4th Block of Ginza in real life

Ginza (銀座 Ginza?) is a real business and entertainment district in the Chūō Ward of Tokyo, which appeared a couple of times in the Detective Conan and Magic Kaito franchises, most of the time under slightly different names, though.

Haido[edit]

Haido Town, as seen in Magic Kaito 1412

Haido Town (杯戸町 Haido-chō?) is a fictional district in the equally fictional Beika Ward (in Beika City in the extended canon) adjacent to Beika Town and is named after London's Hyde Park. It consists of at least four blocks and is the place where Makoto Kyogoku and Hina Wada live in. In the manga of Detective Conan, it's said to be between the districts of Kasumigaseki and Yotsuya. In Magic Kaito 1412, it seems to be identical to Roppongi, while in the Magic Kaito TV Specials, it's implied to be close to Kōenji-Minami. The latter two are non-canon, though.

Haido-Kita[edit]

Haido North Town (杯戸北町 ?) seems to be another fictional district in Beika City. It's seemingly only been mentioned once, in the episode Turning Point on a Driving Date of the anime so far, making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Higashi-Beika[edit]

East Beika Town (東米花町 Higashi-Beika-chō?) seems to be another fictional district in Beika City. It's seemingly only been mentioned twice in the anime so far, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. It's also unclear if its supposed to be the same district as Beika-Azuma, or distinct from it.

Hinode[edit]

Hinode Town (日の出町 Hinode-machi?) is a real place in Tokyo Metropolis. Saguru Hakuba deduces it as one of the places on the route the truck which Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori are caught in takes during the Sun Halo story.

Hyakujii[edit]

Hyakujii (百神井 Hyakujii?) is a fictionalized version of the real district of Shakujii in the Nerima Ward of Tokyo. Known locations are the Hyakujii Park, where the kidnapper of Akiko Tani from the Company President's Daughter Case wanted the ransom money to be deposited. The real Shakujii and its park were close to where Gosho Aoyama was living in Ekoda, which is why he visited it often to relax.

Hyakunin[edit]

Hyakunin's Shin-Ōkubo Station and Beika Station

Hyakunin Town (百人町 Hyakunin-chō?) is a real district in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. The Shin-Ōkubo Station and its surroundings, including the adjacent district of Okubo, were used as models for Beika Town and its own train station in the anime, the movies and the Play It Again OVA. In the movies, even the position of Beika Station seems to be identical to it, judging by route maps of Tohto Line, based on the real Yamanote Line.

Ikebukuro[edit]

Aerial view over Ikebukuro in real life

Ikebukuro (池袋 Ikebukuro?) is the central commercial and entertainment district of the Toshima Ward in Tokyo. Kaito Kuroba and Aoko Nakamori leave the train at its central train station on their way home from school in the manga of Magic Kaito. The same train station also is one of the places the pyromaniac set fire to in Sato's Father Case of Detective Conan.[2][3]

Kasumigaseki[edit]

Kasumigaseki's MPD in real life

Kasumigaseki (霞が関 Kasumigaseki?) is a real district in the Chiyoda Ward that contains the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), which repeatedly appears in Detective Conan, Magic Kaito and Zero's Tea Time. The 4th Block of the fictional Haido Town is said to be between it and Shinjuku's district Yotsuya.

Kenbashi[edit]

Vodka in Kenbashi

Kenbashi Town (賢橋町 Kenbashi-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the Beika Ward and named after the English city of Cambridge ("Cam" in Katakana is "Ken" (ケン), "bashi" is Japanese for "bridge"). Known locations so far are the Tohto Subway Kenbashi Station from the Footsteps of Darkness case and the Kenbashi branch of Tohto Bank. It consists of at least five blocks, with an elementary school located in its 5th block. The extended canon added the Kenbashi Tunnel to it in The Kidnapper's Disappearing Getaway Car.

Kinza[edit]

Kaitou Kid on the 4th Block crossing of Kinza in Magic Kaito 1412

Kinza (錦座 Kinza?) is a fictionalized district in the Detective Conan franchise and Magic Kaito 1412, serving as a play on Ginza, a real district in the Chūō Ward of Tokyo.

Kōenji[edit]

Aoko and Kaito leaving the station in Kōenji

Kōenji (高円寺 Kōenji?) is a real district in the Suginami Ward of Tokyo adjacent to Kōenji-Minami. Kaito Kuroba and Aoko Nakamori leave Kōenji Station in The Reminiscent Golden Eye, which is located here. It's also implied to be close to Haido City Hotel in this episode.

Kōenji-Minami[edit]

Atsushi Miyano's parental home in Kōenji-Minami

Kōenji South (高円寺南 Kōenji-Minami?) is a real district in the Suginami Ward of Tokyo adjacent to Kōenji. It's shown to be the location of Atsushi Miyano's old parental home in the anime version of Detective Conan (Hidden Bathroom Secret), which makes this information non-canon to the manga so far.

Kokubo[edit]

Kokubo (大久保 Kōkubo?) is a fictionalized district of Tokyo in the extended canon of Detective Conan, seemingly a play on Ōkubo, which partially served as a model for Beika Town in the movies. Its the location of Kokubo Station, which is part of the Tohto Line.

Kuin[edit]

Kuin Town (九院町 Kuin-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, only mentioned in the episode After That Hundred Million Yen of the anime so far, most likely making it a non-canon setting for the manga. Its name seems to be derived from the english word "Queen".

Kurinishi[edit]

Kurinishi Town (栗西町 Kurinishi-chō?), literally "Chestnut West Town", is a fictional district of Tokyo, which only appeared in A Car Carrying a Time Bomb of the anime so far, most likely making it a non-canon setting for the manga. It is composed of at least three blocks.

Marunouchi[edit]

Marunouchi's Tokyo Station in the manga

Marunouchi (丸の内 Marunouchi?) is a real district in the Chiyoda Ward of Tokyo and implied to be close to the Mine Residence. Tokyo Station is located here, which appears a couple of times in Detective Conan and Yaiba.

Matsubara[edit]

Matsubara (松原 Matsubara?) is a real district in the Setagaya Ward of Tokyo. Its the location of Meidaimae Station, which is shown in the non-[[[canon]] episode The Missing Page of the anime to be a part of the equally real Minato Line. In reality, the station isn't on that line, though.

Midoridai[edit]

Midoridai (緑台 Midoridai?) is a fictional district of Tokyo. It may be a composite of the real districts Midorigaoka (Meguro) and Sakuradai (Nerima). Its the location of Midoridai Station, which is part of the Tohto Line. It only appeared in the movies and the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Minami[edit]

Minami Town (南町 Minami-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, being a rather generic name meaning "South Town". Its name only appeared once, in the Monday Night 7:30 p.m. Murder Case from the anime, so far, likely making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Minanokami[edit]

The central station of Minanokami

Minanokami (みなのかみ町 Minanokami-machi?) is a fictionalized version of the real town of Minakami (みなかみ町 Minakami-machi?) in Gunma Prefecture. Sumiko Kobayashi and Rumi Wakasa visit it together with the Detective Boys to collect edible plants.

Misono[edit]

Misono Town (美園町 Misono-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo. Its name only appeared once so far, in A Stalker's Murder Case from the anime, likely making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Miyazawa[edit]

Miyazawa Town (宮沢町 Miyazawa-chō?) is a real district in the city of Akishima in Tokyo Metropolis. Saguru Hakuba deduces it as one of the places on the route the truck which Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori are caught in takes during the Sun Halo story.

Naka/Nakamachi[edit]

Naka Town (中町 Naka-chō?) or Nakamachi (中町 Nakamachi?) (The Mysterious Woman With Amnesia Case), written as 中町 in A Stalker's Murder Case, is a district of Tokyo, being a rather generic name like "Middle/Center Town". Its name only appeared in from the anime so far, likely making it non-canon to the world of the manga. There actually are several real districts called Nakamachi in Tokyo, but it's unclear whether it was supposed to be one of those or a fictional one.

Nebada[edit]

Nebada Town (根場田町 ?) is a fictional district in Tokyo. It only appeared once, in the episode The Mystery-Solving Water Taxi of the anime so far, making it non-canon to the world of the manga. Its name may be a play on the place name Nevada.

Nishi-Shinjuku[edit]

The skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku in real life

West Shinjuku (西新宿 Nishi-Shinjuku?) is a real skyscraper business district in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. It's featured in pretty much all of Gosho Aoyama's works because of its prominent skyscrapers, which appear as settings or in the distant background as part of the city skyline.

Nishi-Teitan[edit]

West Teitan Town (西帝丹町 Nishi-Teitan-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, probably supposed to be in Beika City. Its subway station seemingly is the nearest one to the subway station next to the studios of Nichiuri TV. It only appeared in The Weather Girl Kidnapping Case from the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Nishihara[edit]

Nishihara (西原 Nishihara?) is a real district in the Shibuya Ward of Tokyo. Saguru Hakuba deduces it as one of the places on the route the truck which Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori are caught in takes during the Sun Halo story.

Nishiki[edit]

Nishiki Town (錦町 Nishiki-chō?) is a real district in the city of Tachikawa in Tokyo Metropolis. Saguru Hakuba deduces it as one of the places on the route the truck which Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori are caught in takes during the Sun Halo story.

Okeyama[edit]

The Tenkaichi Festival fires in Okeyama

Okeyama is a fictional town in Saitama Prefecture, visited by Conan Edogawa, Ran and Kogoro Mouri in the Tenkaichi Night Festival Murder Case during the "Tenkaichi Festival", which is based on the real Gozan no Okuribi (Daimonji Festival) in Kyoto. Known locations so far are the Okeyama Hotel and Okeyama Station.

Okubo[edit]

A street in Okubo

Okubo (大久保 Ōkubo?), also known as Ohkubo, is a real district built around Hyakunin Town and the Shin-Ōkubo Station, located in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. In the anime and movies of Detective Conan, it partially served as a model for Beika Town.

Okuho[edit]

A street in Okuho

Okuho Town (奥穂町 Okuho-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the Beika Ward, consisting of at least three blocks. Since Hiroshi Agasa attended middle school there, it's likely to be a part of the ward, though. Its name seems to be a play on London's Oxford Street, which appeared in the Sherlock Holmes canon, too. Known locations from the manga so far are the Okuho Middle School, Okuho Post Office and the Okuho Police Station. The extended canon added the Kita-Okuho Police Station (Detective Takagi On the Run in Handcuffs), Lake Okuho (The Detective Boys Become Models) and the Okuho Race Course (Thoroughbred Kidnapping Case) to it, which seem way more rural than the manga version. An Okuho Station is also mentioned in non-manga stories a couple of times, which seems to be part of the equally fictional Tohto Line.

Okutama[edit]

Okutama Town (奥多摩町 Okutama-machi?) is a real place in Tokyo Metropolis. It's where the truck of Arizato Juuken brings Kaitou Kid and Aoko Nakamori to in the Sun Halo story of Magic Kaito. The Nagekomi Temple is located there, where priestess Niwano Yasuyo worked at.

Ōtabashi[edit]

Ōtabashi (大田橋 Ōtabashi?) is a fictionalized version of the real district of Itabashi in the ward of the same name in Tokyo. Its the location of Ōtabashi Station, which is part of the real Minato Line. It only appeared in the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Rizen[edit]

Rizen Town (梨善町 Rizen-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the Beika Ward. Rizen is probably named after London's Regent Street, which was also featured in the Sherlock Holmes canon. It was first mentioned during the Red Horse Case.

S Town[edit]

S Town (S町 S-chō?) is the district where Yaiba Kurogane and Sayaka Mine live and Mine Residence is located in the video game Kenyuu Densetsu Yaiba (Super Famicom). Its part of "C City", which seems to be in the Tokyo Metropolis. It is unclear what the letters stand for, but these settings are non-canon for Yaiba anyway, with Yaiba and the Mine family canonically living in Yaoya Town in the manga.

Sasago[edit]

Sasago Town (笹五町 Sasago-chō?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, a one hour drive away from the equally fictional Yotsubadai Town. It only appears in The Job Request from Inspector Megure and Miss Lonely and the Detective Boys from the anime of Detective Conan, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Senkawa[edit]

Senkawa (千川 Senkawa?) is a real district in the Nagasaki Area, in the north-eastern part of the Toshima Ward of Tokyo. This is also where Gosho Aoyama used to live and Senkawa High School probably is located in or close to.

Shiba Park[edit]

Kogoro, Ran and Conan in Shiba Park

Shiba Park (芝公園 Shiba-kōen?) is a real district of the Minato Ward, said to be less than 1.34 kilometres (~0.8 miles) away from the Mouri Detective Agency. Tokyo Tower, the Zōjō-ji and the little pavilion in front of it are located there, the latter's bell being used by Conan Edogawa to deduce Eri Kisaki's hideout in the Eri Kisaki Abduction Case of Detective Conan. It's also mentioned by Kaitou Kid in the The Phantom Lady story arc of Magic Kaito, using it as a guide to find an escape point from the observation deck of Tokyo Tower.

Shimodababa[edit]

Shimodababa (下田馬場 Shimodababa?) is a fictional district of Tokyo. It may be a composite of the real districts Shimokitazawa (Setagaya) and Takadanobaba (Shinjuku). Its the location of Shimodababa Station, which is part of the Tohto Line. It only appeared in the movies and the anime so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Shimokitazawa[edit]

Shimokitazawa (下北沢 Shimokitazawa?) is a real district in the Setagaya Ward of Tokyo. It is one of the places the pyromaniac set fire to in Sato's Father Case of Detective Conan.[4][5]

Shin/Shinmachi[edit]

Shin Town (新町 Shin-chō?) or Shinmachi (新町 Shinmachi?) is a fictional district of Tokyo, being a rather generic name like "New Town". Its name only appeared once, in the Cactus's Flower Murder Case from the anime, so far, likely making it non-canon to the world of the manga.

Shinjuku[edit]

Shinjuku (新宿 Shinjuku?) or Shinjuku Town (新宿町 Shinjuku-chō?) is a real district in the ward of the same name of Tokyo and appears several times in Gosho Aoyama's works. It's the location of Studio ALTA, the LUMINE EST Department Store and parts of Shinjuku Station, and it is seen as the residence of Taro Yamamoto, Yoshio Sato and Yuuki Suzuki in the episode Co-Investigating with a First Love. Furthermore, the headquarters of Nissin Foods can be found here, which appear in a bonus chapter of Hanzawa the Criminal, even though it's said to be part of Beika City there.

Soho[edit]

Soho Town (双宝町 Sōhō-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the equally fictional Beika Ward of Tokyo, adjacent to Beika Town, and only appeared in movie 5, Countdown to Heaven, as the district Yoshiaki Hara lived in, as well as in the 3D special Conan vs. Kid - Shikkoku no Sniper, probably making it non-canon to the manga. Its name could be an allusion to London's area of Soho.

Sutan[edit]

Sutan Town (須単町 Sutan-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the equally fictional Beika Ward of Tokyo, adjacent Buroku Town and somewhere between Beika Town and Tokyo Tower. Sutan and Buroka are named after London's Stamford Brook. It was one of the two possible locations Eri Kisaki was held at during the Eri Kisaki Abduction Case.

Takanawa[edit]

Takanawa Exit of Shinagawa Station in real life

Takanawa (高輪 Takanawa?) is a real district in the Minato Ward of Tokyo and the location of Shinagawa Station, which was featured prominently in Sato's Father Case, where it's said to be close to Haido Town.

Takaoka[edit]

Takaoka Town (高岡町 Takaoka-chō?) is a fictional district in Tokyo, the name of which was only seen in The Uncontrollable Rental Car! from the anime of Detective Conan so far, likely making it non-canon for the manga. There is a real Takaoka City (高岡市 Takaoka-shi?), written with the same Kanji, in Toyama Prefecture, though.

Tebai[edit]

Tebai Town (手倍町 Tebai-chō?) is a fictional district in Tokyo, featured in the anime episode The Automatic Tragedy. Known locations are Tebai Station, Tebai Engineering, Tebai General Hospital and the Tebai Police Station. It is most likely non-canon for the manga.

Toriya[edit]

Chianti in Toriya

Toriya Town (鳥矢町 Toriya-chō?) is a fictional district in or close to the equally fictional Beika Ward of Tokyo, adjacent to Beika Town and Haido Town. It is named after London's Victoria Station. Known places so far are the Toriya Bridge, the ruins of Toriya Castle, the Toriya Flood Gates and the Toriya Police Station. It has at least two blocks and is the home town of Tatsuhito, Kaneyo and Toji Funemoto.

Tsukimi[edit]

Tsukimi Town (月見町 Tsukimi-chō?) is a fictional district in Tokyo, which only appeared in The Day Kogoro Mouri Ceased Being a Detective from the anime of Detective Conan so far, serving as a past murder scene. It's very likely non-canon for the manga, though.

Yaoya[edit]

View over Yaoya Town in Yaiba

Yaoya Town (八百八町 Yaoya-chō?) is the fictional district of Tokyo where the Mine family's mansion is located and in which Yaiba Kurogane lives during the course of the Yaiba series. It's part of the catchment area of a so far unnamed junior high/middle school, where Sayaka Mine, Takeshi Onimaru and Keiko Momoi were enrolled at and which also seems to be associated with Ekoda High School. It's inside or close to the Chiyoda Ward early on in the series, while seemingly moving closer to the Ekoda Area later down the line.

Yayoi[edit]

Yayoi (弥生 Yayoi?) is a real district in the Bunkyo Ward of Tokyo and the place where the Tani family lives in.

Yotsubadai[edit]

Yotsubadai Town (四葉台町 Yotsubadai-chō?) is a fictional town in Japan, a one hour drive away from the equally fictional Sasago Town of Tokyo. It only appears in The Job Request from Inspector Megure from the anime of Detective Conan, likely making it non-canon for the manga.

Yotsuya[edit]

Yotsuya and its train station in real life

Yotsuya (四ツ谷 Yotsuya?) is a real district in the Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo and the location of Yotsuya Station, which is one of the places the pyromaniac from Sato's Father Case set fire to and where Ayumi Yoshida witnessed his crime while visiting the district with her mother. The 4th Block of Haido Town is said to be between this district and the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department in Kasumigaseki.

Other townships[edit]

Ekoda[edit]

The Ekoda Area (江古田地区 Ekoda-chiku?) is a real area of Tokyo, reaching from the northeastern part of the Nakano Ward to Ekoda Station and its surroundings in the Nerima Ward, including the district of the same name in the latter. Gosho Aoyama and his assistants used to live and study there in the eighties during their time at the Ekoda Campus of Nihon University and incorporated the name of the area and some of its locations as models for settings in their own works.

Ono[edit]

Ono (小野 Ono?) seemingly is a place name in Tokyo often appearing in early Magic Kaito, as well as in the manga version of The Santa Claus of Summer, and seems to be connected to the Ekoda area in some way. It's never specified whether its supposed to be a placeholder name, a town, ward, city or a city area and its a rather ubiquitous name meaning "small field", with a lot of real places all over Japan existing with this name written in these exact kanji. Known locations from the stories with "Ono" in their names so far are Ono Bank, Ono Real Estate (neighboring the Blue Parrot Pool Bar), Ono General Hospital and Ono Newspaper. There was also a flight table with one of the codes reading "ONO" at Narita Airport in The Police Are Everywhere, which in real life actually stands for the Ontario Municipal Airport.

Since Detective Conan began, "Ono" pretty much vanished from the Magic Kaito manga, getting replaced by the similarly generic "Tohto" from the former series.

Shibaura-Kohnan[edit]

Aerial view of Kohnan High School and the neighborhood

The Shibaura-Kohnan Area (芝浦港南地区 Shibaura Kōnan-chiku?) is a real area of Tokyo, encompassing several neighborhoods of Minato Ward, including both districts of the same name. It's the main setting and home of the protagonists of 3rd Base 4th. The fictional Nagashima residence, Café Kagetora, the Nazo Sports Store and Kohnan High School are located in or close to the area. Shinagawa Station is also partly located here, which was featured Sato's Father Case of Detective Conan, while the other half is in Takanawa.

Shiodome[edit]

Shiodome (汐留 Shiodome?) is a real area in the Minato Ward of Tokyo. The distinct skyscrapers located there were featured in Magician of the Silver Sky.

Shiotome[edit]

Shiotome is the fictional area in Tokyo where Jirokichi Suzuki's Grand Suzuki Museum was erected across Shiotome Park. It's probably a play on the Shiodome area of the Minato Ward.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detective Conan, Manga, FILE.843 (Volume 80, File 4)
    Professor Hiroshi Agasa's full address is revealed to be:
    Tokyo Metropolis, Beika Ward, Beika Town, 2nd Block, House Number 22 (東京都米花区米花町2丁目22番地 Tōkyō-to Beika-ku Beika-chō 2-chōme 22-banchi?)
  2. ^ Detective Conan, Manga, FILE.267-269 (Volume 27, File 4-6)
  3. ^ Detective Conan, Anime, Episode 205-206: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 3 (Season 8, Episode 12-13)
  4. ^ Detective Conan, Manga, FILE.267-269 (Volume 27, File 4-6)
  5. ^ Detective Conan, Anime, Episode 205-206: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 3 (Season 8, Episode 12-13)
Setting
Cities and TownsEducational InstitutionsPrefectures of JapanRailway Lines and Stations
Character's Homes Akako KoizumiJirokichi SuzukiKudo familyKuroba familyMouri familyNakamori family
Educational Institutions Ekoda High SchoolKohnan High SchoolTeitan Elementary School
Hotels & Inns Haido City Hotel
Towns & Cities Beika WardBeika TownEkodaGinzaHaidoShibuyaToshimaYaoya
Train Stations Beika StationTokyo Station
Other Locations Beika AquariumClock Tower (Black Star)Nippon BudokanTokyo SkytreeTokyo TowerTropical Land