|A Doylist perspective on Detective Conan|
|Mistakes and changes|
|Oversights in Detective Conan|
|Differences between the manga and anime|
|Differences between magazine and volume|
|Setting and recurring locations|
|» Real life models for settings|
|List of timelines|
|This page is a work in progress. Please consider filling in the missing pieces if you are able.|
This is a list of real life buildings, places and other surroundings Gosho Aoyama used as reference models for the settings appearing in his works. Please see this list here as an active work in progress. What you'll do with this information in the end is up to you, maybe you can use this knowledge for a fan fiction or go on one of those manga/anime pilgrimages when you are in Japan. Every series will be partitioned by medium (since the position of the same building or place in a franchise differs from medium to medium sometimes).
There will be mentions of the different (real) wards (-ku) of Tokyo and the towns (-chō) they are composed of respectively a lot, which can get quite complicated and confusing if you are not knowledgable about the geography of Tokyo and how this city is administrated. Below you can see a very good map from TokyoMap.com, giving you a quick and simple rundown of the structure of its wards.
100% Tantei Monogatari
Another 100% Detective Tale
The mansion is modeled after the Palais du Luxembourg, in real life to be found at Rue de Vaugirard 15 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. It also served as the model for the Ohshima Art Museum in chapter 17 of Magic Kaito and the Kurogane residence in Yaiba.
Zero the Enforcer
Rei Furuya makes his phone call from a bay at Yokohama City, with the skyline of the harbor visible in the background.
The Metropolitan Police Academy Tokyo from Rei Furuya's manga spin-off is just that: The real Metropolitan Police Academy. It's called by its actual name and also looks the same in the manga, no renaming or anything. It's not actually in the City of Tokyo, but part of its Metropolitan Area, in the City of Fuchū.