Setting/Cities and Towns
There are numerous cities (市 shi), city wards (区 ku), towns (町 chō/machi) and villages (村 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.
- 1 Cities
- 2 Wards
- 3 Towns
- 3.1 Akebono
- 3.2 Beika
- 3.3 Beika-Minami
- 3.4 Buroku
- 3.5 Daitama
- 3.6 Douza
- 3.7 Ginza
- 3.8 Haido
- 3.9 Higashi-Beika
- 3.10 Hyakunin
- 3.11 Ikebukuro
- 3.12 Kasumigaseki
- 3.13 Kenbashi
- 3.14 Kinza
- 3.15 Kokubo
- 3.16 Okubo
- 3.17 Okuho
- 3.18 Rizen
- 3.19 Senkawa
- 3.20 Shiba Park
- 3.21 Sutan
- 3.22 Takanawa
- 3.23 Toriya
- 3.24 Yaoya
- 3.25 Yotsuya
- 4 Other townships
- 5 See also
- 6 References
In the extended canon of Detective Conan, the characters are shown to be living in a fictional, autonomous 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.
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.
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.
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, though this is most probably a non-canon event.
New York City
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 and the National Diet Building, which was rebuilt into Takeshi Onimaru's castle in Yaiba.
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.
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.
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.
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 and Minato Hotel also seem to be there, even though they are both fictional buildings. The skyscrapers of the Shiodome Area in Minato were featured in Magician of the Silver Sky.
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.
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 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. Gosho Aoyama was living in the Senkawa district of that ward himself for a while during the eighties.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 (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.
Kasumigaseki (霞が関 Kasumigaseki) is a real district in the Chiyoda Ward that contains the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters, 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 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.
Okubo (大久保 Ōkubo) is a real district built around Hyakunin 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 Town (奥穂町 Okuho-chō) is a fictional district in or close to the Beika Ward. 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 and the Okuho Post Office. The extended canon added the Okuho Police Station (Intersection of Fear), 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. 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.
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.
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 (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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
Ekoda (江古田 Ekoda) 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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ Detective Conan, Manga, FILE.267-269 (Volume 27, File 4-6)
- ^ Detective Conan, Anime, Episode 205-206: Metropolitan Police Detective Love Story 3 (Season 8, Episode 12-13)