Seichi junrei means...

Seichi is the real-life locations shown in anime. Here, you can find maps and images of Seichi.

What's Seichi Junrei?

The word Seichi junrei is Japanese.  Seichi is the real-life locations shown in anime. Junrei means sightseeing there.

Going to Seichi is Diving Deep into The Anime World

Going to Seichi makes you feel like you went to the world of anime. Such a feeling is extremely popular among Japanese otakus. Many Japanese otakus take their cameras and go to sightsee in Seichi.

Meaning of Seichi Junrei in English

Actually, Seichi means « holy place » and Junrei means « pilgrimage » in English. Whenever I hear "pilgrimage", I think of something religious. However, many Japanese do not have a religion. So, the word "Seichi Junrei" basically means going to the actual place that appeared in anime. In other words, the "Holy place" for Japanese otakus is "Seichi of anime". If you really love anime, you must be willing to go to the real-life place. Seichi-junrei is becoming more and more common among Japanese otakus. It helps to revitalize regions of Japan. If you want to enjoy Seichi Junrei you must be able to find the Seichi Junrei Map. Please follow the link attached below to know more about it. How to find Seichi Junrei Map

Seichi Junrei Positively Influences the Area

The population of Japan is severely decreasing every year. Thus, there are not many jobs or entertainments in the Japanese countryside. That's why Japanese youngsters migrate to cities such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. This is leading to the enrichment of all the big cities in Japan and the impoverishment of its countryside. However, Japanese rural areas need to attract people. One way to do that is to make the Japanese countryside a tourist destination. Seichi of anime is very attractive to otakus.  For example, Seichi of "Lucky Star" is Kuki city in Saitama prefecture. The economic effect of Seichi of "Lucky Star" is said to be about 2 billion yen or more. Washimiya Shrine in Kuki city, Saitama Prefecture is a particularly popular Seichi. About 130,000 people usually visit Washimiya Shrine per year. Yet, after the broadcasting of "Lucky Star" in 2008, in Japan, more than 300,000 people visited Washimiya Shrine in one year. The number of visitors has more than doubled compared to the previous years ! Also, according to a survey conducted by the Tourism Authority of the Japanese government, more than 1 million people seem to have done "Seichi junrei" in 2016.(source:Japan Tourism Agency)
Here is, in the link below, a sort of testimony by an otaku about Seich Junrei. 
Japanese words of anime fans, by anime fans, for anime fans

Washimiya Shrine☟
Seichi junrei of "Lucky Star" (Washimiya Shrine) (anime)
Image source:俺的ゲーム速報
Seichi junrei of "Lucky Star" (Washimiya Shrine) (real)
Image source:オオヤギのブログ

There are other Seichi of "Anohana" and Seichi of "The Anthem of the Heart" in Saitama prefecture. If you are interested please check here.
Seichi of "Anohana"
"The Anthem of the Heart"
Seichi of Nichijou

"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is also a good example

"The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is also a good example. Seichi of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" is located in Hyogo prefecture. A friend of mine goes to Hyogo prefecture once a year to sightsee in the Seichi of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". PS : He has no other business in Hyogo Prefecture.

Seichi junrei of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (anime)
Image source: とある日常の暴走日記~気ままに聖地巡礼&特定~
Seichi junrei of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" (real)
Image source: とある日常の暴走日記~気ままに聖地巡礼&特定~

Seichi junrei of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" 2 (anime)
Image source: とある日常の暴走日記~気ままに聖地巡礼&特定~

Seichi junrei of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya" 2 (real)
Image source:とある日常の暴走日記~気ままに聖地巡礼&特定~













These are examples of Seichi of "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya". The creator of this anime created the anime in reference to the actual place. The author of the manga often creates a story based on real places.


↓These are tweets about Seichi junrei


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I have already introduced "Seichi of your name " and " Seichi of the Garden of Words "in this blog. Please check these if you are interested.
Seichi of your name 
Seichi of the Garden of Words