If you are visiting Tokyo on August or September, make sure you try out the your name. Cafe Bus!
Cool Japan Travel, THE GUEST cafe & diner, and the Anime Tourism Association teamed up with the Willer bus company to give tourists a unique bus ride experience with this cafe bus inspired by hit animated film Kimi no Na wa or your name. by acclaimed writer and director Makoto Shinkai.
The Willer bus company is well-known for operating two open top restaurant buses in Japan. And now, starting August 3 to September 29, tourists and residents can enjoy their open-air bus ride as they visit the places featured in Shinkai’s film in Tokyo. The whole trip lasts for about 90 minutes.
That’s not all, riders can also try out the dishes featured from your name-themed cafe that was opened up by The Guest cafe & diner last January. As an additional treat, they can bring home one of these eight special coasters after the trip!
What more can you ask for? You just need to pay 5,800 yen or US$52 and hop into the magical world of Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa through your name. Cafe Bus!
Kimi no Na wa or your name. is an animated film by Makoto Shinkai released in 2016 and was based from his novel of the same title. It follows the story of Mitsuha, a young girl who lived in one of Japan’s rural areas, Itomori and Taki, a young boy who lived in Tokyo. They found themselves switching bodies several times but when they wake up, they have no recollection of the experience as if they were just dreaming.
The film is a commercial success for its animation and emotional impact. It is currently the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan. It is also the 7th-highest grossing traditionally animated film and the highest-grossing anime film worldwide, with a total gross of more than $354 million.