I never knew the city of Naruto actually existed in Japan before. Well, it does (located in Tokushima Prefecture). This city was originally founded in 1947, and fifty years fast forward, Masahi Kishimoto made the Naruto manga series. This summer, the city of Naruto sponsored a lot of events to gain more tourists. One of the biggest hits was a replica of the Hokage Rock above a government building. This reminds me of the Mount Rushmore. Doesn’t it?
Other attractions were Naruto gift certificates, Naruto posters for the Awa Odori summer dance festival, and guest appearance by Naruto voice actress Junko Takeuchi.
This is definitely a must-go place for die-hard Naruto fans. Who would have thought there was a city that dedicated itself in promoting the manga/anime series? When you get a chance to visit Japan, be sure to check this place out!