Source: xx27rkxi / PIXTA(ピクスタ) Tresspassing And Littering Instagrammers Recreating Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away Scene Disrupt Local Business 2019-03-12 Tue 2019-03-13 Wed Shimonada Station in Ehime prefecture is viewed as one of Japan's most scenic train stations. The unmanned seaside station and its benches overlooking the ocean is often used in advertisements, and is thought by many to have inspired a classic scene in Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away where the main character, Chihiro, follows a train track into the ocean before boarding her train. Because of this, many tourists in and outside of Japan have flocked to Shimonada Station to take a "Spirited Away" Instagrammable photo. View this post on Instagram nobu＊hiroさん(@nobu_to_hiro_no_osanpo_nikki)がシェアした投稿 - 2019年 3月月1日午前2時14分PST However, not only is there no conclusive evidence that Shimonada Station is the inspiration for the Spirited Away scene, it seems the recent influx of travelers acting upon the rumor has caused major problems for locals in the area--particularly the adjacent shipbuilding yard that holds the sought-after railroad tracks. The property owner took to Facebook (reposted to Twitter) saying that 100 people were coming daily, trespassing clearly marked private property and leaving their trash behind. Facebookでシェア記事見て愕然とした。下灘駅は写真映えスポットなのは知ってたけど、近くの海岸も写真映えスポットになってるようだ。そこは私有地で船舶修理の作業場。インスタに千と千尋のモデルになったとタグ付けされてからわんさか無断で入って写真撮ってる人多数。所有者は迷惑している。 pic.twitter.com/CRiJm6eEuh— クロサチ (@kurosachi_) 2019年3月8日 Please share this. We're a shipbuilding yard. This is not the model for Spirited Away. This is where we build up ships and repair them. The tracks are used for work. Would you be ok with people stepping all over your work equipment? Would you be ok with 100 people coming to your house everyday? Please, don't come here ever again. They further write that many discard their trash on the work grounds, and that when they inform tourists that they are trespassing or littering, the tourists actually get upset at them. As you can see, despite the labeled "no trespassing" signs, it's become a very crowded tourist spot for those hoping to take a photo on the tracks. たまたまTLに流れてきてましたがこれはひどいですね… pic.twitter.com/32oUnFBGMD— なっち (@c6h5nh3) 2019年3月9日 Furthermore, the Meitetsu Tokoname Twitter account replied stating that their train line, specifically how it looked post flooding during Typhoon Vera in 1959 was the actual inspiration for the scene people are trying to recreate in a photo. 千と千尋の神隠しで出てきた電車のモデルは伊勢湾台風の際に浸水した名鉄の常滑線です。車体の顔も当時の名鉄電車と非常によく似ています。ちなみにこの電車は「いもむし」と呼ばれていました。 pic.twitter.com/vxkZigAy2K— 【公式】名鉄常滑線レトロ３兄弟 Tokoname Line (@Tokonameouen555) 2019年3月9日 Hopefully the shipyard's message circulates within Japan and around the world, so that the Spirited Away Instagrammers can do away with the rumor and not cause further problems, such as those that have come about with Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine or Nara's famous deer. By - Big Neko. Tags: Anime / Ehime / Hayao Miyazaki / Instagram / Japan / Problems / Shimonada Station / Spirited Away / Tourists / Twitter grape Japan Sightseeing Tresspassing And Littering Instagrammers Recreating Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away Scene Disrupt Local Business Related Article Early Hand-Colored Photography Of Japan Gives Us A Window Into The Past Kamakura’s Newest Cafe Is A Sweet Haven For Matcha Lovers Kimono-Inspired Underwear Is The Perfect Addition To Your Spring Closet McDonald’s Japan Invites You To Visually Taste Their New Burger In 4D Film Pringles Flavored Instant Ramen And Noodles Coming To Japan The Thickest Tonkotsu Ramen In Japan!