Tokyo, officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都 Tōkyō-to), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. It has served as the Japanese capital since 1869. Tokyo forms part of the Kantō region on the southeastern side of Japan's main island, Honshu, and includes the Izu Islands and Ogasawara Islands.
Tokyo is the main setting area for the story, where the main characters live, work, and train in. Majority of the boxing matches take place in Tokyo at the Kōrakuen Hall. The East Japan Rookie King Tournament, Class A Tournament, and most of the JBC, OPBF, and a few world title matches take place here.
Characters From Tokyo
Here is a list of semi-recurring characters that have appeared in multiple times over the course of the story that are from Tokyo area.
- For a complete list of Characters: List of Hajime no Ippo characters
*Note some boxers have retired over the course of the story.
Coaches and Trainers from Tokyo
Non-Boxers in Tokyo
Places of Interest
Over the course of the story, there is a lot of real life landmarks that could be seen in the background. From Tokyo Dome, Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower, and Kamogawa Boxing Gym members train along Arakawa River Trail. Most of the matches take place in Kōrakuen Hall and Ryōgoku Kokugikan.
Boxing Gyms in Tokyo
|Boxing Related Locations in Tokyo|
|Kōrakuen Hall||Ryōgoku Kokugikan||Monthly Boxing Fan|
Character's Work Places
Quite a few boxers in the story have side jobs while they are training to support themselves as a Pro-Boxer, or places their relatives work.
|Schools in Tokyo|
|Shiritsu Zōshirushi High School|
|Minami South High School|
Aoki and Kimura's School
|Imanishi North High School|
|Imperial College of Medicine|
|Touyou College of Athletics|
|Entertainment Related Locations in Tokyo|
|Game Play Game|
|Great Tokyo Era Izakaya||Sugar Ray|
|Sakura Park||Shimono Zoo||Swimming Club|
There is quite a few food or beverage related place in the story, where some of them make reappearance in a chain restaurant. Some of them tend to be named after a famous boxer.
|Food Related Locations in Tokyo|
|Chūka Soba||Coffee Shop Hearns||De La Hoya|
|Hirosue||Kemuri Izakaya||Koedo Sushi|
|Márquez||Mayweather Bar||Pasta House|
|Tyson Steak House||Yamanaka Bakery|
|Medical Related Locations in Tokyo|
|Yamaguchi Chiropractic||Kawai Hospital||Imperial College of Medicine|
|Ishikawa Hospital||Kon'no Hospital||Sports Gym Silva|
Date's Sport Doctor
|Makunouchi Fishing Boat|
|Aoki and Tomiko's Apartment|
|Itagaki Family's House||Miyata's Apartment||Umesawa's Apartment|
|Date's House||Mashiba's Apartment|
|Places that various Characters work in Tokyo|
Sporting Good Store
|Narita Terminal 1||Roigal Hotel||Tanaka Transportation|