What is at real location of Future Gadget Lab?

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#1 by remedy
2012-09-04 at 00:21
Serious question.

According to the game, you can find the place by, "Once you leave the station, proceed on ChuoDori until you reach the intersection of Suehirocho Station, and take a left to Kuramaebashi Dori. When you enter the alley before the traffic light, you'll find Oohiyama Building, an old fashioned multi-tenant building. The lab's on the second floor." According to this fake Mayuri Shina Facebook account, that puts the location here, but I don't know Japanese, so I can't confirm it:
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I know Japan loves using real-life inspiration in anime, such as Shirakawa, Gifu village used as the basis for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and an elementary school in Toyosato, Shiga used in K-On! These types of places become somewhat of a landmark due to their respective animes. Steins;Gate is immensely popular, so it honestly wouldn't surprise me if it was given similar treatment. Maybe there's a sign that reads, "Here lies the fictitious Future Gadget Labratory," or something.

It also surprised me an official website was made, which got me thinking even more about its existence. For publicity, it wouldn't surprise me if the developers conjured up a real-life Future Gadget Laboratory setting, or drew inspiration from somewhere else.
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Has anyone been to that part in Japan or know someone who has that can verify what is at that location?Last modified on 2012-09-04 at 03:28
#2 by girlplayer
2012-11-07 at 06:57
Here are my answers: 1. The Future Gadget Lab don't have a special treatment, 2. A website called ibn5100.net confirmed the locations on S;G, go look it up, 3. The official website was just a joke by 5pb./Nitro+ (altough they didn't put any copyright statement). The website was made for in-game use (Press P-Access phone menu-Press 'internet' button). Hope that answered your questions
#3 by girlplayer
2012-11-07 at 06:58
Here are my answers: 1. The Future Gadget Lab don't have a special treatment, 2. A website called ibn5100.net confirmed the locations on S;G, go look it up, 3. The official website was just a joke by 5pb./Nitro+ (altough they didn't put any copyright statement). The website was made for in-game use (Press P-Access phone menu-Press 'internet' button). Hope that answered your questions

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