"Azabu-Juban" (麻布十番; "Azabu" meaning "linen cloth," "Juban" meaning "tenth" or "No. 10") is a district of Minato-ku, Tokyo. The district has cobblestone streets, an architecturally sympathetic McDonald's, and a subway station. In the anime, it was Usagi's home as well as the home for many of her friends. Most of the Sailor Moon storyline took place in Azabu-Juban.

Naoko Takeuchi has spent a lot of time in the area around Azabu-Juban and integrated those experiences into her story.


  • In the English dub and English version of the manga, the area was called "Crossroads" due to the crosslike 3nd character of its kana.
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