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Gensokyo Map: Translated by CaptainOnimaru Gensokyo Map: Translated by CaptainOnimaru

This is a conceptually accurate research based map of Gensokyo, setting of the Touhou Project series. I completed it after extensive research through CANON resources and print works from the series, since there was never an officially published map.

Clues and hints to relative locations and the geography of Gensokyo have been given throughout the Touhou print works. I've read all of them carefully so I was able to compile my knowledge well enough to extrapolate a general image of Gensokyo.

On top of that, knowing that the Youkai mountain sits in the same spot as the Yatsugatake mountains in the real world gives an accurate layout of the local geography.
Google Earth image: [link]

Note: (I made this a long time ago when it wasn't clear how exactly the PC-98 games tied into the Windows games. As it turns out, ZUN has apparently stated that they are not very canon in relation to the Windows games, and that's easy to prove upon further examination. As such, if I were to make one change to this map, I would remove the dubious mark of Yuuka's mansion which most likely does not exist in Windows Gensokyo.)
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Man, that's awesome. Thank you
BreWStudio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also there's Ibaraki Kasen's residence, although probably the most vaguely located of all the landmarks so who knows where that goes.
BreWStudio Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I hadn't ever thought about it, but it's true there's been no official map. Totally needed one, seeing as I've always wondered where everything was in Gensoukyou. It seems to be missing the Netherworld itself (the location of which isn't really trace-able; it may not even be near the Sanzu necessarily), the Underworld (although also location unknown; Former Capital of Hell/Ancient City, Palace of the Earth Spirits, Nuclear Furnace), as well as Makai/Hokkai (although location unknown; possibly underground as well) and Myouren Temple and the Canal of Willows near the human village in Touhou 14 (as expected since this map is older).

I like the traditional sumi-e style you've got going here. It'd be nice if the map was a bit bigger so that I could admire it more. I also have to admire the amount of research it much have taken to determine the locations.
Ziatrix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw man, the Hakurei Shrine is rather far away from the Human Village, and nearly in between is the Bamboo Forest of the Lost. Even if humans could go around, it's no wonder Reimu doesn't get any human visitors aside from the likes of Marisa...
SuperMario1550 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I use this?
KentaMaeba Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! Now I have a map for my "Gensokyo" doujinshi! Thanks!
Tanooki-John Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
This looks rather useful.
trans2rotf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Quick question(s): Where's the opening to the Underground/Old Hell located and where is the border leading to Hakugyokurou?
CaptainOnimaru Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The entrance to the forgotten hell is located in the hot spring near the Hakurei shrine. Hakugyokurou is located in the Netherworld. The gates to the netherworld were found high above the clouds in PCB.
trans2rotf Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
By the way, where's Myouren Temple?
CaptainOnimaru Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I made this map before UFO came out, so it wasn't on this one, but it's right next to the human village.
trans2rotf Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Thanks. An sorry for the multiple posts.
Bushido-Wolf-97 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Finally,now I know where everything's located!

This'll go straight to my favorites!
Kigurou-Enkou Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Writer
DB11337 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm actually writing a human-thrown-into-touhou fic, and this i going to help so much! Thank you! I'll be sure to notify you when part 1 comes out!
IrateResearchers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I take it the silk road approaches from the East?
Bicornis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Hehe, of course Misty Lake is number 9...
Yokaiou Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011
Thanks I was wondering if there was any order in the chaos of Gensokyo
icestarblah Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This is going to be perfect for my Gensokyo Map for FeralHeart! Thanks!
NyaNyaPlush Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Kikkaishi Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
This is just Epic :3

I can see Gensoukyo clearly now, and accurately >:3
renixis00 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply epic. I can finally ease myself about how Gensokyo look like in a map

Amazing work you got :D
ShadowFrost1 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Where's the underground or what others call the geyser?
CaptainOnimaru Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's not technically a part of gensokyo so it would have a map of its own. The geyser itself is somewhere near the Hakkurei shrine but too small to place on this map.
Fuyuyuko Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
going straight to the netherworld o.o
Furawaa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Finally, a map of Gensokyo! I've been having a hard time visualizing where places are, but now I have an idea thanks to your map. Fantastic job!

If you don't mind, I'm going to post this somewhere on my friends' forums to help them visualize Gensokyo too. All credit will be given to you of course.
Onozuka-Komachi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
as Kaguya said..
KaguyaHouraisan126 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
skygraze Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. You did a wonderful job! :0
Fernschzet Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Need anything else done?
CaptainOnimaru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
None that I can think of right now, but perhaps in the future.
furufurufuriru Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
A beautiful map. o:
Ultima-Weapon-Suprem Featured By Owner May 9, 2010
Now, if I ever go to Gensokyo, I'll know where the hell I'm going. Thanks!
lavistrikesback Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Fancy seeing you here.
Ultima-Weapon-Suprem Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Are you stalking me?
lavistrikesback Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Hmmm, nope. I like Touhou too XD
Ultima-Weapon-Suprem Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
All I know is that this map will be REEEEAAALY useful.
lavistrikesback Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
It will, yes....



here I come.....

Ultima-Weapon-Suprem Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
So, we'll finally see who is truly The Strongest.
lavistrikesback Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Cirno is still Teh Strongest!
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Imako-kun Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Holy mother of god, this is just awesome
ruribitaki Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Oh nice works. I'm very interested :D
So I also searched maps.
In fact, Suwa(諏訪) history is very very mystery-shrouded.
yes Yatsugatake(八ヶ岳) is a model of Youkai mountain, and where tengu(Shameimaru etc) live. Mt. Tengu is included in Yatsugatake.
but some landmarks dont locate real place.
Moriya(守矢) shrine's model is Akimiya Shimosha, its one of 4 Suwa shrines located near Lake Suwa. I think Mist Lake's model is Lake Suwa.
Real Mt. Moriya(守屋山) is South of Suwa.
Based on your map, I make a hypothesis that gensoukyou maps upper is the South Maybe.

under is Suwa map
CaptainOnimaru Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Lake Suwa is much too big to be the misty lake. It was stated in PMiSS that the misty lake was located at the base of the Youkai mountain, and fairly close to the forest of magic where the fairies live.

The Moriya Shrine was also at a smaller lake at the top of the Youkai mountain. ZUN got inspiration from the Lake Suwa Grand Shrine, but I don't think that particular lake was ever seen in Gensokyo it's probably too big and far away.

Another theory would be that the Suwa Grand Shrine was where the Moriya shrine was located in the outside world before it moved to Gensokyo and took its place on the top of the mountain.
Sakana-sensei Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Oh my....

I can't even begin to describe how awesome this is. <333
AlexKun Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Don't be surprised if this gets used as a reference from HUNDREDS of people, cuz it's that awesome.
NaturesRose Featured By Owner May 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, very cool! I think you've done an excellent job on this (^^) .
SimirrorofShadows Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Wow, this is downright incredible. :D
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