The town was founded by Date Masamune. The coastline is saturated with condos, touring guides and vacation homes. Tourism is the town's main source of income; but, recently, there has been an unprecedented boom in the microchip manufacturing industry.
On March 11, 2011, before the events of the story, a great earthquake and tsunami (in reference to the Tohoku earthquake) struck the town, inflicting remarkable damage. In response to the approaching tsunami, the coastline sections were abandoned as sacrifices to protect the remainder of the city and its occupants. Restoration of the damaged areas is still underway, leaving many homeless and suffering.
Countless people were killed or are missing. With a significant amount of residential and industrial buildings damaged, refugees and the unemployed make up many of the survivors. The aftermath of the earthquake remains of primary concern in Morioh. The night after the event, the town became isolated by strange protuberances known as the Wall Eyes.
According to the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan's official map, Central Morioh extends three kilometers inland from the coast and is located on a pleateu fifteen meters above sea level. Because of its placement so close to the sea, the coastline sections were abandoned in order to protect the remainder of the city and its occupants. After the quakes, several Wall Eyes litter the area between the coastline and the mainland.
The place where Josuke Higashikata was discovered. It is a plot of land situated right in the middle of the area uplifted by the earthquake, Josuke himself being found near a spring, and Yoshikage Kira having been buried at the bottom of said spring. It is situated near the Higashikata estate and the soil here has supernatural properties allowing an Equivalent Exchange.
Yasuho Hirose's home. A modest underground apartment in which Yasuho lives with her mother Suzuyo Hirose. Although you have to climb a small set of stairs to go to the front door, entering leads immediately to a platform from which one has to descend to reach the living room. Yasuho has her own room in this apartment.
The high school Josuke and Joshu try to go to get the former academically evaluated. It is located at the end of Shakedown Road, but is ultimately never actually seen. Joshu does not go to this school, instead attending a different one in S City, but knows several people who do and whom he claims are all good people.
It is presumably named for Hasekura Tsunenaga, a historical figure who was a retainer to Date Masemune, the founder of Morioh in-universe and Sendai in real life.
A landmark of Morioh, it is a lone pine situated right at the edge of the coast. It was once situated at the top of a mound, over a small cavern with a shrine put there by the Higashikata Family where they used to perform equivalent exchanges to save the heir from the Rock Disease. The cavern also apparently leads to the Higashikata's underground facilities. It is said that the famous mangaka Shotaro Ishinomori meditated here.
The Higashikata Fruit Parlor is the shop of Norisuke Higashikata IV, where he sells high-class fruits to his customers. The unsold fruits are used as ingredients for the café situated above the parlor itself.
Morioh Stadium (杜王スタジアム,Moriō Sutajiamu) is the local baseball stadium of the Seiten Birdies and is owned by Maako Kitani. It is also where Aisho Dainenjiyama works as a security guard. Aisho conducted a trade of the Locacaca with local baseball star Atsunori Iwakiri.
A small octogonal tuscan-style house situated at the top of a hill. It once belonged to Aisho Dainenjiyama. However, his girlfriend stole the deed of the house and sold it. The house was demolished while Aisho was hibernating inside and Aisho almost died in the process.
A pleasure beach situated near Morioh. One day, as Kiyomi Kujo and her young son Josefumi Kujo were having fun at the beach, Josefumi fell in the water and got trapped between rocks, hitting his head and nearly drowning as a result.
A school situated in Morioh. It is mentioned as part of an incident in which 15 of the school's rabbits have been devoured by an unknown "man" between the 4th of December 2007 and the 25th of January 2008. Masaji Dorokoma was the prime suspect due to the dental imprint on the corpses, but the police was unable to find him.
A ski lift on a mountainside serving as Rai Mamezuku's summer home. Firstly, the mountainside is Rai's orchard, where he cultivates various plants (for example, strawberries). Rai has organized his orchard to keep the pests within a controllable area with bait plants, safeguarding the rest of his terrain. The second pole is a library and winery. The third pole is a closet where Rai keeps his clothing and shoes. The fifth pole contains the kitchen. A water tank sits on the sixth pole, which also houses a bidet (with a curtain for shy guests). The seventh pole contains a gas tank.
Maako Kitani's home, a luxurious two-storied apartment situated at the top of a condominium, with modern architecture and a spacious balcony with a jacuzzi. She lives here with her daughter and Ojiro Sasame.
An area of gently sloping hills crossed by a curving road. It was formerly an area where the upper classes would build and live in villas. It is situated near the coast where one can catch abalones and also near the mountains where one can hunt pheasants. Poaching there was punishable by death in the past. By 1941, the area has become part of the Higashikata estate and is used as an orchard for the Higashikata Fruit Company.
A mysterious part of a road curving along the slope of a hill, with a guard rail installed there to prevent falls. It is the site of the "Radio Gaga Incident", an incident involving a woman who was inexplicably drawn to the guard rail, began to undress herself and mumbling "gaga" repeatedly, who then suddenly disappeared as a truck came by. Lucy Steel discovers that the guard rail is a living creature which is responsible for the disappearances.
Morioh's Shops and Businesses
Morioh is full of shops and other various businesses that are briefly featured in the story as the characters live their lives in Morioh or are forced to run throughout the town.
A hat shop in Morioh, founded in 1891. It sells all kinds of hats, like sailor hat, baseball caps, caps, and cowboy hats. Josuke Higashikata and Yasuho Hirose visit the shop and learn that Yoshikage Kira has recently bought a sailor hat there.
A café where Josuke Higashikata and Karera Sakunami briefly visit. Karera actually had a kind of appointment there where she was supposed to make hair grow on a bald man's head. Karera causes a scene there, forcing the staff to ask her to leave.
A shop selling luxurious watches. Joshu Higashikata visit it briefly when he becomes rich. However, the sellers spots a crack on the glass and apologizes. He retakes the watch and gives Joshu back his money, although it is secretly more than what Joshu paid for the watch.
A hostess bar which Joshu Higashikata visits when he becomes rich. Like any establishment of its kind, it provides female company for its clients and serves extravagant drinks such as champagne with golden flakes in the beverage. The manager of the bar notices Joshu and realises that he's using the Milagro Man's money, so he tries to throw him out.