The town is a Japanese replica of Colmar.The town bears a striking resemblance to the French town of Colmar, yet all the characters act distinctively Japanese. One explanation is that the town is a copy and located in Japan, built as a touristic attraction. This is not so far-fetched, considering the existence of the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Nagasaki, which contains replicas of Dutch locales.
- The issue being—I have never heard of people living in theme parks—or even places like Williamsburg.
- Not to mention there's a mishmash of different parts from different towns in there. For instance, the bathhouse is based on Szechenyi baths in Budapest
- There's actually a small gated community called Wassenaar right next to Huis Ten Bosch where people live in Dutch-styled houses. Furthermore, there's a Sweden-themed neighborhood in Hokkaido called Sweden Hills. So the idea that the town is a Japanese replica is not that implausible.