Akemahara Fishing Village (明間原漁村,Akemahara Gyoson) is a coastal town with a population of one thousand people. It is best known for its seaweed production, though it is also popular among surfers. The Makino family lived for a brief time, but ultimately decided to return to Tokyo.
In the anime, Tsukushi's parents and brother move to the village in "Open Up Your Heart." Unlike in the manga, they all adapt well to their life there and her father becomes a competent fisherman. The family also remains in the village since the anime ends at that point.