Seeing the impressive and stunning filming locations is one of the best things to do when visiting Japan. For instance, you might want to relieve the classic scenes of Godzilla where the uncontrollable giant smashes everything in sight including the Tokyo Tower. If you just adore the TV and movie industry and you want to have an exceptional way to experience the country, this article will help you in accomplishing your goal.
Top Filming Locations in Japan that You Need to See
This list is composed of a tiny fragment of filming locations that you need to visit once you travel to Japan. Check out some of these iconic destinations that will remind you of your favorite movie or TV show.
Fushimi Inari Taisha
Most of us are aware about the life story of the Japanese girl who dreamed of becoming a Geisha all her life. You are probably aware about the strong elements of the Japanese culture present in the film. While most of the thrilling parts in the movie were filmed in the US, there are also scenes that have been shot in Japan, especially in Tokyo. Head to the Fushimi Inari Taisha where you will find the torii gates that have bright red colors. This is one of the filming locations where young “Sayuri” was caught running.
Park Hyatt Tokyo
“Lost in Translation” is the award-winning movie that was directed by the multi-awarded winning director, Sophia Coppola. There are so many filming locations in the heart of the city that will remind you of the beautiful scenes in the movie. However, you may particularly remember the Park Hyatt Hotel where the two main characters stayed (and met). The place can be found in the Shinjuku district. The documentary that features Katy Perry also includes several clips that were shot in the area of Shinjuku.
For those who are fan of the marvel series, you might want to visit the filming locations of “The Wolverine”. The main setting of the movie was in Japan. On the off chance that you saw that picturesque temple behind the iconic Tokyo Tower, you will be surprised to know that it is real. It is known as the Zojoji Temple which was used to shot the funeral scene of Mr. Yashida. There are also other locations in Tokyo that can be found in the capital city.
The opening scene of the “Resident Evil: Afterlife” (the 4th installation of the film series) was shot at the Shibuya crossing. There are also other movies that choose this place as their filming locations such as “Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”. The scramble crossing will also be noticed in the film “Lost in Translation”.
There are lots of filming locations to choose from depending on your favorite Japanese movie. Standing and exploring this location will give you an amazing feeling.
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