Mbrella Films

Film Production Company in Japan

With its many iconic locations, Japan is one of the most diverse countries in Asia and maybe the world. Aside from their Anime industry that has thrived and has been known by audiences around the world for decades. The locations of Japan consist of the busiest neighborhoods like Shibuya to the most peaceful and calm places like Engyo-Ji Temple, which would suit any type of film production, from the futuristic sci-fi flick to historical set pieces. Mbrella Films can help you bring out the best of what you’re seeking to do for your film production here in Japan with our producers who have over 10 years of experience in film production. They will also help you get the permit for shooting in Japan and usually, it’ll take about 3–5 days to get approved.

Mbrella Films is one of the best film production companies to get all your job done efficiently, from a short TVC to Featured Films. We also have diverse producers who will guide you through every step of the production process in Japan. If you are interested in bringing your next film production to Japan, feel free to contact us any time. Keep reading to find out more about great locations in Japan and why it is the best location to bring your film production.

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Filming Locations in Japan

Japan can provide you with several types of scenery. Most people said that Japan is a country that can “cheat the sun” because no matter the time during the day, the lighting will look right all the time. Especially when you are filming in the countryside areas, for your natural scenery. For the city, when the sun goes down, it’s like the country changes its look entirely to a neon futuristic world, which would be suitable for your crime, thriller, or action sci-fi flick.

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing at nighttime, it’s the busiest neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan.

This might be the most iconic scenery you can get from Japan for any film production. Shibuya Cross, it’s a major commercial and financial center with many Indigenous people and tourists. You would remember it in films like “Lost in Translation” and the most iconic scene from “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.” This location is also featured in the Netflix Japanese series called “Alice in Borderland”

Shinjuku

Shinjuku at night makes you almost feel like you’re in some sci-fi set of the film.

Shinjuku is a major commercial and administrative center, it’s a special ward near the Shibuya Cross and has appeared in many great films such as “Kill Bill Vol.1” by Quentin Tarantino, “Babel” by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and many Japanese films themselves like the Best International Feature Film Oscar winner “Drive My Car.”

Hiroshima

A good view of the first city targeted by a nuclear weapon, Hiroshima.

Hiroshima is a city with a long history but since being rebuilt after the war, Hiroshima has become the largest city in the Chūgoku region. The city is the main location for the Best International Feature Film Oscar winner “Drive My Car” which was shot in most parts of the city. It’s also one of the main locations for “The Wolverine”, especially the flashback scene that the nuclear hit.

Zojoji Temple

A magnificent view of Zojo-ji Temple in Tokyo with the Tokyo Tower standing in the background.

Few places in the world will have a good landscape of the temple with a cityscape. Zojo-ji Temple is the best choice if you’re looking for that specific visual. The spectacular view of the Tokyo Tower behind the temple is a rare find anywhere in the world. The location is well known in the action at the funeral scene of “The Wolverine.”

Fushimi Inari Shrine

A great perspective view of the Fushimi Inari Shrine, which has a trail of 4 kilometers long

The most iconic red gates are called Torii Gate, it’s a trail of the Fushimi Inari Shrine itself which sits at the top of a mountain located in Kyoto, Japan. This is an incredibly famous spot for many Japanese movies or anime and is also depicted in a scene of the blockbuster-tier film production, “Memoirs of a Geisha.”

Film Equipment and Crew in Japan

Japan can offer you a major brand of equipment and a reliable crew.

Japan has all of the standard camera, grip, and lighting gear as well as the professional brand of equipment and gear like Arris, REDs, and others that can offer you. As blockbuster-tier film productions always choose to bring their production here, they also have a bilingual crew who works in countless international film productions. Mbrella Films can also provide you with English-speaking producers who have in-depth knowledge of the industry and have over 10 years of experience in film productions.

Budget for production in Japan

We have producers who respond quickly and get your line budget breakdown at every step of the production process. If you are interested in bringing your production to Japan or have any questions further, feel free to contact us via the form below. Mbrella Films is here to take care of all your production needs.

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