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Filming Locations of Jdramas

Postby Keiko1981 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:16 pm

Feel free to post info about filming locations of dramas here.
Many thanks goes to everyone that have helped so far. :D
Many of the dramas are filmed at the same location.

Aoi Tori: Hokkaido, Kagoshima.
Ashita no Kita Yoshio: Kappa Tengoku in Yumoto-Hakone, Kanagawa Pref, Honshu In some of the scenes from ep. 5; When Heita-san goes to the "changing room" around 3:15 and also later when the assassin is talking to Heita-san's girlfriend, and when the investigator and his assistant are sitting the lobby hiding from the bypassing Heita-san. (posted by KuroRyu)
Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Mizuki's house is in Ibaraki and not in California.
Hana Yori Dango 1 & 2: Makino's apartment is the same location setting for the dormitory scenes for the movie Honey & Clover (ハチミツとクローバー), which starred Sakurai Sho.
Ebisu Garden Square, Shibuya, Tokyo.
Eitoku Gakuen is actually Seikei University in Tokyo.
Domyoji's mansion is known as the British Hills in Fukushima Prefecture. (http://www.british-hills.co.jp/)
Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.
Kurosagi: Kita Ward in Akabane Iwabuchi. (pictures, map)
Nobuta wo Produce: JAL Training Centre in Tokyo (pic 1, pic 2), Tokyo Marine University (pic 1, pic 2)
Papa to Musume no Nanokakan: Yokohama (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3)
Sexy Voice and Robo: JAL Training Centre in Tokyo (pic 1, pic 2)
Shikaotoko Aoniyoshi: Arashiyama, Kyoto, Bamboo Forest, Fushimi Inar Fushimi Castle, Nara Kouen
Tatta Hitotsu no Koi: Yokohama (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3)
Yukan Club: Yokohama (pic 1, pic 2, pic 3)

Credit: DramaWiki, IMDb, Erin Asakawa's Doramaworld including all others that have provied information/pictures.
List of filming locations (page in Japanese): http://loca.ash.jp/
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Postby fairytwix » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:29 pm

hmmmm..i think they were mostly sets...idk..lol..

there is ebisu garden square in hana yori dango..hehehehe
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Postby Keiko1981 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:43 pm

fairytwix wrote:hmmmm..i think they were mostly sets...idk..lol..

there is ebisu garden square in hana yori dango..hehehehe


Which season?

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Postby marienella_m » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:20 pm

Locations from my all-time favorite dramas:

from Nobuta wo Produce:

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the school is actually JAL Training Centre in Tokyo.

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the rooftop scenes were taken from the Tokyo Marine University.

from Hana Kimi:

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Mizuki's house is in Ibaraki and not in California. :lol

from Hana Yori Dango:

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Eitoku Gakuen is actually Seikei University in Tokyo.

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Domyoji's mansion is known as the British Hills in Fukushima Prefecture.
http://www.british-hills.co.jp/



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Postby emerica1123 » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:29 am

That school in Nobuta wo Produce is also the middle school in Sexy Voice and Robo.

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Postby lilswtangel » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:46 am

This was a very interesting read. I don't have anything to contribute to this topic but just wanted to give my thanks. :)

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Postby mizune » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:00 am

This site lists filming locations to just about every drama... EVER!.... (ok, maybe not quite that many, but pretty darn close)....
Only drawback is that it's in Japanese....

http://loca.ash.jp/
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Postby shortcake » Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:06 am

Thanks for the locations! Makes my trek through Japan a lot easier. Its kinda corny but besides touring Japan, I I was planning on taking pics of myself in places where I'd seen some dramas filmed in. So far I had Tokyo Tower and the Rainbow bridge but the universities and training centres shouldn't be too hard to get to.

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Postby ina » Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:25 pm

When I was in Japan last year I went to Yokohama for some location scouting.

Here are my pictures.
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Seen in Tatta Hitotsu no Koi, Yukan Club, Papa to Musume no Nanokakan and probably even more.

And one picture from Ebisu Garden Square, which is in Shibuya district, but has its own train station, so saying it is in Shibuya might be a bit misleading.

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Postby minerva » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:02 am

hua!!! interesting... thanks a lot for bringing up this topic

I only know some. For Hiroshima Showa 20 nen 8 Gatsu Muika, well, definitely in Hiroshima, especially in peace memorial park. Shika otoko aoniyoshi took lots of great places in kyoto and nara. Bamboo forest in arashiyama, fushimi inar, almost in every part of nara kouen, etc.

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Postby leesja » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:18 am

Can someone tell me the name (and where it is) of the monument the the beginning of Kurosagi?

The scene where you first see Pi lying on the grass - with those red braces!!!!!

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Postby ina » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:11 am

I looked it up on the site mizune linked to and it is in Kita ward, the area is called Akabane Iwabuchi

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Postby leesja » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:28 am

arigato, arigato gozaimasu

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Postby KuroRyu » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:04 pm

not entirely sure if this is relevant but the currently airing drama Ashita no kita yoshio in ep5 were shooting at a hot spring resort in some of the scenes (when Heita-san goes to the "changing room" around 3:15 and also later when the assassin is talking to Heita-san's girlfriend, and when the investigator and his assistant are sitting the lobby hiding from the bypassing Heita-san), which turns out to be the exact same place where my friend and I visited earlier this year (around 4-5th Jan). The place is called "Kappa Tengoku" ( http://www.japanhotel.net/kappa/onsen.htm ) and is in Yumoto-Hakone. I was really surprised and couldn't believe it at first.. and to add to the irony of the situation this episode let alone series (in my knowledge at least) hadn't started aring yet. But they must have done the shooting some months prior to when we were there...

was still kinda "chou guzen" :goggle:

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Postby Keiko1981 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:11 pm

KuroRyu wrote:not entirely sure if this is relevant but the currently airing drama Ashita no kita yoshio in ep5 were shooting at a hot spring resort in some of the scenes (when Heita-san goes to the "changing room" around 3:15 and also later when the assassin is talking to Heita-san's girlfriend, and when the investigator and his assistant are sitting the lobby hiding from the bypassing Heita-san), which turns out to be the exact same place where my friend and I visited earlier this year (around 4-5th Jan). The place is called "Kappa Tengoku" ( http://www.japanhotel.net/kappa/onsen.htm ) and is in Yumoto-Hakone. I was really surprised and couldn't believe it at first.. and to add to the irony of the situation this episode let alone series (in my knowledge at least) hadn't started aring yet. But they must have done the shooting some months prior to when we were there...

was still kinda "chou guzen" :goggle:


Here's a link to the information page that mizune posted:
http://loca.ash.jp/info/2008/d200801_kitayoshio.htm
I tried to look at the pictures but couldn't figure out if it was the place you were at.
(This is a fast way to learn the kanji for 'picture/photo' and 'map') :D

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Postby lzydata » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:23 pm

Keiko1981 wrote:
KuroRyu wrote:not entirely sure if this is relevant but the currently airing drama Ashita no kita yoshio in ep5 were shooting at a hot spring resort in some of the scenes (when Heita-san goes to the "changing room" around 3:15 and also later when the assassin is talking to Heita-san's girlfriend, and when the investigator and his assistant are sitting the lobby hiding from the bypassing Heita-san), which turns out to be the exact same place where my friend and I visited earlier this year (around 4-5th Jan). The place is called "Kappa Tengoku" ( http://www.japanhotel.net/kappa/onsen.htm ) and is in Yumoto-Hakone. I was really surprised and couldn't believe it at first.. and to add to the irony of the situation this episode let alone series (in my knowledge at least) hadn't started aring yet. But they must have done the shooting some months prior to when we were there...

was still kinda "chou guzen" :goggle:


Here's a link to the information page that mizune posted:
http://loca.ash.jp/info/2008/d200801_kitayoshio.htm
I tried to look at the pictures but couldn't figure out if it was the place you were at.
(This is a fast way to learn the kanji for 'picture/photo' and 'map') :D


Well KuroRyu and loca.ash.jp agree that the onsen is in Yumoto, Hakone, just that the former Kappa Tengoku is at #777 and the latter Hotel Kajikaso (ホテル河鹿荘) at #688. From what I see on their English page the decor, view and all looks correct. The official website of the hotel also has a feature on their appearance in the drama, unfortunately in Japanese only:

http://www.kajikaso.co.jp/news/detail.html?C=8284

It's a pretty amusing and informative writeup. E.g. the room Yoshio and Shinobu stayed in was the 12.5-jo [-tatami mat] ordinary-size Japanese-style room No. 321. They tease Kita-san for holding back from getting one of the 15 even better rooms with open-air baths, probably because they were a couple greatly separated in age who had just met. Also "Kita-san swims in our 6th-floor open-air bath and 2nd-floor bathhouse!!" And they point out that that deluxe foot bath was just installed last October.

All that said, it's still pretty guzen, KuroRyu! Maybe Yoshio and Shinobu were hanging around the place when you were there.

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Postby KuroRyu » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:59 pm

I didn't recognize the rooms Shinobu and Kita were staying at so I assumed it must have been somewhere in the vicinity, probably Hotel Kajikaso as it says on the page. But the place the investigator and his assistant, the assassin hiding from Heita-san and Heita-san himself are staying at in the beginning of the episode, is undoubtedly Kappa Tengoku. It even says "ぱ天国" in the episode at 5:43 on the white board behind the investigator and his assistant :-) .

Didn't take any pictures of the places you see in the episode (the lobby and the onsen, but I did take some pictures inside our room and out the window.

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Even the rooms they stay in seem to be of two different decors and themes (not to mention sizes). There was a pretty huge "luxurious" hotel right in front of ours, very likely that it was Hotel Kajikaso. Still pretty cool info about the place Kita-san and Shinobu-chan stayed at :thumright: .

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Postby lzydata » Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:03 am

KuroRyu wrote:I didn't recognize the rooms Shinobu and Kita were staying at so I assumed it must have been somewhere in the vicinity, probably Hotel Kajikaso as it says on the page. But the place the investigator and his assistant, the assassin hiding from Heita-san and Heita-san himself are staying at in the beginning of the episode, is undoubtedly Kappa Tengoku. It even says "ぱ天国" in the episode at 5:43 on the white board behind the investigator and his assistant :-) .

Didn't take any pictures of the places you see in the episode (the lobby and the onsen, but I did take some pictures inside our room and out the window.

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Even the rooms they stay in seem to be of two different decors and themes (not to mention sizes). There was a pretty huge "luxurious" hotel right in front of ours, very likely that it was Hotel Kajikaso. Still pretty cool info about the place Kita-san and Shinobu-chan stayed at :thumright: .


Ah you're right there KuroRyu. I don't know how I missed this before, since their yukatas are obviously different :mrgreen: So Yoshio, Shinobu, and Yoshio's old teacher stayed at the Kajikaso, while everyone else - Heita, Katayama the hitman, Sugimoto the detective and his sidekick - was at the Kappa Tengoku. (There are a few inconsistencies in the drama though, like how Sugimoto was enjoying the Kajikaso's footbath.)

I guess the point of all this is, onsen tte ii desu ne.
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Postby ushiushi » Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:56 am

Holy crap, HYD was filimed at British Hills??!! I actually visited the place a few years ago while working in Fukushima. The School Board and I were scouting the area for a school field trip. The place is huge, but I remember the student rooms weren't that great and everyone still had to use squat toilets. :blink However, they showed us this HUGE room that was used by the Queen and special guests which does have its own sit-down toilet. :mrgreen: We ended up canceling the field trip cuz it was too expensive.

First Kiss had an airport scene filmed at Vancouver Airport. I'm still kicking myself for missing the extra casting call last June.

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Postby KuroRyu » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:57 pm

lzydata wrote:
KuroRyu wrote:I didn't recognize the rooms Shinobu and Kita were staying at so I assumed it must have been somewhere in the vicinity, probably Hotel Kajikaso as it says on the page. But the place the investigator and his assistant, the assassin hiding from Heita-san and Heita-san himself are staying at in the beginning of the episode, is undoubtedly Kappa Tengoku. It even says "ぱ天国" in the episode at 5:43 on the white board behind the investigator and his assistant :-) .

Didn't take any pictures of the places you see in the episode (the lobby and the onsen, but I did take some pictures inside our room and out the window.

[...]

Even the rooms they stay in seem to be of two different decors and themes (not to mention sizes). There was a pretty huge "luxurious" hotel right in front of ours, very likely that it was Hotel Kajikaso. Still pretty cool info about the place Kita-san and Shinobu-chan stayed at :thumright: .


Ah you're right there KuroRyu. I don't know how I missed this before, since their yukatas are obviously different :mrgreen: So Yoshio, Shinobu, and Yoshio's old teacher stayed at the Kajikaso, while everyone else - Heita, Katayama the hitman, Sugimoto the detective and his sidekick - was at the Kappa Tengoku. (There are a few inconsistencies in the drama though, like how Sugimoto was enjoying the Kajikaso's footbath.)

I guess the point of all this is, onsen tte ii desu ne.


yes I agree that there a few inconsistencies. They only used KT in the beginnnig of the episode, later on it must have at the Kajikaso (ie. the footbath). Wonder if they intended the Kajikaso and the KP to appear as the same place?

and I agree that onsen tte hontou ni ii desu nee.

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I've put together a list of filming locations for Nobuta wo Produce. I don't have any inside sources - I just used Google Earth to find these. The only one that I looked for and could NOT find was at the end of episode 1 when Shuji and Nobuta were standing at the water's edge watching the willow tree head out to sea.

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Postby xploring » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:43 pm

There is a database/site for this.

http://loca.ash.jp/indexname.htm

Click on (写真) for the drama you are interested in.

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Postby ssih » Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:56 pm

xploring wrote:There is a database/site for this.

http://loca.ash.jp/indexname.htm

Click on (写真) for the drama you are interested in.

I'm afraid I don't read kanji (or whatever that is). English only.

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Postby totemokakkoii » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:13 am

xploring wrote:There is a database/site for this.

http://loca.ash.jp/indexname.htm

Click on (写真) for the drama you are interested in.


OMG!!! this is soooooooooo good!!!! thank you sooo much!!!!
i finally found where is the place which i have always been looking for! haha

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Postby kes4 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:25 am

I don't read Kanji but I am really curious which osen was used for "Around 40" Definitely something to put on my "dream-vacation" list.

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Postby xploring » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:27 am

You can navigate that site by the names of actors and actresses too. Those are probably a bit more recognisable?

http://loca.ash.jp/indexcast.htm
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Postby kes4 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:42 pm

Thank you for your help. It's still confusing but I am making progress. Thanks

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Postby mihon » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:29 pm

This is sooo great!!! I've made a new hobby now! :D

Thanks!!!

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Postby yoko0201 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:49 pm

If you really need help, then use Google Translate. While it can give you some interesting titles, it does give some reasonable translations to those of you who just want to see the pictures, and get an idea of the locations.

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Postby kes4 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:08 pm

Thank you for the tip. I learned to use some auto translation and it helps a lot (and keeps me entertained while trying to figure out what certain things actually mean ;)

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Postby yoko0201 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:04 pm

kes4 wrote:I don't read Kanji but I am really curious which osen was used for "Around 40" Definitely something to put on my "dream-vacation" list.


Kakizaki, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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Postby totemokakkoii » Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:54 pm

actually i want to ask if anyone has any idea what is the name of the place, which overlooks the Ferris Wheel, it is like a long walkway, along the river or something. it is frequently featured in many recent dramas, where the guy and the gal will walk along and talk about their feelings for each other. haha

and also, where is that ferris wheel? the one that lights up at night?

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Postby kittykhatz20 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:10 pm

wow... those are really interesting information... thanks for sharing...
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Postby kes4 » Sun Jun 28, 2009 4:14 pm

yoko0201 wrote:
Kakizaki, Shimoda City, Shizuoka Prefecture

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Thank you very much, I really appreciate the information you found for me. That was more than I hoped for.

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Postby mokudekiru » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:13 pm

Thank you so much for that website... a whole world of travel possibilities has been opened up ... hehe ^_^

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Postby marienella_m » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:42 pm

totemokakkoii wrote:actually i want to ask if anyone has any idea what is the name of the place, which overlooks the Ferris Wheel, it is like a long walkway, along the river or something. it is frequently featured in many recent dramas, where the guy and the gal will walk along and talk about their feelings for each other. haha

and also, where is that ferris wheel? the one that lights up at night?


are you referring to this one?
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It's the Cosmo Clock 21 at Yokohama Cosmoworld, Yokohama Japan.

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Postby totemokakkoii » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:37 am

marienella_m wrote:
totemokakkoii wrote:actually i want to ask if anyone has any idea what is the name of the place, which overlooks the Ferris Wheel, it is like a long walkway, along the river or something. it is frequently featured in many recent dramas, where the guy and the gal will walk along and talk about their feelings for each other. haha

and also, where is that ferris wheel? the one that lights up at night?


are you referring to this one?
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It's the Cosmo Clock 21 at Yokohama Cosmoworld, Yokohama Japan.



yeah.. i think it is this.i want to visit this place when i am going japan in the future..
thanks marienella-san. :D

by the way, you have any idea, what is the name of the other side of the river bank? the side which is just a long walkway by the river bank, overlooking the cosmo clock.

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Postby runpup » Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:44 pm

totemokakkoii wrote:
marienella_m wrote:
totemokakkoii wrote:actually i want to ask if anyone has any idea what is the name of the place, which overlooks the Ferris Wheel, it is like a long walkway, along the river or something. it is frequently featured in many recent dramas, where the guy and the gal will walk along and talk about their feelings for each other. haha

and also, where is that ferris wheel? the one that lights up at night?


are you referring to this one?
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It's the Cosmo Clock 21 at Yokohama Cosmoworld, Yokohama Japan.



yeah.. i think it is this.i want to visit this place when i am going japan in the future..
thanks marienella-san. :D

by the way, you have any idea, what is the name of the other side of the river bank? the side which is just a long walkway by the river bank, overlooking the cosmo clock.

http://www.paperlantern.net/map/sakuragicho.html

http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/j ... ohama.html

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Postby sefilily » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:07 am

Does anyone know where that park is from Last Friends? The place where there's a stage and benches. It's also in ep 4 of Atashinchi no Danshi. The place where they had the karaoke competition. Thanks.

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Postby calpisuu » Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:59 am

Does anyone know where that park is from Last Friends? The place where there's a stage and benches. It's also in ep 4 of Atashinchi no Danshi. The place where they had the karaoke competition


It's in Tokyo (Mitaka) and the park is called Inokashira-koen. :)
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You can see where to get off. It's pretty close to the Kichijoji station! :D

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Postby sefilily » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:33 am

calpisuu and ssih thanks so much for that!

I want to go visit when I go to Japan in November.

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Postby totemokakkoii » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:38 am

thanks "runpup" for the information!!! =)

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Postby pn0yb0i » Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:02 am

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^ Looking for that sign.

hmm.... Also looking for the Campus featured in Gokusen S2 (also featured in a gokusen-like drama aired several years ago...)

And the famous areas where they film Kamen Rider under the bridge, as well as the "abandoned" wherehouse location where they film many Sentai/KamenRider action scenes.
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Postby runpup » Thu Jul 16, 2009 5:09 pm

pn0yb0i wrote:LO
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^ Looking for that sign.

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Postby scareglow » Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:24 pm

konnichiwa minnasan!
I'll be traveling to tokyo soon and I wonder if someone knows the location where "kekkon dekinai otoko" has been shot.
basically I'm looking for the bridge shinsuke is passing once in a while.
any hint is appreciated!
thanks so much in advance!

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Postby seri » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:28 am

hello! i don't really remember which bridge you're talking about.. but there's apparently two. don't worry, they're both next to each other.

the first is the blue arched one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 17&iwloc=J

the second one is one that lights up: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 17&iwloc=E

hope this helps! have a good time in japan ^^

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Postby Bluelillie » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:56 pm

Hello,

Just a short question.

Hana Kimi Osaka Gakuen, was it actually in Osaka?

Lillie

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Postby j_halo7 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:21 am

Can anyone translate the details for Osen's Isshouan restaurant? Is it really a restaurant? I want to add that to my must-visit-this-lifetime list. :D Link to it is below.

http://loca.ash.jp/show/2008/d200804_osen.htm
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Postby chokubi » Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:32 pm

j_halo7 wrote:Is it really a restaurant?

Looks like a museum called "Shunpu Banriso" exhibiting works by Kitaoji Rosanjin.
The first link has a google map, and the 2nd link will hint why that location was chosen for the drama.

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Postby j_halo7 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:16 pm

chokubi wrote:
j_halo7 wrote:Is it really a restaurant?

Looks like a museum called "Shunpu Banriso" exhibiting works by Kitaoji Rosanjin.
The first link has a google map, and the 2nd link will hint why that location was chosen for the drama.


Thanks! If I ever get a chance, I'll visit the museum. It looks really pretty. ^^
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Postby JaJe » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:32 pm

The school of "Dance Drill" ("Dandori") is actually Tokyo University of Agriculture Daiichi High School. (also translated as The First High School of Tokyo University of Agriculture)
I attend it for some time :roll Miss it so~ much :cry:

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Postby manoarain808 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:34 pm

This is kinda a hobby of mine. To look for the filming locations on google maps, then visiting them when I'm in Japan. Here's some cool spots I found on google maps (just copy and paste these coordinates):

At Home Dad (Yamamura's House): 35.500103,139.471502
Oniyome Nikki (Yamazaki's House): 35.50036,139.471156

The neighborhood in the above dramas is called Mark Springs. Houses in this area seemed to need a new paint job when I visited, but it still seemed to be a nice neighborhood to live in.

Last Cinderella (Chapel in Opening Credits): 35.664615,139.709444
The salon where Sakura works is just across the street from the chapel. Use streetview, find the Chapel and just rotate 180 degrees for the hair salon.

Last Cinderella (Hiroto's BMX Park): 35.742597,139.809318

Utsukushii Rinjin (Yano's House): 35.226419,139.61335
Saki's house is right next door.

Saitou-san (Saitou's House): 35.431706,139.567572
Saitou-san (Mano's House): 35.431568,139.568073

Saitou-san 2 (Playground w/ horseshoe slide Saito-san jogs past at start of ep 1): 35.891728,139.855553

Densha Otoko (Densha and Hermes' secret spot): 35.698429,139.771428

Saikou no Rikon (Hamasaki's Laundry Shop/Apartment): 35.646614,139.697667
Looks like they dressed the shop a little for the drama.

Saikou no Rikon (Uehara's Apartment/Shop): 35.647509,139.695808
Looks like house was a bit renovated and added stairs to the first floor patio area leading up to Uehara's Apt for the drama.

You guys find any cools spots? Post it! I've been trying to find Yankumi's house from Gokusen for the longest time, but never could find it.

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Postby juki » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:23 pm

OH ! thanks for that ! Next time I go there I check some of these places for sure.
But sorry I can't help you for Gokusen ... how do you look for it ? Do you know Japan very well ? Seems quite difficult.

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Postby xaxa » Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:50 pm

another site that is dedicated to drama locations: http://location.la.coocan.jp/

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Postby SummeryDreams » Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:29 am

I invite them in some part of our country the Phils. We have lots of good beaches here, especially somewhere in Surigao and Palawan.

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Postby kotsukotsu » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:54 pm

Japanese ロケ地 web sites can be found by a few seconds of searching on the WWW, and these describe in detail shooting locations for various Doramas.

This information is already widely available. Several times while watching a drama, I've stopped to spend a few seconds to do a WWW search to find the ロケ地 when it isn't obvious from the credits at the end of the broadcast. You can then also use Google Maps Street View to see the shooting location from alternate angles.

Why is this a topic? I thought almost everyone interested in Doramas did this anyway by a simple WWW search.

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Postby xaxa » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:40 pm

kotsukotsu wrote:I thought almost everyone interested in Doramas did this anyway by a simple WWW search.


Never even thought about it)) I'd bet that absolute majority don't do that))

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Postby el_canuck » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:55 am

I believe in The Long Vacation, the post script or final scene is in Holland Park Mews which is a part of London England west of Buckingham Palace, the church inside could be anywhere. I think a bit strange as Kimura Takuya and Yamaguchi Tomoko were supposed to be moving to Boston, Mass, USA and to simulate Boston, they could have gone to Sydney Australia. The cost to go to London for one scene?
I noticed that the cars were driving in the wrong lane from the US, but still a classic of dramas, I think 1996.

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Postby rootabega » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:48 am

I believe 2008's Yottsu no Uso opened with some boring-looking footage shot in Vancouver (it was so brief and generic, you could be forgiven for not recognizing it). The crazy thing is they spent serious $$$ to cross the ocean to shoot an opening that could have easily been done back home. Of course, the weather was overcast as usual. :-(
Many a cheesy Cantopop PV has been shot in my hometown, as well. :lol

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Postby YukawaManabu » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:20 pm

Hey guys! http://loca.ash.jp/ is a good site that collates Jdorama filming locations :) The sites are arranged by title, actor, month and year of TV release, and region in Japan. This is where I got most of the filming location info for the first season of Galileo. Enjoy!

If you need help with navigating, just post here and I'll help you out :)

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Postby kotsukotsu » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:08 pm

I don't understand why this topic exists. There exists tons of information on Rokechi in the usual Japanese language WWW sites. In cases where such information isn't obvious on the many Rokechi WWW sites dedicated to providing information on filming location of Japanese dramas, often the information is listed at the end of the episode in the credits. I find it interesting after seeing a particular scene in a drama sometimes to visit one of the many WWW sites listing shooting locations (Rokechi) and then looking up the same location in Google Street View or Satellite View. In only takes a few seconds. On more than one occasion, I've altered a trip to Japan just to go see some Rokechi location in Kyoto or Tokyo. Someday I'll make it to Warp Station Edo near Tsukuba to see the familiar set of so many Jidaigeki (appears on Google Satellite View but beyond the range of Google Street View). It is amazing how many dramas are filmed in such a small location, sometimes with help of blue screen at the end of the street (the framework for the blue screen is visible in the Google Satellite View) and a little computer animation.

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Postby manoarain808 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:51 am

kotsukotsu wrote:I don't understand why this topic exists. There exists tons of information on Rokechi in the usual Japanese language WWW sites. In cases where such information isn't obvious on the many Rokechi WWW sites dedicated to providing information on filming location of Japanese dramas, often the information is listed at the end of the episode in the credits.


These Japanese websites may be somewhat difficult to navigate if one does not know how to read Japanese. In addition, one needs an understanding of the Japanese addressing system to look up many of these filming locations. These things may seem trivial to those living in Japan, but many people on d-addicts, who are enjoying J-dramas may not necessarily know how to read Japanese or understand the Japanese addressing system. Much props to YukawaManabu for realizing these issues and offering his/her help to those having difficulty navigating these websites.

That's why I think this topic exists.

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Elysion House

Postby in2sky » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:19 am

I've been going for lunch at Elysion House for 5 or 6 years now.

As you can see in the pictures, you'll recognize this filming location that's been used for a number of lunches and inners in several dramas. I'll think of which ones.

http://www.elysionhouse.com/concept/index.html

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Postby raven_frost » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:12 am

It was recently reported in Gendai that an election fraud scandal surrounding Japan's largest medical and welfare service group, the Tokushukai, may affect the use of Nishi Tokushukai Hospital in Tokyo. The hospital has been a popular filming location for dramas such as Iryu 3, Ninkyo Helper, Namonaki Doku, Kyumei Byoto 24-hr Season 5.

It is currently used as a location for this season's drama Keiji no Manazashi, and so too for Iryu 4 next season.

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Memorable drama locations in tokyo

Postby Psionic » Mon May 12, 2014 3:12 pm

Hey guys,

I'm currently in Tokyo for 3 weeks and have quite a lot of free time after work. I've been a avid jdrama fan from since I can remember. I thought it may be good chance to check out some famous locations that may have come up in dramas. Can you guys help me out and suggest a few places I can visit...... eg, densha otoko and akihabara (but where specifically ?). Sorry for being vague and ambiguous.

I'm also free to meet up with anyone who may be here for food or drinks. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, I don't usually create threads.

Thanks

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Postby doodoofan » Tue Sep 09, 2014 6:47 pm

I wanted to visit places that appeared in dramas too but never had the time. I only went to Shibuya where there was statue of Hachiko, the faithful dog in the popular movie of the same name. Even though it's not a place from a drama, I think you should really check it out.

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Re: Filming Locations of Jdramas

Postby ChaleChangZambarau » Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:23 am

Bomb thread!! Great information about the places in doramas. Thanks all.
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Re: Filming Locations of Jdramas

Postby JackBauer2424 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:02 am

Love Generation shot a brief scene at the same Yebisu Garden Place location as Hana Yori Dango 1 & Final. Maybe in the final episode.

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Re: Filming Locations of Jdramas

Postby Psi » Wed Feb 10, 2016 3:55 pm

Just spotted a "noodle shop" that appears in both Higanbana and Kazoku no Katachi: http://imgur.com/a/z3VT1

Now I'm wondering if it's a promotion of a real eatery or if it's just a convenient prop heh...

Any ideas, anyone?

PS: Turns out it's a real place. "Soba Minatoya"
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Postby Himitsu17 » Sun May 15, 2016 8:49 am

I don't know if it's the right place to talk about it, but I'm looking for a place, well in fact make it two.

I'm currently watching Renai NEET and I wanted to know if the two cafe they go to (the first one is the regular one and the second is the one in episode 2 where there is a panda) are real. If they are, where could they be ?

Here is a small pic from the official page :
http://www.tbs.co.jp/renai-neet/gallery/vol1/ph11.html

It's the main cafe they go in each episode.

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Postby JackBauer2424 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:35 am

Keiko1981 wrote:
fairytwix wrote:hmmmm..i think they were mostly sets...idk..lol..

there is ebisu garden square in hana yori dango..hehehehe


Which season?

Hana Yori Dango Season 1, I think had Yebisu Garden Place (maybe both seasons, the first date was there, so probably at least season 1 and season 2 wedding), as did Love Generation last episode, I think.

I vaguely remember seeing someone post a location used in Hotaru no Hikari and didn't pay attention since I didn't watch that, but now that I saw season 1, I'm curious.

The picnic location in Ep5 of Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu looks a lot like the elite modern condo from Suna no Tou. I think the residence or office lobby of Nigeru looks like the Suna no Tou condo's lobby.


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